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The 10 Most Common Startup Mistakes

I’ve been in that room enough times to know, after a while, it’s the same record all over again. I share with you below the 10 most frequent startup mistakes, which also reflect my own experiences.
Read More Monday, March 17th, 2014

Is Your Next Great Gig In India?

It’s already widely recognized that the U.S. is a hub of highly skilled business and creative talent, points out Xenios Thrasyvoulou, CEO and co-founder of peopleperhour, a freelance marketplace with offices in New York City and the U.K. ”The corporate world in the U.S. is the most advanced,” he says.
Read More Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Creating a customer-centric culture.

Managing a team can be a very challenging role, and one that a lot of entrepreneurs can struggle with.
Read More Monday, September 8th, 2014

Work-Life Balance is Attainable and It Starts With These 10 Tips

Productivity is essential for entrepreneurs. It will help you in business and improve your work-life balance.
Read More Friday, September 5th, 2014

Odd jobs: the online careers you never knew existed

Next time you ask, ‘And what do you do?’, you might be surprised by the response.
Read More Friday, August 29th, 2014

The state should help kickstart a micro-enterprise revolution.

UK government should treat micro-enterprise as a separate sector and boost its funding, says startup guru Tony Robinson
Read More Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Why should businesses consider outsourcing tasks to non-professionals?

The scarcity and expense of human resources pose a deterrent to the growth of businesses in Singapore.
Read More Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A Business Owner’s Guide to Running a Direct Marketing Campaign.

With customer profiles and markets identified, it’s time to create your actual campaign.
Read More Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Fancy getting paid to look at Facebook? You could be in luck.

The rise of social media is creating a jobs boom for people claiming to be "experts" on websites such as Facebook.
Read More Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Fancy getting paid to look at Facebook? You could be in luck.

A few years ago being caught logging onto Facebook while at work was considered a cardinal sin.
Read More Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

What are the jobs of the future?

Staying on top of the trends.
Read More Monday, August 11th, 2014

14 Simple Solutions for Tracking Your Industry’s Trends

Staying on top of trends in your industry is critical.
Read More Friday, August 8th, 2014

Tapping the nation’s stay-at-home workforce.

Even in the most tech-savvy countries with fast and readily-available internet connections like Singapore and the US, the stay-at-home labor force remains one of the most untapped markets for startups worldwide.
Read More Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Five tips on how to outsource the boring bits of your life

So how can you outsource these mundane elements of your existence and make more room for the pillow forts in the loungeroom and happy hour at the pub?
Read More Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Big leap in small UK companies farming out jobs to workers overseas

Small companies are rushing to outsource parts of their business to the developing world, with a 35 per cent jump in the number of firms using offshore services.
Read More Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Boost Your Income

There are scores of legal and legit ways to add to your income, whether selling stuff, working from home or going online.
Read More Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

How to save 30 minutes a day

Our expert panel offer their advice on how to be more efficient in the office.
Read More Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Is crowdsourcing eating outsourcing?

The answer for us at Professional Outsourcing Magazine Towers is that it’s not going to damage it so much as change it.
Read More Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Tech Tuesday: Do it yourself Search Engine Optimisation

SEO is short for Search Engine Optimisation. It’s the process you go through to be found on the web by suppliers, partners and customers.
Read More Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A third of SME owners have cut their holiday short due to work related issues in the last year.

81% of business owners admit to working on holidays.
Read More Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Creating a customer-centric culture

Managing a team can be a very challenging role, and one that a lot of entrepreneurs can struggle with.
Read More Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Working From Home: How to Make Your Millions In Your PJs

Extra comfort, no commute and your boss a safe distance away - working from home sounds great! But do the financial advantages outweigh the drawbacks? We look at if it's right for you...
Read More Monday, July 21st, 2014

10 ways you can be more productive today

The UpTake: From client relationships to product development, businesses thrive on productivity.
Read More Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

10 Ways to Become the Most Productive Leader You Can Be.

Productivity won’t only help you in business. Below are 10 things you can do to give yourself more time, in work and in life:
Read More Monday, July 7th, 2014

Flexible working shouldn’t be feared by SMEs, says CIPD

Given that the new law had been in the pipeline and public consciousness for a while before its implementation on Monday, you'd think most firms would be fully prepared for a sudden influx of flexible working requests.
Read More Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Live Q&A: How to save 30 minutes in your working day

Could you be more efficient at work? Our panel will be here on July 3 between 1pm and 2pm to offer advice and answer your questions.
Read More Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

My Top Ten: Ryan Falconer, founder, Skillstep online software training

MY Top Ten invites media practitioners to identify their top ten websites, apps, software tools and gadgets.
Read More Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

45% of SMEs unaware of changes to flexible working

Another 17% felt they did not fully understand the changes and what it would mean for them as an employer.
Read More Monday, June 30th, 2014

45% of small business owners are unaware of changes to flexible working legislation

The Government is extending the right to request flexible working to all employees and removing the current statutory procedure for considering requests.
Read More Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Almost half of SMEs are unaware about extension of flexible working right.

Some 45% of small companies are unaware of changes to flexible working legislation that come into force on Monday morning, according to a new study by online freelance marketplace, PeoplePerHour.
Read More Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Lord Young’s enterprise education report: The small business reaction

"If the suggestions in today's report were put into practice, it would be another step in the right direction for UK entrepreneurship.
Read More Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Small businesses waste no time getting off the ground

One of the factors contributing to the speed of the start-up process is the fact that 71 per cent of those surveyed raised money needed from their savings and the 'bank of friends and family'.
Read More Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Five mantras for entrepreneurs by Peter Sims, a venture capitalist and believer in little bets

As I mentioned in my review of trends, young Indians can be found in all the key platforms, be it Linkedin or People Per Hour.
Read More Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Digital confessions: Instagram bores, dog video addicts and property obsessives

The internet is full of services desperate to do your chores.
Read More Friday, June 6th, 2014

Homeworking hits record levels, says ONS

Official data reveals that almost 14% of people work from home, up from just over 11% when records began in 1998.
Read More Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Why more graduates are choosing self-employment

Recently there has been a surge in the number of graduates choosing to work for themselves as soon as they leave university.
Read More Monday, June 2nd, 2014

More university graduates opting to go freelance

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour, believes there has never been a better time to start a business.
Read More Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Could your company save money by outsourcing services?

More SMEs are turning to outsourcing as a way to help manage costs and concentrate on the skills they already have.
Read More Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Business tips: managing your workflow

SMEs need to keep on top of all tasks, big or small. Master your streams of work before they master you with these simple but vital strategies.
Read More Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Great saves: how to keep your business costs down

3. Keep your workforce flexible Review each role within the company to see if it justifies a full-time position or whether a part-time role, outsourced option or external consultant is more cost effective.
Read More Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Can you find freelance work online?

The number of self-employed people in the UK has rocketed over the last couple of years. According to the Office for National Statistics, there are now 4.5 million, up 375,000 over the last year.
Read More Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The home workers who are sprucing up our job prospects

After years of bleak job prospects, the UK employment market is looking up, prompting job seekers and prospective career changers to get on the jobs trail and spruce up their CVs.
Read More Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Number of recent graduates starting a business has doubled in last year, according to new research.

Study by PeoplePerHour finds more graduates choosing to go self-employed within a year of leaving university
Read More Friday, May 16th, 2014

Graduates choosing to go it alone rather than become employees

'The internet has given the small business owner of today access to a global marketplace of opportunities and expertise.
Read More Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Graduates Choosing Self-Employment

Many graduates have specific skills that are in demand from the business community.
Read More Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The #1 Tip to Telling Your Business’s Story Online

10. Let Others Tell it For You
Read More Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

12 Methods for Defusing Negativity on Social Media

3. Respond if It’s Respectful
Read More Friday, May 9th, 2014

9 Strategies for Becoming the Best CEO You Can Be

Learn to ask what’s important. Learn to have three major priorities at any one time. Sure, you will always have a backlog of little things.
Read More Friday, May 9th, 2014

9 Strategies for Becoming the Best CEO You Can Be

Below are the top nine lessons from my CEO experience at PeoplePerHour.
Read More Friday, May 9th, 2014

Top Five Ways to Make Money Online

You can do just about anything as a freelance.
Read More Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Carers often struggle financially – but there are solutions

For carers who have given up full-time work and are struggling financially, there are routes back into employment that cater to the specific needs of carers.
Read More Thursday, April 17th, 2014

12 GADGETS WE’D LOVE TO SEE A STARTUP RE-ENGINEER

Smartphones? Can’t live without them. 3D printers? Why not.
Read More Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

12 gadgets we’d love to see a startup re-engineer

Someone should really invent the smart bed.
Read More Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Hourly wages defy the effects of the recession

At a time when many saw pay packets freeze, others have raked it in as their services have remained as in demand as ever, the study shows.
Read More Friday, April 11th, 2014

Recession, What Recession? A Wage Comparison

Workers from driving instructors to beauty salon bosses have seen their wages soar during the economic downturn, new industry figures reveal.
Read More Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Mixed response greets SME initiatives

Among the promises made by the chancellor of the exchequer was his pledge to help businesses invest by doubling and extending the annual investment allowance to £500,000 from the start of April.
Read More Thursday, March 27th, 2014

10 Most Common Startup Mistakes

As an entrepreneur, you are naturally eager to move fast and build a big business.
Read More Friday, March 21st, 2014

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY?

In a world where we still value status and brand recognition over independence and quality of life,
Read More Thursday, March 20th, 2014

What’s Next For The Collaborative Economy?

People assume I am being sarcastic when I say that driving a taxi instead of working in a bank is a profound and revolutionary opportunity for a worker to take control of his life.
Read More Thursday, March 20th, 2014

10 Most Common Startup Mistakes

Put a few entrepreneurs in a room and you’ll find the topic of conversation will inevitably gravitate toward startup faux pas.
Read More Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Budget 2014: Reaction

START-UPS IN LONDON Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and CEO of start-ups site PeoplePerHour, said:
Read More Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

10 Most Common Startup Mistakes

Put a few entrepreneurs in a room and you’ll find the topic of conversation will inevitably gravitate toward startup faux pas.
Read More Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Budget 2014: Entrepreneurs give their verdict on Osborne’s report

Following the Budget announcement today, entrepreneurs discuss whether the chancellor's economic plans do enough for small businesses and start-ups.
Read More Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The business verdict on a “steady” Budget 2014

A "steady-as-you-go Budget" that "passes the business test" – that's the verdict of UK business groups on George Osborne's 2014 Budget.
Read More Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The Budget 2014: Entrepreneurs Reaction

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder of online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour comments:
Read More Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

More and more ’9 to 5′ Brits moonlighting to earn extra income

The number of Brits ‘moonlighting’ in a bid to supplement their incomes, has more than doubled in just twelve months.
Read More Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Brits forced to “moonlight” during lunch hours to afford living costs

Some 65 per cent of moonlighters are taking on extra work just to pay for their heating bills or to cover the weekly food shop.
Read More Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Brits ‘Moonlight’ During Lunch Hours And Weekends to Pay Bills

The number of Brits ‘moonlighting’ in a bid to supplement their incomes, has more than doubled in just twelve months.
Read More Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Could deskcamping be the future for freelancers?

