My consultant friends want to talk about what Elance could do to their career about as much as my single friends want to talk about who will be changing their diapers in 30 years. (No. Paying someone to change your diapers is no way to live or die.) As Elance, Guru, DoMyStuff, oDesk, Mechanical Turk, et al. get more well-known and improve, the pay rates of US-based urban service providers (lawyers, designers, writers, programmers, bookkeepers, and marketing people) is going to plunge.
This started with programmers but is moving into all sorts of service providers. Continue reading “Adjusting to the Flattening of the Country”