Review Review

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 (

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 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.

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