Announcing New, Highly Demanded Feature, Contests!

It is with great excitement that we announce the arrival of a new, highly demanded feature here on PeoplePerHour – Contests!

What are Contests and how do they work?

Usually our Buyers post a Job in order to find a Seller who can design their website. With Contests, we offer simple and transparent pricing and our Buyers are now able to see exactly what they’re getting before purchasing. Let our designer’s work do the talking, not their words.

Sellers, in turn, have the ability to participate in numerous Contests thus, increasing their chances to earn fast and easy money as well as to boost their CERT score! Who doesn’t want to boost their CERT score?!

How does it work for our Buyers?

Buyers, upon arriving on the landing page, can post a website design Contest in order to crowdsource ideas.

https://www.peopleperhour.com/contest/intro

All they need to do is complete the Contest post form and pay the Contest fee in advance.

How does it work for our Sellers?

Contests will be listed in the Contest listings page of PPH and Sellers will be able to participate by submitting unlimited entries anonymously. The entry will be for 1 page of the Buyer’s website.

https://www.peopleperhour.com/contest

What do our Sellers win?

In each Contest, the best submission will be awarded with a Contest Prize of £300/$370/€335. Once a winner is selected (according to the Buyers preferences), they may continue to work with that winner on the entire website.

Whatsmore, the Sellers of the top 5 most rated entries will be rewarded by receiving a boost in their CERT score!

Benefits to our Buyers

The benefits for our Buyers are as follows:
Simple and transparent pricing
Numerous Sellers competing for your job
The ability to see what you’re getting before purchasing – let our designers’ work do the talking, not their words.

Benefits to our Sellers

The benefits for our Sellers are as follows:
Let your work speak for itself. Compete with others based on the quality of your work rather than words in a proposal. Show the buyer just how fantastic your work is!
Know exactly how much you will be paid if you win. No need to propose a cost and worry if you had been “out-bid”.

This feature has been implemented after receiving a number of requests from our community to create a Contests feature! So what are you waiting for? Check out our brand new Contest feature and let us know what you think!

Kelly Jane
Kelly Jane
PeoplePerHour
Kelly is PeoplePerHour marketing expert. She has a wealth of experience in digital and social media marketing. As a freelancer, she has been committed in helping small businesses grow by offering them agile and result-driven marketing services.
Stay inspired. Keep growing.
Get insights and tips sent straight to your inbox.
Got something to say?
Share your story and become a guest author on the PeoplePerHour blog.
Share your story

Comments

avatar

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of
Charly
Charly

I think this is great but I think the ratings system is unfair. If you are participating and have submitted an entry, you should not be allowed to vote. Users are blatantly using this system to knock down their competitors which is bad game.

Matt
Matt

Not impressed. I thought this was People Per Hour with a focus on individuality?

Chris
Chris

Why are contests for web design only? What about other areas of design?

Zoe Vidigal
Zoe Vidigal

Hopefully this will extend to all the areas of design. I think it will drive up standards as designers will put forward only truly good efforts and those who use generic logo packs etc (gives hard stare) will be weeded out. Those of us who are confident in our services and skills will enjoy this.

christopher
christopher

I think this is great, but still the fact that the rating system is controlled and can be controlled by the contestants, which is not that great at all. I believe that should be improved.

Burim Ratkoceri
Burim Ratkoceri

I think I don’t understand how can a website be valued at a fixed price of 300 pounds. A website might have 2 pages or 50 pages, static or dynamic, back end powered and what not. When you later start working on it after you have won the contest and the buyer wants to add features to it but will not agree on your pricing of the same, what happens then?

Dee
Dee

Are the contests guaranteed?

Darren Kent
Darren Kent

I have to agree with Charly, the voting system will be misused severely. Not to point fingers but I kind of know what’s going to happen before it does… those sneaky (and sometimes pesky) Indian freelancers will be creating multiple (if not hundreds) of accounts just so they can manipulate the voting system. If a voting system is going to be used then it should only be used by the “Buyer” of the contest; only they should be able to vote on a freelancers design – but then there is also the issue of Buyers not actually voting at all.… Read more »

Gemma Rowlands
Gemma Rowlands

As I understand, CERT scores are competitive across all freelancers in all areas. Will boosts in the CERT scores of design contest winners mean that writers such as myself – who don’t have the opportunity for anything similar – fall lower down the list & can’t do anything about it? Sorry if I’ve misunderstood.

