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I posted a job, and awarded to a provider. But after 2 weeks, it appeared that the provider did not know how to do the job, so I asked him to cancel the project, It was cancelled but the deposit was not refunded, because the provider did some work (I got screenshots only). So if you get a provider that can not deliver you will loose your money. same thing as previous reviewCHOOSE YOUR PROVIDER WELL, Or put no deposit in.
I used to work on the website and was quite happy - getting projects and finding new customers. Suddenly it came the tendency to fight over peanuts - customers declining my bids with the words - there is someone on the other side of the earth that will make it 10 times cheaper.
And it looks that PPH really enjoy this, especially now with new interface, because they are still getting their fees. They invented these so called "hourlies" where everyone is telling how cheaper and quicker than everyone else will make your business cards, your brand identity, your website, etc.
What if you want quality service that takes more than 2 hours work and you require someone to actually think about what they're doing?! Don't look on PPH! But if you want business cards designed for £7 in total, then go for it! Never mind that the bidder will actually get pad even less and will have to wait about 7-10 days to receive the peanuts!
Sorry, but it's been a massive disappointment for me!!!
Stay well clear of PPH, they are going nowhere. Having been a freelancer with them for a few months and won a couple of contracts I found them to be extremely inefficient and very poorly organised. I have been taken off the site on two occasions without so much as a by your leave, no explanation, nothing!! It appears that as soon as you request money from the client everything grinds to a halt, irrespective of the fact that the client had deposited funds. There are much better freelance sites out there with much lower fees and a lot less hassle getting paid.If PPH continue to treat their customers in this way then they will not survive and do not deserve to. My advice would be to use a more professional organisation with a solid background.
This awful site makes a mug out of freelancers. Features include poor rates, vague jobs, and no chance of compensation in the case of non-payment. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
I have tried this site and am very disappointed I am tending to the view that although a good idea it is a waste of time and money.
Firstly , as others have said you get some vague sort of assignment posted and I get the feeling that usually the 'buyers' or business does not actually know what they want. As clare has posted there is no way that you can be sure you will get paid as the project will 'evolve' from the original as posted on P.P.H. so the job never ends. There is no way P.P.H. can make buyers pay up.
Because of the mass of badly described / vague jobs posted bidders might have to purchase 100 additional credits a month in the hope that one of their bids might be successful.
Secondly U.K. bidders are undercut by overseas bidders.
Thirdly I have observed that if I wanted some help as a 'buyer' all I do is say for example that I need help with someting say a press release or search engine optimisation get people to bid, which in order for them to prove their competence they will have to produce me a draft press release or tell me how they are going to put my web site to the top of Google. Result? They have done the job for me. I nick their suggestions and they don't get paid.
Fourthly you can ask the buyer a question- but if you say something like " How do you expect me to do this job for £3 an Hour" or " This job seems to be very misleading" or the going rate for this work is £7.50 an hour the buyer can and usually will delete it !
How P.P.H. can be improved
Buyers must list the project in detail so I can see if I am qualified to do the job and want to bid. This saves the buyer and the bidder time. U.K. bidders should be protected from being unreasonably undercut by non u.k. bids. If jobs are not awarded then all the bidders should be credited. Bidders should be able to bid in all categories as many jobs are not in my view in the right category.
I think despite all the advertising P.P.H. will fold as more and more people join and find that it doesn't work for them.
The reviews at the bottom of the page must be marketing people for PPH because this site is the worst Freelance site I have used. The site has been built very poorly, customer service is a joke. You do work and don't get paid, they trick you into buying "credits" - waste of time! DO NOT USE!
This site is a complete waste of time.Cheap labour that never pays.Buyers simply DONt pay and there is nothing peopleperhour can do about it. They look into issues but never resolve them.Then deem them solved!!!!HOw can it be solved if the freelancer as worked and NOT BEEN paid!!!!!This site sucks and so does the admin and the procedures and protection that doesnt protect anyone.
Attention all professional freelancersDo not waste your time on this site.Businesses can post projects with the bartests of information as many times as they like without ever awarding a job to a freelancer at no charge and with no censure.Freelancers however are encouraged to submit detailed tailored bids and when I have done so I have either been undecut by a ridiculous price or the project never happens.It is a waste of time.
I tend to turn to this site when I'm having a lull in my freelance work and desperately need something to stay afloat. As a result, I don't profess to be an extremely regular user but I'll use it at least once or twice a month on average. This review is from the perspective of a seller (ie, someone who is selling their freelance services as a writer, translator, designer etc) and I don't have any idea of what it's like to find a freelancer using the site.
HOW IT WORKS
It's essentially a bidding website. From a freelancer's point-of-view, you search for jobs and if you find one that you want to "apply" for, you do so in the form of a bid. By this, I don't mean that it's like eBay and you have to pay for the opportunity to get work. Instead, the amount that you bid is the amount that you'd be willing to do the work for if hired.
