It all starts with
talented people.

Talent has no nationality, no country, no boundaries. Why should your business act local in a global world?

Work with experts from anywhere in the world at no extra cost. We think every project deserves the best people.

What is PeoplePerHour?

We are revolutionaries debunking the archaic 9-to-5 work model. In 2007, our founder Xenios Thrasyvoulou started PeoplePerHour using pen, paper and a phone.

Fast-forward 10 years, and more than 1M people are using the platform daily to either find freelance work or find the best talent in the world.

We think we might be onto something.

What do we do?

We are a purpose-driven business. Everything we do stems from our desire to empower people around the world to do what they love and live the dream of being independent.

We connect talented experts with savvy businesses that search for the right skills to get a Job Done quickly and with no hassle.

We’re in the business of dreams.

The DNA of PeoplePerHour.

Let’s go back to 2007. It was a year of great discoveries.

Struggling to scale his brick-and-mortar outsourcing agency, Xenios decides to run an experiment.

He stitches together a one-pager site - PAperhour.com - inviting people to post a Job, and links it up with his inbox. And the inbox floods...

As he plunges into a state of maddening manual work of “matching” clients, at the same time frantically scrambling to build a website, the early concept of PPH is born, forever changing the way people look at freelancing.

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Our mission.

We strive to create a trusted and dynamic online workplace that will help people realise their dreams and lead a free and independent life.

Everyone deserves an equal shot at success, and it’s our mission to make it a reality.

  • 2006
  • September, 2007
  • The big experiment is over. PAperhour.com changes to PeoplePerHour.com and the adventure begins.

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  • January, 2008
  • The first version of the site goes live.
    Big day.
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  • September, 2008
  • Lehman Brothers collapse, pushing the global economy into shambles. And the company almost goes under as VCs back down. Back to the ol’ good bootstrapping.

  • January, 2009
  • Blessings from the sky. PPH secures $150k Angel investment to jumpstart the growth.

  • December, 2010
  • Christmas comes early, bringing the first venture capital money. Index Ventures injects $3.8M. All is merry and bright.

  • January, 2011
  • The engineering office opens in Athens with the first employee. Needless to say, we start shippin’ it.

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  • August, 2012
  • PPH gets a facelift. Site relaunches with new features, everyone falls for Hourlies.

  • December, 2012
  • Another merry Christmas ‘round the corner. The last private funds ($2M to be precise) flow in.

  • November, 2013
  • £$€! The gods be great.
    Business becomes profitable.

  • October, 2014
  • And here come champagne showers, all month long, as we hit $50M in Freelancer earnings.

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  • August, 2015
  • The 1 millionth member joins PPH!
    Top of the world feeling.

  • September, 2016
  • PeoplePerHour celebrates its 9th birthday with a bang!

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  • October, 2016
  • We pass the historic milestone of Freelancers collectively earning more than $100M through the platform.
    Ka-ching.

TODAY
1.1 MILLION
Jobs
Posted
$100+ MILLION
Earned by
Freelancers
1.5 MILLION
Registered
Users
89 COUNTRIES
Global
Presence
We're changing the
world
one happy freelancer
at a time.
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Elena Blogger & Inbound Marketer

It was a snowy, freezing afternoon and I was off on vacation in the mountains. Suddenly, my phone started buzzing – I just made the first sale, wow!

And then something crazy went on – I got one new sales notification after another!

Suddenly, I was booked solid until the end of the month and had to pause the Hourlie and refuse some clients for the sake of keeping up with the deadlines.

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Tim Creative Designer

I was born and raised in Canada. I’ve always had a passion for design, so I knew I wanted to do something in that field.

Once I received my degree in Graphic Design, my first step was finding a local business that was hiring.

Unfortunately, there weren’t many jobs in my area, so I thought -- the next best step would be to go online and expand my portfolio by doing work for others.

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Annabella Copywriter & Brand Strategist

I got into freelancing because I love doing a variety of things, and I like working with different people. I couldn’t stand the thought of working in the same office everyday, so I set up on my own.

Our awesome
PPH team.
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Our creative lab.

As the leading freelance marketplace in Europe, we're often asked about the future of work and the impact of freelancing.

So we keep our creative lab updated with juicy bits of research. Go on, look at what the future holds for us all.

Freelancers around
the world.

LIVE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BUYERS & SELLERS
freelancers around the world

PeoplePerHour
Research hub.

MACROECONOMIC REPORTS
The rise of the Creative Economy 3min read
Semi-annual Self-Employment Insight 3min read

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