One of the biggest advantages the modern online entrepreneur has today is the ability to outsource his or her work online with ease and often times; for cheap!

The internet has made it possible for me to sit at home and make money while also “outsource” tasks to people that are thousands of miles away from me.

This is mostly happening thanks to the rise of freelancing platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, Elance, oDesk and in particular – the subject of this review;

People Per Hour!

People Per Hour (PPH), is a UK based website that connects workers from all over the word to entrepreneurs looking to outsource a variety of different tasks.

Just to kick start this review; here’s a quick introductory video to PPH:

In this review, I’m going to be sharing with you:

  • What PeoplePerHour is,
  • How it works,
  • How you can use the many features it has to grow your online business and
  • How I use it myself to make money and get work done.

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Product Name: People Per Hour
Product Website: www.peopleperhour.com
Product Creator: Xenios Thrasyvoulou
Product Price: Free
Product Rating: 08/10

What is “People Per Hour”?

PeoplePerHour – as we’ve discussed already  is a freelance platform that you can use to either:

  • Make money online selling your freelance services or
  • Outsource your work to willing freelancers around the world.

Before we go on; here are some examples of what you can sell (or even buy) on People Per Hour:

  • Graphic Design
  • Keyword Research
  • Web design
  • Content Writers
  • Coding Experts
  • and much more.

Obviously, as somebody looking to get work done on PPH, you can browse all the jobs available here (they are called Hourlies on PPH).

I’m a user of PPH myself on both sides of the spectrum as well (although I have slowed down my selling there as I’m now more into affiliate marketing)

But I still have my profile on there, if you’d like to take a look!

As a buyer, I have hired many people to help me with certain aspects of my business such as:

  • Content writers
  • eBook cover designs for my eBooks
  • Coding experts to help with some WordPress theme issues I was having at one point.

How Does People Per Hour Work?

This is the fun part and why I enjoy using PPH so much…

Using People Per Hour (As A Seller)

  • You create your “hourlie“.
  • Add your details.
  • Submit to the marketplace.

So far it sounds like any other freelance platform but the one thing that made me stick with it was the fact that you can advertise your work on PPH.

This means that you can advertise on the search results that a user types in when they are looking for a particular work that you’re offering.

I don’t know if I was lucky, or just PPH is so great, but whenever I did that (bought an ad and promoted my Hourlie), I always got at least 1 job which covered my advertising fees.

I’ve even had times where I posted an ad and had 3 orders come in immediately a few hours after.

You Can Also Submit Proposals

This is also an option that you should explore, especially when you are first starting out.

You can look at what jobs people are looking to get done and you can send your proposal to the buyer.

This will open up a line of communication between you and the buyer and you can then “woo” them with your skills, knowledge and friendly service thus securing the job.

I would leave it up to you on how to properly talk to a customer when sending a proposal.

Using People Per Hour (As A Buyer)

If you want to get some work done on PPH, there are also some great benefits for you. Here is what you should do:

  • Sign up (obviously)
  • Post a job
  • Specify exactly what you want
  • Wait for the “sellers” to send you their proposal.

You do not have to accept everything that comes your way either. You get to talk with the buyer, go deeper into what you want to be done and then see if the seller is capable or not.

Don’t worry, you will get a lot of proposals and people willing to work with you so do not feel like you should have to accept the first thing that comes your way.

Things I Liked About PPH

As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a fan of PPH and there are many things that I like about it.

I have not even begun to scratch the surface to what you can be done on PPH (especially if you are a seller).

However, here are some things that I can name off the top of my head that I really like about PPH:

  • The proposals that you can send/receive
  • The fact that you can advertise your offers (they won’t get buried like on other platforms)
  • Both buyers and sellers have ratings and reviews so you can see what type of person you’re dealing with.
  • Their “CERT Scores” (which you can see what that is here)
  • The easy, direct way of doing business.
  • Completely free to use (unless you’re buying obviously).
  • The fact that it’s not too saturated.
  • and much more.

