Recently, I posted two projects. I discovered the following:
> Too many people disregard pertinent info in the post or don't bother to read it
> Most who respond do not have the qualifications or experience required
> Most, esp. those in India and nearby countries, are charging outrageous amounts of money for the work
I got irritated with all the $300 bids and did it myself. Doing it for the FIRST time, it took me 2 hours. To do it again would take an hour. I've already installed WP, Multisite, BP and a multitude of themes. It's not difficult and it's not worth anywhere near $300. To charge that means you either don't know what you're doing or you're trying to take advantage of someone's ignorance and make a lot of money from them for a little bit of work.
> Do not respond if you don't have extensive experience working with WP and BP. I know enough to test your knowledge.
> Do not harrass me to reply to you immediately. Do not bombard me with emails, hound me to give you the job or ask me to Skype with you.
> Do not address me as Sir. A simple "Hi" works fine these days. Asia, get up to speed on this! You're still living in the '60s.
> Be VERY fluent in English. I don't have time for communication problems.
> Be able to answer my questions with a clear and definitive response. I don't want general answers I can find online. At the end of this, I need to understand the back-end of things as well as you do.
> Understand Multisite and BuddyPress as well as the challenges of tweaking themes with this file structure.
IF you can do all of these things, I will hire you for much more work. The budget I'm looking for right now is $80-100. It's not a lot but it is work and could lead to a lot more work.
I am working in BuddyPress with WPMUDEV's Studio theme. I need the following:
> Buttons like Home, Activity, etc. are not showing - need to you to fix that and explain the problem (in case I run into it again)
> Customization to CSS
> Some tweaking to the [url removed, login to view] file
> Insertion of logo instead of standard "typed" site name and tag
> Creating layout of Studio theme to look like the demo using placeholder images that I can replace later
To consider the job "done," the site's home page must function and look very similar to the Studio demo. I want to tweak a few things such as the columns. I may add some plugins but will consider this additional work not related to this project. I am ready to hire someone immediately.
Again, this is a starter project. If you can prove to me you know what you're doing, you're fast and reliable, it will lead to a lot more work. You will not have to keep bidding on projects. You will have work on a weekly basis for the next year or so, as long as I am happy with the results. I am not difficult to work for provided you know what you are doing. I don't have time to waste with people who are not qualified.
If I do not respond to your bid or PM, it means you aren't what I'm looking for or you're charging too much. I hope to find the right person from this posting.
10 freelancers are bidding on average $135 for this job
Hello I am interested in the position and ready to start the work. I am experienced and have fulfill the required criteria. Kindly check Pm for further details. Thanks.
Sir, As one of the php web developer would like to customize said things in WP environment. I am looking forward to hear from you. Thanking you [url removed, login to view]