Here is an idea for the Stack Overflow team. I'm a freelancer and I am always on the lookout for new projects. Currently I use sites like PeoplePerhour.com, Elance.com and other such sites, though they all suck in one way or another. I think the Stack Overflow team could easily do a better version.
Stack Overflow has a site for jobs, but this mostly targets full time work. I think it would be great if there was a Stack Overflow project marketplace to go with it. This would also allow the provision of part-time contacts and fixed-price work.
One of the reasons why these project marketplace sites often end up sucking is the chicken and egg issue. People won't post projects because the site has no developers and the developers won't register because there are no projects. The Stack Overflow team already have one side of that covered. Attracting buyers shouldn't be that hard once the developers are on board.
Is this a good idea? What do people think?