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Pricing:

Guru is free to use for finding freelancers. The platform does charge a 2.9% handling fee on every invoice paid. However, users who pay with eCheck or perform wire transfers are eligible for 100% cashback on the handling fee.

Review:

Guru is a user-friendly platform that has excellent tools for finding and managing freelancers. Guru's Australian page allows employers to post an unlimited number of jobs for free to search for top freelancers. Employers can also search the Australian page for available freelancers by territory and by popular skill.

However, the Australian page is simply a list of freelancers based in Australia and does not offer any additional benefits that are specific to Australia. Employers searching for available freelancers on the Australian page will need to scroll through all the freelancers, leading to a significant investment of time.

Highlights:

  • Job posting is free.
  • Employers can post unlimited jobs.
  • Users are given access to freelancer profiles and portfolios for free.
  • The site offers 24/7 support.
  • The site offers access to over 2 million freelancers.
  • The platform is user-friendly.
  • The platform has an excellent freelancer management tool.

Shortcomings:

  • The Australian page simply lists all the freelancers based in Australia.
  • The site does not offer candidate matching.
  • It will take a while to find the right freelancer as employers must scroll through available options.
  • There have been complaints about bad customer support.
  • Payment to freelancers can only be done in U.S. dollars.
  • Clicking on any links, such as "Post a Job" or "Find Freelancers," will take you back to the U.S. site.
  • Guru does not have an office in Australia.
  • The customer support line only provides a U.S. number.
  • Customer support in the U.S. is only available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm EST.

Reputation:

While Guru seems to have a good reputation among freelance professionals, its reputation among employers looking for freelancers is not so good. It has a 2.2 out of 5 rating on TrustPilot and a 1.49 out of 5 rating on SiteJabber.

However, Guru has a 4.1 out of 5 rating and a list of recommendations on Facebook.

How to Post a Job on Guru:

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How to Post a Job on Guru:

Four easy steps for posting a job on Guru.

1. 

Posting a job on Guru.

1.1 

Click on "Post a Job" on the home page.

Click on "Post a Job" on the home page.

You'll find this just to the right of the center at the top of Guru's Australian page.

1.2 

Fill in all the job information for the posting.

Fill in all the job information for the posting.

Add all the information relating to the job, including the job title, description, category, and compensation, as well as your posting preferences.

1.3 

Log in to Guru to post the job.

Log in to Guru to post the job.

Use your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google Account username and password to log in to Guru and post your job. Alternatively, click on "Sign Up" to create a new Guru account.

1.4 

Click "Post Jobs & Get Quotes Now."

Click "Post Jobs & Get Quotes Now."

This is the final step. Be sure to review your information before posting your job.

Guru vs. 99designs:

99designs is an Australian-based freelancer site but caters to a global community of graphic designers. By contrast, Guru is an international site for tech and creative freelancers. Unlike Guru, 99designs offers two options for finding freelancers: working with a 99designs team member to find a suitable freelancer, or starting a contest.

Guru vs. OzLance:

Unlike Guru, OzLance is an Australian freelance marketplace that is strictly for Australian and New Zealand professionals. Guru helps employers to find local and international talent. Employers can post their job vacancies to both sites for free and can also search available freelancers by territory and by skill.

Guru vs. Freelancer:

Freelancer and Guru both offer access to large and varied talent pools, free job posting, access to profiles and portfolios, and project management tools. Both sites are reputed to have under-qualified, unprofessional freelancers onboard. However, Freelancer has a better reputation overall on review sites.

Key Information

Legal Name

Guru.com

Founder

Inderpal Guglani

Founding Date

Jan 01, 1998

Address

5001 Baum Blvd. Suite 605, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

Number of Customers

800000

Email

marketing@guru.com

Telephone

0011 1 (412) 687-2228

Website

https://www.guru.com/

FAQs:

What is Guru?

Guru is a freelance job board that companies can use to hire freelance writers, designers, programmers, developers, and more.

How much does Guru cost?

Guru is free to use for finding freelancers. The platform does charge a 2.9% handling fee on every invoice paid. However, users who pay with eCheck or perform wire transfers are eligible for 100% cashback on the handling fee.

When was Guru founded?

Guru was founded by Inderpal Guglani in 1998.

What is a milestone on Guru?

Milestones help you break up large jobs in to smaller ones, making it easier for freelancers to accomplish one job at a time. Milestones are also used as targets for paying freelancers, ensuring that they don't have to wait until the end of a long-term project to get paid.

What is the scope of work on Guru?

The scope of work describes in detail the nature of the project, key deliverables, milestones, and what the end product should be.

How do I create a Guru account?

To create an account where you can manage Guru job postings, go to guru.com and click "Sign Up" on the top right of the home page. Follow the onscreen prompts to create an account or simply sign in with your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google Account details.

How can I edit a Guru job posting?

To edit your Guru job postings, log in to your account and open each posting individually. Make sure you save your changes before exiting.

How can I delete a Guru job posting?

You can delete a posting by clicking the delete icon next to the title in your list of active jobs.

How many people use Guru?

Guru claims to have 3 million members worldwide.

What are some Guru alternatives?

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