PPH is a UK based online market place website Operated from London, UK? Although it is new in the market but has varieties of job roles.
It is the best Platform for Bloggers, graphic designers, and content writers. The initial response is good.
If you are a hardcore designer, Architect, Industrial Designer, Product manufacturers, expert web developer, and struggling from 9 to 5 am a job, than PPH can be the best alternative for you.
You can bid 15 projects every month from a free membership account. The bid is allocated based on your credit points. PPH (People Per Hour) doesn’t charge any fee from employers to hire any freelancers, but buyers need to pay service fees based on the payment method.
Generally, most of the payment method charges £0.6+10%. If you have a requirement is on an urgent basis, then you need to pay an additional $15 for project listing. This project will be marked as “urgent” in PPH.
PPH is entirely free to register, promote your services, and search for freelancers on PPH. But as a freelancer, you need to pay a Service Fee when successful earning through projects (i.e., when your employers pay your project invoices). Here is the service fee break down plan.
1) How to Get registered with People Per Hour
The first fore step is to get registered with PPH. You can log with your valid email or Facebook id. I recommend you to register with your mail id and do double verification with your mail-id. If you have skype id, then also put details of skype in your profile so that the client can approach directly through your skype id. You need to have a valid mobile number for future payment transactions and one-time password verification.
In Dashboard, you get two symbols one of chat and another one for notification in the right-hand corner side of the website. Where you can chat with your client and get the latest information about your account. PPH provides a separate unique profile id to each freelancer. You can create an agency account and client account in a single platform.
In the Dashboard, you can also search for jobs with the help of the above toolbar. This toolbar is also helpful in searching for freelancers for your project too. In a free membership account, people per hour offer fifteen free bids per month to apply for the job. During account registration, you need to provide accurate details of personal and professional information.
2) Upload your bank and professional details to complete your profile
You can’t target all skills at the same time. Better start with one or two skills, then once your account is older, add later more. Expertise should be relevant to your profile. PPH seeks two payment gateway details for your account. It is mandatory.
You can use a credit card or PayPal account as a primary payment account. The primary account is an account in which you pay to freelancers for paying membership charges and other related fees. The secondary account is an account where you can withdraw money from the PPH once you paid by the client.
If you are US citizen, then you also need to submit a W9 form for tax deductions and report. In a Secondary account, you need to put your bank account, wire transfer, Payoneer, and PayPal details for withdrawal. Each transaction about some additional charges which is charged by payment Gateway Company.
You also need to upload your unique identity numbers; government-issued identity cards, and other essential information details in PPH. It will increase your credibility.
3) Upload profile photo
You can upload your professional photo as well as the introduction video of your professional skill set. The photo should be neat and clean and clearly show your picture professionally. You can also put your organization logo if you registered PPH as an agency account.
PPH allows you to put your company website address in your profile. PPH has one unique feature where you can add featured team members in your profile. Here the client offers the fixed and hourly based project to the freelancer. The tracker can track hourly based jobs.
4) Upload portfolio
The portfolio is a vital tool to grab projects on any of the freelancing websites. The portfolio should be relevant and must be matching with your skillset and experience. Apart from your portfolio you also prepare a good business proposal for your clients.
This proposal can be multiple depending upon the skills which you targeting. A good proposal is key to the success of freelancing websites. Here you can see a few of my examples of a business proposal. If you have a working video of your project then it is more appreciable.
You can also put these portfolio details in your external drive link and once you ready to send the proposal simply add this link in your proposal. You can create a stunning work portfolio with the help of grab.com and coroflot.com. There are many more websites who can help you to create an amazing portfolio. If you complete one or two projects on PPH then try to save these project details on the computer. With these details, you can create your portfolio too.
5) Select a membership plan
You can register as a new Freelancers where you will get three months (qualifying period) to complete at least two projects or invoice bill payment of an aggregate of £100. If you received average four stars feedback from these two projects, then you can retain full access to PPH Freelancer features. If not, then here are the options for you.
