Anybody here ever heard of Amazon's Mechanical Turk program? It was mentioned recently on the SEOmoz blog and I was curious to know if anybody had used it with any success (for outsourcing some link building efforts). Here is it's homepage for those that are curious:
I don't think it's a great candidate for link building. mturk is great for tasks which don't require a lot of background investigation... just simple look and go. For example, look at a captcha image and type the letters.
For link development, I think odesk, guru, elance, etc. are better bets. Be prepared to get lots of bids from offshore providers.