App update: Complete your projects even faster

Sometimes firing up the laptop to send a message or complete a quick task can seem like an unnecessary barrier. We feel you, that’s why our tech ninjas have been working around the clock to help us improve our app and make it easier than ever to manage your projects. Whether you’re looking to post…

Coronavirus: How a global crisis can inspire innovation

Global crises are scary times. During such times we often scale back and safeguard our investments to avoid unnecessary risk. However, there are many examples where going through a crisis pushes people to be creative and invent different ways of making a living or finding the time to turn that side hustle into a full-time…

Easter opening times for customer support and payments processing

Everyone here at PeoplePerHour would like to wish a happy Easter to all of those in our community who are celebrating this weekend. As part of the Easter holiday, we wanted to make you aware that payment processing and customer support responses during the bank holiday weekend may take a little longer than usual. Even…

How is PeoplePerHour dealing with remote working during Covid-19?

PeoplePerHour by nature is all about remote working. We empower collaboration in an efficient and cost-effective way. However, as a team, we’ve been used to collaborating in our offices and meeting up in person to work on the next campaign or product update. Given the current situation with Covid-19, we’re now two weeks into adopting…

10 steps to take your business online

Over the past month, we have seen a huge level of disruption across almost all industries. As the seriousness of the Coronavirus pandemic has deepened, it has become clear that the businesses with services and products sold online have been in a stronger position to cope than those with just physical stores. The ability to…

PeoplePerHour pledge £10m to support SMEs and freelancer during Coronavirus

Today, we’re delighted to announce that we are pledging £10m in an initiative to help small businesses and freelancers over the coming months of 2020. As the UK’s largest freelance marketplace, and one of the pioneers in enabling remote working, we believe it’s our responsibility to offer support to the freelancer and SME communities during…

COVID-19: Message from our CEO

It’s no news to anyone that these last few weeks have not been the easiest, to say the least. At times like these, we are proud to be serving a mission that’s helpful to businesses: helping you stay safe by facilitating remote working, but also ensuring you suffer the minimum operational disruption. Equally, for our…

Interview with Sam Palmer, PeoplePerHour Academy Graduate

How do you become a successful graphic designer? We caught up with PeoplePerHour Academy graduate, Sam to discuss everything from the future of graphic design to why there’s nothing better than a bowl of pasta. If I had to explain what I do to a 5 year-old, I’d say… I tell my daughter that I…

Interview with Graham Bancroft, UI Architect

Have you ever wondered “what does a UI Architect do?” We interviewed our in-house wizard, Graham on 20 years of working in the industry. If I had to explain what I do to a 5 year-old, I’d say.. I take the designs from a designer and turn them into web pages or apps that you…

Freelancer success stories – Craig Brett

In our last blog, we talked extensively about side hustles. Side hustles are a great way to make extra cash in addition to your full-time gig and sometimes they can evolve into a new, standalone career. This is exactly what happened to Craig Brett- a freelance writer on our platform. We caught up with Craig…

5 top tips for filing your 2020 self-assessment tax return

The self-assessment tax return deadline is just around the corner for all self-employed professionals in the UK. If you were self-employed at any point from 6th April 2018 to 5th April 2019 and you earned more than £1000, then you need to file a self-assessment tax return and pay any tax you owe before January…

The rise of the side hustle

Last year, Twitter reported a 231% rise in the number of mentions of ‘side hustle’ on its platform. Henley Business School estimates that side hustles generate £72 billion for the UK economy. Roughly one quarter of Brits have a side hustle, which actually pales in comparison to America where over 45% of US workers have…