Hi. I'm not quite ready to hire yet (so please disregard the $$ on the project) but I did like your profile and was considering having you help me with my startup. I need to create a network of four sites in WordPress using mostly [url removed, login to view] plugins and themes. I'm doing just about everything but blogging.
The sites work together and I need all to be working at the same time. It's basically a network to help small sellers start and promote their online businesses. I will be using quite a few WP plugins and want to use the Multisite feature. Each site will have its own domain as well as membership and premium offerings, so I'll be using a lot of plugins. For the four sites, I need:
Site 1: ad-based so a directory and classifieds plugins (2 total) as well as banner ads and possibly more. those are the basics
Site 2: community so buddypress and possibly communities as I want a strong group feature
Site 3: content - most will be premium and will consist of tutorials/how to guides
Site 4: not sure which plugin to use. this will be to help promote sites and help them "get buzz/go viral" - will likely be the last to develop as I need to research it more to see how to format it.
For the moment, I'm looking for someone who can get the basic sites up and running with the plugins working. I will need to develop the themes to have a cohesive thread but I can get a designer to do those.
Long-term, I'm looking for Network Manager - someone who can oversee the sites and fix things as needed.
A bit about me...I'm an American living in Greece which means I have to outsource nearly everything. There is no one qualified to hire here for my tech needs. I know HTML, CSS, mySQL and have installed and configured PHP programs, but I don't have time to learn WP from the ground up. Seems fairly straightforward but I have a lot of writing to do on the tutorials and website content so I need someone to manage the tech side. I do want to keep costs reasonable as there is no revenue until the site gets going.
Do you think you'd be comfortable taking on this project? I prefer someone who does not have to learn on the job. I prefer someone who can take it on and can give me advice as it's very time-consuming to research all of this.
Thanks and hope to hear back from you!