People Per Hour is an intermediary site which brings clients and freelancers together, allowing easy outsourcing of work for a mutually agreed price. Although working entirely online can be risky, this kind of intermediary service can be very useful when you start out: you can price yourself appropriately according to your experience, then build up your business from there. Not only that, you always have the backing of a third party, regardless of whether you are a client or a freelancer.
Although the text in each article is different, the advice is the same! Hopefully both posts will be relevant to the many people who ask me and Mathew how we got started.