Hassle free Featured Hourlies!

Hello Sellers,

as you may have noticed we have finally added the option to automatically re-feature your Hourlie. A lot of Sellers have asked for this so that you don’t need to do this manually and ensure your Hourlies are promoted on the site at all times! This works as follows:

When you post a new Hourlie or you select the “Feature it!” action on an existing Hourlie, you are presented with the following renewal options to automatically re-feature your Hourlie:

– EVERY DAY: You feature your Hourlie and then it gets re-featured every day automatically charging the feature fee to one of your payment methods. This moves your Hourlie at the top of the listings every day and maximizes the visibility of your Hourlie. Your Hourlie is shown as Featured at all times.

– EVERY 7 DAYS: You feature your Hourlie and then it gets re-featured every 7 days automatically charging the feature fee to one of your payment methods. This moves your Hourlie at the top of the listings every 7 days and keeps your Hourlie shown as Featured at all times.

– EVERY 3 DAYS: You feature your Hourlie and then it gets re-featured every 3 days automatically charging the feature fee to one of your payment methods. This moves your Hourlie at the top of the listings every 3 days. Your Hourlie is shown as Featured at all times.

– NEVER: You feature your Hourlie only once. This means you pay the feature fee once and your Hourlie will then be featured for 7 days. You can re-feature your Hourlie again at anytime manually in the same way.

Just a final note to remind you: the fee for featuring an Hourlie has always been and still is set at: £9.95 / €11.95 / $14.95.

Best regards,
Christos
Product Manager @PPH

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Daniyal
Daniyal

Awesome ! Will use your feature tonight and i hope it will do the exact as it says.

Chris Lord
Chris Lord

This makes absolutely no difference what so ever if you continue to have TRENDING as the default filter!!

Featuring DOES NOTHING!! at least while trending exists.

Sorry but this is a completely pointless feature.

Georgi Vasilev
Georgi Vasilev

I agree with Chris Lord. This feature is useless with the TRENDING options.

Mosuf Pothiyawala
Mosuf Pothiyawala

Agree with Chris, Whats the point in featuring if it wont take first 3 slots on homepage?

Max Richardson
Max Richardson

FEATURE IDEA: You could introduce a system to search hourlies, like… “I would like to spend £100 for a logo…” or could change the price parameters… Some sellers show incredible talent but get lost in the hundreds of hourlies like “For £10 I will build you a ecommerce website”… etc…

http://pph.me/max

larry
larry
Liam
Liam

Sounds like a good idea but i have to admit, latley featuring my hourlies or not seems to make no difference to the amount of enquirys im getting ??

Tota;;y agree with Max Richardson !

http://www.pph.me/logos

John Crowder
John Crowder

As others have said an option to feature on the default trending search makes more sense.

Jeremie
Jeremie

I will never used your promotion features ever again.

Last time I featured my hourlie pay you $14. And only 25 view with no sales.

Every single sales I’ve got from my hourlies are all from organic search from clients.

None of those featured really work.

Denis
Denis

Same for me (http://pph.me/denvit), didn’t make difference when featured :/

Shelley
Shelley

I agree with the other guys… I used to feature my hourlies but following the introduction of TRENDING as default it’s now completely pointless, with my last featured hourlie gaining no sales at all, compared to pretty good performances previously.

What’s more the TRENDING option in general must be resulting in lower overall buyer satisfaction as it tends to place cheap, new (and therefore untested) services above tried and tested popular services. I often wonder whether this has also affected your own bottom line, surely it must have as they tend to be cheaper services?