The 1 Thing I Did Not Like About PPH

I do not have many complaints about PPH, but there is one thing that has put me off slightly, and it’s this:

As a seller on PPH, you will sometimes get buyers that do not yet understand what you’re offering, so that means you won’t be able to deliver their work. I had that happen to me with my keyword research hourlie.

When that happens and you refuse the job, you will instantly get a negative rating!

WTF!?

At some times when it’s obvious, you can get in contact with the PPH support and they will clear it out but it’s a bit of a hassle to do.

Apart from that, I love everything about People Per Hour!

Do I Recommend Trying PPH? (My Final Rating)

Yes, I do recommend you try PPH both as a buyer and as a seller as well.

I am sure you will benefit greatly by looking at what they offer (and what you can offer) to help build a better, stronger business online.

For those reasons, I am going to give PPH a huge thumbs up for their amazing platform:

Are There Any Other Alternatives?

Yes, there are many other alternatives to People Per Hour and you can find them listed here.

However; I’ve only ever really used Fiverr and People Per Hour and between these 2, I’ll take PPH any time (even though I once had a very successful business on Fiverr).

Feel free to try PPH out if you’re interested in getting some work done and/or you’re looking to try out a new freelancing platform.

Closing Words

I really do believe outsourcing is going to be huge online.

It already is a pretty huge industry but I believe in the coming years, it will get better and better as more and more people figure out to how to make money from home while doing freelance work online.

For that reason, I am going to be looking much closer to the “freelance business” and how it can help me in my endeavors. I recommend you do the same.

Thank you very much for reading my People Per Hour review and I  hope you’ve found this post useful.

You can sign up at People Per Hour for free here.

Talk soon.

Christian.

People Per Hour Final Rating
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Author

I never liked being told what to do & how to do it, so I set out to create a passive-income business online. In January of 2017, I quit my job & set out building my online business. To this day, I have been a full-time affiliate marketer & I share all that I learn on the way to my next goal of $30,000 a month on this website.

16 Comments

  1. Been using Elance (now upwork) for 15 years. Been using Fiverr for a couple of years as well. Never had an issue. Spent $1200 on People Per Hour and really came to appreciate the other market places. Many of the Hourlies are outright fraudulent. Two of my orders were cancelled by the seller. PPH charged me a refund fee despite their official policy not to charge if seller is unable to deliver.Third order I received a substitute that was significantly inferior and i didnt want or need. Seller made numerous threats against me online via PPH message board. PPH refused to deal with the seller despite his threats and the fact that he is advertising services he cant fulfill. PPH makes a lot of their money off the refund fees from sellers who cancel.

    Leaving feedback for a seller that doesnt perform is impossible. Believe that their system blocks feedback for “unsuccessful” transactions. So the worst sellers that cant perform do not get dinged for feedback. Oficially they ding sellers for cancellalations that isnt buyer initiated, but all cancellations are automatically considered buyer initiated regardless of circumstances, this way they can collect a 15% cancellation fee.

    Other marketplaces have plenty of sellers and a robust monitoring system as well as established procedures and professional customer service staff.

    Absolutely no reason to deal with People Per Hour.

    • Mr 3HUNDRD Reply

      I’m really shocked to hear you;ve had this experience with PPH. Glad you pointed it out though and shared it with the readers.

      I am still on PPH doing work here and there and I’ve never had any issues so I can’t comment on this much.

      Sorry you’ve had this experience Jacob.

  2. Hello,

    We got scammed by a freelancer on People Per Hour. They did not deliver the project more than two months after the deadline, and caused us huge losses and distress. Their coding was so bad, it broke everything. Now we have to find someone else to fix these issues, and People Per Hour are not helping to get a refund for the funds we’ve paid. They are happy to take their commission, but when there are issues – you are left high and dry. They seem to take on coders with fake portfolios and references, and they need to take some responsibility for that.

    Just like Jacob, we can’t leave a review for this freelancer on PPH – which is even more annoying.

    This has been the most frustrating experience ever.

    • Mr 3HUNDRD Reply

      Oh my! So sorry to hear. That is the second negative review received on this post! I am really shocked. I had no issues ever bot has a buyer and a seller on PPH!

