The UK-based platform PeoplePerHour has been operating since 2007 and is positioning itself as a free service. Its main difference from other freelance platforms is that thanks to the geo-targeting system you can work with a person from your region.
You can sign up using your email or Facebook account - free of charge. To better promote your services, you should fill out a profile, create a portfolio, tell about your skills and abilities.
There is a freelancer ranking system, which raises the rating and gives a higher probability of receiving an order - the work is evaluated by customers on a 5-point scale.
Sending direct proposals to the customer is encouraged, but no more than 15 proposals per month.
Opportunities for customers
There is a loyalty program, which depends on the amount of orders paid by the customer. This allows you to reduce the service fee of the platform to zero and get early access to new features of the website.
Before starting to work with freelancers, the customer deposits the payment on the Escrow account of the PeoplePerHour Wallet payment system, guaranteeing the payment after the project is completed.