If you want to hire a pro, I recommend that you start with a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG). Are you looking for an expert to break through your research brick wall? Do you need someone to write your family history? Do you need a speaker for your next genealogy club meeting or family reunion? APG members can meet all of your genealogical needs. If it works for me, it will work for you!
When I need a record in a particular locality that I cannot get to readily, I always hire an APG member to get it for me. If I need a document translated, I contact an APG member. APG members abide by a Code of Ethics and are always generous with their time. I get some of my best research tips and tricks by contacting members of APG.