I am looking for hard working professionals who take great pride in providing quality work for a family of sports information related sites. Some of the sites are sports gambling related so a prior knowledge of sports/sports gambling is helpful but not required.
I have a company that does almost all of my sites but I feel it is time to find a solid programmer that can dedicate the time necessary to meet my demands as the sites continue to grow. There is plenty of work to keep you busy full time if that is your interest AND more importantly, if I am impressed with your work.
I have been burned a few times before with people who promise the world only to get into a project and find out it was too much for them so I must let you know up front that you will need to prove yourself early on before I commit to you too much. I will say this though, if you provide quality work and a great work ethic, you will not find a more pleasurable and profitable way to work from home. I am generous and loyal to those that are loyal to me and my projects.
A great site to get a general idea of what all will be involved with my family of sites is http://www.covers.com. This is not one of my sites, but it has all of the different programming, designs, content, theme, etc. that will be used in some form or another.
If you specialize in one area or another, please make that clear when submitting your hourly rate proposal. I will expect a lot for a little up front and early on. I want to make that clear. I am tired of throwing away money without seeing results. I apologize that I come to you slightly jaded, but that is the way it is. But again, if you provide quality work and a professional attitude and work ethic, you will be rewarded. I just need to find the right person/people and to do that, I need to see first hand what you can do.
There are a lot of different areas of programming that will be available, but here are a few details of what I need:
I will need to have Live Line/Odds from sportsbooks integrated into the site which we pull from their feeds they provide. I would also like to set up a system where sites can pull information from us through xml feeds we provide with statistics, articles, matchups, etc. I would also like to have a set up where we can pull articles from some of the top sites like ESPN, Sportsline, Fox Sports, etc.
-SEO and Link Building
This will be a big task but an important one. A majority of the sites you will be working on are no longer accepted for pay per click because they have blocked gambling related sites from the major search engines. I will give a small site at first to see what kind of results you can achieve during the first 3-6 months. I may take on 2-3 different people/companies to handle 2-3 different sites so that I can see who is the most productive to work on my larger sites.
A writer for sports related articles and PR pieces. Although we do most articles and content "in house", there is always the need for quality content. They must also have a strong background/knowledge in internet marketing, online businesses, offline business, basic SEO, affiliate marketing, etc
I have a great group that I outsource a lot of my design work. I can show samples of what I am looking for (again look at [url removed, login to view] for now). What I am looking for is quality work AND someone that meets deadlines. I am demanding but only to the point where once you tell me something is going to be done at a certain time, it needs to be done by the deadline. I don't think that is asking too much.
I need a quality system that is secure. I would like a master list for all of the sites in my network and one that is broken down by site. It won't be too complicated, but there will be some customized options we will discuss.
Please PM me with examples of your work and what areas you feel you can handle. I am looking for the best.
After I accept your bid, I will likely have a few small projects for you to take on right away. If you are truly looking for something long term, my advice is to bid low and prove yourself early on. It will be worth it for you in the long run.
BEFORE BIDDING – I will not accept bids from anyone who does not at least answer this question: What type of knowledge do you have of sports/sports gambling? Even if the answer is "none", I need to know that you have at least read through this description and are not just posting a general response. Thank you.
Lastly...let's have some fun! Working from home or wherever you happen to be is a great luxury. I am a sports nut so I love what I do.
Although I expect a lot when it comes to the quality of work and professionalism, I am a very fun person. I hope you are too.
You will need to be available via MSN messenger during certain projects so that I can reach you at any time.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. Please make sure you take a look at [url removed, login to view] to see what all I am looking for. THANKS!