I’ve just joined Guru.com – a new kind of website which allows freelancers place bids on live jobs in an international forum. The only problem with this method of finding work is that the freelancer has to pay to bid on jobs (or more than 10 per month, anyway). The most basic level of membership gets you your 10 free bids a month, but if you want to win a reasonable amount of work you are pressured to pay for a greater level of membership, allowing you to bid on a greater number of jobs. I’m not comfortable with the concept of the jobseeker having to pay to apply for work.
Anyway, here’s my profile. Comments welcome.
UPDATE: May 2012.
I’ve since deleted my guru account, having found it to be utterly pointless.