FINDING WORK AND BIDDING FOR JOBS
To search for jobs, selects the 'Jobs' tab near the top of the page. This takes you to a page where you can look through jobs that have been posted or you can search specific categories like writing or admin. To make your bid, you simply click the 'Bid now' button next to a job description title, which takes you to a page where you can bid for the job in question. As well as the amount that you want to use as your bid, you also need to put forward a proposal (which is basically an explanation of why you should be picked for the job). When you're working out your bid amount, bear in mind that PPH take a service fee, which will obviously reduce the amount that you'll get in your hand so you may want to up your bid amount to account for that. For example, I bid on a short project today for £80 per week. The PPH service fee there was £15 so I'd actually get £65 net per week, minus any Paypal fees that might occur. The service fee is deduced from your PPH account when you raise an invoice so in my above example, I'd get the £80 per week and be paid for that, but £15 per week would be taken out my account upon completion of the project. It sounds complicated and it probably won't make sense unless you successfully complete a project and invoice for it. This is one aspect of the site that I'm not so keen on.
Although I apply for a fair few jobs through PPH, I've only landed a handful. Bids are private so you can't see what others are bidding but I strongly suspect that there is an element of undercutting going on by some people. My experience of using similar sites has been that there is always someone willing to do the job for a lot less than the client's proposed budget. Another bugbear is that a lot of the client budgets are laughable for the amount of work that they want and the number of demands that they have. Be prepared to have to sift through some less than desirable offers before you find the good ones. Don't be too put off by this though as I've landed some good writing gigs through PPH.
Assuming that you're hired, payment is through Paypal or bank transfer. You don't invoice the client directly though - instead, you send the invoice through PPH. How quickly you'll get your money depends predominantly on how speedy the client is in releasing the funds to PPH. Bear in mind that PPH also need to conduct checks and release the payments in a batch system once a week so if you raise an invoice at the end of the week, you'll usually be paid on a Tuesday (Paypal) or Friday (bank transfer) and as withdrawals are processed on a weekly basis rather than as and when they're requested, it may be that you have to wait something like 8 working days to get your payment as cleared funds. This may not suit some people but as a freelancer who often has to wait weeks or even months for clients to pay up outside of these kind of sites, this time scale is incredibly welcome! Once the client has released funds to PPH, you can make a withdrawal from PPH. In this sense, it's a bit like Paypal as the funds are being held for you and you're not going directly through the client. You need to have funds of at least £10 in your PPH account to request a withdrawal through Paypal or a UK bank transfer. If you're not UK-based, your funds need to have reached £70 and £20 will be deducted from your funds as a bank processing fee so it's not necessarily the best option for international freelancers.
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A fantastic site where you can both find and post jobs and services which you offer or require. The site is free to register and search for jobs but if you want to use all the sites options you do have to pay for some but it is not essential to obtain work! It is also completely free to add all your relevant work experience and services you can offer into your profile for free so there is no doubt you can find work for free on here!
The site uses a feedback system which is primarily based on that of Ebays with one notable difference. The difference is that you can also add feedback from sources other than People per Hour. For example you can use references from your current day job or other people you have worked for. Just send admin the details and they will verify them and add the feedback to your profile. This is great for anyone who is just starting on this site as it is difficult to get employers to trust you. However like Ebay the more you bid and get yourself known the more you will be trusted.
The site is also great for businesses who are looking for someone to do some freelance work. The service works well for business too as they are able to search worldwide for a potential candidate and in some ways can even make savings due to factors like not having to hire office space or pay for a full time employee.
With safe guards for both the employer and employee with respects to getting paid this is a fabulous site for all sorts of people from those looking to make a full time income online to those looking for a bit on the side. Great for those with a bit of spare time!
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Peopleperhour.com is not as sinister as it sounds, it's neither an escort service nor the new online marketplace for slave labour instead it's sort of like an e-bay for services.
It's a fast growing site that is easy to use, it's easy to register, easy to search for someone to look to do work, easy to offer your services. You get the picture - it's simple!
I don't exactly recall how I first came across this site but I've been aware of it for around 6 months, it's grown considerably in that time. Much like e-bay's feedback system, users rate each other's work when they are satisfied with it, that way you can find a highly-trusted person to outsource your work to.
As a freelancer, it's a great place to pick up work in whatever field may be yours, it's also rather ideal for people who would like to travel abroad but receive fairly sensible salaries.
I think the best thing about this website is the variety of work available, the fact it is free to post ads and the ease in which both the employer and employee are able to navigate the site. This site is a slice of heaven for people such as writers, translators, programmers and web designers - give it a look, if you've not heard of it.