PeoplePerHour Support

Why have I automatically received some negative feedback?

Buyers come to PPH because they can be assured that they will get their project done quickly and reliably. Freelancers who consistently deliver their services to happy Buyers will gain strong positive feedback ratings, which will also rank them higher in search results for more visibility.   

Equally, to protect the marketplace, freelancers that let down their Buyers will experience an adverse impact on their feedback rating.

How does it work?

If a Buyer receives a refund because of an issue with the freelancer's delivery of a project such as poor quality of work or late delivery, or because the freelancer canceled the project; the freelancer will automatically receive a 1-star feedback score.

This will, in turn, affect their overall feedback rating (which is the % of positive reviews over total reviews).   In this way, the feedback ratings are a reflection of the reliability of the freelancer. For example, it is not possible for a freelancer who has agreed 10 projects with Buyers and fails to deliver on 8 of them, to have a high overall feedback rating because of the good feedback for the 2 projects they successfully delivered.

Can I get this rating removed?

Only if the refund was given through no fault of your own, and that is clear on the WorkStream, then contact PPH Customer Support to take a look. These cases shouldn't have resulted in you receiving an automatic 1-star rating, so we will see if something went wrong.

Otherwise, unfortunately not. We know that no-one likes to receive a bad rating, however, these ratings are applied equally to all users on PPH regardless of their status, so it is a completely level playing field. But of course, you can minimize the impact of this rating by making sure that you return to successfully delivering projects for your Buyers and therefore, gaining more positive feedback reviews. 

How can I avoid negative feedback ratings?

As a freelancer, to make sure you build a strong overall feedback rating and avoid negative ratings:

  • consistently deliver a great service to your Buyers, and deliver on time. Take a look at our advice to find out how.  

  • if you offer an Offer service, remember to always pause your offers when you are too busy to deliver new orders or unavailable for periods of time.


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