Find Freelance Jobs at Guru

guruGuru is another site for employers to look for freelancers and freelancers look for jobs. It’s just like Elance. For start you can just sign up as a basic member. Get a few jobs done and established your brand and skills to the employers then only decide to paid membership. Being a paid member does not mean that you are guaranteed project work. The benefits that interest me to sign up as paid member is reduce of 5% transaction fees. That means if I’m a paid member, only 5% of project payment value will go to Guru.com in stead of 10%. If you are working on a large project that pays well then you might want to consider it. If not then better stay as basic member. The price of the paid membership is not cheap. There are range from $29.95 to $99.95 and $38.94 to $129.94 per quarter. So you need to consider the amount that you are able to earn from the projects before signing up. Start from the basic member and I’m sure if you are that good then people will come to you. If that is the case then there’s no reason for you to sign up as paid members.

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  1. Internet Dreamer says:

    I plan to leave work and become a freelancer on the 20th, so I’ve been checking out these sites, the thing with Guru and Rentacoder and as well as the usual people from India doing jobs for next to nothing you would now have to contend with people from the US who are bidding on jobs and with the exchange rate as it is then you are twice as expensive as they are in the UK 🙁

  2. Kumo says:

    Good luck on changing your job to a freelancer. I must say that this is not an easy task but I do believe if you’re good at what you do, then there shouldn’t be any problem. The next thing that you need to do is promote yourself. I think that’s the reason why some freelancers try to promote themselves by giving free services or having low charges. After a few couple of jobs and people start to value they work, then only they start charging high. It’s really important to brand yourself. That’s how you get higher paid for the same task. Well, all the best.