***WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY***
Please only apply for this project if you live in one of the following countries:
Morocco? Yes Morocco.
I have created a detailed functional specification which I want you to help me transform into a circuit design. This is *not* a PCB layout job. This is a circuit design project.
Although the circuit will likely use an ESP8266, I do not require that you have any experience with the ESP8266. Instead, I am looking for engineers who have experience with micro-controllers such as PIC, STM, AVR, FREESCALE, NXP or Zilog or similar.
***WHY IS THIS ADVERTISEMENT LONG AND STRANGE?***
Finding work on sites like Freelancer can be tedious and time-consuming for engineers and project creators (“employers”). Therefore, to help me choose a suitable candidate I propose to pay you for one hour of your time (as a sort of “paid tryout”) to review my functional specification and provide me with design suggestions.
***HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS PROJECT***
Please do not bother writing up a customized response to this advertisement. Instead please copy and paste the two sentences below into a message and replace X and Y with the US dollar amounts you want to receive.
“I would charge you $X for one hour of my time to evaluate your functional design and provide you with a brief report” where X is your rate in US dollars.
"If we were to work together on an hourly basis I would require that I receive $Y for each hour I worked for you."
Please understand that $Y is *not* the amount of money I would pay you on Freelancer. Instead $Y is the amount of money you would *receive*.
***DETAILS YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO BOTHER READING YET***
If we were to work together initially I would probably authorize you to work for only one hour at a time. If our relationship were to continue then I would probably authorize you to work two to three hours at a time. By limiting the number of hours you work at a time, I would be able to avoid the need to create detailed specifications for you because I would be able to regularly check on the work you were doing for me.
On the other hand, you would not need to worry about being paid because I would pay you very frequently for one or two or three hours of work at a time.
I have found that this approach works much better than trying to create detailed project requirements with milestone payments. In theory detailed project requirements with milestone payments seem sensible. But I have found in practice they are actually not usually feasible. In my experience, at the least, detailed project requirements with milestone payments typically lead to misunderstandings, resentment and discord… at the least.
As I presume you know, the amount I would pay you on Freelancer is not the same as the amount of money you would receive. I am asking you to ignore the Freelancer fees and associated money transfer fees, bank fees, etcetera and instead focus on the amount of money you require to actually receive.
Perhaps you are thinking, “But those fees must be paid! Those fees will not magically disappear!” If we were to work together, I would pay you enough extra when I paid you on Freelancer to compensate you for those fees. I hope this makes sense to you.
In other words, imagine how much money you want in your pocket for each hour you worked for me except for one thing: fees such as government taxes (I am thinking of income tax), registration fees, license fees, operating fees, or frankly, any other fees you would need to pay “in real life.” You would need to pay those
Are you confused? Imagine you were to work for me and I were to hand you cash. How much cash would you want in your pocket from me for each hour you work?