Polly P
Polly P

Let’s just be grateful they’re not suggesting the same nonsense for writers at this point…

Sky nur
Sky nur

Its all most very important site. If you are participating and have submitted an entry, you should not be allowed to vote. Users are blatantly using this system to knock down their competitors which is bad game.

Simon Kohli
Simon Kohli

What if the project requires more than £300’s worth of work? Some websites require more time and energy than others. Doesn’t seem like a professional way to work. Unless I’ve missed something?

More Fees Please
More Fees Please

So you charge £350 to post content and winner gets £300 (-24% fee)? Seems fair enough

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima

Again, PPH working for buyers rather than sellers. You seem to forget that sellers work hard to make sure you have a revenue in the first place. Why should I have to spend time working on a one pager with no guarantees that it will work?? I thought our portfolio should speak for itself without having to work for free. Also, what guarantees that buyer will not simply use my free work in any other project without paying me a penny?? Please PPH, work for your sellers. Be fair in your rating system as Gemma well pointed out. I understand… Read more »

Emma Greenway
Emma Greenway

I’m slightly confused on the pricing. The way everything reads sounds like you will be designing a full website for someone for a £300 contest prize. I know initially you’re designing a one pager but there doesn’t seem to be a suggestion of what happens after you win when it comes to payment …and i have read and re-read this to try and find something that suggests that’s not what this means.

Amanthi
Amanthi

This is bad move for Workers. because lot of time wasting wen customer reject design one click. and its hard to earn

Jennifer
Jennifer

Hmm. Do the buyers then HAVE to pick a winner, or can they just let the contest go stale and take someone’s idea without paying them? This seems to go directly against the “no asking for free samples” rule on PPH, too, which is reassuring because of the aforementioned risk.

d
d

This just undermines the whole design industry. What you’re asking designers to do is to work for free! For them spend hours on a design without any promise of payment. The last time someone sent me a message asking for free design work their account was deleted as it was against the terms and conditions…. “they may continue to work with that winner on the entire website.” Great ! So they can pick your design and have another cheaper designer rip it off if they want! There are already many existing competition websites which exist and are full of problems.… Read more »

Leon
Leon

Have to agree with Jennifer, this is like giving out free samples. If I was a programmer, why would I try to compete on a contest? Making just a single page is a lot of work from my basic experience in coding (I’m a writer here, with little expertise in coding), especially considering that you have to come up with something interesting that will convince not only the potential customer, but also your competitors (well, as if anybody gave anybody any points …). What happens after the price being awarded is always questionable in my opinion(they might just run away… Read more »

Romen Kumar Mohanto
Romen Kumar Mohanto

Hi i romen. I wish there would be a good freelancer. I am working hard to keep my wish. Hopefully one day we will get good results.

Md Atikur Rahman
Md Atikur Rahman

I believe in ORIGINAL and QUALITY work Here to supply service without compromising service quality.I am highly dedicated professional free
lancer.I am best with my work it’s my hobby, habit, passion& a dream to be a best freelancer always willing to work with the client until client’s need ..

Ali
Ali

@Jennifer your right it is a contradiction. The contest is not guaranteed, and that is not written clearly anywhere on that particular contest page like most other contest sites(i had to find this information by going into client’s general terms and conditions). So people don’t know and they are submitting entries like i did (14 and i have no idea if any one won) . @Charly yes the public rating system is broken and people are purposely fake downgrading / upgrading entries. I think anyone would have know this will happen if you open anonymous public rating to everyone on… Read more »

Marco Daniel Ferreira Carapito
Marco Daniel Ferreira Carapito

I agree with Chris’s comment. As a cartoon artist and graphic designer, I’d like to see some contests for other areas of design. It is very limited as of now with just web design as it’s sole content.

Zoe S.
Zoe S.

