It’s about to become easier for you to set clear work terms even as you submit your quote.

Starting April 12, an employer will be able to to take a quote you submit and make it an agreement.

When submitting a quote you can still use a placeholder. An employer can also hire you while requesting revisions to the agreement; we still offer the flexibility to take extra time setting up an agreement if you need it.

Let us know what you think!

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Jake

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COMMENTS (37)

  1. mahfuz

    i am from bangladesh.l want to work in guru.do i have to pay registration fee? is there moneytransfer in your system?

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    • Jake

      Hi Mahfuz–no fee to register and we offer a bunch of different transfer options.

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  2. Merrilly Noeth

    Please explain this further. It’s been quite awhile since I did anything about Guru. Now I want to. Badly. Please get back to me ASAP. Thank you

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  3. Edward Gilligan

    It’s been a long time coming….. It provides better assurances from both parties for acceptable compensation, project payment, and honesty from both parties….

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  4. Tony

    How about adding rate per word/hour for translation/interpretation job?

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  5. PHILIP OOMMEN

    I had worked earlier with Guru.com. I would like to restart now. Please let me know if there are any assignments. My strength is in writing articles and content for ads and brochures

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    • Jake

      Hi Philip–when you log into the site you’ll see a “find jobs” search bar at the top. You can search for active jobs there.

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  6. Linda

    Good change I think. I am new to Guru and working my first 2 contracts but so far so good. I have found that it is easy to amend the agreements and that is a big plus. I just had additional work added to a contract and that should be relatively easy to add to an existing agreement I hope.

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  7. Olusola

    i am new on Guru, i believe i will say something good as others when my first contract is completed and payment made as a proof. Although i will like to know if there are any limitations regarding contracts to some particular region.

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    • Jake

      Hi Olusola–you’ll want to check the restrictions of your country as they can vary wildly. For the most part, you should be free to work on our platform.

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  8. sheri Rose

    I think this is excellent if we no longer have to download a separate agreement. It seemed like a redundancy. If understand your changes correctly, our quote will become our agreement, right? That would be great.

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  9. Andrii

    It is nice to have all three options as different projects requires different approaches. And it is not always clear which option will be used while applying a proposal so Placeholder option is good too.

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  10. Alfred Nippert

    I still do not understand “Placeholder” bids. How they work how to modify and how to deal with them when it is sometimes unclear if the bid is to be hourly or total. If I put a clarification in the “Proposal” part of my bid I think some folks feel that only makes it less clear.
    I would appreciate a reply. I would really appreciate an opportunity to speak with a customer service representative. 1-513-479-4006.
    Thank you,
    Alfred K. Nipppert

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    • Jake

      Hi Alfred–a placeholder bid is a bid that doesn’t list a price or (when we launch the features written int his post) any terms. It’s best to use a placeholder if you’re unsure of the price. If the employer hires you or speaks with you, you can get some clarification and update your bid from a placeholder to something more detailed. Contact us directly anytime and we’ll answer any other questions: http://www.guru.com/pro/contact.cfm

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  11. Ashish

    My exam is going to held from June and I am preparing for it so I will work from july

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  12. Sudipta Sihi

    I always prefer the completed milestones option in a quote offered by a client.

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  13. Erick Ochieng

    I am from upwork and that feature of crafting a post and even being able to continue working while making a deal with the client is awesome and extremely time-saving. I think it makes this platform really outstanding from the rest.

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  14. Louis

    It is always good to depend on placeholder bids, even though we set a price still it is employers work we do so it is much faster for us to get a reply, and then it is our wish to take it or leave it. I think it is much better this way.

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  15. Harry Husted

    If Placeholder means a deposit, I can go with it. I never do business with anyone without a deposit up front.

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    • Jake

      Hi Harry–a placeholder is not a deposit. It’s simply a quote without any terms attached.

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  16. Andria

    Hello Guru,
    A very good improvement, it could help us, I approve.

    Best Regard

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  17. Mohamed

    Greetings dears,

    It’s great idea makes the agreements more clarified,good luck and many thanks.

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  18. Javier

    Hi Jake,

    If I use the “placeholder” option to craft my quote as I always did, there’s no field to put the price. The quote was sent without a price!

    The templates lost the breaklines, no big deal, but the quote sent doesn’t show active hyperlinks as they use to.

    Please let me know if these things are something to fix. Thanks.

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