Give somebody an inch and they'll take a mile. This idiom resounds. Sure, we like to trust people. But that simply doesn't work for a few key categories like nuclear weapons (Reagan: "Trust, but verify"), sisters who borrow clothes (you know who you are), and... of course,... the savvy entrepreneurs who look to work with remote developers. Here's a great piece by a Ziptask project manager and developer who knows how to manage remote freelancers.