The 20th century’s wise men said that in the future, everybody would work from home. Then the future arrived, and we discovered those wise men were in fact wrong.
Read More Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The 10 Most Common Startup Mistakes

As an entrepreneur, you are naturally eager to move fast and build a big business.
Read More Monday, March 10th, 2014

Xenios on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, CEO at Peopleperhour, discusses the strength in the freelance labor market ...
Read More Friday, March 7th, 2014

Britain is a nation of Shop workers

The importance of the UK’s retail sector for jobs is highlighted by research by freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour.
Read More Thursday, February 27th, 2014

COULD DESKCAMPING BE THE FUTURE FOR FREELANCERS?

A survey by employment agency peopleperhour.com estimated that 40 percent of small and medium businesses in London use freelancers in the design and creative fields, a number that is set to increase with time.
Read More Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

10 Ways of Making Money Online

Freelancing is a wise way to earn good money for your material right from the beginning.
Read More Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Osborne advises caution despite unemployment fall

Positive news that UK unemployment has fallen to 7.2% this week has been met with calls for caution by chancellor George Osborne and UK business groups.
Read More Friday, February 21st, 2014

Britain is a nation of retail worker

An astonishing 2.7 million people now work in the UK's retail sector, making it by far the biggest employer.
Read More Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Britain Is A Nation Of Retail Workers

Britain has moved from being a nation of shopkeepers to a nation of shop workers, according to new research out this week.
Read More Thursday, February 20th, 2014

According to the report conducted by freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour, of the 2.7 million working in retail.
Read More Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Smarter working: French Film Club

"By using PeoplePerHour I've been able to find very talented people without breaking the bank"
Read More Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Job vacancies at their highest since before the recession

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder of online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour, says:
Read More Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

10 Things You Can Do at Home to Make a Living

One of the places to look for freelance live chat operator positions is People Per Hour.
Read More Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Loosen Mass. independent contractor laws to unleash more jobs

The sites monitor the contracting process for quality control and ensure that the buyer gets what was sought and the seller gets paid the agreed amount.
Read More Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The Uberfication of everything: sharing economy is here to stay

PeoplePerHour (a UK company) offer marketplaces for tasks – from online secretarial help to a handyman.
Read More Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Uberfication of everything: sharing economy is here to stay

PeoplePerHour (a UK company) offer marketplaces for tasks – from online secretarial help to a handyman.
Read More Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Ten things that will make you more productive

Stop thinking of yourself as the boss. Think of yourself as the customer.
Read More Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

40% of us believe we can do a better job than our managers

Interestingly, research also revealed that more workers are looking to start their own small business.
Read More Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

40% OF BRITS THINK THEY CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN THEIR BOSSES

Why do a third of people dislike their senior managers?
Read More Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

BRITONS THINK THEY COULD OUTPERFORM THEIR BOSSES

Have you ever thought you could do your Boss’s job better? If so, you are not alone. New research from PeoplePerHour shows that four in 10 working Brits say they could run the business they work in better than their current managers.
Read More Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

40% Of Brits Think They Can Do A Better Job Than Their Bosses

Anything you can do I can do better – four in ten Brits think they can do a better job than their bosses.
Read More Monday, January 27th, 2014

Young entrepreneurs on the rise but struggling to cope

The number of people between 18 and 24 either starting a small business or freelancing has almost doubled in the past 12 months, according to a survey of micro and small business owners by the PeoplePerHour website.
Read More Monday, January 27th, 2014

Anything you can do I can do better.

Moreover, a surprising 53% of those surveyed said they were disengaged with their work, or put more simply, half of the those questioned dislike their jobs.
Read More Monday, January 27th, 2014

UK Freelancers turn to innovative new platform to avoid excessive fees and scams for online jobs

Many contract workers find work through sites like People Per Hour.
Read More Friday, January 24th, 2014

Number of 18-24 year olds starting a small business doubles in the past 12 months

Once bitten, twice shy: More than two thirds of business owners said they were unlikely or would never want to work for someone else again.
Read More Friday, January 24th, 2014

Report Reveals Increase In Young Entrepreneurs

A new report has revealed a significant rise in the number of young people starting a small business or freelancing.
Read More Friday, January 24th, 2014

How to become a home-based freelance consultant

I tested the water before I left my job by seeking opinion on my business model from LinkedIn contacts and pitching for work on a number of freelance job sites, including Peopleperhour.
Read More Friday, January 24th, 2014

NUMBER OF 18-24 YEAR OLDS STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS DOUBLES IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

The figures revealed that the 18-24 year old demographic was the fastest growing age group on the PeoplePerHour website, with a 97% rise in new micro and small business owners registering on the website in the past year.
Read More Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

More young entrepreneurs doing business in the last 12 months

The number of entrepreneurs aged 18 to 24-years-old starting a new business or choosing to freelance self-employed has almost doubled in the last year, according to a study by freelance website PeoplePerHour.
Read More Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Essential Tips for Starting Your Own Business

Ever had an idea for your own business but been too busy with a nine to five job? Always wanted to be your own boss but found it hard to get the wheels in motion?
Read More Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

More young entrepreneurs doing business in the last 12 months

The number of entrepreneurs aged 18 to 24-years-old starting a new business or choosing to freelance self-employed has almost doubled in the last year, according to a study by freelance website PeoplePerHour.
Read More Monday, January 20th, 2014

Young people choose to run own businesses

The number of people between 18 and 24 either starting a small business or freelancing almost doubled in the past 12 months, according to a survey of 3,000 micro and small business owners.
Read More Friday, January 17th, 2014

More young people starting their own business

The number of people between 18 and 24 either starting a small business or freelancing has almost doubled in the past 12 months, according to a survey of 3,000 micro and small business owners by PeoplePerHour.
Read More Friday, January 17th, 2014

Number of 18-24 year olds starting a small business doubles in 12 months

More than two thirds of business owners said they were unlikely or would never want to work for someone else again, new research finds.
Read More Thursday, January 16th, 2014

18-24 year olds starting own business doubles in 12 months.

Entrepreneurs – like policeman – seem to be getting younger every year.
Read More Thursday, January 16th, 2014

More 18-to-24 year-olds are taking risks with new business ventures

The average age of entrepreneurs is creeping down by the day, according to new research
Read More Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Number Of 18-24 Year Olds Starting A Small Business Doubles In The Past 12 Months

Once bitten, twice shy: More than two thirds of business owners said they were unlikely or would never want to work for someone else again
Read More Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

More businesses started by enterprising young people over past year

The 18-24 year old demographic is the fastest-growing age group on freelancer website PeoplePerHour, with a 97 per cent rise in new micro and small business owners registering on the website in the past year.
Read More Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs

Put a few entrepreneurs in a room and you'll find the topic of conversation will inevitably gravitate to who's done more screw ups than the other.
Read More Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

13 lessons in business from 2013

If you get this eerie unexplainable feeling about something – a new hire, a product launch, funding terms you just received – whatever it may be which at the outset seems ‘the right thing’ my learning is that you should not rush into it.
Read More Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The Global Freelance Platforms Grow Up

In general these platforms have done extremely well. In fact each time I write about them I probably sound like a stuck record, using phrases like “exponential growth”, “doubling in size each year” and “highly successful”.
Read More Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Freelance Britain 2013

With an ever increasing number of people freelancing to earn extra money, start their own micro-businesses, have a more flexible work/life balance, or simply as a stepping stone back into full time employment, the freelance workforce is now a vital contributor to the UK economy.
Read More Monday, December 30th, 2013

Freelance Britain 2013

Although freelancers are selling a range of skills and services online, from design to book-keeping, it is the creative economy that is growing faster than any other sector.
Read More Sunday, December 29th, 2013

FREELANCE BRITAIN 2013– “NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE”

Online freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour, has reported how the freelance workforce is spread across the UK and revealing hot spots.
Read More Friday, December 27th, 2013

How To Be Your Own Boss – Freelancing 101

Are you sitting at your desk in the office, plotting ways to break free of the nine to five rut that your life seems to have become?
Read More Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Businesses in Milton Keynes turn to freelancers during festive season

The number of businesses in Milton Keynes hiring in freelancers over the last month has risen by 46 per cent - according to online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour.
Read More Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Cashflow: Pilot Aptitude Test

However, the recent arrival of online portals such as PeoplePerHour and Elance, where small business owners and freelancers can connect at a far lower cost, has allowed us to minimise cashflow risk.
Read More Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

32 Sites When Looking for Freelance Jobs and Assistance

If you have a talent (such as being able to design a business card in one hour), PeoplePerHour is the freelancing website for you.
Read More Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Business news in brief

The number of businesses in Manchester hiring freelancers over the past month has risen by 52% according to online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour.
Read More Thursday, December 19th, 2013

20 Tips on Becoming a Better CEO

2. Show empathy Show empathy not sympathy. Sympathy is letting emotions rule you. It's feeling sorry for people. Empathy is getting under other people's skin to understand them.
Read More Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Top 9 ways to make money from home

try auction sites like PeoplePerHour.com where you bid for work.
Read More Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Tips for running a business from your mobile

It’s no secret that mobile use has boomed in recent years;
Read More Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Autumn Statement 2013: Government announces ‘big extension’ of Start Up Loans scheme

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder of online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour, says: 'The chancellor extended the business relief scheme for another year and announced another 50,000 new start-up loans.
Read More Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Autumn Statement 2013: The Reactions

And PeoplePerHour like start-up loans, but want red tape slashed
Read More Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Business owners rely on apps on daily basis

More SME owners are relying on mobile apps to run their businesses, as 51% say they spend at least two hours a day working from their mobile devices, according to a survey by PeoplePerHour.
Read More Friday, November 29th, 2013