Either I’m still sleep-deprived after pulling an all-nighter for the election results on Thursday, or this looks like a deliberate shift to favouring web designers over every other freelancer (not to mention other unsavoury considerations like free samples, unfair skewing of results etc. etc.). Tell me how this isn’t going to fill TOP CERT with web designers and shove every other freelancer way the hell down the ratings. I’m with Gemma; this doesn’t look great for writers (or coders, or app builders, or data entry experts, or anyone else who offers any other service through PPH). Please explain how this… Read more »

Shekhar
Shekhar

I firmly believe this will help freeloading and free work seekers a freehand to get their work done free of cost for sure

Laksh
Laksh

Well, guys, they have always been favoring designers if you observed carefully. The homepage itself glorifies web designing as if there is no other service is offered on pph or as if other sellers are of no value!!
However, EVERYONE have to pay the big fat fee of 20%.

Mukund
Mukund

I don’t agree with contests in general. A big waste of time. This will become another 99designs or designcrowd platform. Happy to not having contests at all… if still you guys wanna do it, go ahead. You don’t have my support as it goes in the cloent favor totally with nothing in ours.

Good luck PPH

roia
roia

I thought you respected freelancers ,
unfair people will steal freelancers time and ideas.

please think again.

regards

Howard Lucas
Howard Lucas

What a brilliant, original idea. You know, I remember the time when graphic design was taken seriously.

Zara Neja
Zara Neja

Why are contests for web design only? What about other areas of design?
I prefer it will be about architectural and interior design

Zara

Sarah Olney Ross
Sarah Olney Ross

So PPH is moving towards a visual/design bias in terms of only visual based service providers can have an opportunity to boost their cert scores through contests? Where does that leave the rest of us whose work is not visually based? It’s not a level playing field on the scoring system.

Diana
Diana

Is People Per Hour shifting towards the ‘spec work’ business model? Or am I missing something? I feel slightly disappointed by this! I think submitting design samples with only the promise of being paid might be good for junior designers/ freelancers who want to get a bit of experience but otherwise the whole thing is just contributing to an existing problem. How is design/ or any other profession going to be truly valued if we are willing to work for free? Again…I might be missing something so feel free to contradict me.

D

Kate Blank
Kate Blank

This appears to be a bunch of people doing the work upfront and then a seller choosing one “winner” – leaving most people unpaid for the work they did.

Joseph S
Joseph S

+1 “Jennifer wrote: Hmm. Do the buyers then HAVE to pick a winner, or can they just let the contest go stale and take someone’s idea without paying them? This seems to go directly against the “no asking for free samples” rule on PPH, too, which *isn’t* reassuring because of the aforementioned risk.” I’d also like to add no seasoned professional is going to sit down and put hours/days of work into a design that statistically has more chance of losing than winning them a reward. This means everyone involved, but most importantly the buyer and PPH, is going to… Read more »

María Isabel
María Isabel

It would be great if you include contests for other type of jobs: like naming or taglines. Not only designs.

Jason
Jason

Isn’t there a website doin99 this already?

Disgruntled freelancer
Disgruntled freelancer

I think it’s complete bs. This isn’t a “great” thing at all. Like others have mentioned above even if it was opened to other areas of design this still opens up an additional excuse for the people posting their jobs/comp. To only pay pittance for a job, half of the buyers already take the piss with their budgets and they never get told off by your so called support ninjas so instead us professional designers get put in 2nd place by some student who only charges £5 ph . This site used to be good but it’s got gradually worse… Read more »

Stu Firth
Stu Firth

I found out about this new ‘Competition Feature’ in a newsletter from Kelly at PPH, so I’m going to address the reply to her but it applies to all of the hard working employees at PPH. Hi Kelly, How would you feel about your own employment and means of bringing in an income reduced to a competition. Lets just imagine if PPH were to bring in another half dozen people as equally qualified as yourself, and for you all to work hard and then at the end of the day your boss decides who has done the best job and… Read more »

Danielle
Danielle

Why on earth would you want to enter this? you MIGHT win if you are lucky (if the buyer doesn’t just take your ideas elsewhere..) otherwise you run the risk of ruining your ranking on PPH and also working for free? No thanks – if a buyer isn’t going to work with me based on my proposal/portfolio/a chat then I don’t want to work with them… Might work for students/graduates who want to build up a portfolio and have the time, but I’m running a business. I can see this might have been ‘highly demanded’ but buyers (I mean they… Read more »

Martin Ward
Martin Ward

We work very hard to get the work in the door and now you’re asking us to produce designs for FREE with no guarantee of payment at the end. Smacks of slave labour!! My clients on PPH get a very good idea of what Im capable of my viewing my excellent portfolio. So I could produce 5 different designs that take all week with no guarantee of any cash at the end of it all? You shouldn’t be promoting this sort of approach and its all extremely disheartening and depressing and I worry where PPH are heading with this sort… Read more »

Macs
Macs

Hope there are contest for other categories too, like game development.

