So last night I figured I'd go check out elance.com, a database of projects people need help with. I've a curtousy account which I thought I could place bids with. Apparently not, it cost 30 dollars a month and you can only place three free bids, AND if you get the bid you have to pay 8.75% of your bid to them. Talk about a racket.
I don't think I'll be going back there.