I want to hire a programmer freelance to develop a small InDesign plugin, but I have no idea how to go about finding one. Most of the freelance bidding sites are garbage, but aside from finding a few companies from a google search I'm not sure where else to go. Are there any good sites for posting jobs or other good ways of finding a programmer to hire?
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You could look at http://www.odesk.com, where you can hire a freelance developer anywhere in the world. There are tools that help protect both you and the freelancer, and you can read the feedback from other employers about the freelancer and feedback from freelancers about the employer, which gives you insight into who you would be hiring.
I really think that word of mouth is your best bet. If you are active on any of the social networking sites, ask there. If not then ask around to anyone that works at a technical company or in a company's tech department.
There's always someone around that will do work on the side, and you'll have an easier time getting references.