PeoplePerHour.com - Freelance JobsAn inspiring [case study in the Guardian this week](http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jul/14/self-employed-book-keepers-story) telling how Chris Clarke, a former financial controller, used Freelance jobs site [PeoplePerHour.com](http://www.freelanceadvisor.co.uk/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=38__zoneid=5__cb=45fc662dea__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peopleperhour.com%2F) to get back into business as a book-keeper.

Chris, a victim of the recession, was made redundant when his employer had to cut-costs so he went it alone and setup his own business. To find more clients, he has been attending events at his local chamber of commerce and using websites like [PeoplePerHour.com](http://www.freelanceadvisor.co.uk/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=38__zoneid=5__cb=45fc662dea__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peopleperhour.com%2F) where he can advertise his services.

>”[PeoplePerHour.com](http://www.freelanceadvisor.co.uk/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=38__zoneid=5__cb=45fc662dea__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peopleperhour.com%2F), says it is seeing an increase in people setting up on their own and advertising their services to companies nervous about taking on full-time workers. "Hit by the recession, many employers are reluctant to hire on a full-time basis, resorting instead to more flexible options, like part-time workers and freelance staff," said the site’s founder, Xenios Thrasyvoulou.” ~ [via Guardian.co.uk](http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jul/14/self-employed-book-keepers-story “PeoplePerHour.com, says it is seeing an increase in people setting up on their own and advertising their services to companies nervous about taking on full-time workers”)

We’ve long been fans of PeoplePerHour.com and this story was a heartening tale in these recessionary times.