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What is a Connect?

Active Member
carmi r Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
11 of 17

i need to pay for adding up connects?

Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
12 of 17

Hi Carmi,


If you'd like to get more Connects, you can subscribe to Plus membership and be able to purchase Connects in addition to the monthly allotment. Find more information in this Help article.

Active Member
Daniel P Member Since: Nov 21, 2019
13 of 17

i never received any connects since the ones i was originally given when i signed up?

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
14 of 17

Hi Daniel, 

Please know that we have moved to the new Connects system months ago. In this new system freelancers in the Freelancer Basic plan will need to purchase connects should they find the need to do so. 

Connects are not sold individually, but bundles begin at $1.50 for 10 Connects. Regardless of which bundle you choose, all Connects are priced at $0.15 apiece. Here are your bundle options:

  • 10 for $1.50
  • 20 for $3
  • 40 for $6
  • 60 for $9
  • 80 for $12

You should be able to purchase Connects by going to your Membership & Connects page (Settings > Membership & Connects). Let us know if you need further help.

~ Avery
Active Member
carmi r Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
15 of 17
I have 54 available connects. I cant use it whenever im submitting proposals. It says i need 2 connects.
Community Guru
Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
16 of 17

Every time you make a proposal, two connects will be taken automatically from your account.  You do not get the connects back, even if you withdraw your proposal or if the client hires someone else.  Use them wisely.  The connects refresh once a month.


Does that help?

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
17 of 17

Hi carmi, 


Do you get an error when use your connects? 
Yes that is correct, usually applying for a job will take 2 connects from your monthly budget. For more connections refer to Vladimir comment about upgrading to Membership plus.