Employers Guide to New Agreements

Last week, we announced upcoming improvements to how you manage and pay your gurus. One such improvement will come in the form of a more powerful agreement. Benefits of the New Agreements Keep gurus on track. Set expectations at the start and hold your gurus accountable throughout the job. Require status updates at specific intervals. Protect yourself… Read more »

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Columbus Day 2014 Payment Schedule

Monday, October 13 is a federal U.S. holiday (Columbus Day). Guru will be open during regular business hours and will process payments as usual, but all U.S. banks are closed on this date. Payments made by Prepaid MasterCard, direct deposit or wire transfer may be delayed in reaching you. Be aware of the potential for… Read more »

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3 Steps to Finding Freelance Jobs Faster

Having trouble finding the freelance jobs you want on Guru? Here are three easy steps that will save you time and frustration. 1. Search with carefully-chosen keywords and phrases. Change up your search terms and see which gives you the best results. Some tips: Check the spelling, and leave a space between words. Choose different keywords… Read more »

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How to Protect Yourself Online

Many of us depend on the Internet to manage our business, finances, and personal lives. However if you don’t adequately protect yourself online, your information can get in the wrong hands and you can find yourself a victim of malicious attacks. Another major bug recently hit computer systems (Shellshock), a reminder for how important it is to make sure your business… Read more »

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Quick Tips for Promoting Your Freelance Business

How many times have you wished for more than 24 hours in the day? Life as a freelancer can be hectic, and promoting your freelance business may be the last thing on your mind. You’re already busy with client deadlines and making ends meet, and it can seem impossible to get everything done. But finding… Read more »

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7 Ways to Land More Engineering & Architecture Jobs

Are you an engineering & architecture guru looking to make more money doing what you do? Then keep reading, because these gurus have some great ideas to help you be more successful! We asked 3 top-earning freelancers to share their tips for selling engineering & architecture services on Guru. Optimize your profile to attract more… Read more »

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