Sometimes a job is only couple of hours long and buyers want a quick way to connect to someone with the right skillset for a one-off contract. As a freelancer you can post your availability free at People Per Hour, a simple networking platform that lets you advertise your abilities how and much it will cost to hire you per hour as well as browsing any listed jobs. The service is a few years old and critical mass is building fast. There is no charge for ‘buyers’ apart from reimbursements of any credit card fees incurred during payment. If you’re selling there is a percentage commission on your paid hours – all clearly described in the FAQs.
TIP: If you are approaching retirement age and finding it hard to contemplate a work-free life, this kind of network can help you keep up a trickle income with limited hours per week using the skills you’ve spent a lifetime perfecting.
TIP: Buyers should consider using the ‘escrow payment’ feature that allows them to place the fee for a job in a holding account with the website until such time as the work, or any milestones agreed with the seller, has been completed satisfactorily.
TIP: Download the free iOS or Android app for posting on the go.