If you haven’t checked out Google Answers, you should try it out. Google Answers has more than 500 carefully screened Researchers to answer your question for as little as $2.50 and usually within 24 hours. So if you need some research done on a specific question, its a great resource. It is also a great resource for seeing answers that OTHER people paid for, as all questions and answers are publicly displayed. One last idea for using Google Answers– using it to see what information people are looking for in respect to your industry or niche. Knowing what people are looking for is an important step to determining what services and products are in demand.
Check it out: http://answers.google.com
Update 12/3/2006: Google Answers is being retired by Google. They are keeping their database of questions available, but no new questions are being accepted.