Business owners rely on apps on daily basis

More SME owners are relying on mobile apps to run their businesses, as 51% say they spend at least two hours a day working from their mobile devices, according to a survey by PeoplePerHour.
Read More Friday, November 29th, 2013

Business owners rely on apps on daily basis

More SME owners are relying on mobile apps to run their businesses, as 51% say they spend at least two hours a day working from their mobile devices, according to a survey by PeoplePerHour.
Read More Friday, November 29th, 2013

Offshore centres: why RSA is reloacting its call centres to the UK

This reverse off shoring focuses on harnessing specialist skills, rather than the traditional focus of driving costs down: the average British freelancer on PeoplePerHour earns $35 per hour, while the equivalent in India is about $9 per hour.
Read More Friday, November 29th, 2013

Become an entrepreneur by Christmas: Five quick-start ways to make some money in a month

Businesses are looking for freelancers to undertake all sorts of jobs, such as logo design, marketing, PR, social media and writing articles, as well as sales and telemarketing. Translation is also another popular job, as are technical skills such as ecommerce, app building, website design and programming.
Read More Thursday, November 28th, 2013

20 QUESTIONS: Xenios Thrasyvoulou, CEO, PeoplePerHour

1. IF YOU HAD DONE SOMETHING ELSE, WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN? I love to paint and I’m passionate about design so if I had my time again I would become an artist or product designer. In my blog I often try to connect the design world with my own experiences as an entrepreneur.
Read More Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Three quarters of SME owners need mobile apps to run their businesses

With an increasing number of small businesses outsourcing work to freelancers, a PeoplePerHour poll reveals more than a third of businesses (36%) are hiring freelancers while on the move, through apps like PeoplePerHour.
Read More Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

How Do You Manage A Virtual Workforce?

As small businesses are outsourcing an increasing number of their services to freelancers, the result can often mean working alongside several, or in some cases, an entire group of colleagues you've never met in the flesh.
Read More Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

How to set up a home-based virtual assistant business

Freelancers are increasingly in demand as companies value the flexibility and cost effectiveness of their services. Even personal assistants (PAs), traditionally the heart-and-soul of an office, are working out of the office.
Read More Monday, November 25th, 2013

Winners Announced

www.peopleperhour.com - The go-to site for outsourcing all types of jobs that you pay for by the hour with over 92,000 freelancers across 150 countries on its books, letting businesses and individuals enjoy access to a vast pool of professionals, scaling their business up or down without the red tape, as and when they need to tap into assistance.
Read More Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Death of the Corporation

The freelance economy now accounts for over one in three people in the working population. That's over a trillion dollars in the UK and US markets alone.
Read More Monday, November 18th, 2013

Live Q&A: Tips and techniques for growing your small business

Xenios Thrasyvoulou is founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour, an online marketplace connecting small businesses with freelancers. He has experience in scaling a business internationally, raising further funding and relaunching to ensure continued growth.
Read More Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Why paid online marketing is like a drug addiction

A lot of entrepreneurs think they can ramp up on marketing to accelerate growth and just see how it goes.
Read More Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Retiring? Time to look for a part-time gig

peopleperhour.com, which match employers with freelancers in fields such as marketing, writing, and design.
Read More Monday, November 11th, 2013

University adopts ‘Dragon’ tactics for entrepreneurs

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and chief executive of PeoplePerHour, said; “The internet has given the small business owner of today access to a global marketplace of opportunities and expertise.
Read More Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Staff your SME sustainably by getting the right mix of employment models

There are several sites, such as eLance and PeoplePerHour, who provide access to skilled freelancers who can bid to take on projects under contracts that can either be allowed to run out or, if both parties agree, renewed.
Read More Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

IN BANKING? THEN IT’S TIME TO LEAP OVER THE GENERATION GAP

Those findings are echoed by online freelance marketplace, PeoplePerHour, which has identified a two-fold increase in people in their late 50s and 60s going into self-employment.
Read More Friday, November 1st, 2013

Zero hours and beyond: how new technologies drive labour market flexibility

Two-way flexibility is only viable if underpinned by sophisticated technology.
Read More Thursday, October 31st, 2013

University adopts Dragon’s tactics

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour said; “The internet has given the small business owner of today access to a global marketplace of opportunities and expertise.
Read More Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Shortlist

www.peopleperhour.com - The go-to site for outsourcing all types of jobs that you pay for by the hour with over 92,000 freelancers across 150 countries on its books, letting businesses and individuals enjoy access to a vast pool of professionals, scaling their business up or down without the red tape, as and when they need to tap into assistance.
Read More Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Number of people with extra jobs in Bradford doubles

The number of Bradford people working more than one job to supplement their income has increased by more than 97 per cent in a year, according to a new poll.
Read More Friday, October 25th, 2013

Why the UK is on course for a Perfect Storm of SME demand and Freelance supply

It’s no surprise that a recent report by PeoplePerHour shows that 82% of those SMEs view hiring freelancers as vital to growth.
Read More Thursday, October 24th, 2013

5 Ways to Avoid Google Penalties

If you don’t have the time to write good quality content why not contact a copywriter on a site like People Per Hour
Read More Monday, October 21st, 2013

Moonlighters work to heat their homes

THE number of Nottingham residents 'moonlighting' in a bid to supplement their incomes has increased by more than 88 per cent in just 12 months.
Read More Monday, October 21st, 2013

Number of Staffordshire ‘moonlighters’ soars as families struggle to pay bills

A recent poll by PeoplePerHour showed that the number of people taking on additional work has increased by 81 per cent in just twelve months, with some people working an extra 21-25 hours per week - on top of their full time jobs.
Read More Friday, October 18th, 2013

Want an online business? Do your research!

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour, said “Freelance web designer typically charge around £35 an hour on an ad-hoc basis, which is considerably less than using an agency, or hiring a permanent member of staff.”
Read More Monday, September 30th, 2013

Top 7 ways to make money from home

If you don’t want to run your own business then straight data-entry might be more up your street.
Read More Thursday, September 26th, 2013

4 Great Big British Reasons to Start a Business

If you’re thinking about starting a business in Britain, now’s a jolly good time to do so. Costs are low, interest is high and support is all around. Read on to find out why and where you can find that support in this very British blog post.
Read More Friday, September 13th, 2013

WEST SELLS TO EAST

Figures from global online marketplace PeoplePerHour suggests the umber of freelancers selling their services to the East has more than doubled in the past year.
Read More Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Flexible working

It's about working wherever you need to be and it comes naturally to Generation Y.
Read More Monday, September 2nd, 2013

From sharing cards to prepaid expenses: How to cut your business costs and boost your profits – without hitting staff

Running your own company can be an expensive business, but there are easy ways to cut down on costs so that you’re not spending where you don’t have to.
Read More Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The Brains Behind a Brand; an interview with Xenios Thrasyvoulou co-founder of PeoplePerHour

To answer these questions and more I go straight to the source, the oracle and the brains behind one of the most successful players on the market, PeoplePerHour.
Read More Friday, August 16th, 2013

Contractor and freelancer marketplace emerges from recession with double-digit growth

The value of assignments posted on PeoplePerHour.com has risen steadily through the recession.
Read More Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Lots of new jobs that might be of Pinterest

Online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour has seen a 900% rise year-on-year in roles for consultants specialising in photo-sharing site Pinterest, reports today’s Metro.
Read More Friday, August 9th, 2013

21st century jobs: How much does it pay to be a Twitter consultant?

The rise of social media and the internet has brought about a wave of new jobs that didn’t even exist five years ago - and the pay's not bad either.
Read More Thursday, August 8th, 2013

EA Worldwide Acquisitions Foster Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Increasing numbers of University leavers are stepping into the word of self-employment and entrepreneurship
Read More Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

How small businesses can benefit from outsourcing

For a homeowner to try and do all these jobs would be time consuming at best and downright dangerous regarding the electrics.
Read More Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Making the most of human capital

Xenios Thrasyvoulou of PeoplePerHour assesses how companies could soon be saving money and time by filling their baskets at the freelance market
Read More Monday, July 29th, 2013

Analytics Q&A: Kleanthis Georgaris at People Per Hour

PeoplePerHour now has more than 450, 000 registered users.
Read More Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Pandas, rabbits and monkeys: the world of personal outsourcing

Recent examples of services offered on PPH include palm readings, a name-your-child service and a personalised hypnotherapy session.
Read More Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Why small businesses thrive when hiring talent online

Although we’re reminded daily that the economy is in crisis, many new businesses are launching all the time.
Read More Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

New age freelancing is genuinely cool

These days you can be working for a New York app company from your room in Fulham - you literally don't even have to get off your backside to boost your wages.
Read More Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

More graduates setting up their own business

More and more graduates are taking some entrepreneurial initiative and are working for themselves rather than getting a job.
Read More Sunday, July 7th, 2013

University Graduates Stream Into Freelancing Market

The past year has seen a more than twofold increase in the number of university graduates opting for self-employment instead of a regular job.
Read More Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Graduates increasingly setting up on their own rather than joining labour market

The survey by PeoplePerHour looked at the number of entrepreneurial graduates who signed up on the website within a year of leaving university.
Read More Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Working multiple jobs may help to pay the bills but this way of life comes with some hefty consequences.

In most parliamentary democracies, elected officials are paid fixed salaries whether they work hard or not.
Read More Saturday, June 29th, 2013

How to best motivate your remote workforce

According to a recent survey, more than three quarters of SMEs use freelancers at least once a year.
Read More Friday, June 28th, 2013

Is it possible to run a business from your mobile phone?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou suggests some apps to facilitate running a company from your smartphone.
Read More Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

‘I own my business but I’ve never met any staff’. Freelance entrepreneur who turned £30 into £150k in a year

He launched digital media agency Nizami Media and used the cash to pay for one month's web hosting, setting himself the challenge of getting 30 customers in 30 days.
Read More Monday, June 17th, 2013

‘I own my business but I’ve never met any staff’. Freelance entrepreneur who turned £30 into £150k in a year

Three years ago, an unemployed Michael O’Sullivan, now 30, decided to set up a business with just £30 in his pocket - and that was borrowed from his girlfriend.
Read More Monday, June 17th, 2013

The great entrepreneurs divide: 90% of self-employed hotspots are in the North – and it’s more creative than the South

Northerners are leading the way in an entrepreneurial boom and are more likely to set up creative endeavours than their southern counterparts, a new study has shown.
Read More Friday, June 7th, 2013

The great entrepreneurs divide: 90% of self-employed hotspots are in the North – and it’s more creative than the South

Northerners are leading the way in an entrepreneurial boom and are more likely to set up creative endeavours than their southern counterparts, a new study has shown.
Read More Friday, June 7th, 2013

Ten ways to boost your spending power

Everybody has a special skill, so sell it, says Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder of online skills marketplace PeoplePerHour.com. “It can be anything from fixing a bike to teaching make-up skills or helping children do their homework.”
Read More Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Working multiple jobs may help to pay the bills but this way of life comes with some hefty consequences.

