The other day, I had an idea that popped into my head for a new Web service. I’ve done some further research on the idea, found it to be unique, and will proceed with building it once I find some spare time to design it and make it happen. This is great and all, but the only problem is that I don’t know how to program what I’ve envisioned. While I can program desktop software, I’m clueless when it comes to Web service development. Do I plan on reading a thick stack of books and going through the expected beginner’s misery that is required to become a developer of Web applications? No, I’ll just use Elance.

This is a great service whether you’re looking for work or looking for someone to do work for you. Programming and Web development are only a small part of what Elance has to offer. For example, you’ll also be able to find professionals to take care of your writing, marketing, and legal needs, among other things. You’ll discover individuals and fully staffed companies from all over the world, and favorable reviews from former clients will give you the confidence that you need to get your project started. Elance, I may be leaving you after this review, but I’ll be back for business later.