Check out this slideshow profiling Maven on Bloomberg Businessweek! An excerpt:

Finding a job might be tough these days, but finding work is a snap if you know where to look. A number of websites now let workers choose when and where they’d like to work. If you’ve got a spare hour, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk or CloudCrowd will give you tasks such as checking websites for information or translation. Pay for general tasks may be only a few dollars per hour, but rates rise for specialized skills. Experts with industry-specific knowledge can sign up for consulting gigs with 10EQS or Maven Research. At Maven, experts can set their own rates and many charge $250 to $500 per hour.