In the UK, 20 MPs spend more than 1,000 hours on other employment, according to the Guardian.
Read More Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Want to start your own business? The people who have say it costs less than a weeks salary

The average cost of starting a business in the UK is £312, significantly less than the average UK weekly wage of £442, according to a new survey of micro-business owners.
Read More Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Andy Yates shares 40 golden rules to becoming a business super-scrimping success.

In these troubled times, businesses and entrepreneurs can’t always rely on anybody else’s financial support.
Read More Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

How to manage a workforce you’ve never met

With businesses outsourcing an increasing number of their services to freelancers, the result can often mean working alongside several, or in some cases, an entire group of colleagues you’ve never met.
Read More Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Businesses cost less to start than the average weekly wage

The average cost of starting a business in the UK is £312, research finds.
Read More Friday, May 24th, 2013

How to be a big hitter on Twitter: Learn to use social media wisely and you could boost your business

Andy Yates is an experienced entrepreneur, adviser and mentor, he explains how some sage use of social media can be the best form of modern day advertising.
Read More Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Is It Easier Than Ever to Start a Business?

Last week, on the back of his Growing Business report, UK's Lord Young was lambasted for his assertion that 'it's never been easier to set up a business'.
Read More Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Whispers of concern over UK’s employment picture

The founder of PeoplePerHour.com has today expressed concern over the UK employment picture.
Read More Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Live Q&A: Deciding when to take on employees

Ahhh the world of crowdsourcing;
Read More Friday, May 10th, 2013

Average cost of starting a UK business just £312

According to the study from freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour, this is more than £100 less than the average weekly wage.
Read More Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Small business owners need mobile apps to run their businesses

Small to medium sized business (SME) owners are becoming increasingly reliant on mobile apps to run their businesses, as more than half (51%) admit they spend at least two hours a day working from their mobile devices, according to a new survey by online freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour.
Read More Thursday, April 25th, 2013

We’re short of cash and looking for more paid work to do in our spare time – what do we need to know to go ‘moonlighting’?

I worry about how we will cope if the car breaks down or the washing machine goes. We are so stretched. We have our evenings together but only end up arguing about money as we cant afford to go anywhere. Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2311133/What-need-know-moonlighting.html#ixzz2RZtILqL3 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Read More Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The New Wave of British Exports

In the past year we've seen the amount of time UK freelancers are selling their services to companies abroad (and in particular to far Eastern countries) more than double on PeoplePerHour.
Read More Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Actionable SEO for Small Business

Links and social shares of your content are crucial, but it’s also vital that Google knows what your website is about.
Read More Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Run a business from your mobile phone

How many business meetings have you been to lately where someone hasn’t pulled out their smartphone or iPad to take notes or to look up information?
Read More Friday, April 19th, 2013

Businesses turn to banks of friends and family

One in five small business owners in Yorkshire turned to the bank of ‘friends and family’ for start-up capital, and more than three quarters (76%) launched their new business ventures with working capital of £2,000 or less, according to a survey of small business owners conducted by online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour.
Read More Friday, April 19th, 2013

How to brand a small business on a budget

Large companies have long recognised the value of creating a brand, but now small businesses everywhere are realising the impact that having a well-honed image can have.
Read More Friday, April 19th, 2013

Unemployment rises to 2.56 million

UK unemployment rose by 70,000 to 2.56 m between December and February, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Read More Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Unemployment hits 2.56 million, with a rise of 70,000

There are 2.56 million unemployed people in the UK, with a rise of 70,000 recorded between December and February, the latest job figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.
Read More Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Moonlighting rises by 132 per cent

MORE people than ever are taking on extra work in Southampton, a survey has revealed.
Read More Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Is There Money To Be Made From Writing?

When you are at school and you visit the careers advisor, the likelihood of a career in writing being recommended as a possibility for a lucrative and successful career is extremely unlikely.
Read More Monday, April 15th, 2013

Number of Brits ‘moonlighting’ at work doubles

The number of British workers 'moonlighting' at work in order to supplement their income has more than doubled in the last 12 months, according to a new survey.
Read More Thursday, April 11th, 2013

5 Unusual way to make money online

If, like the majority of the population, you spend an average of nine hours a day looking at a screen, you probably spend most of your waking hours online.
Read More Thursday, April 4th, 2013

How to get the best out of freelancers

As tempting as it might be, particularly for a fledgling business, choosing a freelancer based solely on price is a risky option. Finding a balance between quality and ...
Read More Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Budget 2013: Mixed messages for SMEs

This is the opinion of Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder of online freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour and a small business owner.
Read More Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Unemployment up between November and January!

Unemployment rose between November and January, official figures show.
Read More Thursday, March 21st, 2013

How to take charge and beat the Budget

The nation’s finances are in a dire state and the likelihood of any giveaways or tax cuts is low. So if you want to make your money go further, you have to take charge yourself.
Read More Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

RISE IN NUMBER OF BABY BOOMERS STARTING THEIR OWN BUSINESSES

The number of people in their 50s and 60s either starting a small business or freelancing for the first time almost doubled in the past 12 months...
Read More Monday, March 18th, 2013

Yorkshire sees fastest growth in self-employed population

With an ever-increasing number of people going self-employed, from freelancing to starting their own small businesses, the self-employed workforce is now a vital contributor to the UK economy.
Read More Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Demand for bank finance from small businesses down as bank lending decreases

It's surprising to find out that as many as one in five microbusinesses funded their start-up through a bank loan.
Read More Monday, March 11th, 2013

How small businesses should approach outsourcing and finding the right freelancer

Outsourcing has become increasingly important for small businesses over the last five years. A recent survey reveals...
Read More Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Self-employed make up a THIRD of those working beyond pension age – but just an eighth of the workforce

They may be short of a decent pension, struggling to sell their company, or just reluctant to give up the working life for the golf course....
Read More Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Self-employed make up a THIRD of those working beyond pension age – but just an eighth of the workforce

They may be short of a decent pension, struggling to sell their company, or just reluctant to give up the working life for the golf course, but the self-employed now account for a third of working pensioners.
Read More Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Majority of small businesses bootstrapped initially – with just 3 per cent achieving a bank loan

Almost three quarters of small company owners launched their new business venture with working capital of £2,000 or less, research finds.
Read More Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Turning to the bank of friends & family to fund your start-up

One in five small business owners turned to the bank of ‘friends and family’ for start-up capital, and almost three quarters launched their new business ventures with working capital of £2,000 or less.
Read More Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Live Q&A: How to outsource work effectively

Outsourcing is something of a buzzword in the SME community. On the network, we caused quite a stir when we asked whether or not small businesses should outsource their social media.
Read More Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Where do small businesses get their finance from?

One in five small business owners turned to the bank of ‘friends and family’ for start-up capital, and almost three quarters (73%) launched their new business ventures...
Read More Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Almost three quarters of entrepreneurs start their businesses with £2,000 or less

Some 73% of SME's were launched with a working capital of £2,000 or less, reckons a new survey.
Read More Thursday, February 21st, 2013

How to be your own boss

A growing number of people are becoming self-employed. We tell you all you need to know.
Read More Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Self-employed worker numbers soar in UK

Rise in self-employment coincides with decline in number of employees between 2008 and 2012, according to ONS figures
Read More Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Boom in over-50s opting to be their own boss

Financial turbulence has sparked a "self-employment revolution", it was claimed today, with 4.2 million Britons choosing to go it alone, led by the baby boomer generation.
Read More Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Self-employed workers up 367,000 in four years, ONS figures reveal

The number of workers who are self-employed rose 367,000 between 2008 and 2012...
Read More Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Recession sparks leap in self-employed

The number of self-employed workers has risen by 367,000 since 2008, the start of the economic downturn...
Read More Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Boom in over-50s opting to be self-employed

The financial turbulence has sparked an explosion of self-employment.
Read More Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Essential tips for starting your own business

Ever had an idea for your own business but been too busy with a nine to five job? Always wanted to be your own boss but found it hard to get the wheels in motion?
Read More Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Your Money: Earning extra cash through a second job

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Read More Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Sites and Insight to Kill it as a Freelancer

Though we tend to be a girls club here at ProfessionGal, I’ve tapped the guys behind the revolutionary sites for freelancers PeoplePerHour...
Read More Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

UK – NEW SOFTWARE ALLOWS MONITORING OF REMOTE WORKERS

More and more small businesses in the UK are adopting a virtual workforce by offering opportunities for remote working.
Read More Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The implications of taking a second job

For most people, the end of a long day at work means a chance to put their feet up. But for others, the evening is an opportunity to make some much-needed extra cash.
Read More Friday, February 1st, 2013

Baby-boomers launching start ups doubled

The number of baby-boomers launching startups and micro-businesses almost doubled in the last year, according to research from PeoplePerHour.
Read More Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Slay that holiday debt

Got bills? Plenty of us do, if the National Retail Federation is to be believed. According to the NRF, we spent $579.8 billion during the 2012 holiday shopping season.
Read More Friday, January 25th, 2013

Massive rise in Baby Boomers starting new businesses

More than two thirds of business owners said they were unlikely or would never want to work for someone else again, with two thirds of micro and small businesses owners are happy or very happy being their own boss.
Read More Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The changing landscape for older business owners

The number of people in their late 50s and 60s either starting a small business or freelancing for the first time almost doubled in the past 12 months...
Read More Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

88% rise in number of baby boomers starting a small business in the past 12 months

The number of people in their late 50s and 60s either starting a small business or freelancing for the first time almost doubled in the past 12 months..
Read More Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

TUC: Self-Employed Figures Are Skewing Our Understanding Of Unemployment Figures

The government's employment figures, due to be published on Wednesday, have been skewed by a surge in self employment, according to Trade Unions Congress (TUC) analysis.
Read More Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Surge in older people starting in business

The number of people in their late 50s and 60s either starting a small business or freelancing for the first time almost doubled in the past 12 months, finds a study.
Read More Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Marketing advice clinic for small businesses: Q&A roundup

On Wednesday, our panel of experts answered your questions about marketing for small businesses. Here are the best bits
Read More Friday, January 18th, 2013

New software gives bosses power to supervise remote workers

With increasing numbers of UK small businesses adopting a ‘virtual’ workforce, MyTeamMonitor launches to enable bosses to manage and supervise remote employees.
Read More Thursday, January 17th, 2013

How to succeed in business in 2013

With small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) responsible for driving the economic recovery, it’s not surprising that entrepreneurs are feeling the pressure.
Read More Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Xenios Thrasyvoulou: Go freelance

Are you scared of the recession job market? Now could still be the time to freelance as PeoplePerHour CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou explains
Read More Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Start-up Loans expansion: Entrepreneurs and business voices respond

Commentators share views on whether a £30m boost to the £82m pot and a rise in the age limit make the difference the scheme needs?
Read More Friday, January 4th, 2013

Is management a dying role?

