How do you rate People Per Hour - where does it stand compared to Odesk or Elance?

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Hi, I have been lurking around in the WF for almost four years now (and this is my first thread lol ). Anyway, I haven't seen too many warriors mentioning People-Per-Hour in their posts while discussing the "best" places to find high-paying freelance writing gigs.

I searched it online; turns out the site has far too many negative reviews. A few of the reviews were so downright bitter that at one point, I started seriously pondering over the possibilities of PPH being a joint venture between Skynet and the Darth Vader

Lame jokes apart, here's what I really want to know -

1) How easy (or tough) is it to get started on PPH?

2) Is it strictly a NO-GO territory for non-native contractors (Any Asian here who can shed some light on that? )

I have had my fair share of success in oDesk and Elance - but the growing number of $1 per 500-word jobs has started worrying me.

Thanks for reading this far. Your valuable inputs will definitely help me navigate better.
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  • Profile picture of the author wursti
    Originally Posted by Wordsmith911 View Post

    Hi, I have been lurking around in the WF for almost four years now (and this is my first thread lol ). Anyway, I haven't seen too many warriors mentioning People-Per-Hour in their posts while discussing the "best" places to find high-paying freelance writing gigs.

    I searched it online; turns out the site has far too many negative reviews. A few of the reviews were so downright bitter that at one point, I started seriously pondering over the possibilities of PPH being a joint venture between Skynet and the Darth Vader

    Lame jokes apart, here's what I really want to know -

    1) How easy (or tough) is it to get started on PPH?

    2) Is it strictly a NO-GO territory for non-native contractors (Any Asian here who can shed some light on that? )

    I have had my fair share of success in oDesk and Elance - but the growing number of $1 per 500-word jobs has started worrying me.

    Thanks for reading this far. Your valuable inputs will definitely help me navigate better.
    I started using seriously peopleperhour.com three months ago and so far I managed to reach level 4 (out of 5 levels and top 10 getting a special badge). I don't think its harder to succeed than Freelancer.com, Elance and oDesk. The main principals of freelancing i.e. provide valuable service and offer great customer experience are valid for PeoplePerHour, so if you follow them you will become successful quite fast.

    I am non-native speaker (though not Asian) and I am doing quite well there.

    Hope this helps
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  • @wursti don't keep more-then $300 in your PPH wallet if you do they will deactivate your account without any reason and when you contact support then will keep asking you to verify your bank and credit card information and when you submit one they ask other documents and never let you get paid.

    They recently did this with me and one of my friend so, be aware.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdjewelkhan1992
    Now the the Odesk & Elance is going to merge to the Upwork. So there is no chance to compare with this two. One Odesk user can log on the Upwork by using the old user name & Pass. The Upwork minimum hourly rate is $3. One Freelancer can not make any proposal below the $3 per hour. On the other hand the Rate is varies on the work category. Such as the Data Entry work rate & SEO work rate is not same. so you have to keep these things on your mind. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author kk075
    Here's how I see it. When you search "hire freelance <abc>" (could be writer, programmer, email marketer, whatever), Elance appears at #1 in the search engines. Upwork pops up at #2....which is what elance is merging with. So if I were starting out from scratch today, I surely wouldn't be on a website that doesn't rank in the top 10 simply because it will have less clients available.

    Whoops, I lied...the People Per Hour is #10. Still though, 83% of people click on #1 for any given search, so that's where you should be.

    As far as how to start out...just take any jobs you can find. Plan on under-bidding by a wide margin and write an awesome proposal explaining how you will go above and beyond for the client. On the flip side of things, complete your profile 100% and list your rate per hour high....this lets people feel like they're getting a deal. Then just get to work and keep pitching until you have 5-10 noob-level jobs knocked out at third-world prices.
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  • Profile picture of the author pipskok
    PEOPLE PER HOUR OWS ME MORE THAN 1000 Eur AND THEY ARE NOT COMMUNICATING WITH ME AND THEY ARE NOT ANSWERING TO MY TICKETS! BEWARE OF THE SCAM COMPANY - DONT GET ROBBED - THEY WILL KEEP UP YOUR HOURLIES SO THAT YOU WORK FOR THEM AND AFTER THEY WILL NOT SEND YOU A PAYOUT - SCAM COMPANY BEWARE!!!
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