Max Richardson
Max Richardson

On a more positive note… I’m sure a number of other sellers including myself would love to contribute to the business development of PPH to benefit both the company, sellers and buyers. I’d put forward the idea of focus groups and would even come into London to help out if it meant helping with the ideas and development of the website. There’s some shit hot talent on here, with great ideas. I think PPH’s best assets are the sellers on here willing to help with the website. Especially on improving the UX for both seller and buyer. Get in touch… Read more »

Jan White
Jan White

Hi Christos I feel in principle that this could be a good feature, but for me, it could be a better feature if 1. There was a financial incentive to re-feature Hourlies i.e. permanently featured Hourlies are charged at a lesser price, after all, it wil be less work for PPH as well as less work for the freelancer 2. ‘Trending’ took second place to Featured Hourlies SO all the Featured Houlries appeared first and then Trending started AFTER the Featured Hourlies have appeared 3. Sophie Jones promoted with her regular sales emails just the Featured and paid for Hourlies… Read more »

Jan White
Jan White

sorry Christos…just another thought, how nice it would be if Featured Hourlie were sold at a lower price by PPH but a commission structure was introduced based on the % Sales of the Featured Hourlies, so the risk was balanced in a WIN FREALANCER: WIN PPH way. THX

sukdebkumar
sukdebkumar

I’m sure a number of other sellers including myself would love to contribute to the business development of PPH to benefit both the company. There’s some shit hot talent on here, with great ideas. I think PPH’s best assets are the sellers on here willing to help with the website. Especially on improving the UX for both seller and buyer. Get in touch if you’re interested in having a chat.

James Bond
James Bond

Why did you guys replace PPH Mix, with ‘Trending’????

It makes Feature utterly useless. As a result, I’ve been purchasing the feature option a lot less than I used to, knowing that I may get farther less views.

Maggie
Maggie

I should have spent those $15 on something else and I won’t feature my Hourlie again. It had more views in the week before I paid for that service than during the time it was featured. I know my Hourlie won’t attract buyers who look for the cheapest rates, but it certainly didn’t give me “3x more chances to sell”. That phrase may help PPH to sell this feature option, but it doesn’t seem to help the seller.

Graham
Graham

I agree with many of the comments above and would also add the following observations / suggestions: 1) There should be a limit to the number of hourlies for a certain service that can be featured at any one time. The value of a featured hourlie drops significantly if there are another ten of them for the same service. 2) I’d love to know how the search algorithm works – I recently stopped featuring hourlies for the reason above, and because I’m sick of seeing other hourlies promoted in pop-ups next to them. I now see that my un-featured hourlie… Read more »

prabath nipun kumara
prabath nipun kumara

this is good idea but when it take money automatically that can face some fraud if not sales come and it will be waste money i think . its better pph can do for rated hourly automatically move position daily , that will be best opportunity for seller ….

Md. Lutfor Rahman
Md. Lutfor Rahman

Great package! just love it. will use it today.

Akram Hasan Sharkar
Akram Hasan Sharkar

I agree with Jan White “how nice it would be if Featured Hourlie were sold at a lower price by PPH but a commission structure was introduced based on the % Sales of the Featured Hourlies, so the risk was balanced in a WIN FREALANCER: WIN PPH way.”

Chris
Chris

The thing that baffles me is having ‘featured’ as the default gives EVERYONE a fair shot for instance if you are an experienced seller you pay £9.95 and your on the first page of hourlies, same goes for a new seller if they pay £9.95 they also get seen on the first page, but as it stands only new and trending hourlies get seen!!

I’ve now been waiting nearly a year for PPH to explain this to us!

Seriously PPH sort this out its gone on for to long now.

Binod Bhandari
Binod Bhandari

Featuring is useless until there are trending hourlies in the home page..
Instead of trending 1 hourlie for 10 days, you can trend hourlies of maximum sellers for 1 day… At least every one gets a turn to sale

Nick Bowkett
Nick Bowkett

Nice work Christos. Nice to see my hourlie for Landing Pages staying at the top – like the new feature.

