i think the title there pretty much sums up the request for information
Basically i am looking for some coding work to be done, but you know what i have no idea where to get a programmer from. I mean are there like auctions for PHP programmers? Can i go down to the local store and pick one up in a box or is there some secret place they all hang out?
silly questions i realise but for somebody who can code a 'hello world' script and still get it wrong, this is a serious question.
I have used cgi-lance in the past but it always find its the same person bids without actually reviewing the post and so on.
There's programmermeetdesigner.com which is new-ish and has a good rep (never used it personally though) and rentacoder.com which has a teriable rep.
Also heard good things from people using elance.com, been around a while and has a wide userbase.
Just watch out, often best to pick the guy with the best communication skills rather than the guy that has a list of what he says he's proficient in or even the guy that says its all possible for $0.25