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Too many Proposal = Ban?

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Emmanuel W Member Since: Mar 12, 2018
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Hello,

I have heard that there is a limit to how many proposals can be proposed and if a freelancer makes too many unsuccessful proposal they are banned. I have been searching for an official answer to this question but I have not found the answer.  So does too many unsuccessful proposals lead to a ban and if so how many over what time period? And please cite and link official proof of the answer.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Emmanuel W wrote:

So does too many unsuccessful proposals lead to a ban and if so how many over what time period?


Only if you are never or rarely ever hired. Nobody will tell you the exact ratio, but ultimately there is no point hanging on to freelancers who never or rarely get hired.

 

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Higgs J Member Since: Aug 9, 2019
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I was wondering this also, I just find it strange how you can purchase unlimited connects and then upwork will let you pay for them and use them all. You get no job, no connects back, but you get banned?

 

I am new to upwork, I just finished my first client project and am pending 3 more. I have submitted about 80 proposals in the past 3 days for jobs I am willing and confident to do. Why is it my fault if the customer doesnt hire me? Maybe my rate is out of their price range etc. I spent maybe $40 USD on connects this week for Upwork. If i get banned I will be really mad.  

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Higgs J wrote:

I was wondering this also, I just find it strange how you can purchase unlimited connects and then upwork will let you pay for them and use them all. You get no job, no connects back, but you get banned?

 

I'm pretty sure that Upwork stopped banning people for submitting too many proposals without getting hired when they changed the connects system.

 

I am new to upwork, I just finished my first client project and am pending 3 more. I have submitted about 80 proposals in the past 3 days for jobs I am willing and confident to do. Why is it my fault if the customer doesnt hire me? Maybe my rate is out of their price range etc. I spent maybe $40 USD on connects this week for Upwork. If i get banned I will be really mad.  

 

This fault/penalized thing is a bizarre way of looking at things that seems all-too-common among unsuccessful Upwork freelancers. If clients don't want to hire you, having you on the site is bad for Upwork, bad for clients, and bad for other freelancers. It doesn't matter whose "fault" it is that they don't want to hire you. They might not want to hire you because you are so amazing that they are too intimidated to interact with you and it still wouldn't be profitable for Upwork to have you here.


 

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