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Get the Job Done With People Per Hour

For most freelance graphic designers, finding clients can be just as challenging as the projects that we get paid for. Sure, there are always businesses out there looking for designers, and designers are always looking for work. The problem is connecting the two at just the right time. If you’re like most people who freelance, you probably scour the web for job listings. You are probably aware of most of the job sites out there and many of you have probably had success searching for and landing jobs on them. What you may not know is that there is another fantastic website out there that caters directly to businesses and freelancers.

People Per Hour connects businesses and freelancers and allows both parties to find what they are looking for. Here is how it works. A business posts a job > A freelancer can bid on that job > The business reviews the bids > The bid is awarded > The work is done > and the freelancer gets paid. Let’s be clear, People Per Hour is not a Spec site; it’s not a contest. People Per Hour simply connects two interested parties and let’s them work together.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind. People Per Hour requires that all businesses pre-fund an account with a deposit. This is to protect both the business and the freelancer. If the work is done, but the business decides not to pay, then the freelancer can be modestly protected. Conversely, if the work is not done and the business decides to end the relationship, then they get their money back as well. Certainly, each side has to sacrifice a little bit, but that is true in most business relationships.

You might also be wondering how People Per Hour gets paid. They take a cut between 4.5 – 10% on the project and while this may be a bit steep for some. It’s certainly better than not finding the work to begin with.

To learn more about People Per Hour, check out their website. You can find more details regarding the process in the How it Works section.

This was a paid review sponsored by People Per Hour.

Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.

  • The only thing I don’t like about this type of site is that it promotes lowest bidder rules thus, the quality a client might get will also be low… because clients don’t know better (www.clientsfromhell.net)

    This was quite evident when photography went digital and now every client expects to get the 1000+ photos you might have shot and get them all for free.

    One thing I do like about this site is the idea that money is put into an account and if work is or isn’t done someone gets that money. Curious who’s word would be against who’s though.

  • PeoplePerHour sounds really interesting, I’m going to check it out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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  • This could be a good source for freelancers who have tight deadlines and could use some extra help getting projects done. Hopefully this will help someone in this situation.
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  • Good article but there are even cheaper solutions regarding freelancers. If you need graphics or design on a budget there is always odesk.com, we use them and basically they work for extremely low rates.

    An example would be logo design with 5 layout examples and like 10 changes for £9.50 you cant go wrong

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