I just joined Guru.com. If you haven’t been following me for long, I’m trying to both reduce my consumption and increase my income. Increasing my income at my current job is impossible since overtime has been eliminated and there is a salary and bonus freeze. So no luck there. Anyway so I am trying to earn money elsewhere. I’ve earned a whole dollar through ads on this blog since January (argh) but Guru.com seems to have some potential for me. The drawback? You have to pay for a quarterly membership plus a percentage of fees.
So you’re curious about what it is. Guru matches freelancers (and people like me) with outsourcing companies looking for short term employees or virtual jobs. I just don’t know if I want to pay to play. I know you can’t get anyway of quality for free (or can you?) but paying for the potential to possibly land a short term assignment just seems a little like too much hedging to me. There is absolutely no guarantee that you will have a job or assignment after you pay. So would you do it? Would you pay for the possibility of landing an assignment? Pop on over the see for yourself. I am sitting on this one. I’d rather use the money for a snowflake payment but I can be wrong.
I did invest $1,500 in some new cell phones that I plan on reselling on Craig’s List. Funny how I’m willing to spend that much of my emergency money (yikes) in the phones but I won’t spend $30 on
Guru.com. I need to get my priorities straight. Anyway, I’ll let you know how the phones go.