      Again; I’m very sorry for your experiences. I will try to get in touch with somebody from PPH to see of they can help you out.

  3. A really positive and surprised review about PPH. All over reading your review, I also interested to lookup my PPH account again. Because, I didn’t have good experiences about PPH. you can also use those sites which are rated highly by BBB(Better Business Bureau).

    • Mr 3HUNDRD Reply

      Thank you Nashri! Yes that’s a good idea to look for products to review on BBB. Much appreciated.

      -K

  4. I think PPH is the worst site ever ….

    I used to post some projects there but one time I faced some problems with the account … So I created a new one with same information and even the email address is almost the same …
    Then I posted a project … The seller started to deliver the work required … Then he handed me for review … Then this web site diactivate my account … So I will try to find him to fishing the work ….
    So no one will be harmed …

    I can say it is the worst site ever …
    Regards

    • Mr 3HUNDRD Reply

      OMG! This is the 3rd bad review I am gettign about PeoplePerHour. I am not denying your issues but I have never had an issue, in fact I just started working with a freelancer there and it’s all going fine.

      I’m, really shocked to hear this and I am sorry you had this experience.

  5. Hi MR 3HUNDRD!
    Nice review you have compiled here.
    for all those having issues with Peopleperhour, am so sorry but the platform have been helping me for a long time now and I have never had any issue for the past 6 months I registered.
    Thanks for your review sir

    • Mr 3HUNDRD Reply

      Thank you Awogor. I never had an issue myself either so I was shocked to hear many had a bad experiences using it.

  6. Hey MR 3HUNDRD!

    Great review. I’m quite surprised about the amount of people having such bad experiences on PeoplePerHour! I’m a fraction away from being in the top level of sellers and have been a freelancer on the platform for over a year.

    The only thing really I could recommend to people, buyers and sellers alike, is that before posting or purchasing an hourly, or taking someone on board to do the job, that you discuss it in detail with them. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and never rush into accepting/making proposals. Find out everything you need, get it all in writing and keep the conversation in the PPH framework for evidence.

    Provided everything is in absolute clear writing, there should never be a problem. Issues as such can often arise when the job specs were not laid out clearly, or the work goes out of the pre-defined scope. As a freelancer I believe in always helping out a little bit, I don’t mind a little scope creep because there is so much competition. (I believe an extra hour work done for free can land you repeat business) yet at the same time if it becomes to much, explain politely that it is not in the original contract, and that you’ll happily work a new one out with them.

    Hope this helps! I’ll check in from time to time to reply to any comments that might come up!

    Nice review, keep it up!
    Scott.

    • Mr 3HUNDRD Reply

      Same here Scott. I never had a bad experience on People Per Hour, in fact’ my current team of virtual staff I all found on PPH, never had any complaints.

  7. I have worked for many years on PPH as a buyer and seller and cannot fault the work that has been done for me, BUT… in the past few weeks they have put their Buyers Fees up from 5% to 10%, without notifying buyers.

    I contacted PPH support who initially denied there were buyers fees and that they were just passing on processing fees. When someone else pointed out on the community thread discussing this issue ( http://support.peopleperhour.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115008368308-Are-you-happy-to-pay-10-deposit-fees-Bank-transfer-was-free-now-is-5-?page=1#community_comment_115004580928 ) that there was no bank in the world that would charge a 10% processing fee PPH then updated their Terms to say there is, in fact, now an additional service fee for buyers of 5% ON TOP OF a transactional fee of 5%.

    So PPH Buyers Fees are now 10% compared with:

    Freelancer.com 3%
    upwork.com 2.75%
    Fiverr.com 5%
    guru.com 2.5%

    And, thanks to Jacob for making us aware of the 15% cancellation fee…

    • Mr 3HUNDRD Reply

      Thank you Michelle for sharing your views and findings. This is great informations for us all to know. 🙂

  8. Adam Smith Reply

    Hi ! I worked through UpWork and PPH before. PPH is a good website, I do not see anything bad there. Currently I moved to jointohire.com , but will follow this post for any updates regarding the PPH.

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