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My Money Journey on PeoplePerHour 
URL: http://www.alvinhy.com/my-money-journey-on-peopleperhour/ 
A lot of peopl...
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but the main reason I started on PeoplePerHour is because it was not flooded 
with unqualified users that bid so ...
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will give you a rough idea how well you are doing one month and the other. 
Of course, I gave myself a small rewa...
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I continue to work on PeoplePerHour, aside from that I have started a design 
agency called Why So Creative. 
Som...
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Grab your free training course and eBook to get started 
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My Money Journey on PeoplePerHour

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A lot of people are deciding to become a freelancer or work at home so they do not have to go through the misery of waking up at 7am in the morning getting stuck in traffic on the way to work.

I had the same thought. I did not want to work under someone else and earning a fixed income.

I wanted something exciting, challenging and worth risking.

This is why I headed out as a freelancer working online. If you are already a freelancer, check out this article of what it takes to become a satisfied freelancer.

But did working as a freelancer really gave me the freedom I wanted?

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  1. 1. alvinhy My Money Journey on PeoplePerHour URL: http://www.alvinhy.com/my-money-journey-on-peopleperhour/ A lot of people are deciding to become a freelancer or work at home so they do not have to go through the misery of waking up at 7am in the morning getting stuck in traffic on the way to work. I had the same thought. I did not want to work under someone else and earning a fixed income. I wanted something exciting, challenging and worth risking. This is why I headed out as a freelancer working online. If you are already a freelancer, check out this article of what it takes to become a satisfied freelancer. But did working as a freelancer really gave me the freedom I wanted? Check out what happened here. Can you even make money on PeoplePerHour? The big question is “can you make money online”, the answer is yes. I chose a PeoplePerHour because of its simplicity and ease of use. I have been earning over £10,000 on PeoplePerHour and that does not include the other clients referred outside of PPH. My journey as a freelancer It started all started off when I got my first copy of Adobe Photoshop 7.0 back in high school. I design signature banners for users in many different forums (it became a hobby). Although there were no actual cash payment, many of it were in virtual credits within the community. This was my first taste of freelancing. Let me know if you have done this before! After Graduating I graduated in 2012 studying BA (Hons) Interior Design. It was a nice course and fulfilled my love of interior design. After graduating, I began job hunting and at the same time I stumbled upon PeoplePerHour. What I like about PeoplePerHour is that it is different. There are many freelance platforms on the internet such as: • Freelancer • Elance • Odesk URL: http://www.alvinhy.com/my-money-journey-on-peopleperhour/
  2. 2. alvinhy but the main reason I started on PeoplePerHour is because it was not flooded with unqualified users that bid so low that most likely your proposal is not even looked at. How I Started Freelancing on PeoplePerHour I started off by creating a profile on PPH (PeoplePerHour) and started by adding my portfolio onto the platform. Quickly got myself verified instantly so my profile looks complete and legit. Now the REAL journey begins... My first job Let me explain how I got my first job. Initially you are given around 20 credits to bid to start off. I filtered out the design jobs (since I only do design), and chose all the ones that I have confident in completing it professionally. I then started bidding each of them at a low price. Why? Good question. This is because I had no reviews on my PPH profile yet, and I had a limited portfolio. No employer would want to hire a designer that they do not trust. Along with bidding a low price, I had custom wrote ALL the proposals to be related to the client. This lets them know you better and gives you the job. My first reaction when seeing the email popup “Congratulations, xxxx has accepted your proposal”, my heart skipped a beat. It was a feeling of relief and enjoyment. I thought to myself “Its unbelievable! Someone actually wants me”. Maybe thats the feeling you get when you propose and get a yes. The whole job process was smooth and I give credit to PeoplePerHour. The workstream they created is very reliable. An email is sent instantly to my mailbox to notify me whenever the client replies. VERY important to enable this in your settings. The first payout I started freelancing on PeoplePerHour on February 19th 2013, and after a month I withdrew my first payout! As excited as ever, I don’t need a 9 to 5 job to earn money! I plan to withdraw my payouts monthly to keep track on how much I earn. This URL: http://www.alvinhy.com/my-money-journey-on-peopleperhour/
