How to Buy

1. Four simple ways to get started!

Browse Hourlies™: fixed price offers ready to start immediately

  • Search what's on offer: from as little as 1 hour jobs
  • Pay a downpayment to start the job
  • If you're happy request a follow-on proposal!

Post a Job - let people find you!

  • Tell us what you need done
  • Relevant freelancers are notified to submit a proposal
  • Review proposals and select your expert
  • Pay a downpayment to start the job.
    Released on completion

Search profiles and contact freelancers directly

  • Refine your search by skill, location, portfolio etc
  • Contact freelancers and request a Proposal
  • Pay a downpayment to start the job.
    Released on completion

2. Manage, Pay & Communicate all in one place: your WorkStream™

Your WorkStream keeps it all together

  • All your WorkStream threads organised by stage and reachable in one click
  • Track all your Job history in one thread
  • Communicate easily, transact and keep work moving

Review and accept Proposals

  • Pay the required deposit instantly
  • Keep your money safe with Escrow– protect yourself until you’re ready to release funds

Paying for work has never been easier!

  • Conduct your invoicing in one place
  • Release Escrow funds to pay Invoice (within 7 days) or raise a dispute
  • Customer Support Ninjas can help mediate a dispute so you are always protected

Say "Hello" to PPH Account!

  • We make payments painless!
  • Deposit funds in your PPH Account and use it to make multiple payments to more than one Seller
  • Your accountant will love you! More payments with fewer transactions

Experience messaging nirvana

  • Messaging was never easier–period
  • Transact, message, share files and pay all from one place
  • Track progress and keep history in one place

3. Rate the Seller and keep it rolling!

Your WorkStream keeps it all together

  • Reward people for their hard work with a quick review
  • The Seller can send you a follow-on Proposal or Invoice upon completion
  • Quickly re-initiate work with established Sellers

Buyer Protection

Outsource risk-free on PeoplePerHour with our Buyer Protection.
Work with freelancers from any country in the world -- if there is an issue, we'll help you fix it.

What do we do

Money protection
We hold your money safely in Escrow
Anti-Fraud Protection
We monitor the platform 24/7 to eliminate fraud and phishing
Copyright Protection
We transfer the copyrights automatically to you
Customer Support
We are available to help if you run into issues