I need an excellent coder to work with the revamp of an old website.
I will need to convert and improve the database.
The important part here is that there are a lot of contents that will need to migrate to the new database structure that you will create.
I will need to generate RSS feeds for the site content.
The site has more than 10.000 pages indexed in google and most of its profit is generated from google visits, so, I will need to keep those pages indexed.
Every improvement on the site will need to have this into consideration.
You need to handle well this also because I will need to improve the layout too.
However, if you are a good coder, I can decide to hire a designer extra so you dont have to design - but you will have to have some knowledge of design and design integration.
HOW I WORK, AND WHAT I EXPECT FROM YOU
I need you to understand english very very well, and work fast, very fast.
I work with milestones.
So, we will define a few tasks and a date to implement those tasks.
Also, I want daily follow-ups: this means that everyday I will need to know what you done. Max. I can understand is 3 days follow-ups, nor more.
This needs to be like this until I get to know and trust you - I need to request this because most of the coders dont say anything for a few days, and that means, most of the times, that they did nothing.
At that specific date we will test it and once completed I pay you.
Then we define another set of tasks and again a date to implement them, and again, I pay you.
And etc etc.
If you are good, you will be the coder for this project from now on. The site is 7 years old and going very well so you will have a permanent source of income.
The site is very interesting and with a lot of possibilities to try many many things. A good opportunity if you really like coding, and if you are really good.
If you are not really good with php-ajax-mysql, i will strongly ask you not to bid because you will loose your time, and you will make me loose mine.
This site is being launched now in 7 countries, and more countries to come, so this is your opportunity to have a very good client.
I expect a good hourly cost, so coders from countries with lower prices are welcome, however, still, you need to know english very well, and you need to be one of those guys that understand everything and dont ask to many questions.
You see, for me, a good coder is not only that guy that can make marvellous applications very complex ones. No, a good coder is that guy that understands the site, understands the features, understands what I ask, and deliver what I ask, without many questions.
You see, time is money.
The site has 3000 users per day and generates a decent amount of google adsense.
Once the changes are implemented it will generate, more or less, 4 times more.
I will give you, as a bonus, 50% of the new profits generated.
This is just a bonus that I will be happy to give you, in case your work is good.
I do this because it is hard to find a good coder, that is at the same time honest, and has some time available, and that does not charge too much.
HOW TO START, WHAT WILL YOU BE BIDDING ON:
Since we dont know each other the best way is to test if we get along working togheter.
So, bid to make the improvements in the database including a online conversion page that will allow me to pass the fields in the old database to a new database structure, with more fields.
I AM INTERESTED, NOW WHAT:
If you are interested, please do the following: send me a private message with 3 sites that you have developed and let me know what was your work, so that I can evaluate your previous experience.
Then let me know what you charge per hour, normally.
Then let me know how you like the webmaster to work with you.
I will answer you with the link of the site so you can see more precisely what you need to do, in order to make your bid.
ps: i do not mind escrowing the money, but do not ask to pay in advance.
And, even if I escrow, you will need to accomplish the milestones.
RESPONSABILITY, HONESTY, DEADLINES these are qualities that I cannot live or work without. If you do not value these attributes like I do, please do not bid because we would be both loosing our time.
Just for you to know - I had already a previous coder working with this project - and he was good, technically - but he had 2 problems. No work ethics (always late, too long to answer emails, deliveries not on time)
Altough he was a good programmer, I could not work like this - it gives me headaches.
Most webmasters would acccept to work with this coder because he is technically good. But I cant.
So, if you do not like to answer emails, if you do not like to accomplish deadlines - dont bid.