About a month ago I was contacted by a website for freelancers called People Per Hour asking me if I would review their site.
For a long time, Freelance Flash Games has been running without a logo. It was going fine, but with the release of my new book two weeks ago, I decided it was time for a change. Freelance Flash Games was going classy. So I took People Per Hour up on their offer. Here’s my review.
Essentially, People Per Hour is a big job board for freelancers and companies. You post up a job, and freelancers will bid on it with prices and portfolios.
After setting up my account, which was easy to do, I set about creating a new job. It’s a fairly simple process. Step one has you filling out a couple forms:
- Job title
- Category and Sub-Category
I called mine Website Logo Design and picked the sub-category Logo Design.
After filling out the description, it was time to decide upon the details of the job.
Jobs can be based on either a fixed price, hourly/daily rate, or base + result fee (like a performance based deal). I picked a fixed price and set my budget between 40 and 70 Euros.
Next, I had to decide upon the time frames of the job. I said it would start immediately, and set the bidding to last a week. The bidding would be open to everyone, although I could have limited it by country if I had wanted to.
Once the job posting is done, freelancers will start bidding on your project by offering a price quote and showing you their portfolio.
My job ended up having 27 bids, which was a lot of freelancers to choose from. I narrowed it down to 7 freelancers whose portfolio and price range I liked. People Per Hour has a neat feature which allows you to do this by adding bids to your watch list.
In the end, I decided to go with a company called Kreative Logo. I put the initial starting fee into Escrow, a safe way to pay, using Paypal, and he began working. Within two days, I was given four logo choices to choose from:
After asking around from family and friends, I decided upon the second one. From this point, it was just a couple more days until I found a color variation I liked.
Once I settled upon a final logo, Kreative Logo sent it to me in various file formats. Payment was easy using People Per Hour. I just added the funds using Paypal and the payment was on it’s way.
So if you’re looking for a place to get graphic designer type of work done, or any sort of work really, I’d recommend giving People Per Hour a try. I’m happy with the logo and service I got using their site.
What do you think of the new logo?