PeoplePerHour charges buyers a service fee of £0.6 +10% on payments made by credit card and electronic payment services such as PayPal. The buyer fees for Premium Programme members are 0% (Gold members) and 2.5% (Silver members) for bank transfers.
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PeoplePerHour's key features are its freelancer profile searching and its accurate matching system that pairs employers with freelancers based on project specifications. More than 20% of PeoplePerHour's web traffic comes from the U.K., making it a popular choice among local employers and freelancers.
Filtering a freelancer search by the location "United Kingdom" yields more than 15,000 results. The platform features freelancers from diverse disciplines, including design, development, writing, and more.
- Employers have free access to freelancer profiles.
- Over 20% of web traffic to PeoplePerHour comes from the U.K. and U.S., which is ideal for hiring English speakers.
- Freelancer profiles include portfolios, pricing, offers, skills breakdowns, reviews, and endorsements.
- The platform provides relevant matches for projects.
- Freelancers are vetted before being accepted onto the platform.
- The site offers invoice management features.
- Projects can be posted for free.
- Funds are kept in an escrow account until both parties are satisfied with the work.
- The site has an easy-to-use project posting tool.
- The website is only available in English, acting as a barrier for non-English speaking freelancers.
- Their service fee of 10% is costlier than Fiverr's 5.5% buyer's fee.
- Customer support can only be contacted by submitting a support ticket.
- Some portfolios are in PDF format and download immediately without prompting.
PeoplePerHour has mixed reviews. A reviewer on ShoutMeLoud gave mostly positive feedback, but the comments below his article were largely negative. The 170 reviews on Sitejabber are mostly negative, with an overall 1.8-star rating.
PeoplePerHour vs. Reed.co.uk:
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PeoplePerHour vs. Behance:
Behance acts as a portfolio website for creative professionals. Employers can advertise freelance work for creatives on Behance. Because it is a niche community, Behance has a stronger creative talent pool than PeoplePerHour, even though it features excellent creative professionals, too.
PeoplePerHour vs. Fiverr:
Both Fiverr and PeoplePerHour offer free project postings, access to freelancer profiles, and secure payment facilitation. Unlike Fiverr, PeoplePerHour also offers an AI talent matching tool that makes finding the right freelancer for a project a little easier. Both sites let users set a budget in pounds sterling.