Martin Ward
Martin Ward

VERT IMPORTANT – How do you stop a design being stolen from us?

How do YOU protect your freelancers?

Ian
Ian

So it is work for free with no guarantee, maybe you should not have linked to the page.
“No commitment
to accept any submissions”

Roger
Roger

Just joining the chorus: this is a terrible idea, for all the reasons mentioned above.

Matt
Matt

I’m supportive of the principle of People Per Hour – connecting people who need a task completing and people who are capable of completing that task. However, the relationship and balance has to be fair. I was not particularly impressed with the number of buyers posting jobs with little-to-no detail, yet they expect a seller to be able to quote a fixed price and stick to it. These contests have gone one step further. So now 10 sellers will do the job, but only 1 will get paid for it as the winner of the contest. What happens to the… Read more »

glenn cavill
glenn cavill

Take this contest idea away. It is totally against PPH and the way people should do business. PPH states in it’s T&C’s not to undertake free/sample work which this contest idea totally promotes.
Let your portfolio and client reviews provide assurance to buyers. Freelancers do not have the time to provide high quality free work for contests and they should not be asked to.
Take this contest idea away!

Merilin Tod
Merilin Tod

This is the approach of 99designs – really not a good idea. Work for free, no guaranteed feedback or money. Why?

Richard
Richard

Unpaid pitching is very damaging to the creative industries, it undermines the value professionals provide whilst simultaneously overwhelming the client. I suspect no self-respecting, seasoned professional will get involved in these competitions, which will restrict the talent available to the client. The inevitable outcome being a pool of uncommercial clients lead by rank amateur creatives. Such a destructive decision.

Nicolas Schwabach
Nicolas Schwabach

Free pitching is a bad idea which the creative sector has been trying to stamp out for years.

Mabelle
Mabelle

Joseph S. wrote his sentiments so well. EXACTLY how I feel on the subject. Thank you.

“And exactly what problem is this trying to solve? As a prospective buyer I’m not prepared to hand over hundreds of pounds for a jpeg. Even the contest format cheapens the concept of web design, ignoring all the in-depth conversations I need to have with a designer to explain what I want to accomplish, who my customers are, etc., and for him/her to make suggestions and corrections.”

Kate Waller
Kate Waller

I have to agree with the others that this is a bad idea, cheapens the web design skill and the voting system will 100% be abused. PPH, we all suggest a rethink. Please listen to us.

Rabihat khan
Rabihat khan

What I experienced from this site…….. That is ridiculous…….

One week ago…. I heard from youTube that this site is amazing…… For earning money at home……

After that… I Hurriely rushed to google and search…..

I joined this site as simple as any one can join facebook…..

But after that……..i want to apply for job

They said… My profile is ready to sell things….. But then I go for job…. Again they want every process again….

And at last no job for you……..

This website is a fake website…..

For Jst kidding with people’s feelings…..

joe d
joe d

Two words: Spec work.
Don’t you think a lot of the buyers on PPH already treat us freelancers as 2p per hour mugs without inviting slavery too?!

Anay
Anay

I am no website designer, and I hope this does not get applied to what I do! From a designer’s perspective, I do see quite a few weak points in this. Most important one is (as few of us remarked earlier) it is like giving ‘free ideas’!!! Guys, ‘ideas’ is one very important thing! It is the seed from where all starts up. We cannot, better should not, share that for free.
Voting system- Yes, it can very well be played with.

PPH is already making, have already made few, not that good decisions.

Steven Bradshaw
Steven Bradshaw

As a seller I don’t like this idea. It’s exploits freelancers into working for free. It’ll be popular with buyers because they get lots of ideas for free and can compare lots of bespoke work tailored to their brief. Only one can win, or perhaps none. Buyers may pay the initial fee for lots of ideas and then take them to their own developer outside of PPH.

Other websites offer the same contest format and it may be good in some circumstances. But introducing it to, what I thought, was a respectable and professional freelancer community isn’t a good idea.

