I'm looking for a total package from experience and professional web designer and ethical online marketer. I would like to invite bids for the whole package and for any individual parts of the project. If you can only provide some of the services please bid on the relevant sections.
My initial budget is small as the venture will be hard to get off the ground, however if we can quickly cover our ongoing costs we will be increasing targeted marketing spend month on month.
More details will be provided to interested bidders who respond and fit my criteria.
Initially I want a well designed simple SEO optimized website which will be integrated with a vbulletin forum. Site content is ready to go, but can be adjusted if recommended to help SEO.
I need a site logo designed based on my outline descriptions, and a simple interactive animation based on the logo. The animation can be programmed in what ever is appropriate, I guess flash? This will be the brand.
The site is based around giving prizes to the free to join forum members, so I will need control over the daily prizes, when, how and to whom they are won. Forum members will be encouraged to refer people to us and will get rewarded for doing so, so a method for tracking referrals is essential. If this involves some kind of database system then so be it. The animated logo mentioned above will be central to the prizes won.
Once complete I will need to be able to edit, amend and update the site and content without having to invest in high end web design software.
Marketing. I will need to create a buzz around the site by whatever means appropriate, but again initially the marketing budget will be low. So it must be smart and cost effective marketing. Be it PR, link building, discussions in other forums, viral, referrals, articles, blogs, social networks, offline press, editorials, forum content and posts and so on. I will not be expecting the bidder to do all the work as I will contribute heavily. However I will need direction from an experienced ï¿½promoterï¿½. The marketing must be ethical but any ideas are welcome.
The forum is free to join and every day a member wins cash prizes and these increase over time. So the marketing will be based around this and the brand.
This initial marketing is aimed at getting new and repeat visitors, new forum members, and good content on the forum. As with all sites the key is getting a high volume of repeat traffic (not easy I know).
If initial marketing is successful then we can look at increasing the budget. Any online advertising must be cost effective. Marketing does not need to be limited to online.