PeoplePerHour apologise for service fee hike

PeoplePerHour staff have posted a new forum thread with an announcement about their new fees. Over one year, a freelancer issuing a weekly £10 invoice could expect to pay £23.40 commission. They now pay £104, and the new fees were applied from last week. On the day the new fees kicked in, no part of the site had been changed and no announcement had been made. Freelancers do not disagree with the new fees, but they are angry that they were introduced with

People Per Hour: More Rising Fees at Freelancer Site

People Per Hour: More Rising Fees at Freelancer Site
This blog post is now out of date. Red Robot Media no longer uses People Per Hour. I'm leaving the post online in case it helps other freelancers. - Claire (August 2013). Over the weekend I examined a recent payment I'd received on People Per Hour. I noticed that their commission increased suddenly and without warning. My weekly invoice for this client, which is only for £20, normally attracts a fee of 4.5% - in other words, 90p. I was surpris

Red Robot blog for People Per Hour

A few days ago, I wrote about my experience as a freelance copywriter, and my tips on bidding for work via People Per Hour.Today is National Freelancers Day, so People Per Hour published a re-worked version of my post on their blog.People Per Hour is an intermediary site which brings clients and freelancers together, allowing easy outsourcing of work for a mutually agreed price. Although working entirely online can be risky, this kind of intermediary servi

Red Robot wins two more awards on People Per Hour

This morning we awoke to find Red Robot had won two awards on People Per Hour! I had been monitoring the Top Ten Freelancers board hoping we would win a prize, but we also won a second award which we weren't expecting.First off, we again came 7th in the Top Ten Freelancers list for August, having hit the number eight spot in July. In both months I was the highest ranked copywriter and/or technical author out of 146,000 freelancers working through the site.
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