We're a non-profit niche social networking company serving a minority group. We are have a volunteer working on marketing our pending web social network app, however as CEO, I'm looking forward to hire an expert in web marketing tactics mainly to help make our launch a successful one. The main role of the person is with helping us plan with our marketing strategies as well as helping us implement them. We are very hard pressed with resources, what's the best way to hire one which we can afford, at say a rate of $10/hr or even less. I really do not have trust in freelance websites because of the poor quality I've received from them so far.
It is almost impossible to get a professional marketer for that low price. Professionals have put in many years of service and possess many years of experience. It is likely no marketer would go that low. Mind you, it's a job to earn a living to the person and not charity work.
Freelancing, which you rejected is your only other option with the type of very low resources that is at your disposal. I have to agree with you that there are too many quacks in the name of freelancers on the web, but there is a solution. And this is to get freelancers only from vetted freelancing websites which tend to confirm that not only are the freelancers who they say they truly are, but their skills can also be vouched for due to tests and referrals that are verifiable by said website.
Also, it is advisable to link up with your fellow entrepreneurs who operste in thy same industry with limited resources to know the kind of human resources at their disposal which will be affordable for your young business. You can give me a call if you have more questions on this.