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I have a Soccer Forum that I am trying to get active. I am in search of a knowledgeable soccer enthusiast who will take charge and take responsibility for growing and moderating my forum. This individual needs to have an "owner's mentality" with regards to this project. Growing a forum from the ground up is extremely hard work, and I need someone who will make it their personal mission to grow my soccer forum.
Let me be clear, this is not a "pay per post" project. This is more of a "performance based" project. This individual should not only have experience posting on forums and/or writing about soccer, but should also have experience engaging users into interesting soccer dialogue as well as experience in attracting users to a forum.
The quantity of posts, but even more importantly, the quality of the discussion is certainly going to be critical. This individual should take pride in his work and love the game of soccer. The more in depth soccer posts you can make, the better. For example, do you have any opinion on tactics/formations being used by Capello in the last WC? What makes Mourinho great? Will Real Madrid challenge Barca this year? Will Manchester City's team with all its new signing gel? Who is your pick for the MLS championship?
The main audience is from the USA (about 50% of users), so knowledge about the American soccer scene is a plus (but not a showstopper as long as you're willing to research). Obviously, knowledge about the big soccer leagues and teams around the world are a must.
This will be a month to month paid position... If I see that the forum is coming alive and people are starting to engage, then I will extend your services for another month, etc. I completely understand that a forum does not get incredibly active overnight, so I am prepared to do this for an extended period of time if I am seeing results and my forum is gaining a solid reputation for its quality.
With that said, please place your bid for 1 month of service to this project, and that will be the amount I pay you every month that we are in partnership.
With regards to social media, I have a twitter account for my site, but no facebook page yet. Any social media experience is a plus.
Finally, I will need someone who is easy to work with and ready to share ideas on how to improve the site and make it more active and more interesting for the soccer fans who are visiting the site. This person should have skype (or yahoo messenger, but I prefer skype) so we can chat on a regular basis. I like to actually TALK live in addition to doing chat over skype, so please make sure you feel comfortable speaking in English.
Please send me as many examples as you can of your soccer related work so I can get an understanding of what you will bring to this project
Please let me know if you have any questions...