No, you will need to choose a plan best for your needs. You can read about it here:
Nicholas Y wrote:
I have already chosen free membership but still no connet.
Even if you opt for the free membership plan, you still need to purchase connects in order to bid on projects.
You should have received 20-free connects to get you started on Upwork. I have escalated this to the team, and the Customer Support Team will reach out to you to assist you further.
Hi, I have a problem: I created my profile 2 days ago, it got approved, and I didn't get any connects. I saw that there is a problem with getting connects and I waited 24h, but nothing has changed. I still have 0 connects
(my profile is 100% filled, and I have my own profile picture on)
David, going forward there are no more free connects on Upwork. This is a recent change they started implementing last month. I am sure someone will come along and tell you this more officially but you can read a thread about it here:
I joined on upwork yesterday and I'm strange on upwork.
Today I try to bid, but I can't bid due to insufficient connections.
Now how can I bid to job?