All of the Status Updates You Need, In One Place

We’re introducing some changes in the next few weeks to the work room, including a new “Overview” page. This page shows all of the gurus you have hired for a specific job and their work progress. You decide how often each guru provides status updates in your agreement. These updates will include their progress on milestones or how many… Read more »

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Freelancers Guide to New Agreements

Last week, we announced upcoming improvements to how you manage your work and get paid. One such improvement will come in the form of a more powerful agreement. Benefits of the New Agreements Increased payment protection. Ensure you get paid on time by requiring a minimum SafePay balance to cover the upcoming milestone or work week…. Read more »

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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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