Sam Clothier
Sam Clothier

I’ve been tempted to use this but Am not sure If I will benefit from what I’ve been reading above.

pph.me/samuelclothier

Sam

i-quall
i-quall

nice, Its may be work.

http://pph.me/i-quall

Shahid
Shahid

In addition, PPH really needs to attract more variety of projects. Right now it is mostly multimedia centric. I featured my Excel Business Support Hourlie. I got a lot more Views per month and my first sale, when it was no longer featured.

Rebecca
Rebecca

I agree with the majority on here – if we’re paying to feature, then the featured hourlies should be the default not ‘trending’ – because what are we paying for if they aren’t actually being made a feature the buyer is aware of?

musa
musa

Nice!

chris h
chris h

Isn’t it about time you dealt with the current crop of basic problems rather than look for new money making schemes. My last few questions to the Support Crew have gone unanswered and I’ve still been asked to comment on how they did – my response that I had “no repsonse” was completely ignored. I can talk of other issues which have cost me money but who the hell do I talk to now you’ve stopped telephone support. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm supporter of PPH but it does feel as though I am very unloved at the… Read more »

Riaz Ahmed
Riaz Ahmed

I have ysed feature it for over three times. Never have I seen a drastic improvement in sales or even a little bit.

Suppose it depends on the hourly and quality, sometimes you feel you have to buy it to get yoru hourly approved, otherwise they keep rejecting it.

Gina
Gina

Nice Work! Great Idea it makes work more easier.

Rahul Parashar
Rahul Parashar

Another making tactics from PPH just to further increase their revenue. But they have stopped thinking how it is benefiting it to the society. 1. Since they introduced TRENDING as their default sort, I have literally stopped featuring my hourlie coz it make no sense and get me NO sale. 2. PPH traffic is declining month after month since they introduced TRENDING sort. So why are they not working on to do something about it? 3. They are just promoting SUPERTASKER and putting their all focus, attention, money, resources on it to make it run so that they can make… Read more »

nivaldo f
nivaldo f

Another useless integration. Featuring doesn’t seem to do anything lately except get your hourlie bookmarked by new freelancers on here. Don’t waste your cash people.

Jashim Uddin
Jashim Uddin

I can’t login. SInce after 3 months I have been login, day before yesterday account was active and by yesterday account deactive. Can you please the issue and reply back to my email?

Farrukh
Farrukh

My Hourly was not accepted to go live due to image not of high quality but I was asked to feature it so I can choose one image. I was charged for feature image and still hourly did not go live. I was emailed again with image quality issue and charged again for featured price and hourly did not pass image quality check. So dont know how to say this but charging me twice for featured hourly cost twice and not making it live is not worth it.

Gareth Cosgrove
Gareth Cosgrove

Feature isnt worth the money anymore, get no sales at all, feature shud be default.

hafiz ibrahim
hafiz ibrahim

nice, Its may be work.
http://pph.me/hafizibrahim

Md Ripon
Md Ripon

Totally waste of money

I tried but got only 26 view

Zooelkhan
Zooelkhan

Superb!

But Featured haven`t any difference with Normally who haven`t.
I think PPH should try the New method of Making sales for Featured services they should make promote their pages mostly home pages and get attract buyers and also sellers regularly.

Cheers,
Zooelkhan

Anil Kumar
Anil Kumar

its awesome to make money??

sukdeb
sukdeb

I think PPH should try the New method of Making sales for Featured services they should make promote their pages mostly home pages and get attract buyers and also sellers regularly.

Rosko
Rosko

I’ve twice featured my hourlie and both weeks were completely blank on PPH. Thought you should all know. The commissions that PPH make on sales from us, they should be focused not on scraping further profits from us, but helping us for free. Ultimately we all benefit from more sales. Why not have some kind of rotation for featutred hourlies and just feature the ones you identify as top quality each week?

MD. SHARIFUL ISLAM
MD. SHARIFUL ISLAM

Its very easy to make money by online

Cloyd
Cloyd

I’ve posted a few hourlies but I skipped the “feature…”

Then they emailed me and said I didn’t pass the hourlies posting policies, so I repost a new hourly with the same title,description and image and I chose to be featured for $14 then I didn’t receive any email that I didn’t pass the posting policies.

