The project is a complete redesign of a website for a friend of mine who has been running a business for many years taking single men to Colombia and introducing them to 300-400 beautiful Latin women in the hopes a relationship and marriage would follow. His tours cost ~$900 per person for a single tour. He currently has a product for a Men's Profile Listing for $150 for 12 months.
The current website is going away. It is horrible and was made in FrontPage by the owner who knows nothing of web design. I want to use a CMS like Joomla for its ease of moving content around and the ease for the owner to be able to update the site later on his own with little design knowledge. The website will also need to incorporate the following items, which will be the reason for additional PHP and MySQL knowledge to add to the basic Joomla site. It does NOT need to be in the form of modules or plugins. It just needs to be wrapped inside the Joomla site.
- Full site with content and photos from existing site.
- *Profiles of men and women users which will emulate a sort of Match.com feel.
- *Full searching of profiles.
- *Ability to send predefined messages for free.
- Ability to send 'blind email' (no one sees the actual personal email address) messages once a paid member.
- Ability to live chat to online members in a 1on1 window if paid member.
- Ability to live video chat to online members in a 1on1 window if paid premium member.
* Features needed immediately for site launch.
The site with content from existing site and the '*' features for profiles needs to be completed first and needs to be online and working by September 1st. The additional features will be deployed afterwards with the entire feature list enabled by November 1st.
I have created static HTML sites in the past, as well as one flagship website using ASP and MS Access for a matchmaking website of my own. I can get edit code no problem, but am not experienced enough to create a site of this magnitutde from scratch on the fly within the deadline amount of time.
(I had a good friend that was going to help me do this work, but his personal life is not allowing enough time to complete the work)
Have some basic experience with web design and graphics, but primarily your focus and experience should be in how to utilize PHP and a MySQL database to perform the user profile logins and the assiociated behind the scenes coding for all the member features.
Don't take my word for it... do your OWN research. Foreign brides, international dating, etc. Look at the dollar amounts and the traffic these sites get. This is an established business with clientele and traffic. Site monetization in regards to memberships will be something like $30 for one time, 5-day trials, a monthly recurring subscription of $50/mo and possibly a 1 year subscription with a 20% discount for $480. Check the numbers of other sites in the industry and you will find only one REAL competitor and they are 10 TIMES this amount...and the women are fake.
**Your compensation will be based on a 1 year term 50/50 with my compensation on all website generated revenue. No profit sharing of romance tour payments ($900), only revenues for memberships, advertising or affiliate sales on the website. Our combined compensation will be 80% vs the owner's 20%. Compensation will start on September 1st, but the 1 year time period will not start until November 1st when Phase 2 is completed.
Getting the site up and working properly for Phase 1 will be the most important and we both will be working all of our spare time to get it up. THEN we can relax as we have 2 months to implement Phase 2 with the few smaller items to the features. After both phases have been completed there should be little to no work for you to do except for any volunteered time to increase revenues.
<< Do a little work now and get paid for the next 12 months...that is the offer. **EVERYTHING is negotiable. Cash payment is possible if multiple payments are accepted in escrow. Everything will be in writing in a contract and notorized. >>
If we work well together, I have other online opportunities that I would love to find a trusted partner to work on with. Email me now for my cell phone number.
-= Abel B Ramirez II =-
P.S. A free Romance Tour Package is available as a bonus if curious.