You can now feature your Profile!

Hello Sellers,

We wanted to let you know that there is a new option available to help you promote your Profile, expand your customer base and drive your sales to the next level!

You can now feature your Profile and appear in the – now reserved- first 3 slots in Freelancer Listings for each one of your skills.

How it works

1. You place a bid with the highest daily amount you are willing to spend to promote your Profile as Featured as well as your preferred number of days, as shown below.

Featured Profile bid

2. Every day we select the 3 profiles per skill with the highest bid and make them Featured. These profiles will be pinned on top of Freelancer Listings for each skill and will get a special ribbon.

Featured Profile listings

3. You will also receive some useful information through email like what the average successful bids were for skills for which you didn’t make it to the top 3 as well as how many more clicks your Featured Profile has received compared to the past.

Featured Profiles is a great way for you to gain more visibility and boost your sales. They can be used by pretty much anyone – from seasoned Sellers to those aiming to their first few sales to be qualified.

It would be very helpful for us to hear your feedback to get some more ideas on how to make this feature even more valuable for all Sellers.

Kind regards,
Giorgos
Product Manager @PPH

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Max
Max

The Google Adwords of PPH… Will this be the case for each skill category? Or just the top three freelancers on the site?

Darren
Darren

5 years of hard work in order to push up the ranks.. now you can buy it.

UK Web Studio Ltd.
UK Web Studio Ltd.

Great 🙂

Andrew
Andrew

Really? You want freelancers to be in a bidding war to get to the top of the listings.

Real innovative PPH, just want freelancers were crying out for….

Mike
Mike

Lol. Come on.

Paul
Paul

PPH continue to focus on monetizing freelancers rather than increasing the pie for everyone.

Meanwhile, with nearly 100 sales, PPH Cert 5 and a 100% rating I am sitting on page 4 of the default search for sellers in my category.

Connecting quality freelancers to customers matters less than monetizing freelancers apparently.

Final Draft Publishing
Final Draft Publishing

Just another reason why PPH is a failure for serious freelancers. So now utterly appalling freelancers with no skills and no feedback can just buy their way to the top. How is that good for the buyers? What a fantastic money making scam for PPH – congratulations. My God, this site just gets worse and worse – so glad I don’t work though it anymore!

Dipak G.
Dipak G.

So now freelancers have to bid to get the projects. This seems to be a good idea to earn money (for own company) rather than to focus how to connect well served freelancers to buyers (companies) more.

I am afraid, this way a 1-Cert freelancer(s) could come up on top where as a 5-Cert freelancer(s), like me could fall in listing drop.

Chris Plummer
Chris Plummer

I thought PPH wanted to promote quality, through the use of CERT and feedback etc., so that the all important buyers receive the best possible service, and form freelancers with proven experience and reputation.

Now it can be brought, I don’t see the benefit here to buyers at all, this is a poor feature.

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

Really, PPH gives us all a place to win more work and clients and improves all the time, yet every time PPH do something were they can make a profit (TO KEEP PAYING THEIR BILLS AND KEEP THE SITE UP AND RUNNING SO WE ALL CAN MAKE SOME MONEY) all you lot seem to do is complain! You do realise that without all the work, effort, time and MONEY PPH have invested in this site, that there would be no site and most of you would still be searching around every day for new clients and no way of finding… Read more »

Final Draft Publishing
Final Draft Publishing

That doesn’t say a lot for your business Effective Telesales if you can only get work from this site! I think you need some marketing advice!

I don’t owe PPH anything – they’ve taken enough in commission. Now they want to take more. I’m concerned for you if you think that is an acceptable way to treat customers.

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

Strange that you think attacking me is the best way to conduct yourself when people have different opinions than you? If you dont want to pay for this feature, then dont. I get clients from many places, mainly referrals. But I appreciate all the effort and money PPH have put into this, and also appreciate that this is THEIR business and they need to make money All the arguments re quality and buyers picking the one at the top of the listings is rubbish. Buyers arent stupid. If they want a job done well they dont just pick the first… Read more »

Final Draft Publishing
Final Draft Publishing

Putting your CV online is FREE, using LinkedIn is FREE – i don’t need to pay for marketing and I don’t need to pay commission to anyone. I have more work now than I did when I still used PPH to find clients. For the record, I was not attacking you, and it’s telling that you reacted so defensively. I was just amazed that there is a company out there that only relies on PPH. That is not good business sense. What will you do if the company goes under? People are leaving this site in droves, so it probably… Read more »

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

Sorry, read your comment wrong, please accept my apologies (but it can read that way as well!). Like I said I have many ways to get new clients, referrals being at least 60% of it. What I do, if you do it well you keep your clients, so that’s never a problem. But I just dont see how PPH are greedy at all? If you get work through them you keep 96% of it, thats not greedy. If you get no work you pay nothing. If you want more work use this new feature, see if it works and if… Read more »

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

Sorry, meant to ask, why would you put your CV online? Thats job hunting, ie working for someone else. This site is all about working for yourself?

