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Mehvish A Member Since: Jul 29, 2019
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Okay, Thank you!

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Davinder S Member Since: Oct 18, 2019
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What if we submit a proposal and we doesn;t get hit with the job, will our connect be lost?


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Kenneth K Member Since: Jun 16, 2020
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So you're saying that this site takes away from our rate of pay, and makes us have to pay just to apply for a freelance job?

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Kenneth,


All freelancers were moved to paid connects back a year ago. To learn more about this check out our blog post Here. Thank you.

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Adam C Member Since: Feb 14, 2020
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that's a shame.

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Chinonso N Member Since: Nov 25, 2019
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Please I signed up 4 days ago and yet I have no single connect. Why
Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Chinonso, 

It looks like you created a client account instead of a freelancer account. Kindly refer to this article to know how you can create a freelancer account from your client account. Once your freelancer profile is set up, and your registration was accepted, your 20 complimentary connects will be credited to your account.

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Arwa L Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
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how can i buy connects ? 

can i buy with my earning?


how can i get the promo code?


Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Arwa,


This 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. Check the options available to you and learn more about the acceptable billing methods for paying memberships.


Our team doesn't have discount codes, or promos available at the moment. But periodically, offers are sent through email, at on-site Upwork events, and through different partnerships. If you would like to get the chance to participate in our marketing events, you may submit the following form and we'll add you to the list. You can always unsubscribe at any time.


Thank you.

~ Bojan
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David A Member Since: Jun 24, 2020
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good day Sir, ive used up my 20 connects, and i just found an amazing job but no connects available, how can i apply then