I am new to PPH, but is this the way how they make money?

Paul
Paul

This makes me very angry. The last time I featured my hourly it slid off the front page within ONE DAY.

I paid $15 USD and didn’t receive a single new client from it. As far as I am concerned that is milking sellers for money.

Add that onto the fact that despite having a VERY highly rated hourlie and being a PPH Cert 5, my hourlie doesn’t organically list anywhere near the front page.

I am on page 8 at best, behind dozens of horrible providers who have low ratings and lw sales counts.

This is RIDICULOUS PPH!!!

Denise
Denise

There are some fantastic observations and suggestions in this thread. It just shows how much this community care about making PPH better for all, including PPH!

Commissions for featured’s is a great idea. Restriction of numbers in particular categories another. Also the dodgy algo that ranks people randomly regardless of the search put in is an issue I have noticed.

Personally, I have never used Featured; I get regular work regardless.

Fery
Fery

PPH has lost loads of quality freelancers with its “trending” feature – before, it was a reliable income source, now it’s just a hit and miss activity where even if you feature your services, you might not get any sales. Before, I used to feature my hourlie and instantly get 3-4 sales, now I have to feature it 3-4 times to get one sale…

sukdeb
sukdeb

I paid $15 USD and didn’t receive a single new client from it. As far as I am concerned that is milking sellers for money.

Iqbal Ahmed
Iqbal Ahmed

I am new to PPH & I think it will bring a good advantage for me.

Jan White
Jan White

Looking at the trend of the responses to Simos post….

It seems the freelancers new to PPH are enamored with the opportunity to automatically refeature their Hourlies but the long standing members less keen.

I would be interested to know why new-PPHers find it so attractive?

Lindsay Pevny
Lindsay Pevny

🙁

Kumudu
Kumudu

Seems like PPH is not satisfied with their 15% commission from sellers, they are needing more I guess…

🙁

chris h
chris h

Does anyone in higher management read these responses? I think that there ios a big chance that you may be losing the plot. I am a big fan and get a lot of work through PPH but I am feeling more and more unloved.

This is my second post of this nature. I am a PPH Ambassador, I’m in the top flight and I’m very very good for your reputation.

I am and remain very happy to talk direct, with someone if they could only bother to pick up the phone and call me.

I’m guessing they won’t!

larry
larry

Hello PPH

My account is deactivated with $700 on my wallet.
i already contacted pph.they said we cannot answer

I have active projects to do on pph.but now cannot login.

PPH is stolen my money on wallet ??
If not stolen how i get this money ??
please reactivate my account.i am very like pph

Jan White
Jan White

Hi Larry

What a night mare.

I am sure PPH will soon have this sorted for you.

Please keep us in touch with you progress and let us know when this is resolved.

All the best, Jan

Jamyelly
Jamyelly

Hello,Before starting the job, resequt your employer to deposit required amount in escrow for your safety.In your case, there is no other way but to wait and watch, if your employer gets back to you than well and good otherwise just keep in mind my safety tip for next time.Note: You may also visit PPH official forum for tips and tricks.Best Regards,Hamza

Mirxa
Mirxa

After reading all those comments i think Actually all those views(86) i got all belong to those users who feature there hourlies and looking in featured option”Where is my hourlie”.
Featured is useless until they make both featured and trending a single option.

Kelly
Kelly

Hi Mirxa,

Many thanks for your message. I will pass your comments on to our team.

Duha
Duha

How can i cancle my 3 day feature ?

Kelly
Kelly

Hi Duha, please email us at support@peopleperhour.com for assistance. Thank you so much! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

M.Aqib
M.Aqib

Thanks a lot for your comments, I was about to feature my hourly but because of you guys I found out it’s a scam.

zahid soomro
zahid soomro

Many thanks for your message.

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