On Tuesday, Upwork announced a new Freelancing Model which has made connects under a dollar, which were previously free. Upwork is a global freelancing platform, where businesses and independent professionals, register themselves to work together as a joint venture.
For freelancers, upwork used a model of connects, in which each freelancer was provided with total 60 connects when a job was posted by a company or a client. These connects used to be free of cost and remodeled every month.
But not until Tuesday, when the twelve million registered Freelancers received a mail from the Upwork’s CEO, Stephane Kasriel about the dynamic changes that they have made in the pricing of the connects
Previously on Upwork, connects were used as tokens by Freelancers to submit proposals for the jobs. Starting in between from May and June, connects will no longer be free. One connect will be bought at a price of $0.15 and this can range up to a total of $0.90 for six connects.
For every job, freelancers will need a range from 1 connect to 6 connects in less than $1. In the past, the model of the Freelancing started as a Freelancer Basic Plan, which provided free 60 connects.
If a client sends a personal invitation to a freelancer, there will be no connects and it will be free from any kind of cost. This model by upwork has generated a wave of hatred among the beginner freelancers.
For a Quick job, under $50, 1-2 connects will be used, which will cost $0.15-$0.30. For projects that cost under $600, there will be total 3-4 connects needed, which will cost around $0.45-$0.60. Projects that cost more than 600$ and are included in the long-term will be around $0.60-$0.90, with a total of 5-6 connects. According to upwork, freelancers would spend amount less than $5 monthly.