To be honest, most people that hire me, tend to make direct contact with me outside of Guru.com. I know its not what guru.com wants, but its the customer that chooses to do so. I can assure you that 100% of what you pay, will be absolutely worth every penny, and then some! I would prefer direct payment outside of guru.com to maximize earnings, but will be fine with payment through them. They take a large portion of funds though, leaving much less.