With the increase in uptake of virtual, flexible and quick turnaround workers, is management still necessary? Xenios Thrasyvoulou contemplates the answer.
Read More Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Number of self-employed doubles to beat job shortage

The number of Londoners becoming self-employed has doubled over the last year, figures revealed today.
Read More Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Yorkshire Named As Britain’s Freelancer Hotspot

Yorkshire has been revealed as the home of Britain's freelancer activity, with four Yorkshire towns and cities, Bradford, Sheffield, Halifax and Huddersfield, appearing in the list of top UK freelancer hot spots.
Read More Sunday, December 16th, 2012

A stagnant jobs market, redundancy, and a hunger to take control of their future are prompting more people to work for themselves.

A near-record 4.2million are now self-employed, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics – about 14 out of 100 of all those in work. Self-employment accounts for much of the growth in the jobs market.
Read More Saturday, December 15th, 2012

North of Scotland a hot spot for a new way of home work

THE number of people running micro businesses from home is soaring – with Dundee and Aberdeen hot spots for home working a new survey suggests.
Read More Saturday, December 15th, 2012

The ultimate entrepreneurs’ Christmas wishlist

The nation's entrepreneurs have spoken. If money - and the laws of physics and nature - were no object, here's what they would like to find under the tree this Christmas.
Read More Friday, December 14th, 2012

I have just started university and am finding it hard to budget – how do I avoid going to the Bank of Mum and Dad?

I started university last month and am finding it difficult to adjust to working within such a limited financial budget – please don’t tell mum! Do your experts have any tips on how to save money (apart from the obvious ‘don’t go to the student bar’) and even make a little money while studying?
Read More Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Freelance Britain – The North South Divide

A survey by PeoplePerHour suggests there is a significant difference between the growth in freelancing across the country - but what are the drivers behind this?
Read More Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Bradford is one of the UK hotspots for freelances

Bradford is one of the UK hotspots for freelance working after a huge rise in the number of people hiring out their skills over the past year, according to new research.
Read More Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

New working model pays off

X FACTOR judge Tulisa's dazzling blue £1,200 designer dress, caused a surge of orders at a small dress hire firm, but thanks to on-call experts they were able to cash in on the demand.
Read More Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Autumn Statement 2012: SMEs unsure about Business Bank

Businesses have expressed concern that funds made available by the newly-proposed Business Bank may not be achievable for many smaller companies.
Read More Thursday, December 6th, 2012

SMEs raise questions on business bank

Firms have raised questions on the viability of a government-funded business bank following George Osborne's comments on the matter yesterday (December 5th) as part of his Autumn Statement.
Read More Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Autumn Statement: SMEs Hail Fuel Duty Rise Cancellation But Want More Info On The Business Bank

Small and medium sized enterprises did relatively well out of George Osborne's Autumn Statement, with investment incentives, corporation tax cuts and a consultation on allowing investment in SME equity markets to be held directly in ISAs all promised.
Read More Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Underemployed workers increase by one million since economic downturn, says ONS

The number of underemployed workers, people who are in employment but want to work more hours, has risen by one million since the start of the economic downturn in 2008, to stand at 3.05 million, shows a report published today from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Read More Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Number of underemployed workers jumps: reaction

One in ten British workers are now underemployed, official data show. Here's how analysts reacted to the data.
Read More Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Three million are now ‘underemployed’ and need more hours than their job can provide

We are increasingly a nation of 'underemployed' workers, official figures out today showed, with three million now making do with part-time work or fewer hours than they need to get by.
Read More Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Three million are now ‘underemployed’ and need more hours than their job can provide

We are increasingly a nation of 'underemployed' workers, official figures out today showed, with three million now making do with part-time work or fewer hours than they need to get by.
Read More Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Over-50s stage work revolution from home

From her house in Widnes, beside the river Mersey, Mereli McInerney is working for companies in Dubai, Lithuania and London.
Read More Monday, November 26th, 2012

PeoplePerHour Founder & CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou featured on Real Business

"I don’t think the words 'career' and 'entrepreneur' really fit together," says the founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour. His vision is to drive change and challenge the status quo - as entrepreneurs were meant to do.
Read More Monday, November 26th, 2012

Pay gap falls to less than 10pc in new record

THE GENDER pay gap has narrowed to less than 10 per cent for the first time in 15 years since records began, official data out yesterday revealed, just as the gap between public and private sector pay widened.
Read More Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Gender pay gap falls for full-time workers

ONS says full-time pay gap is less than 10% for first time since records began, but overall gap remains almost double that as salaries in general fail to keep pace with inflation.
Read More Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Gender pay gap falls to 9.6%, says ONS

The pay gap between men and women has shrunk from 10.5% of men's full-time hourly earnings to 9.6%.
Read More Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Gender ‘pay gap’ narrows, figures show

The ‘gender pay gap’ between full-time workers is closing as women’s wages rise at a faster rate than men’s, official figures show.
Read More Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Women catching up with men on pay – but we all saw wages rise below inflation last year

Workers saw their wages grow at just half the rate of inflation in the last financial year, although the gap between the pay of men and women continued to narrow, official data has confirmed.
Read More Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Financial advisers earnings close in on accountants

Despite the average wage increasing by 62% more than inflation since 1986, financial advisers are earning just £18.44 an hour. The Office for National Statistics shows that the average wage for full-time earners was £3.87 per hour in 1985. The average wage had risen to £12.62 per hour in 2011, an increase of 262%.
Read More Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Advisers earn 45 times less per hour than footballers

Premiership football players earn 45 times more an hour than financial advisers, figures from PeoplePerHour have shown.
Read More Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Guess how much J.K. Rowling earns per hour?!

Struggling on £5 an hour while your friend rakes in £30? We look at the price per hour us Brits are being paid. From bus drivers to premiership footballers, new website PeoplePerHour found the amount we get for 60 minutes work can be dramatically different.
Read More Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

10 Places to Find Blogging Gigs

Finding clients is the biggest challenge faced by freelancers today, and freelance bloggers are no exception. Figuring out how to find your next paying customer is vital to your success.
Read More Monday, November 12th, 2012

PeoplePerHour Founder & CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou featured on Business Matters

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, 33, is the founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour, a leading global marketplace connecting startups and small businesses with a community of talented freelancers working online. Founded in 2007 there are now over 330,000 registered users and growing daily.
Read More Friday, November 9th, 2012

MIND THE WAGE GAP: ‘AVERAGE’ FOOTBALLERS ON £822 AN HOUR, NURSES ON £15

THE hourly pay of a £1million a year Premier League footballer works out at an astonishing £822. By contrast a nurse is on just £14.98 and hour. And even the Prime Minister only pockets £80.24.
Read More Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The great pay divide

An average Premier League footballer earns £822 an hour - more than 50 times what a nurse is paid, figures show. A nurse earns just £14.98 an hour, while the Prime Minister is paid just a fraction of a top-level footballer's salary, at £80.24.
Read More Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Who earns the most money per working hour?

The average Premiership footballer earns an hourly rate of almost 20 times a typical GP and ten times the Prime Minister, according to a unique new take on British salaries.
Read More Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Premiership footballers earn an average of £822 an hour

The average Premiership footballer earns an hourly rate of almost 20 times a typical GP and ten times the Prime Minister, research from freelance website PeoplePerHour reveals.
Read More Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Different ways to look at the job figures

The unemployment rate in the UK dropped by 0.1 percentage points to 8.1 per cent in the three months to July, the Office for National Statistics reports. But on closer examination, there is a more complex picture beyond the headline good news.
Read More Thursday, November 1st, 2012

How to save it: Printing money, making spare time pay & a diamond opportunity

Lucy Tobin has unearthed a plethora of good economical tips including what to do with spent cartridges and where to go for a cheap skiing trip.
Read More Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Five tasks that you should outsource to grow your business

Growing a successful small business requires a range of skills that very few people have in their entirety. Bringing specialist people into a company is vitally important to its success,
Read More Friday, October 19th, 2012

PeoplePerHour gets Index Ventures top-up and hires former Skype and Gumtree heads.

A business aimed at providing a marketplace for freelance services has closed a £2 million funding round led by Index Ventures.
Read More Friday, October 19th, 2012

PeoplePerHour launches new iPhone app and closes $3.2m funding round for international expansion

PeoplePerHour, an online marketplace for businesses and freelancers, has announced the closure of a funding round worth $3.2 million today.
Read More Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App

Yesterday we saw the funding announcement of HandyBook, and it appears this whole area of booking labour fast is really starting to take off. PeoplePerHour, a sort of ‘European E-Lance’ emerged in 2008, scored a seed round then secured VC round from Index ventures
Read More Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Recruitment – three alternatives to dreaded agencies

Most people have gone through the (often harrowing) experience of dealing with a recruitment agency at some point in their careers. Often you must contact them to apply for a job at an entirely different company.
Read More Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Turn your hobby into a second income

From eating free meals in restaurants to buying alcohol, we reveal six ways you could make extra money in your spare time.
Read More Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Declaration of Independents

The company: PeoplePerHour What it does: It matches freelancers with employers, focusing on serving small companies who need reliable help and are willing to pay more for it.
Read More Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

How to plug your pension shortfall: Ideas on boosting your retirement income.

