This will probably get slammed by the "pro's", but I know there are subscribers here who are not in the trade, but have sufficient ability to do design and prototyping. I sort of know who some might be already.
If you are in this category and are interested in occasional paid work, please respond here with contact details. Then we can go off-list to discuss particulars.
The projects may involve both analog and digital techniques as well as PIC programming. They are not complex by today's standards, or commercial in nature, so IMO paying for a professional service would be overkill.
I have worked on this basis successfully before, and know enough to communicate accurately regarding design criteria, etc.
I should also mention these projects relate primarily to my hobby which is geomagnetic monitoring. I simply do not have enough time to enjoy it and do designing as well.
If anyone can suggest a better venue to post this notice, please let me know.