There is basically no subject in the freelancing world that is more divisive than freelance marketplaces. In one camp, you have the people who believe that any freelance marketplace is a waste of time, and that the only buyers on there are people who are looking to pay cents on the dollar for low-quality work. On the other hand, there is a cadre of ardent believers, who argue that if you can find the right approach, there is a world of profitable work to be had on these platforms, such as Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr.
In today’s review, I’m taking a look at a website called People Per Hour (www.peopleperhour.com)
I first heard about People Per Hour back in 2014, when a colleague of mine from a job I was working mentioned it might be a suitable avenue for me to earn some extra money from article writing. At the time, the site was very much a freelance marketplace in the most conventional sense. Anyone could register, and buy/sell services. It was a bit like Fiverr, but without the focus on $5 gigs and up-sells.
However, I never went anywhere with People Per Hour, and instead focused on consulting with clients I found through offline channels and inbound marketing, as well as affiliate work.
Fast-forward to 2019, and I’ve decided to revisit a whole bunch of freelance platforms. A big contract I’ve had is coming to a close, and I find the idea of doing some smaller-value, fixed-price jobs to be appealing while I grow my consultancy and build up my affiliate sites.
Therefore, I decided to give Peopleperhour.com another crack.
Please note that this review is basically being done “live”. It was only late Feb when I signed up for the platform. Over the coming weeks and months I will update with my experiences.
I will be doing more “journal style” reviews in the near future, ultimately finishing them off with a conclusion once I’ve had enough time to familiarize myself with the platform, product or service in question.