The freelance economy
 boom

Freelancers have been around long before the terms “millennial” or “wfh” had ever seen the light of day. The earliest use of the word was actually during the 1800s to describe mercenary soldiers who sold their services to the highest bidder. Since the rise of the internet though, the term has moved from the military…

Insurance when hiring freelancers: Everything you need to know

Bringing someone on board can be stressful enough without having to think about business insurance! That’s why we invited our friends at Superscript to provide their insight for buyers thinking about insurance when working with freelancers. Here are some of their top tips. Freelancer or contractor? The terms freelancer and contractor are often used interchangeably,…

5 jobs that will be replaced by automation

Whenever the discussion around AI and automation advancements comes up, one of the biggest talking points is always, “How many jobs will be lost to robots?”. $15tn from AI is expected to boost the global economy by 2030. With this in mind, we want to look at which professions are most at risk, and which…

Is this the death of the traditional agency model?

“The new normal” and the “future of work” have become familiar terms over the past 4 months, as the world has become engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. But how do these buzzwords translate towards changes in industries such as the world of creative agencies? Our recent article on the future of work discovered that the…

The rise and rise of e-commerce

E-commerce is nothing new. On the contrary, it’s relatively ancient in the internet era. Both eBay and Amazon – the modern e-commerce giants – were formed over 25 years ago. However, the e-commerce trend has been growing with increasing velocity over the last decade, and that is only set to increase even further following the…

3 ways to work with freelancers

Choice is important in life. Whether it’s a choice of latte or flat white in the morning, or a choice of how to find the best freelancers for your next project, it’s always beneficial to have different options. That’s why we offer 3 different ways for buyers to work with freelancers within our marketplace. Here…

3 ways to work with freelancers

Choice is important in life. Whether it’s a choice of latte or flat white in the morning, or a choice of how to find the best freelancers for your next project, it’s always beneficial to have different options. That’s why we offer 3 different ways for buyers to work with freelancers within our marketplace. Here…

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…