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I've been testing out new earning ventures

Hello everyone,

We are a week into the new year and the only resolution I made I, of course, have already broken. That simple resolution was to write at least once a day here, that didn't happen but hey... what can you do?
I wanted to share another money earning site with you guys though. It is called PeoplePerHour, and you might have heard of it before.

I have known about it for ages now but never gave it a chance. Why? It reminded me too much of ELance, Freelancer and the like, and while there isn't nothing wrong with them I never had any luck there. I never had high enough of a rating or enough experience on the site, and there always seemed to be someone from an Asian country (don't bite my head off now) willing to do the job for pennies.
I decided to give this a go the other day, and I don't want to jinx it but I am pleased at the moment. So far in the past 3 days I have earned £22.00 for about 2 hours worth of work total.

I did two jobs, first I completed a rewrite project for one client on the 4th and then today I did some photo editing for another. I actually got flustered today and entered the wrong price for the editing work ($10.00) and requested less money then I intended to but I felt bad changing it, the work was already done, it was my mistake and at £7.00 for about 50 min of work it still paid above the national minimum wage for the UK.

I love the layout and the feel of the site, it's all seamless and very easy to understand and get into.

I like that you can't under bid like crazy on a project. So for instance a job that is going for say $100 if you try to say you will do it for $20.00 it won't let you on account of it not being fair. This is a big problem on other websites, people working for dirt cheap.

I like that they work on letting you know which projects might be of interest based on your profile. They send me invites to be the first to bid on certain projects based on my skills. They try to help you get your feet wet and help you get going.

They have extensive history of Invoices, Payments, Withdrawals and other statements.

Now cons, if they can be that. They pay to....... shoot I forget if its JUST to Paypal or if I chose Paypal out of a few other options. Sorry!
They charge a fee per project (all those sites do) which is 15% for the first £175 that you earn in each month, after which it drops down to 3.5%. This restarts each month.

There may or may not be withdrawal fees, depending on the method you use.

Image Credit » Fishing for Money by Sheps92 originally published at Deviant art, personal permission to use.

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lucyluuk wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:55 PM

I will have to check this out, I tried Freelancer once and kept getting undercut or expected to work for almost nothing, I am on Fiverr

teamshepherd wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:00 PM

Yeah I noticed on PPH if someone posts a job that is under minimum wage for the country they're posting from the freelancers give them lip!

k2705 wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:04 PM

Sounds good I'm looking to up my I mine earnings at the moment.

kat123456 wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:05 PM

This sounds like a decent site and I am happy for you that you have had some earnings too

zombiecupcake wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:08 PM

I just checked it out and it does remind me of Fiverr a bit! Thanks for the heads up, though. I joined!

Feisty56 wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:23 PM

Thanks for sharing this information and your experiences there so far. Elance was a decent site for me at one point, but between the almost vicious underbidding and then clients who sometimes tried to get the writer to jump through flaming hoops just to get paid and a decent rating, I moved on.

I wish you the best of success. : )

j2401 wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:30 PM

This sounds quite good but I don't think my writing is good enough, I tend to just write about my day to day life,

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:37 PM

I joined a while ago, but find the bidding process very daunting. I never know what to put in their

lucyluuk wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:49 PM

I have just signed up for the site, hopefully I can get some more transcription work through it emoticon :smile: happy days

melody23 wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:55 PM

I have never tried it, might need to give it a shot. I do reasonably well on oDesk but have never done well on Elance for some reason so I stopped trying. That is all over the web as being a total scam by the way

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 8:28 PM

I have been studiously avoiding any writing that looks like real work, but it's good to know about options in case I decide to get more serious.

teamshepherd wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:05 AM

Yes that is why I never had success at Elance, Freelancer and such. I can't imagine what a new member would ha ve to do to win a bid! And thank you!

teamshepherd wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:07 AM

I know exactly what you mean! It is a bit daunting for me too I tend to go for the projects where the client has a price put up already, I figure that is a good way to get the hang of it. I know some people have a set price per hour for their work and then calculate it from there.

teamshepherd wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:09 AM

Oh is it? Good serves them right! Give it a try and I can endorse you and star you :)

teamshepherd wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:12 AM

Lol you make me laugh, not sure if its because it's funny or because it's the same as what I am doing. Note that I did a re-writing gig not QUITE writing :P They have a lot of different things, from writing, editing, photo related, social media and so on.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:20 AM

it not the pricing I find difficult to be honest it's the bit you have to write to make yourself sound better for the job than everyone else lol. I've never been very good at selling myself

teamshepherd wrote on January 8, 2015, 5:36 AM

Ohh would you mind maybe explaining transcription to me? I know what it is basically and have been wanting to start doing it but am quite unsure of myself. Do you think you could maybe do a post here (or anywhere you please) and let me know? I am mostly interested in how the text is supposed to look, the format and all that.

dd-das wrote on January 8, 2015, 7:51 AM

I never heard of PeoplePerHour but must check it for myself.

maxeen wrote on January 8, 2015, 9:04 AM

Sounds okay for the dedicated ,when I have the time I will go to have a look.

teamshepherd wrote on January 8, 2015, 9:28 AM

Actually it's quite the opposite. You need more dedication on these kinds of sites to earn money than on those. On those ones you can go in when you feel like and bid on projects to get a lump sum of money whereas here you have to put in the effort daily. But it is not for everyone

maxeen wrote on January 8, 2015, 9:29 AM

Wow! I will make the time to have a look in that case..

madeindevon wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:13 AM

Thank you, this is certainly something that I need to read more about, thank you for posting about it

scheng1 wrote on January 9, 2015, 9:13 AM

At least you are getting a rate that is better than writing online.

FreyaYuki wrote on January 11, 2015, 4:34 PM

Don't think I've heard of this before. Sounds interesting. Will have to check it out. Do they have a guarantee that you'll get paid if you do the job?

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 21, 2015, 8:07 PM

I have not heard of PeoplePerHour. I will have to look it up and check it out. I do hope you come back here to write.