Andy Singleton, founder of Assembla.com, has a great blog, and his latest post explains how to tap into various talent markets to find affordable technical talent.
Working with Talent markets – oDesk, Elance, Freelancer, Guru, vWorker
Read more at blog.assembla.com
I often suggest that readers learn how to manage distributed teams, built through global advertising and competitive trials. You can mix this “single global team” tactic in with your existing on-site recruiting and/or outsourcing. To do this, you need to find candidates, put them under contract, and pay them. You can get all of these capabilities from online talent markets, on-demand, at a very reasonable cost. In this article we will review some of the bigger markets that give you access to more than 1 million technical workers.