I’ve been told by many folks that RentACoder and eLance do a great job I’m skeptical of these services since folks claim that it’s just “cut and paste” coders on the site and they take more management time then hiring a solid person through your own network.
Anyone have experience with these two sites? Good? Bad?
Looking at the feedback out there:
A bunch of comments good and bad (I’ll keep updating this as I do my research sorry if you’re up late and in your RSS reader :-):
This guy says he hired folks from eLance to make dry wall content for him and the stole itouch!
This guy says Guru.com and eLance.com are better for finding writers (not sure I would outsource blog writing any time soon but interesting place to perhaps find bloggers!):
This Infoweek story mentions TopCoder.com, a site I wasn’t aware of:
Just found another site: http://www.scriptlance.com/
The other side of the coin a freelancer complaining about folks wanting 600 word stories for $1.
This guy groks the space and mentions GetaFreelancer.com
Nice this guy came up with 10 rules for using outsourced coders basic stuff, but interesting: get a code inspector I like that one. I wonder if the code inspector+overseas outsourced coder=the price of a solid US programmer?
A breakdown of eight diffent rentacoder type sites includes PHPCareer.com (never heard of that one!):
This site feels a little icky they are talking about low-cost content production (ugh) in relation to making money off adsense and mention all these odd sites:
Someone who hates RentACoder and suggests GetAFreelancer.com
Liam debates spending $500 bucks on off the shelf software or spending $30-100 on software created on RentACoder that he will own all the rights too that debate has to be happening all over the place.
Google Answers on RentACoder:
Google Answers creates a list of RentACoder solutions (for $50! Heck, I would have done it wait, I’m doing it right now for free!):
Rick talks about Fletcher using these services to help build Bloglines (I think the Bloglines notifier was done by a freelancer for $500 Mark said that at eTech I think ):