Guru

Guru Review

Guru is one of the bigger job listing platforms next to Upwork and Freelancer. They offer a rich selection of remote work for freelancers which can be filtered by category, budget type, location, and whether the employer has verified payment method. The site also provides daily Job Matches which saves you time from having to sift through dozens of job postings that don’t fit your skillset.

Jobs Available on Guru

Job categories on Guru include;

  • Web, Software, & IT
  • Design, Art, & Multimedia
  • Writing & Translation
  • Admin Support
  • Management & Finance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Legal

Development and Design Remote Jobs

The most popular remote job categories on Guru are Development and Design. To provide a few examples –some of the best remote development and design jobs that are currently available on Guru include;

  • Magento eCommerce Developer
  • iOS/App Developer
  • MS Access Database Programmer
  • Advanced JAVA Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • Banner Designer
  • Textbook Illustrator
  • T-Shirt Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • 3D Prototype Planner

*This is only a small sample of remote jobs available in this category. Visit their website to see if there’s remote work available that best suits your skill set.

Guru Pricing & Plans

Guru has different membership plans for remote job seekers;

  • Free account:
    • 8.95% job fee
    • 120 bids per year
    • $4.95 per skill test
  • Basic+: $8.95/month billed annually
    • 8.95% job fee
    • 600 bids per year
    • $2.95 per skill test
  • Professional: $15.95/month billed annually
    • 6.95% job fee
    • 600 bids per year
    • 100 bid rollovers per year
    • Free skill tests
  • Business: $24.95/month billed annually
    • 5.95% job fee
    • 600 bids per year
    • 200 bid rollovers per year
    • Free skill tests
  • Executive: $39.95/month billed annually
    • 4.95% job fee
    • 600 bids per year
    • 300 bid rollovers per year
    • Free skill tests

Guru does not charge a fee to businesses who post a job. However, there is a 2.5% handling fee for the invoice you pay to the freelancer.

If you pay using check, e-check, or wire transfer, you can take advantage of Guru's 3.5% cash back.

Is Guru a Scam?

Our readers have not indicated that Guru is a scam or conducts business unfairly. There are plenty of well-paying jobs on Guru that if you do get hired for one, you can already afford to pay the sign up fee. You’re invited to share your experience about Guru in the comments below.

This Guru review was updated May 2017.





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