This is an interesting and important article from Inc. magazine because it gives several helpful e-lance (freelance) websites that will be helpful for small businesses seeking short term or small job resources, as well as ideas for people needing work who have skills and time to offer. Here's a sample from Inc. "Why You Should Hire E-lancers",
Although the opportunities advertised on SkillSlate, which bills itself as a local-service auction site, are more substantial, most are not the stuff of which careers are made. Consumers might post requests for proposal for an individual to remove snow or walk a dog or—in a more exotic example—order a traditional Chinese meal in Chinese for a group of friends at a restaurant.
Other job/work resources sites mentioned:
It's worth clicking through to get all the details, http://www.inc.com/magazine/201110/john-gerzema-on-hiring-e-lancers.html