Paul
Paul

This is real ‘race to the bottom’ stuff. Constantly devaluing the hard work of people. I hope this nonsense doesn’t ever appear for copywriters.

Ash
Ash

I guess you had a “No asking for free samples” rule! Sorry PPH I’m not gonna work for FREE! There are other platforms for this. I’d rather give a refund to my lovely unsatisfied client but no free ideas! How on earth a website design can go with fixed contest price? What if they ask for an additional “tiny simple” feature which will cost me $200 or going to take a month to build? I’ve done lots of project here that started with $300 & ended up with $2500! I’m pretty sure other developers have this experience as well. Even… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina

So, it seems most people are complaining about this new idea. I really hate the way lots of sites de-value work because of all the under-bidding, but I don’t think this does it. I believe the buyer has to pay £350 up front to submit a contest, right? Therefore, they are guaranteed to pay for the work. OK, yes, we don’t all get paid, but it is a competition. I also believe we get paid £300 just for that one page. Then, we get extra depending on how much we say the rest of the site should be priced at.… Read more »

M J
M J

This is terrible for the workers. PPH is already riddled with people trying to get free work from us and now the go ahead and do this? It’s clear that PPH is trying to cash in on less experienced workers because they know that there is enough students, amateurs, and people trying to ‘break in’ to the industry so they can abuse peoples talent like this. This website is completely anti-professional, in a time where the industry is trying to move away from spec work they create a new system that devalues the individuals work in the same of someone… Read more »

Sarah Coryell
Sarah Coryell

Sounds all too much like the ridiculous contests and crud going on at the other freelance site I’m sure we all know about that has the little origami bird as their icon- their contests are utter crud and these are too. it is no way ANY freelance seller should work- EVER!

Darren Chamberlain
Darren Chamberlain

I find this to be just disgusting. Not just will we be incapable of truly creating something good. This will be manipulated heavily and for some poor sod’s will result in days of unpaid work. This is truly disgusting.

0 hour contracts for freelancers thats what this is

Bharthi
Bharthi

Hi I can see a trend after loads of freelancer review about this feature PPH asking one of its volunteers to post one flimsy positive review and obviously with one fake photo photo-shopped! I did notice quite a few freelancer blamed Indians for free work approach see I know there is some rogue individual or companies with no self respect who does free work for no sense I know some people do work to prove to their spouses that they are busy, however am not I never ever done a work for free but yes some clients first asked for… Read more »

Adele
Adele

I’m only a buyer on here but this seems ridiculously unfair on sellers. I’ve seen this type of attitude on other platforms such as Amazon and Ebay, where the buyers are untouchable. PPH seems to be missing the point that without the hardwork of the sellers, their business model collapses. Why make enemies of the people who are earning you the money? As a buyer, I know what I want and come on PPH ready to pay a fair price for work I want done. With careful selection, I’ve never been let down. I can easily tell who are using… Read more »

Vardan Chubukhchyan
Vardan Chubukhchyan

You can try for a trial period, for example, half a year and understand it is necessary to continue or stop

Good luck

Vanessa
Vanessa

Why should we work for free?

Adrian Hewitt
Adrian Hewitt

Get a grip, PPH. Both buyers and sellers are getting sick of high charges and now ridiculous compeitions. Maybe it’s through desperation, as you’re sinking, but this is not the best way to plug the holes. You need to look at your structure. Not just your outrageous commission charges, but moderate the work offered. At the moment it seems that you’re squeezing every penny out of everyone until the ship sinks, which I believe it will. I used to use up all of my credits each month, but now it’s rare for me to use up three or more. Such… Read more »

LOL no
LOL no

It’s a dumbass idea, no self-respecting freelancer will work for free to “win” a BS competition for internet points and maybe some chump change.

Amanthi
Amanthi

Rating system is very unfair.

you need to disable rating option for entries. also need to disable viewing others design.

with out that options very useless for designers

akbar hossain
akbar hossain

This is a nice IDA. I am really happy to seen this . Thanks Admin.

Irvin
Irvin

They have clearly mentioned that buyer will only 1 of website.

” The entry will be for 1 page of the Buyer’s website. ”

Seems like a good idea. Thanks PPH

Don't Fall For It
Don't Fall For It

So, spec work, then. Nice. Glad I saw this before signing up as a freelancer. I’m sure it was “highly demanded” – scammers are always demanding new suckers, so accommodating of you to provide them.

