In a tough economy, finding new clients for your design, development or service business can be challenging. Fortunately, there are many online services which bring buyers and providers together - making your task of client acquisition as simple as remembering your username and password. For buyers of freelance services, the outlets can be a mixed bag - many of the Web workers that you will find are not quite up to snuff and others know full well the value they bring and charge accordingly. But for complex projects or even grunt work, it's a great way to find motivated individuals looking to help and enabling you to get things done.
Listed below are a few of the most noteworthy resources for finding freelance work and hiring freelancers. I have tried two of these personally in RentaCoder.com and guru.com with great success.