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CloudPeeps, a U.S.-based freelance marketplace launched by an Australian entrepreneur in 2014, is a user-friendly platform with over 20,000 customers and a talent pool of freelancers from across the globe. Freelancers are primarily based in North America, the U.K., and Australia, and specialize in content creation, design, marketing, and public relations.
Australian employers can use the platform to recruit local and international creative freelancers. Posting jobs and messaging freelancers are completely free, although there is a paid option for featured listings. Employers can set their own budgets and rates with their chosen professionals, but are charged a processing fee on top of those rates.
While the platform offers many great features such as live chat, payment facilitation, and detailed profiles, CloudPeeps does not get involved in conflicts between clients and peeps and charges an opt-out fee. Be aware that your subscription renews automatically.
- Job posts are free.
- Messaging peeps to invite proposals is free.
- Clients can set a time zone preference in job posts, which is convenient for Australian employers looking for candidates to be available during specific business hours.
- The platform has a helpful live chat function.
- CloudPeeps facilitates payments between clients and peeps.
- The platform is easy to use.
- Freelancer profiles are very detailed and easy to navigate.
- Limited local talent pool – local alternatives like The Loop and OzLance offer Australian employers access to a larger local talent pool.
- The platform does not list pricing in AUD or any other currency aside from USD.
- CloudPeeps does not help to solve conflicts between clients and peeps.
- Client subscriptions renew automatically unless personally canceled.
- Candidate matching costs extra.
- Depending on project costs, local alternatives like OzLance, which only charges a small fixed fee instead of a percentage of total project costs, may be more affordable.
- To work with a freelancer off the platform, you'll have to pay an opt-out fee of US$1,500.00.
CloudPeeps has a positive reputation online among freelancers. One review on Reddit says it is better than Upwork if you're a freelancer.
Employers seem to like the platform. One reviewer on workfromhomehappiness.com says it has better freelancers than most, and another on ProductHunt says the platform is doing a great job at filling a need.
How to Post a Job on CloudPeeps:
Three easy steps on how to post a job ad on CloudPeeps.
Posting a Job Ad on CloudPeeps.
Create an account with CloudPeeps.
Navigate to the CloudPeeps' website and click "Sign Up" in the top right corner. Alternatively, if you're already a member, you can click "Log in."
Create a job post.
Once you've logged into your account, click "Post a Job" from your personal dashboard. Complete the online job description form with the details of the position, including compensation, location, and responsibilities, among others.
Preview your ad and publish it.
Before finalizing your ad, make sure that you preview it. This should help you identify any misinformation or grammatical errors. If you're happy with your ad, click "Submit for Approval."
CloudPeeps vs. 99designs:
99designs and CloudPeeps are similar in that they are both freelance creative marketplaces that let freelancers advertise their services and offer service packages. While CloudPeeps offers free job posts, 99designs features designs contests at set prices. Both charge transaction fees, although in this respect 99designs is more affordable for clients.
CloudPeeps vs. Fiverr:
Fiverr does not match freelancers with projects like CloudPeeps does, so it takes longer to find the right professional for the job. However, Fiverr does offer access to a wider range of freelancers. Unlike Fiverr, rates can be negotiated between client and freelancer on CloudPeeps.
CloudPeeps vs. OzLance:
OzLance, like CloudPeeps, is a platform for connecting employers with freelancers. Unlike CloudPeeps, OzLance is not limited to freelancers in the creative disciplines. It also caters to the freelance market in New Zealand and Australia only, which is a bit restrictive, particularly for employers looking to build an international workforce.
CloudPeeps vs. The Loop:
Unlike CloudPeeps, The Loop, also a marketplace for creatives, charges for job posts. While CloudPeeps is aimed at a global audience, The Loop caters specifically to the creative market in Australia. While Australian employers can find locally-based freelancers on both platforms, The Loop offers access to a comparatively larger pool of local talent.
What is CloudPeeps?
CloudPeeps is a freelance marketplace and an online community that connects employers with local and remote freelancers and professional service providers on one platform. CloudPeeps' talent specializes in content creation, design, marketing, and public relations.
How can I create a CloudPeeps account?
On the CloudPeeps home page, click "Sign up" in the top right corner. Select "Client" and fill in the online form.
How can I edit a CloudPeeps job posting?
You can manage your CloudPeeps job postings from your dashboard. Select "Jobs" and click on the job you would like to edit. After you have made your changes, click "Save."
How can I delete a CloudPeeps job posting?
Select "Jobs" and click on the CloudPeeps job you would like to delete. Select the "Delete" icon next to the post.
How do I find the best freelancers on CloudPeeps?
There are a number of ways to connect with "Peeps" to work with, like job requests or messaging via Peep search. If you need more help getting started, email email@example.com for more tips on how to connect with candidates on CloudPeeps.