Even if copywriting isn’t affected (yet), I don’t want to do business with any company sponsoring this. This idea is a dumpster fire. I will be telling my colleagues to take their business elsewhere.

Marios Antonoudiou
Marios Antonoudiou

Terrible idea for all the reasons mentioned above. I feel sorry for PPH to make such a move.

Robyn
Robyn

Stop milking the designers. Start respecting creativity. We don’t have unlimited time and a if we had a trust fund we wouldn’t be here.

Rizbit UK
Rizbit UK

great idea

Riyasat Mahmood
Riyasat Mahmood

Its good but in PPH it’s really hard to get the first job. I think who would take a contest, he should get a positive feedback from buyer. and PPH team should give him a badge in his profile.

Thx in advance.

Vivienne Neale
Vivienne Neale

Looking at the passionate responses here I think PPH needs to revise this feature. I am a writer, in the main, and there’s no way I’d be pitching and wasting time writing something that buyers could then use for nothing. I think this is a retrograde step and I’m totally unimpressed. Once again buyers are prioritised over sellers. Not ideal.

Mel
Mel

This is even further undervaluing freelancers on PPH. It’s is a terrible idea. Looking at some of the submissions, I can see many of them aren’t even original designs, just plagiarised screen grabs with a few elements ‘tweaked’. And other contestants are deliberately voting down other submissions? It’s just a ‘race to the bottom’ to be honest. Though if you’re looking to incentivise buyers to view freelancers as nothing but mugs for hire who will work for tuppence, or work for FREE, then this is a great move. I really hope you’re not making this a permanent thing, or you’ll… Read more »

Assaduzzaman Mondal
Assaduzzaman Mondal

It’s a good idea from PPH.Thanks a lot, PPH team.

Samantha
Samantha

Was thinking about trying to peruse PPH for work, again – forget it. I shudder to think about how you’ll begin treating freelancers in the future if you’re creating an entire platform to cater to job posters who want to sucker people into working for free with the hopes that they’ll snag the winning spot out of everyone. Upwork has its issues, but at least they aren’t asking for me to devalue myself even further by begging for scraps like this. As for letting our work speak for itself – that’s the entire point of a portfolio! Why else would… Read more »

winston obare obwocha
winston obare obwocha

ready to work

VeteranTrumpist
VeteranTrumpist

YAY more chances for free work, it’s what I’ve been waiting for! I became a designer so I can starve and work for free so I’m very glad for PPH’s efforts to provide us with low end clients, free jobs and opportunities to pay them for every little thing on top of the ridiculous service fee. I’m glad I left this boat when it started to sink, and after years it seems like it did not reach the bottom just yet. Anyway, take your free credits ( when you’re desperate and have no real work ) and your clients (… Read more »

Carol Worthington-Levy
Carol Worthington-Levy

Am i the only one here who sees a web design as an important piece of the entire branding and strategy? So, you’ll have to tell me how someone could design a website that would be perfect for someone’s business, if it does not reflect in its visual content and the nature of its links, etc., what the business is and what it can do for customers/viewers. To my way of thinking, the only way to get an effective (solid branded) effort is to design to suit the audience, not to suit graphic designers. The other approach — design before… Read more »

Stephen Reeves
Stephen Reeves

Great! Worst feature ever. I like PPH for the fact we get work on our proposals, portfolio and ratings. Now this is going to be a case of doing work for free and hoping the buyer picks us.

Cheers PPH for coping all the other sites.

Danil Asamra
Danil Asamra

I hope will help you in facing the problem pemrogaram PHP, android, mikrotik, arduino unu, I hope to help anada all

Waqas
Waqas

So PPH wants designer to spend hours and get nothing if they fail the contest. No thank you PPH. This clearly reflects PPH value less to designers/ developer.

Rj Joti
Rj Joti

Good

Subir Nokrek
Subir Nokrek

Happy To Join People Per Hour! Your Belief and my sincerity will make our business relationship greater. Eagerly waiting to start work on People per Hour! I’m new but I’ve adequate experience in Graphics Design and Web Design. Happy Day!