Many people find stopping work altogether at retirement can be a bit of a shock to the system, so often pensioners will continue to work part-time if they are able.
Read More Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

How to use the internet to find freelance work

During the day most of us spend a lot of time on the internet for both work and leisure. But when you've stopped browsing your favourite news sites or the celebrity gossip pages, it's actually a great resource for increasing your bank balance.
Read More Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

How to use the internet to find freelance work

The job market is extremely competitive at the moment so how can you utilise the internet to make some money and further your career?
Read More Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Five ways to make £100 in your spare time

Fancy earning up to £500 writing 33 profiles of dog breeds for a website?
Read More Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

PeoplePerHour named London’s 3rd Hottest Startup

'Earning a second income or running your own business is becoming more accessible' says Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and CEO of PeoplePerHour and online marketplace that links small firms with freelancers.
Read More Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The £-Per-Hour Power List

Twenty two years later it has been revealed that top models including Kate Moss earn £3,326.45 an hour – meaning they could be home by lunchtime and still earn that $10,000 (£6,372).
Read More Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Need Workers? Europe’s Largest Online Freelance Marketplace Launches in U.S.

For small businesses, outsourcing has always been a great way to get small jobs completed without having to commit to a full-time, long-term employee.
Read More Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Jobs for life? Jobs by the hour is the future.

Jobs for life may be a thing of the past... but if a new internet company takes off, jobs for an hour could be the future. PeoplePerHour, Europe's biggest online freelance marketplace, has introduced Hourlies - an online marketplace for people to advertise their skills and services to potential employers, starting with as little as one hour.
Read More Friday, July 20th, 2012

PeoplePerHour, Europe’s most popular online freelance-work marketplace, just opened its first American office in New York

PeoplePerHour, Europe’s most popular online freelance-work marketplace, just opened its first American office in New York. This week the company debuts Hourlies, listings where users can market services they will sell by the hour.
Read More Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Moonlighters Rejoice: PeoplePerHour Wants to Help You Quit Your Day Job

Dolly Parton wouldn’t make it in today’s economy. The country artist’s song “9 to 5” was an attempt to capture the average worker’s mindset, making it seem as though an eight hour shift was something to be dreaded.
Read More Thursday, July 19th, 2012

PeoplePerHour publicly launches Hourlies, for freelancers offering services by the hour

Hourlies are online listings where anyone can sell their services or skills by the hour, starting with as little as one hour. Users can set up a simple post, add images and video if required and then clients looking for skills can browse for people who fit their requirements.
Read More Thursday, July 19th, 2012

PeoplePerHour: Find the talent you need anywhere in the world

There was a time where all work for a company used to be...
Read More Monday, June 11th, 2012

Pattern Cutter UK has expansion all sewn up

A CLOTHING manufacturer that counts designers Jaggy Nettle and Terry Fox among...
Read More Sunday, June 10th, 2012

How to Bootstrap Your Startup Using Freelancers

Funding is costly: A lot of startups seek funding from early stage investors too early.
Read More Saturday, April 28th, 2012

The Rise of The Second Job

Low wages, inflation and pay freezes mean that for more and more...
Read More Friday, April 20th, 2012

PeoplePerHour: find hourly talent for small businesses

PeoplePerHour benefits small business...
Read More Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Need some extra money? Become a mumpreneur

As childcare costs increase, an increasing...
Read More Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Crowdsourcing gaining momentum in Africa

This article is a guest post by Munya Chiura. He is with Grow VC...
Read More Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Is This Island Paradise for Entrepreneurs?

For a Mediterranean island about the size of...
Read More Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Government urged to do more to help people become self employed

A successful husband and wife team, who started a successful online...
Read More Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Small firms increasingly turning to freelancers

The trend towards small businesses recruiting remote freelancers...
Read More Monday, March 12th, 2012

SME freelance worker use ‘on the rise’

An increasing number of small businesses are using freelance workers...
Read More Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Socially Irresponsible

Love it or loathe it, social media is now a firm...
Read More Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Over 75% of UK SMBs plan future social media investment

The majority of UK SMBs are planning to use social media to drive business...
Read More Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

SMEs increasingly using social networks for business

A new survey has found that 91 percent of SMEs are using social networks...
Read More Monday, February 20th, 2012

14 shops a day closed last year, says survey

You know a situation’s bad when the Government has to recruit a minor celebrity as...
Read More Friday, February 17th, 2012

Facebook Inc usage amongst small businesses rises 50 per cent

91 per cent of SMEs use social networks for business purposes...
Read More Friday, February 17th, 2012

One in three London SMEs trade solely online

A third of London’s small businesses now sell their products exclusively online...
Read More Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Nearly quarter of firms now dedicated e-businesses

The UK's small and medium-sized businesses are turning...
Read More Thursday, February 16th, 2012

More companies than ever selling online

A major survey of the UK’s 4.5million small to mid-sized enterprises...
Read More Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Businesses join internet age

The number of small businesses using the internet to sell...
Read More Thursday, February 16th, 2012

`Red Tape’ Deters EU Employers, Thrasyvoulou Says

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and chief executive officer of...
Read More Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Start-up on a shoestring

Entrepreneur Andy Yates, and director of...
Read More Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

British small businesses using more independent workers

At Net:Work last December Gene Zaino, the president and CEO...
Read More Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Small businesses favour Facebook

Facebook use for marketing purposes up by 50...
Read More Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Pensioners going back to work ‘because they need money’

Record numbers of pensioners are being forced...
Read More Friday, February 10th, 2012

Contracting news in brief

Government's acceptance of Vickers...
Read More Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Surge in demand for data experts

December has seen a major surge in...
Read More Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Nearly half of UK small firms to create jobs in 2011

A survey of more than 1,300 small companies by freelancers' marketplace PeoplePerHour.com found that 45pc plan to increase employment in 2011.
Read More Friday, December 30th, 2011

Britons take second jobs to heat homes

British workers are being forced to take second jobs...
Read More Thursday, December 15th, 2011

How anyone can get 5,000 followers on Twitter: Ideas for building up your firm’s social media standing

This is Money has teamed up with Huddlebuy.co.uk...
Read More Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Index Ventures forth, bridging Silicon Valley with Silicon Roundabout

Index Ventures is commonly regarded as once of the three...
Read More Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

More and more dads give up the 9 to 5 and work from home

IT’S not just busy mums desperate to find work they...
Read More Thursday, November 24th, 2011

How to become a million-dollar freelancer

More and more folks are going freelance. It’s a trend that...
Read More Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Work:Life UK: Making plans for an ageing workforce

According to a recent ICM survey only 30% of people have made...
Read More Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Mumpreneurs on the rise

As mumpreneurs get recognition in the latest...
Read More Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Could double-dipping be good?

According to a piece on the Huffington Post website, a double-dip recession...
Read More Friday, October 21st, 2011

Increase in fathers working from home

Technology is driving an increase in parents working from home...
Read More Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

We should be ashamed of youth unemployment in the UK

Mostly we tend to think of entrepreneurs as a good thing...
Read More Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Businesses Hire Freelancers Amid Double Dip Fears

With fears of a double-dip recession mounting, companies are...
Read More Monday, September 26th, 2011

Falling incomes and rising prices force retirees back into the workplace

Thousands of UK retirees are being forced to return back into the world of...
Read More Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Ten Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

If you're at or near retirement, you may find that a part-time or occasional job...
Read More Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Rapid rise in US IT companies hiring UK staff

275 per cent increase in the number of US firms hiring UK IT consultants over the last 12 months.
Read More Thursday, September 15th, 2011

US companies hire more UK IT consultants

US firms are hiring UK IT consultants in the digital sector with online business marketplace PeoplePerHour.com reporting a 275% increase in the number of US firms hiring UK IT consultants over the last year.
Read More Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Pensioners forced back to work due to soaring cost of living and income squeeze

Newly-retired pensioners are being forced back to work with pension payout rates crashing and the cost of living soaring.
Read More Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Pensioners forced back to work due to soaring cost of living and income squeeze

Newly-retired pensioners are being forced back to work with pension payout rates crashing and the cost of living soaring.
Read More Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Number of pensioners forced back to work ‘doubles’

Pensioners are being forced back to work by rising living costs and low interest rates.
Read More Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Employers are recruiting retired workers and finding that their work is exceptional

The double whammy of the rising cost of living combined with the stock market crash has had a massive impact on pensions and annuities. Average energy bills are £177 higher than they were three years ago and you don't need statistics in a newspaper to review.
Read More Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Is It Really Worth Commuting? Powwownow Does the Maths

Leading conference call provider, Powwownow advocates going green in the wake of soaring transport costs
Read More Friday, August 26th, 2011

Number of student start-ups soars

More students are turning their backs on the bleak UK job market and setting up as entrepreneurs.
Read More Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Entrepreneurs face tough decisions which could help save them money

Whether to remain a sole trader or opt for limited company status is a question increasingly being asked by entrepreneurs.
Read More Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Entrepreneurs face tough decisions which could help save them money

Whether to remain a sole trader or opt for limited company status is a question increasingly being asked by entrepreneurs.
Read More Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Should U.S. web workers look East for work?

In the U.S., debt ceiling talks are providing a white knuckle ride to those following the run up to the August 2nddeadline, while over in Europe the crisis swirling around the euro continues to mutate and grow. All this economic uncertainty is clearly making trouble for politicians, but is it an opportunity for the savvy American web worker with tech skills?
Read More Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

West Midlands leads on jobs for young as recruitment dries up across UK

Survey shows employers in most regions aren't hiring school leavers or graduates, with almost 1m under-25s out of work
Read More Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Digital consultants’ fees are rising faster than national average

Earnings for digital sector consultants are rising faster in the north west than the national average, says a report.
Read More Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Xenios Thrasyvoulou interviewed on BBC Breakfast

Following the release of the national unemployment figures...
Read More Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Foreign firms showing increased demand for UK IT workers

UK-based IT workers are experiencing increased demand for their services from overseas businesses.
Read More Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Space solves: A scratched steel hob, warped worktops, and stuck windows

Due to a lack of time and, well, laziness, I have let my flat get into a slovenly state. I need to get a cleaner, but before I do that I'd like a one-off, top-to-toe spring clean done by a trustworthy (nonjudgmental!) company.
Read More Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Offshore opportunities increase for UK IT professionals

An increasing number of UK IT professionals are taking on projects overseas as developing nations start to demand western IT experience.
Read More Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Could IBM’s prediction of reverse IT offshoring be coming true?

