Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

Gun.io was founded in 2011 by Free and Open Source software developers who wanted to build a place where Professional Freelancers™ could work with excellent clients to build awesome products in a way that didn't scrape the bottom of the barrel on quality and didn't break the bank on price.

Who are your freelancers?

We call them Professional Freelancers because they are individuals who make their full-time income as freelance crafts(wo)men and at least 10 years of experience working as both a freelancer and in their specialization of choice. We do not work with side-hustlers seeking “some hours” after their day job. We sometimes break these rules for exceptional engineers. 

But really, are they good?

Yes. We perform a rigorous review process with three levels of interviews, code review, and live reference checks. Moreover, our Professional Freelancers don't work on other staffing platforms, through recruiters, or for other agencies. They only work with us. 

How much does your service cost?

Most freelancers at Gun.io have reduced their rates to work on our platform. We pass these savings on to you — allowing you to access top-tier talent for less than half of their normal rates. Your actual costs will vary based on the freelancer with whom you work. Longer-term deals will yield more cost-savings. 

What type of projects have you done?

Our teams have built everything from simple web applications, APIs and mobile applications to highly complex HIPAA-compliant medical machine learning/AI clusters and data processing pipelines, international payment processing systems, high-frequency trading algorithms, embedded systems, and elastic critical infrastructure.

What type of clients do you work with?

We’ve helped thousands of businesses — from global businesses like Cisco, NBC and Tesla, to small businesses who just made their first $1 in revenue.

Will I own my code?

Yes.

Do you offer a guarantee?

We have a "Great Code Guarantee" where we cover 5 hours of any disputed work, no questions asked. You should ask us about it.

Did we miss something?

Have more questions?

If you have a question that we haven't answered here, drop us a line at team@gun.io or give us a ring at +1 (234) 56GUNIO. We're here to help.