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This post is in continuation of the introduction section of freelancing with people per hour. In my previous post, I explained the overall function and usability of people per hour platform along with a complete strategy of creating an in-depth profile. The post includes the issues that all freelancers usually have when they register with people per hour. The statement of ” Your seller account is not approved yet” confuses them and makes them feel that the platform is difficult to understand even though it is such an easy to go platform for freelancers. Nevertheless, I am providing this step-by-step details to all freelancers who are interested in exploring this platform.
The dashboard of the PeoplePerHour board displays all your activities both as a buyer and a seller. You can see that it has all your activities at the very front page. When you log in to your account, you will be able to see your message, payments, posted jobs and leftover proposal credits.
The part which brings more attention is the title called my pending action – this option wants you to look at your leftover or new work that requires your attention. Also, don’t forget to check your emails that you have verified with PeoplePerHour because you will receive recommended jobs that are associated with the keyword you mentioned in your profile.
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One of the best elements of this updated dashboard is the ability to analyze the complete details of your current or complete projects coupled with the number of proposals you have utilized every month (since you know that there are a limited number of credits/proposals to send for each job that you apply within a month). There are many people (including me) who do not keep an account of the Proposal Credits left. It feels awful when you write a complete proposal and end up receiving a message of “NO PROPOSAL CREDIT”. For such, you are able to buy more credits. Yet it is recommended to keep an account of the Proposal credits before you write any proposal.
The top menu also gives you two different views. You can either check your account as a buyer or as a seller. The above picture shows my seller dashboard where you can see three factors
- Amount of job invitations waiting for your response
- Unvoiced works streams (work for which you haven’t been paid yet)
- Amount of proposal left (this means I still have 15 proposals that can be sent to different jobs/tasks)
The middle part of the dashboard makes it easier for you to have an expanded look at all the three factors that I discussed above.
The advantages of seller dashboard of PeoplePerHour
- You can check your job invitations in case if you have missed any
- You can check the overall status of pending tasks
- You are able to have a gist of whatever you are doing and what you must do.
You can check previous and current proposals sent to all your job. This will help you if you are comparing your proposal write-ups which have given you more jobs compared to the proposals that were never answered. More on that later.
The lower part of your dashboard has recommended jobs, you current states of cert level. And the number of views your hourlies has.
Finding freelance jobs in PeoplePerHour
I would suggest going to the First Step of understanding PeoplePerHour before rushing for the long lists of freelance jobs in this platform. Many of us are always anxious to know about the “Money” part of freelancing without emphasizing over the pre-requisites. Chances are you might feel frustrated with the whole setup and end up changing your decisions of using this platform. However, you would surely be missing a lot of clients if that be the case.To find jobs in PeoplerPerHour:
- Go to sell option
- Click over browse jobs
You will have a long page of jobs with different categories altogether. I have made up no filters at this point. These are all current jobs from all sort of categories. Although it’s good to go through all current jobs list if you have enough time to do so yet I would recommend all my readers to check only that specific category that you are apt at. Do not! I repeat, do not waste your time by checking what you can’t do!
So how would you know the exact time to apply for a job?
- Always send proposals as soon as you find the right job for yourself. You can clearly see the time for each job posted. This first job one shows “post 1 hour ago”Notice that you can see that within one hour the client has already received “3 proposals”. This means that you would be the 4th person whose proposal is to be read. Would he prefer reading your proposal with interest if you are the 30th? Yes! Only in case if he has not found the right freelancer that and that rarely happens!
- As a freelancer, I always send the proposal as soon as I find a task of my expertise. Delaying your proposal means your client will read you later and there are chances that someone else might have been selected before you. Thus, tertiary platforms work on first come, first serve basis. You can read my post about how to write a killer proposal which has sample proposals of the awarded jobs.
- As a serious buyer, I personally don’t wait for too many days and I usually select a freelancer within the first 96 hours (4 days). The chances of jobs being awarded after 4 days are very low.
“The quicker the proposal sent, higher are the chances of winning a job”
- Another option is filtration of your job selection. Try using the filters on the left menu to reach to the exact category you would like to work for. I usually click overwriting since WordPress, blogging, and freelancing has been my niche for the last 8 years and my extensive experience enables me to provide quality content, resulting in retaining in customers.
Seems like enough for you to grasp and absorb the information. You can go through a tutorial of all this course in 30 minutes in my online course of Freelancing with people per hour.
Let me know if you already work as a freelancer in other websites. How is your working experience?