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Charles A Member Since: Oct 9, 2020
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Hi. I am quite new here. I think I registered like some years back but has not applied for any job/project. Right now, I dont have any connects. When reading further, I found out that you are supposed to have 20(?) free connects? How has this happened?

Nikola S Moderator Member Since: Jul 2, 2020
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Hi Charles,


Please note that the Freelancer Basic plan doesn't include free Connects so you'll need to purchase them if you'd like to send proposals. Some background information: Connects system on Upwork was updated a year ago and you can read more about that change in this Community AnnouncementThis can vary based on your location, but all Upwork users will be able to purchase Connects with a credit card or prepaid card. If you aren’t able to use a credit card or prepaid card or you don’t have an Upwork balance, in many cases you’ll be able to use PayPal. To see the options available to you, click here. To learn more about acceptable billing methods for paying memberships please read this help article.


~ Nikola