3 Month Extension package:
– You will get 150 FREE proposals credits. These are additional credits which differ from those which receive from FREE monthly ones. These never expire, and you can use them whenever you want. Provide unlimited offers posts, and you can create Offers and sell your services.
1 Month Extension package:
– In this, you will get 30 free proposal credits. These are additional credits which differ from those which receive from FREE monthly ones. These never expire, and you can use them whenever you want. Provide unlimited offers posts, and you can create Offers and sell your services. So nothing is free, okay.
Lifetime billing per Buyer
Over £5000 | $7000 | €6000
3.5% (excl. VAT)
Between £500 | $700 | €600 and £5000 | $7000 | €6000
7.5% (excl. VAT)
Below £500 | $700 | €600
20% (excl. VAT)
6) How to bid the project?
Bidding is an art of success in a freelancing career. If you have a relevant portfolio, stunning business proposal, and excellent communication, then nobody can stop you from grabbing a project on any of the freelancing websites. Once the project appears on your Dashboard, you can click on it and send your bid proposal to the client. You can bid projects while searching for the People Per Hour Search engine. The same process is applicable if you are looking for freelancers.
7) How to manage during Dispute?
Freelancer has limitations to do with much during Dispute. If the hourly price projects, then freelancers must be paid at any circumstances. During the fixed price job, freelancers need to meet the deadline and project requirements. If he/she fails to deliver the project at the right time with client expectation, then the client may give me another chance to meet his project expectation and offer you revision, but one more time failure leads to a refund of payment to the client from escrow.
It is advisable that if you fail to meet the project expectation, then return the escrow payment to the client. Until and unless the client never put lousy feedback on your profile. In this way, your profile never hampers for future upcoming projects.
If you successfully meet the expectation of the client, then you can ask the client to provide useful feedback at the end of the experience.
In the mid of a large project, you can seek automatically paid milestones after the seven days of work. For this, you need to mention in the contract during the bidding phase.
8) What is NDA?
NDA stands for a Non-disclosure agreement. This agreement signed between freelancers and clients, thereby binding freelancers not to disclose any confidential information related to a project. It’s a copyright issue for the client, and you need to be very careful before signing any NDA. Any leakage of confidential information from your end binds you to undergo legal proceedings. This case PPH will also ban your account.
9) What is the escrow account?
Most of the freelancers and clients have one common question in their mind. How I get paid? And what to do if freelancers fail to deliver the project on time?
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Escrow is a method used when two parties (Freelancers & clients) are in the process of completing a transaction (Projects), and there is uncertainty over whether one party or another will be able to fulfill their obligations. Contexts that use escrow include Internet transactions, banking, intellectual property, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and law, and many more.
- Escrow is the use of a third party, which holds an asset or funds before they transferred from one party to another. Here Freelancer has an Escrow account in which client money is held and release once the project completed in due time.
- The third-party holds the funds until both parties have fulfilled their contractual requirements. In case of dispute, the freelancer has the right to refund the payment to the client if a freelancer unable to meet the requirement.
- Escrow is associated with internet transactions, but it can apply to any situation where funds will pass from one party to another. Freelancer also needs not to worry whether he paid or not. The client already funded the project fee into escrow. Once a freelancer completes the task, that payment transferred into his/her account.
- Never start your work if the client fails to deposit funds in escrow.
10) What not to do on PPH?
Never looser your patience even during the Dispute. Your behavior and patience play a vital role in the online market place. Never disclose your personal information in your bid. Always try to be honest with the client. Never try to start a conversation with the client apart from the freelancing website. It leads to permanently banned from your account.
You must use one single account on one unique IP address. Multiples account holding another reason to ban your account on freelancing market place. Never do incentive methods to get maximum positive feedback on your profile.
Although there are pros and cons to People Per Hour, you can make passive income from this website. I know a few freelancers earning in the range of $15000-$20000 per monthly easily. You can try your luck and earn money online.