They seem to have all moved away from this model and I loved it. Also, does anyone know where to find a moderately priced but good web freelancer?
Google the following...
micro work sites
One good web freelancer is me for sure.. whats your need?
Sure, You seem to be talking about dedicated virtual assistant companies like Time Etc, which is still open
Freelancer.com has this feature, and 99designs is the quintessential example of the "contest entry" model you're describing.