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.
First of all, I'm not sure if you can hire marketing experts under $10/hr that's any good. If you know how to pick, you may be able to find the right services. Another approach would be bartering with marketing experts looking for exposure.
What's wrong with the current volunteer anyway?
Also, what does your social network app do? Is it some kind of plugin on top of Facebook for charities?