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Guru The AppBy Guru The App
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Guru The AppBy Guru The App
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$6,768
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backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, April 1 2019 7:10 AM UTC +00:00.

About

As young parents, new homeowners and rookie professionals, my wife and I have realized that there isn't a sufficient forum that can connect people with questions to people with answers, instantly. So we decided to create Guru - a phone app that will allow you to input your question and immediately notify the Guru community of your problem. Guru is different from other forums because you can get connected in a video chat with someone that can help you, instantly. Stop searching through long forum posts or scrolling through YouTube videos. Get the help that you need, when you need it. Once you are connected in a session, you will be able to reward the answerer by paying them $1/minute, plus any tips that you feel they have earned. This is a much faster and cheaper solution than hiring a freelancer, or making a house call.

If you support us early on during our Kickstarter campaign, you will have the opportunity to pre-purchase in-app perks, Guru merchandise, and exclusive experiences available only to Kickstarter supporters.

Guru is scheduled to launch in late 2019. We are already at work developing the app, but we need funds to get it to the finish line and make the user experience the best that it can be. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with Guru will be getting enough people using the app to make the response time from other users instantaneous. We plan to expand our advertising exponentially when the app launches to create a massive user base so that people all over the world are excited and active on Guru all the time, making money and friends all day long.
Aly and I are passionate about bringing Guru to life and have overcome many challenges already. We know there will be many more ahead, but nothing that we can't handle.

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    A piece of fruit to someone in need

    With your generous donation, we will forward our mission to "help people" by delivering a piece of fruit to someone in need. You'll get a photo from us doing the deed.

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    Dog food to an animal shelter

    We will donate a bag of dog food (or other food) to an animal shelter, and send you a picture with a thank you!

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    6 month Guru "Ultimate" membership

    When answering questions on Guru, users make $1/minute. But with an Ultimate membership, Gurus will get to choose whether they want to charge $1, $2, or $3/minute when answering questions. You may choose to charge $1 to be more competitive with other answerers, or $3 if you are professionally trained in the category. Ultimate memberships will likely cost at least $5/month when the app launches.

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    Group Guru session with industry experts

    Get a 1-hour in-person or virtual session (depending on which class you choose) with a Guru in one of the following areas. The sessions will be for "beginners". Subjects may be added:

    Knitting/crocheting
    Graphic design
    Song writing and recording
    Pilates
    Floral design
    Stock investing
    Child education
    Computer aided design
    How to get on tv/game shows
    Social media advertising
    Essential oils
    Photography
    Entrepreneurship

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    9 months Guru "Ultimate" & T-shirt

    When answering questions on Guru, users make $1/minute. But with an Ultimate membership, Gurus will get to choose whether they want to charge $1, $2, or $3/minute when answering questions. You may choose to charge $1 to be more competitive with other answerers, or $3 if you are professionally trained in the category. Guru Ultimate memberships will likely cost at least $5/month when Guru launches. Plus get a limited edition t-shirt.

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    One year of Guru "Ultimate", shirt & hat

    When answering questions on Guru, users make $1/minute. But with an Ultimate membership, Gurus will get to choose whether they want to charge $1, $2, or $3/minute when answering questions. You may choose to charge $1 to be more competitive with other answerers, or $3 if you are professionally trained in the category. Ultimate memberships will likely cost at least $5/month when the app launches. One year of Guru Ultimate plus a limited edition Guru hat and shirt.

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    $50 credit+1 year Ultimate+hat or shirt

    Get a $50 credit to spend getting help on Guru after launch. Also, when answering questions on Guru, users make $1/minute. But with an Ultimate membership, Gurus will get to choose whether they want to charge $1, $2, or $3/minute when answering questions. You may choose to charge $1 to be more competitive with other answerers, or $3 if you are professionally trained in the category. Ultimate memberships will likely cost at least $5/month when the app launches. Get 1 year of Ultimate with this reward, plus your choice of a limited edition hat or shirt.

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    Launch party+hat+shirt+2 years Ultimate

    We’ll give you an invite to our launch party that will take place in Salt Lake City when the app launches late in 2019. You’ll also get the limited first edition hat and T-shirt, and a 2 years Guru Ultimate membership. When answering questions on Guru, users make $1/minute. But with an Ultimate membership, Gurus will get to choose whether they want to charge $1, $2, or $3/minute when answering questions. You may choose to charge $1 to be more competitive with other answerers, or $3 if you are professionally trained in the category. Ultimate memberships will likely cost at least $5/month when the app launches.

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    • Limited edition Guru T-shirt
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    • 2-year Guru Ultimate membership
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    Guru ad appearance, all other rewards

    Come on set at Guru’s next ad shoot and participate as one of the actors! It is a really fun experience. You will need to travel to Salt Lake City. You will also get a Guru limited edition hat and shirt, an invitation to the Guru launch party, earn Founding Guru status, plus 1 whole year of Pro membership. When answering questions on Guru, users make $1/minute. But with an Ultimate membership, Gurus will get to choose whether they want to charge $1, $2, or $3/minute when answering questions. You may choose to charge $1 to be more competitive with other answerers, or $3 if you are professionally trained in the category. Ultimate memberships will likely cost at least $5/month when the app launches.

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    • Limited edition Guru T-shirt
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    Lifetime Guru Ultimate, all other

    Get a lifetime membership of Guru Ultimate, allowing you all Guru Ultimate benefits planned and unplanned. When answering questions on Guru, users make $1/minute. But with an Ultimate membership, Gurus will get to choose whether they want to charge $1, $2, or $3/minute when answering questions. You may choose to charge $1 to be more competitive with other answerers, or $3 if you are professionally trained in the category. Ultimate memberships will likely cost at least $5/month when the app launches. Plus get other rewards listed.

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