MemberJuly 18, 2019 at 11:55 pm
Hi Adam, I just want to know your opinion on the new connects policy on Upwork. Do you think it will benefit top rated freelancers? Because for now, I don’t see positive results or influence. Thanks!
AdministratorJuly 28, 2019 at 9:20 am
This has been a hot topic lately, because they’re getting so much blow back.
On a personal level, I don’t mind it. I like how in theory there will be less competition, but to be honest, most of my gigs are through invite anyway.
I never really used my connects, unless it was a slow month, or I just wanted to apply more so upwork knows I can take on more work.
I do think it will actually effect the clients though. I see that jobs I post are getting far less applicants, even though I’ve spent probably over 100k on the system.
I am looking forward to see how it plays out…
Here’s also a quora answer with some more thoughts on the topic.
MemberJanuary 8, 2021 at 8:13 pm
Hi Adam, just finished your upwork course and found it very helpful.
I have one question regarding the micro-commitment with the mindmaps – just wondering about how you generally word this during that first call to sell it to them? And if they agree, is it then a 2 hour call with the client where you are making the mindmap as they are talking or do you message them to find out the assets you need for the mindmap?
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