The other day, I ran across oDesk, which is a site where contractors (“Providers”) can offer their services and clients (“Buyers”) can find them. Providers can take free tests to show their skills. The site also facilitates payments, etc.
Quite interesting – I’ll have to try it out at some point. One thing I notice is that many of the providers are from other countries, and their rates are dirt cheap – it’ll be interesting to see what the quality of their work is. It would certainly be tempting to hire someone for $10/hr to do some menial labor..