Time to check out Guru for freelance jobs. Only $150 per year for a vendor account. The jobs are mostly higher end clients with realistic payments. Downside: they take a 10% cut versus Elance’s 8.7% for a business account.

Anyone work out of Guru? Would welcome comments….

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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  1. Anil says:

    The downside to those who are planning to break in is the minimum bid amount.

    While the employer is able to post a job worth $10, the provider cannot submit a bid less than $25.00.

    An other thing is while the employer is able to provide an email within the project asking the provider to contact directly, (sidestepping Guru) the provider is refused to submit her email id direct to the client.

    Only a subscriber has a fairly high chances of breaking in. Guru is definitely at par with Elance and oDesk.

  2. karenzo says:

    Thanks, Anil, for your input. I think the biggest negative for Guru is that they don’t allow bidders to see the high to low bids like Elance does. It helps when bidding to see what other providers have bid…

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