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,…

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…

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 freelancers 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…

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…