Guru.com

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

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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2 Responses to Guru.com

  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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