Upwork Connects are the currency used on Upwork to apply for jobs and submit proposals to potential clients. Each job application or proposal requires a certain number of Connects to be used, with the number of Connects needed varying depending on the type and complexity of the job.
When you create an account on Upwork, you receive a certain number of Connects each month (typically 60). If you run out of Connects, you can purchase more through Upwork’s website. The cost of Connects varies depending on the plan you choose, with larger packages offering a lower cost per Connect.
It’s worth noting that not all job postings on Upwork require Connects to apply. Some clients choose to invite specific freelancers to apply for their job postings, while others may offer a fixed-price project that doesn’t require Connects to apply.