If you have always wished for your own mobile application, or had an idea about some software that everybody would have a weak spot, or even a need for, you could just be looking at a lot of money.
However, there are no packages of Java, Flash or HTML knownledge dropping from the sky. Investing the time to learn any of those could be mostly free these days (thanks to some progressive websites), but will still take ages. Most don't have the time. Nor the money needed otherwise.
So, how is http://www.lavajoft.com able to do it? Their rates are far below market standards. Is it a hoax?
Not quite. http://www.lavajoft.com have tapped into a huge market of technological know-how, namely the whole wide world. Say what? Yes, you've read that right, they employ freelancers from everywhere. This could be the United States, somewhere in Europe and even Canada. More often, however, they employ from less developt countries.
By doing so, pockets are filled where pockets desperately need filling. They support and stand by upcoming dev's from India, the Phillippines, you name it. The only place where they discriminate is in their hourly rates. If you can't meet them, you won't work for them. In second or even third world countries, this is not a problem. Not at all; the reward for their work will be bigger than most of the local opportunities.
So if you have any work for them, you might just want to jump at this opportunity.