Can it be true that overseas companies, including those in India, are demanding UK IT workers in increasing numbers?
Read More Thursday, April 7th, 2011

PeoplePerHour founders announce launch of office in Athens

PeoplePerHour founders announce launch of office in Athens
Read More Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Startup Execs Schooled from Oxbridge

Student entrepreneurship is on the rise, not least among graduates of Oxford and Cambridge - Britain's oldest universities - and the growing band of Oxbridge startups is increasingly catching the eye of VC and angel investors.
Read More Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

How to cope with losing your job

Unemployed people hoping for a lifeline in last weeks budget were left disappointed after the Chancellor did little to help them.
Read More Sunday, March 27th, 2011

I became an internet boss after my salary was halved

THOUSANDS of people are turning redundancy into a positive life change by becoming their own boss, advertising their skills on the internet and finding work.
Read More Monday, March 21st, 2011

As youth unemployment hits a record high, these young Brits show how to get off the dole

YOUTH unemployment has hit a record high, but our determined young Brits refuse to give up hope. New figures yesterday revealed the number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work has increased to 974,000, the highest figure since records began in 1992.
Read More Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Five ways to earn a little extra in your spare moments

Remember that time is money. This advice from Benjamin Franklin still rings true today particularly as more of us have more free time than we would like.
Read More Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Love my tender

A shake-up of public procurement aims to drive a quarter of all contracts to small firms. How do you make your bid stand out from the competitors?
Read More Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Students can’t wait to start companies

A need for cash and business experience has led to a surge in undergraduate enterprises, says Rachel Bridge
Read More Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Clouded vision on computing

Cloud computing remains a mystery to many business owners, according to a poll of 1,300 small and medium-sized enterprises by PeoplePerHour.com.
Read More Monday, February 21st, 2011

VAT threat to small businesses

Increasing the threshold at which smaller enterprises start to pay VAT to £90,000 in revenue from the current rate of £70,000 could create an additional 35,000 jobs, according to a research commissioned by the Federation of Small Business (FSB).
Read More Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Councils defy cuts

At least a third of councils have increased the number of staff in the past two years in defiance of Government cuts, a survey revealed last night.
Read More Friday, November 19th, 2010

Enterprise Finance Guarantee needs to be more visible

A new report has revealed most small and medium-sized enterprises have never heard of the government's Enterprise Finance Guarantee.
Read More Friday, November 19th, 2010

Councils boosted staff in downturn

More than a third of councils increased their workforce during the downturn of the past two years and in advance of the deep public spending cuts, according to data revealed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Read More Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Third of local councils hired more staff despite recession

More than a third of local councils continued to hire more staff despite the recession and massive public spending cuts, it has been revealed.
Read More Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Does the web trade want you?

Seeking full employment or going freelance within web design can be a daunting prospect, but is the economic climate still enabling employers to offer the big breaks we all crave?
Read More Monday, November 1st, 2010

EFG scheme lacks awareness

Just 16 per cent of small business owners are aware of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG), the flagship support scheme, according to a poll by online recruitment company PeoplePerHour.com.
Read More Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Its who you know that counts

With competition for jobs set to intensify further over the next four years, just getting an interview can be an achievement. Experts say that having the right reputation and referrals is the way to stand out, reports Niki Chesworth
Read More Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Betfair can inspire start-ups, say early backers

The venture investors who backed Betfair in its early days are hoping that British entrepreneurs will be inspired by its successful listing last week.
Read More Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Companies utilise social media

The worth of social media as a business tool is growing, a new report claims, with job offers for "Twitter consultants" on PeoplePerHour.com rising by more than 300 per cent this year.
Read More Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Business Diary: Bloomsbury turns off the volume

Twitter cynics take note: the social networking site has prompted something of a growth industry.
Read More Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Online hiring halls rely on global labor pool

After Erik Budde mortgaged his San Carlos home 2 1/2 years ago and launched his latest startup, RVParking.com, he kept a laser-like focus on efficiency.
Read More Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Setting up isn’t hard to do

Most owner-managers believe it is easier to set up in business now than five years ago, in spite of the continued problems of access to finance, according to a poll by PeoplePerHour, an online marketplace for temporary staff.
Read More Friday, August 20th, 2010

A New White-Collar Juggle

As an advertising art director, Jeff Quigley isn't the type of worker who traditionally holds two jobs. But after getting hit by a one-day-a-week furlough and pay cut last year, Mr. Quigley has joined a fast-growing sector of the work force: White-collar
Read More Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Council spending on websites: find out how much they spent

What happens when a council spends £2.8m on its website? Well, Birmingham city council discovered the answer when local developers thought they could do a better job - and promptly did, for a fraction of the cost. You can see the result, BCCdiy, here.
Read More Monday, August 16th, 2010

To cut costs, councils should embrace open data and ‘community coders’

An investigation by the Telegraph has shown that millions are being spent on council website redesigns, despite the looming prospect of job cuts at those same councils.
Read More Monday, August 16th, 2010

Demand for freelancers surges

The freelance economy is booming in the UK, according to PeoplePerHour.com, which operates an online marketplace for jobs.
Read More Friday, August 6th, 2010

Social media boosts business

A survey by PeoplePerHour.com showed that entrepreneurs are becoming more internet-savvy. Read the full story
Read More Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Case study: The book-keeper

Former financial controller Chris Clarke set up his own book-keeping business after being made redundant
Read More Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

As use of online contractors grows, what happens to benefits?

Sites like Elance.com, Guru.com and oDesk.com allow employers to hire freelancers or contractors anywhere in the world, putting U.S. workers in competition with a global labor pool.
Read More Friday, June 25th, 2010

Can a leopard ever change its spots? Or a poodle its perm?

It appears that our new government is serious about changing what the public sector does and how it spends money.And change it must.
Read More Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Contractor and Freelancer marketplace emerges from recession with double-digit growth

Contractor and freelancer marketplace PeoplePerHour.com maintained its growth in the value of assignments posted by clients throughout the recession and in September 2009 saw the first of a series of sharp increases, which led to compounded monthly growth
Read More Monday, June 21st, 2010

Where the Jobs Are

As the U.S. economy sputters its way back to health, American freelancers increasingly are finding themselves working for companies overseas in what's becoming a type of reverse outsourcing. Executives at Sologig, Elance, oDesk, and People Per Hour say that they’re seeing more corporations and small businesses from the U.K., Australia, China, Pakistan, and India turn to the U.S. freelance market. oDesk has seen its share of international companies that hire U.S. workers jump from 1,429 in February 2009 to 4,285 in February 2010, while the earnings of U.S. Elance freelancers rose 45 percent this year, compared with freelancers in India whose earnings rose 35 percent.
Read More Friday, May 14th, 2010

Local councils spend £19m on outside help for websites

The bill to the taxpayer has increased by 18.6 per cent over the last year at a time when essential services face stringent cuts. The final cost is likely to be much higher as several councils failed to respond to a Freedom of Information request to request to reveal the figures.
Read More Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Spinning a costly web in government

Councils seem happy to pay way over market rate to get their Web sites looked after, if a one-off piece of research is right.
Read More Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The Public Purse

Research from People per Hour (PPH) has revealed that UK council websites are costing £40,917 per year compared to the average cost per business of just £3,297.
Read More Monday, April 26th, 2010

Change your approach to job hunting

Chris Clarke changed his approach to job hunting and found what he was looking for after being made redundant last year.
Read More Sunday, March 28th, 2010

UK outsourcing market continues to thrive

The IT outsourcing trend towards UK-based suppliers continues to grow, according to a new survey released today.Online business marketplace PeoplePerHour.com polled more than 50,000 business users, and claimed that 60 per cent of UK businesses are outsourcing more than they did two years ago.
Read More Friday, March 26th, 2010

Smarta 100

PeoplePerHour.com is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the 2010 Smarta 100 winners.
Read More Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Index Ventures invests in PeoplePerHour as business flows East to West

[UK] PeoplePerHour.com, the online marketplace for freelancers, has closed an interim funding round with Index Ventures who participated on equal terms with existing shareholders. The actual amount remains undisclosed, but our sources say the figure is in the region of half a million pounds.
Read More Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Work-life balance: Flex appeal

The recession has forced workers and employers alike to rethink traditional nine-to-five roles, but what is the alternative? Sandra Haurant thinks 'ultra-flexible' working could be the answer.
Read More Monday, February 15th, 2010

Online recruiting overtook other hiring channels in 2009

Online recruitment is the only recruitment channel to grow in 2009, overtaking print advertising recruitment agencies in terms of job placements.
Read More Friday, February 5th, 2010

Making the most out of virtual business skills

Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder & CEO of PeoplePerHour.com, argues that virtual business principles should be at the heart of any recovery plans.
Read More Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The rise of the virtual workforce

PeoplePerHour.com founder Xenios Thrasyvoulou outlines the benefits and challenges associated with managing staff at home
Read More Monday, February 1st, 2010

Lessons to learn in virtual lifestyling

"Britain is going virtual. Mr Darling just made it official" says Xenios Thrasyvoulou, Founder & CEO of PeoplePerHour.com
Read More Thursday, January 14th, 2010

60 second start-up: PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour founder Xenios Thrasyvoulou goes against the Smarta stopwatch.
Read More Monday, January 4th, 2010

Peopleperhour on BBC Radio Oxford

Louisa Hannan from BBC Radio Oxford interviews PeoplePerHour CEO.
Read More Thursday, December 17th, 2009

NI rise knock-on effect to small business

A third of small firms say they are considering laying off staff as a result of last week's Pre-Budget Report because the 1% rise in National Insurance contributions will make it more costly to employ people.
Read More Monday, December 14th, 2009

Q&A: Xenios Thrasyvoulou of PeoplePerHour.com

PeoplePerHour.com, which has been described as an 'eBay for business', is an online marketplace which allows freelancers to advertise for work, and small businesses to outsource work.
Read More Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

BBC Three Counties Interview with PeoplePerHour.com CEO

BBC Three Counties Interview with PeoplePerHour.com CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou
Read More Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Set up on your own to beat 50% tax rate

BBC presenters are not the only ones setting up their own companies to beat tax — growing numbers of professionals are opting out of salaried employment to become consultants and freelancers.
Read More Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Peopleperhour on BBC Radio 4

Simon Cox from BBC Radio 4 (Click On) interviews PeoplePerHour CEO and Michelle Russell, a freelancer who uses the site.
Read More Monday, October 12th, 2009

Redundancy to self employed

HAYLEY BERRY, 30, was told that she was likely to be made redundant after working for 15 months as the marketing manager of a paper recycling company.
Read More Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Slump spells the end for our traditional nine to five

The downturn has led to a rise in flexible working as an alternative to job losses, but some big firms seem stuck in the past
Read More Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

PeoplePerHour.com on Bloomberg News

This is the interview that was held last week on Bloomberg News LIVE, the interview lasted 12 minutes and also featured one of PPH providers.
Read More Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Businessman responds to higher calling

IF it makes sense for a marketing man to have a bit of experience of the world, then Jeremy Parsons is well up to speed.
Read More Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Outsourcing: Is it for you?

