So I am trying to use online outsourcing websites to do a small project. It's a crowd but a marketplace with clear leading runners. Since I only used oDesk before, I decided to give every big player a try. They are:
After 12 hours, this is what I got:
oDesk.com: 24 people are interested
eLance.com: 2 bids
Guru.com: just proved my project
Getacoder.com: Said I have to pay for the posting, though initially it said I can post for free as a trial project for new user.
The getacoder and getafreelancer websites are also quite poorly designed. Seems I will just go with oDesk and eLance then.
So this is also a way to save startup significant money, along Jason Calacanis's recent post about "you have to save money",
and Fred Wilson on how to save money
Btw, those are all tips for cash-strapped startups.
Update: Now I got 6 bid on guru.com and still the 2 bid at elance.com. It's very interesting to go over previous completed projects presented by those bidders. Awesome some looks!