  3. 3. alvinhy will give you a rough idea how well you are doing one month and the other. Of course, I gave myself a small reward and went out for a nice dinner. Keeping it steady After the initial month (a long hectic month), I got the hang of time management. When freelancing, your time management skills are put to the test. Clients all over the world contact you at different times of the day (due to different time zones) and you really have to reply promptly to keep them happy. This is why I downloaded the PeoplePerHour app on my iPhone to get the latest messages. I can reply my clients wherever I am whether out having lunch or in the toilet taking a dump. I usually have around 6-7 jobs parallel working at the same to so I can keep a decent flow of work. It really depends on how much you can handle. If you think freelancing is a “I can work anytime anywhere job” you are half correct. BUT you still have to work 5-6 hours a day. What I do is wake up every morning, check my email to see if clients reply. I deal with their situation and repeat until I decide that it is enough for the day. Sometimes I even would like to finish the job even if it takes me late at night (this is more like a designers thing). I would suggest keeping around at least 4-5 jobs ongoing at all times to have a decent amount of cash. The Satisfaction The motivation that keeps me going is the satisfaction and feedback when the job is done from the client. I have an article about how to become a satisfied freelancer. They even sent me a photo of the product! I never thought people would acknowledge what I produce as “great work”. Also being able to meet with different people around the world and sometimes you can even make good friends/connections out of them. For example, one of my very first clients Sunnamusk have become one of my greatest friends. I have learnt a lot from him and has opened many doors for my future. What is next? Well, you can decide to keep freelancing or venture out into different businesses. URL: http://www.alvinhy.com/my-money-journey-on-peopleperhour/
  4. 4. alvinhy I continue to work on PeoplePerHour, aside from that I have started a design agency called Why So Creative. Sometimes I outsource some of the work that takes too much of my time. This allows me to have more time to communicate with clients and providing quality services. BONUS: Tips for you to start out Freelancing From my own experience, here are some tips and tricks to start out well on PeoplePerHour. Don’t make the mistakes I did! 1. Starting out • Create a profile on PeoplePerHour • Verify everything (Email, Credit Card etc...) • DO NOT use pre-written proposals • Start of at a slightly lower cost to build up reviews • Create a good hourly to sell and bid on jobs 2. Completing the job • After you get a job keep communicating with the client. • Send samples/previews of what you have done • Quick replies are thumbs up (download the mobile app) • Always keep in mind, clients are always right 3. Extra Tips • Don’t bother with bids that ask for free preview, you never know if they will nick your design and produce a similar copy • Bid only if you have confident you can complete it. • Time manage yourself wisely and have a few jobs on the line at one time. • There will be ups and downs, just build your portfolio and doors will open eventually. Conclusion PeoplePerHour is a great place for both employers and freelancers. It has a lot of talented designers and reasonable employers. It is really a great community and I recommend it to anyone who would like to start freelancing. You never know what you find in the virtual world! If you manage to read all the above, why not spend 10 seconds more and endorse me on PPH! You can do that here: Endorse Alvin Cheung on PPH! Let me know if you enjoyed reading this article I would be happy to answer any questions you have. Drop me an email or connect with me through social media. URL: http://www.alvinhy.com/my-money-journey-on-peopleperhour/
  5. 5. alvinhy Grab your free training course and eBook to get started making money online. Learn how I make passive income with just a blog and how you can do so too. Including an optional 21-step program with a 1-on-1 personal coaching guiding you to make your first $1,000, $3,000, and $5,000 commissions online. CLICK HERE > GET INSTANT ACCESS NOW! URL: http://www.alvinhy.com/my-money-journey-on-peopleperhour/

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