John
John

PeoplerPerHour benefit from my services to the tune of three or four figures a year. I am inclined to stop using the platform if this is the direction you are heading in. This is a race to the bottom – right now, PPH is distinguished from things like ODesk because it is slightly more upmarket. Don’t throw that way and become another site full of muppet freelancers with things like this. Terrible concept. Not impressed. I do stay on PPH somewhat out of loyalty as I do get work from other sources – so don’t think you can just walk… Read more »

David R
David R

The usual PPH rubbish I see. Huge demand but never a mention of it before and absolutly no forum in which anyone could have demanded it. Rules say buyers can’t ask for free sample, then PPH offer an award for everyone producing free samples.
Come on PPH, you are either a serious work platform or a game show..which is it?

David R
David R

Erm just one other thing I don’t understand… The buyer pays you £350, we do the work and you keep £50. It sounds as if its not then the buyer who decides the winner but the voters – and the votes will be rigged – so what does the buyer got for his £350 if he doesnt like the submission selected? Does he get his £350 back? – I bet he doesn’t! And how will the buyer know that the winner can even impliment all the coded features he might want if all he sees is a single page? You… Read more »

Tom B
Tom B

Seems OK for the buyer, not so good for the seller – great for PPH. As both buyer and seller I paradoxically welcome and am concerned by it. I hate this idea as a seller. I think many sellers will end up wasting their time and money. I think the voting system really needs to be thought about as many people have said it is open to abuse (especially by syndicates of PPHers). I also think you really will get the best design out of it if you are a buyer without making the mistake of hiring someone unsuitable based… Read more »

Tom B
Tom B

Actually, having looked at some of the contest winners so far this also really sucks for the buyer. The only winner is PPH though in the long term turning a once great site into a bargain basement filled with slave labour might not be considered a “win”

nase
nase

Please state clearly on the page that contest are NOT GUARANTEED! I’d never take part in one if I knew. In fact even thinking it was guaranteed I wasn’t sure if it’s worth it.

Nouman khan
Nouman khan

Contest is a good option for designer , it should be for log and other design option as well. Regarding rating system rating only allow by the buyer so it will be fair.

Bisnu Biswas
Bisnu Biswas

I want send proposal but couldn’t it. please help me and solved the problem.

Kelly
Kelly

Hi Bisnu,

Many thanks for your message. Have you tried contacting our customer support? Please try emailing us at support@peopleperhour.com. Thanks so much!

Paul A
Paul A

Kate Blank said: ‘This appears to be a bunch of people doing the work upfront and then a seller choosing one “winner” – leaving most people unpaid for the work they did.’ Absolutely right – a great way to get many people working for you for absolutely no charge at all. As for sellers voting on a design, it’s ideal for unscrupulous sellers ( PPH is awash with them ) to skew the voting any way they wish. PPH have had many bad ideas and this is yet again another instance of PPH failing to understand sellers. The only people… Read more »

a
a

Bad Idea. Let’s say you value website design at $300 you get 100 designers spending their valuable time trying to win the business. Ultimately you have managed to generate $30,000’s worth of designers time and effort so that ONE designer can earn $300?

I’ve always hated pitch work where the client asks as many designers as they like to submit ideas. The client should do some homework long before this stage and choose maybe 3 designers that he feels could produce the sort of work he’d like.

Muazzam Imtiaz
Muazzam Imtiaz

well at first I thought it might be a good things for people focusing on quality of work however came across tens of people posting THEME screenshots as entries and massively getting rated!! Anyone can see its not a genuine work and PPH have written in the rules that it should not be a template. And I did waste my time to participate in one of them and when 7 days were over there was a long silence, No body awarded, No notification and that contest do not exist in CONTESTS list at all….. upon checking the direct URL i… Read more »

I Kay
I Kay

How can the seller know the budget that the buyer wants to pay for the entire site?

Umar F. Mohammed
Umar F. Mohammed

As little as I have to say, the voting system is being controlled by we (the contestants) which is really bad and it’s been manipulated by contestants rating others work as poor so they can get a higher vote which is wrong, please do something to it, also I think the price shouldn’t be fixed rather it should have a minimum amount and not only the first should be awarded money, I heard other sites does it the other way round by paying the top 3 chosen by the buyer and giving the winner a 70% of the money while… Read more »

Find an expert for anything

Work with curated freelance talent from all over the world.
Manage the entire project within PeoplePerHour.
Pay securely with confidence.
No upfront payments, no hidden fees.