With more companies under pressure to cut costs during the recession, many are opting to outsource business processes in a bid to minimise their overheads and concentrate on their core business.
Read More Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Newport tailor stitches career together online

A NEWPORT costume designer is putting the tailoring skills taught to him by his mother to good use, designing costumes for film and television including Big Brother and Dr Who.
Read More Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Vesta’s in the picture

A LUCKY break has landed an enthusiastic animator an exciting new career.
Read More Monday, June 15th, 2009

I spent very little time researching this

PeoplePerHour.com founder CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou wanted to launch before someone else beat him to it
Read More Monday, June 15th, 2009

BBC Radio Wiltshire interview with PeoplePerHour CEO and a freelancer

Lee Stone from BBC Radio Wiltshire interviews PeoplePerHour CEO and Alison Pascalidis, a freelancer who uses the site.
Read More Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Radio Teesdale talk to PeoplePerHour.com

If you are looking to outsource a piece of work to rated Freelancers then take a look at the web site PeopleperHour.com that was discussed on the Business Programme on 28/5/9.

John Atkinson reports. He asks the founder how it all got started.

Read More Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Give your CV a recession-busting makeover

As the hunt for jobs gets tougher, its vital that you think creatively about filling those missing gaps on your form
Read More Thursday, May 28th, 2009

City Talk 105.9 FM interview PeoplePerHour CEO

Howard Ebison from City Talk 105.9 FM interviews Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder, PeoplePerHour.com.
Read More Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Start-ups sector showing signs of recovery

Start-up and small business activity is showing signs of recovery, new research indicates.

High street bank lending to small businesses rose by £271m from February to March, while deposits from small businesses increased by £881m.

The figures, published this month by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) suggest that UK start-up activity is performing better than was expected.

Read More Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Working from home to beat recession

Earning a bit of additional spending money used to be an optional extra for most people. But the recession has made it a necessity for thousands.

And a growing band of people are either boosting their salaries or replacing lost income by working from home

Read More Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Broadband drives digital revolution in cottage industries

In Victorian times, women who wanted to supplement the household income took in sewing. Today their 21st century counterparts are logging on to the internet in the evening and making money from blogging, freelance research or selling goods on Ebay.

Read More Monday, May 25th, 2009

Q&A with Xenios Thrasyvoulou and Simos Kitiris

Tell us what your business does?

PeoplePerHour.com is a website that enables start-up and small businesses across the UK to outsource small tasks or projects to rated professionals online. The services range from designing a website, to writing a press release to doing data entry.

The people who do the work tend to be self-employed, mothers working at home, students or retirees: people who need the extra income and whose skills come in handy to a young business.

Read More Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Will the recession be over by Christmas?

Alistair Darling has predicted that the recession could be over by Christmas. Some entrepreneurs think he’s talking crazy talk again, others believe there may be some truth in what he's saying. Speaking to the Times, Darling said he’s standing by his Budget growth forecasts. “I remain confident that we will see a return to growth at the turn of the year,” he said.
Read More Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

‘The web eases the pain of the credit crunch’

Mr Romain, founder of Answers and Solutions Kent (ASK), based in Maidstone, turned to the web to help him operate his telemarketing company as a virtual business.
Read More Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

From dream role to double redundancy

Michelle Russell has been made redundant twice in 11 months.
Read More Monday, April 27th, 2009

PeoplePerHour secures angel round to create a European E-Lance

PeoplePerHour, the online marketplace matching freelance or self-employed professionals with project work, has closed an Angel funding round. The amount is undisclosed but believed to be in the low six figures. The investors include Michael Van Swaaij who was part of the team to launch eBay in Europe and is a former chairman of Skype.

Read More Monday, April 20th, 2009

Today FM Interview with PeoplePerHour.com CEO

Today FM Interview with PeoplePerHour.com CEO
Read More Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Enjoy your own company

With unemployment already over ttwo million, workers are increasingly choosing to set up their own businesess after being made redundant.

Exclusive research for the Daily Mail shows that three in five Britons would opt to work for themselves rather than re-enter the job market if they were made redundant.

Read More Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Improve your internet presence

The size of SMEs makes them well positioned to use new technology quickly and gain competitive advantage – if they know how. Here, Xenios Thrasyvoulou, CEO of business networking site PeoplePerHour, and SmallBusiness.co.uk provide some top tips on how to make a big impact on the net.
Read More Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Life after redundancy: Joby Ingram-Dodd

Looming lay-offs inspired the stockbroker to set up his own web business - and leap from 150,000 feet...
Read More Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Lunchtime sex in the City from the Barbie stand-up

A City worker who lost her job in the recession has begun a new career telling jokes about the "sleaze" of the Square Mile.
Read More Thursday, March 26th, 2009

How to… become a freelance worker

It's easy, argues Mark Hunter, to sell yourself and remember to submit your invoices.
Read More Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Top tips for the ‘Coping Classes’

Thousands of workers are losing their jobs amid the deepening recession - but consumers are finding new and innovative ways to beat the squeeze.
Read More Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Online companies set to flourish in survival of the fittest

Whilst we start the new year with a pretty grim economic outlook, it's worth remembering that some of the greatest fortunes have been built in times of adversity. Creative destruction - the business equivalent of nature's innate regenerative capacity.
Read More Thursday, February 26th, 2009

PeoplePerHour.com Case Study – Ben White

I founded my website development business Greyhound Computing, in October 2007. It was daunting, but after working in the City for 10 years, I felt ready to leave the corporate lifestyle and become my own boss
Read More Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The future of work – anywhere!

It's been said that out of adversity comes deep-rooted structural change. 2009 dawns on us yet with some bleak economic conditions. Yet it is also the year when an estimated 1.5billion people almost a quarter of the world's population will be frequent users of internet.
Read More Friday, February 13th, 2009

Pennies from heaven?

Many of us want to work flexibly from home - but can you actually earn a living from the get-rich-quick schemes flooding your inbox? Ben Sillis spent a week online finding out.
Read More Saturday, November 15th, 2008

If redundancy strikes, here is how to work from home

People who opt to work at home after losing their job have to consider tax, insurance and retirement provision.
Read More Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Second Incomes

Recent reports suggest that higher utility bills, food and mortgage costs have created a huge growth in employees looking for second incomes to beat the credit crunch.
Read More Monday, November 10th, 2008

BBC Radio Cambridge interview with PeoplePerHour.com CEO

BBC Radio Cambridge interview with PeoplePerHour.com CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Read More Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

PeoplePerHour.com CEO Interviewed on the Chris Evans show on BBC Radio 2

PeoplePerHour.com CEO Xenios Thrasyvoulou interviewed on the Chris Evans show on BBC Radio 2
Read More Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Beat the credit crunch: Boost your income

Families are facing the tightest financial squeeze since the Seventies. Debt in many middleclass areas has soared with many people owing more than £53,000 according to credit reference agency Experian. The average family's disposable income has fallen by £2,500 in a year and for many a second job might be the only answer. Here Rosanna Spero shows how you can help make ends meet...
Read More Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Beat The Crunch WIth Bit Of Extra Income

EVERYONE would like a bit more money to spend, but rising prices mean you probably have less to spare than ever.
Read More Thursday, August 14th, 2008

HR across continents

PeoplePerHour.com founder and chief executive Xenios Thrasyvoulou on why outsourcing could be the answer to your all your business HR needs Until recently, outsourcing was generally associated with large corporations establishing major business functions abroad. The media propagated the commonly-held perception of large companies outsourcing to cut costs and boost profit margins
Read More Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Business Briefing – Credit Crunch Bites

AS the credit crunch bites, small business owners are increasingly turning to freelance workers rather than employing permanent staff. Last month, the Office of National Statistics reported that unemployment levels were at a 16-year high.
Read More Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Flog it!

Freelance work is another flexible option. allowing you to tap into the skills you developed during your work career. This is something 54 year old Charles Crawford started doing this year.
Read More Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Taking outsourcing to new heights with a virtual PA

Imagine working all day long as a personal assistant - but never meeting your boss face-to-face. That strange situation is one in which Theresia Piggott now finds herself on a regular basis. Piggot works as a virtual personal Assistant carrying out tasks from her home in Angus.
Read More Saturday, June 28th, 2008

UK employees take second jobs to cope with credit crunch

Thousands of UK employees are taking second jobs to deal with growing consumer inflation, according to an online job site. PeoplePerHour.com, which helps people find freelance work, has reported a rise in registrations of people currently in full-time employment. The company claims 35% of its 7,000 freelance service providers have full-time jobs, and says that percentage is growing.
Read More Monday, June 23rd, 2008

20 tips to boost your income

Like one-in-10 workers, Helen Castree, 29, has a job on the side – earning extra money in the evenings and weekends working as a freelance part-time personal assistant.
Read More Saturday, May 31st, 2008

What the free market looks like

Be that as it may, have a look at PeoplePerHour.com, a superbly simple way to find people not to do Jobs but to perform ad hoc tasks at the pay rate selected by the 'service buyer''.
Read More Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

BizPod TV Interview: Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Interview with Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder and CEO of peopleperhour.com. They talk about Xenios's own business journey, the benefits of outsourcing, London as a centre for web entrepreneurs and plans for international growth.
Read More Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Peopleperhour.com – Find the Perfect Freelance Project

Do you freelance? Peopleperhour.com can help find your next project. Like the name says, peopleperhour, focuses on light projects that require only a few hours work.
Read More Monday, January 21st, 2008

Peopleperhour Boss Predicts Smarter SMEs

As lenders continue to put the squeeze on credit, small businesses are set to be cash-strapped during 2008 according to Xenios Thrasyvoulou, ceo of London-based Peopleperhour.com.
Read More Friday, January 18th, 2008

Europe launches site to link contractors, employers

PeoplePerHour.com is a London-based site that helps connect freelancers in various sectors with job opportunities. Its much like Elance and Guru, though unlike those sites, it focuses less on tech, and more on administrative and other jobs.
Read More Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Online service brings new approach to business demands

A NEW online marketplace has been launched which allows small businesses to out-source projects of all sizes.
Read More Tuesday, September 25th, 2007