***WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY***
Please only apply for this project if you live in one of the following countries:
Morocco? Yes. Morocco. Morocco is a sentimental choice.
Frankly, I will most likely end up working with engineers who live in Russia and the Ukraine because it is well-known that those two countries have many millions of highly qualified engineers, but I encourage any qualified person who resides in any of the above countries to apply.
***SPECIAL NOTE TO EGYPTIANS***
This is not a bizarre (open air marketplace). I am not interested in haggling back and forth with you as seems to be your custom. If you do not want to clearly and simply give me X and Y, then please do not apply. Ok? I am weary of Egyptians trying to haggle with me.
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 project. 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?***
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 ad. 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*.
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.
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, 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!” If we were to work together, I would pay you enough extra when I paid you on Freelancer to compensate you for those fees.
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 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. Ok?