I am the founder of CreativeNaija- a social network for young creative Nigerians. I am trying to rebuild the site and accompanying webapp as my last developer did a shitty job.
It is a complicated site with a simple goal- to be the one stop site for creatives in Nigeria (and in due course other parts of Africa) to share their original works safely, profit off it when applicable, and interact with fans all in one location. It would have three major categories or groups which I call 'Cliques': Music, writing and Art.
I have written a thorough document that hopefully addresses more details as to how it would work and feel and would share this with whoever wins this bid. Due to copyright concerns I'm reluctant to simply share it here at the beginning.
My would be freelancer needs to really know what he/she is doing as I'm afraid I've run into too many people who have made promises and assertions they could not deliver on. I need to see you have handled projects as complicated as this. I suspect this would need to be the work of a team rather than one person. I definitely would need to see that you have created sites like this of similar functionalities.
I make bold to say it is a very promising project and even if you feel I'm not paying enough, the prospects of what it can grow up to be are humongous and if you deliver as I want, patiently and diligently and we continue to work together you'd be sure to have found a golden egg laying goose.
My would be developer should be flexible and creative, able to work around difficulties and provide creative solutions, not whine and say why something can't work. I'm a very driven person who ultimately believes that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.
My would be developer would be accessible and have great communication skills and emotional intelligence, so we understand each other and can work together with civility and efficiency in bringing this dream of mine to fruition.
I'd expect to receive the source file of everything designed and coded for in the course of the project before full payment. I'd also appreciate if no deliberate bugs are inserted into the site that would make me constantly dependent on only you to fix. I'm sorry I have to put this out there but let's just say I've had bad experiences in the past.
I already have the site registered and have a paid hosting with bluehost. My IT/coding experience is relatively limited so I'd need my developer to work me through our options at each step of the journey with focus on practicality and not compromising on functionality.
I believe an exciting opportunity currently lies before you. Let us create something that will outlive us and solve problems for every day creatives. Let us create something truly breathtaking and magical.