I do some of my own custom internet website programming using a language called php. I have also used outsourcing to do small custom bits of programming when I think it will take me too long to figure something out.

I had a PHD physicist do some work for me for $17 that probably would have taken me 2 hours. I am sure he did it in 10 minutes, but there was still red tape as we used a 3rd party to escrow funds, etc. I currently have another request out there and a graduate engineer is offering to do some work for $12.

I suppose there are negative aspects to hiring people from overseas, but …