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Odesk Introduces Connections like Elance to Reduce Spam applications

Hi everyone , i hope you all having great time. yesterday not able to write blog post as i was too much busy in Freelance Work . yesterday it was 1st April , April fools day . its not April fool but odesk introduces 60 Connections for Free membership freelancers & 70 Connections if you pay $10 .

If you are a paid member you will be able to see Minimum bids, Maximum Bid , Average Bid , also 10 Extra Connections . wow means we have to pay $10 Extra to bid on 4 new jobs.

Pros & cons of this change in Freelance Society

Pros :

  • Clients will get Fever Applications on a Single job , before that clients were getting 200+ applications on average , it was becoming difficult for them to choice bcos of overwhelming their inbox , & it gets difficult to choice when you have 200 people to choice .
  • Freelancers that write good Proposal & have experience that they can charge healthy amount never get Response .So its nice for experienced one to get selected Now.
  • Overall pay structure has improved after they implemented $3 minimum Rate for small task .you can’t be hired below $3 & its favoring Experience one’s having good amount of hours in their Profile.
  • Freelancers will be only applying to jobs they are sure they can deliver 100% work or they will be loosing 2 connections if its not relevant to their Skills set , they have only 30 jobs each month to bid on odesk.


  • its Now more difficult to get selected for jobs if you are a New user on Odesk, Elance .
  • Experienced one already getting top Rated Badge on their profile & if they start Bidding on $3/hour that is the minimum that anyone can bid on odesk,elance , & a new user also bidding on $3/hour then definitely clients will go for experienced one as they are having experience & clients paying equal price for all the freelancers.
  • you have to pay price for extra Connection to bid . Before that if a client don’t hire you & decline your proposal after 1, 2 days of your bid , you get back your connection that was 25 before this ridiculous update from odesk ,  but now 60 Connections means 60 , you can’t get back your connection , if you get hired or declined by clients only 60 connections on odesk now 🙁
  • the biggest problem i have seen on this new system is that if a client have a small task of suppose $5 on a fixed price job , you will have to loose 2 connections to bid on that project. Even if it is a $3000 project you will loose 2 connection to bid on that project. it should be small like 1 connection if price is less then $500 like we have in Elance.com . this seems very bad that you are loosing 2 connection for a small task.
  • Freelancers those have paid membership will enjoy more perks then free , he can see how they bid is going with a particular Job & can won more jobs as compared to Free , so odesk want to Earn More from third world Countries poor people but Educated IT Sector as they are still in finding their living from these freelance websites

My name is Uzma Asghar . I am blogger , 24 hour Freelance SEO consultant, I am writing this blog to share my experience , earning methods to help Every one here ending up a successful Life .join me on G+

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