Final Draft Publishing
Final Draft Publishing

Not heard of contracting roles then? I work on contracts for clients through my limited company. That’s how most freelancers work in the field I’m in (bid writing).

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

new to me, glad my field is easier! Make them money and they always want to work with you, simple as that

Hope it all goes great for you mate, admire anyone who is a freelancer, know how hard it can be at times!

Cheers
Dave

Final Draft Publishing
Final Draft Publishing

Are you serious? You’ve never heard of someone working as a contractor? O.M.G. How are you in business? Sorry, don’t mean to be rude, but you might as well be saying you’ve never heard of freelancing!

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

Sales doesnt involve contracting. Firms sign up for a particular type of campaign for a certain amount of time. Usually length is 3 months. Never ever do they ask to see my CV or similar. They want to know what we can do, with what resources in a certain time scale, with pre-set KPIs and time-scales Different industry to what you do mate, dont have a clue what yours involves! Sounds more like a single trader doing single jobs. Mine is 1-20 people calling and associated marketing with a predefined target and longer running As long as we both earn… Read more »

Nick
Nick

I tried it out for 1 day and paid £10.

Made absolutely no difference to any leads.

I get more leads promoting featured hourlies than promoting my profile.

I won’t be featuring my profile again. Waste of money and a poor feature brought in by PPH.

The fact that others can also buy their way in – when a lot of us have been here for years too.

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

You cant expect instant results Nick, thats unfair. I spent less than 50% of what you spent yesterday and had 40% more clicks on my profile (PPH send you the figures) and 30% more enquires as well (obviously I can see those figures myself)

May be worth giving it another go, and bid less! Hope it goes well

Cheers

Final Draft Publishing
Final Draft Publishing

I smell a rat.

I’m beginning to think PPH is one of your clients Effective Telesales, or you have shares in the company! You’re the only one who finds a) this idea good, and b) PPH fair to sellers.

You seem to be selling PPH in all your responses and spouting a lot of statistics (been given them by PPH maybe for your answers?). And rather too enthusiastically to be objective. Even people who like an idea on here don’t do that.

My other theory is that they simply pay you to write enthusiastic positive comments to their ideas.

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

Lol, never worked for them but happy to, below is the email I got this morning with the figures on: Hi Effective Telesales, Your Featured Profile period has been completed. Your profile has received 44 views, +40.00% more than your previous average daily views. Your selected promotion period has now ended.To join tomorrow’s bidding contest too, please place a new bid As for no-one likes this feature: There are 600,000 freelancers on PPH, there are 8 people on this thread that dont like theis feature? And search for any skill on PPH now and there are 3 people at the… Read more »

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

By the way, and im sure you wont even be able to see this obvious point, do you have any idea how petty and immature you last post comes across?

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

And on average I get 12 new enquiries every day, got 18 yesterday. Usually get 3-5 people star my profile and/or an hourlie, got 21 yesterday!

Final Draft Publishing
Final Draft Publishing

Ah, I see you are a PPH Ambassador – you DO get paid for spreading the word about how wonderful PPH is.

I rest my case!

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

Seriously, what is the problem? You say you hate PPH and dont use it, you hate this feature as well yet you keep commenting? What is the case you rested, that I like a feature that you dont like? Didnt realise that you were the final authority on everyone elses thought? I have no idea why I was given that badge (but happy they did) as I have never worked for or spoke with anyone at this firm expect now and again to the ninjas when I have a problem. I appreciate PPH, already said that, like this feature, already… Read more »

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

PAID – BY WHO? To spread what word? Sorry, letting an internet warrior get to me

Have a great one

Nick H
Nick H

It needs to be clearer to buyers that these are sponsored paid for positions, at the moment the buyer may think sellers are featured due to the quality of their service rather than how much they are spending.

I also agree with others that this devalues the quality aspect of PPH.

Maybe PPH could use the revenue from this to fund some updates to the workstream which is long overdue 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina

Hey all This new feature is an interesting one and it is no wonder it is causing a debate. I’m going to slightly ignore the feud between Final Draft Publishing and Effective Telesales as that has gotten rather personal. Here are my two cents worth on the new feature: Yes, this feature does allow cert 1 freelancers to get their profile to the top. This means that there will be some freelancers who offer poor quality of work to be able to promote their profile and get seen first. However, as a buyer, I would still want to check out… Read more »

Matt Tutt
Matt Tutt

Well said Sabrina. Personally I won’t be trying out the feature any time soon, I imagine Featured Hourlies are the better option.

Effective Telesales
Effective Telesales

been using it since day 1, at least 200% increase in views and enquiries ongoing, and unlike featuring just 1 hourlie, people look at your profile and see ALL you hourlies

Can honestly say the best way to spend your money on PPH!!

Danish Ahmed
Danish Ahmed

Hi

I tried to featured my profile and select $6 per day but when I tried to add my payment I show me an error skrill method not available at that time. Let me know so will profile have featured? Because I didn’t add my payment method due to an error.

Regards,
Danish

Kelly
Kelly

Many thanks for your message and I’m very sorry to hear you are having this problem. Please email us at support@peopleperhour.com for further assistance. Thanks and have a lovely day!

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