I had a senior programmer working from Romania who had to quit due to some emergency he faced. I need a replacement programmer who can create web applications, scripts and websites for me and my clients (I'm a marketing consultant).
As you will be the only programmer working on the projects, you need to be really good. And really quick at what you do. No slackers allowed.
* Fluent in English (at least writing)
designing skills are helpful too.
You will need to be available through email, skype and/or msn.
Bonuses and royalty (per installation) will be paid on a few projects too (depending on the project.)
In short, this is a dream project for a good freelancer who wants some stability too.
* Links to your work and portfolio
* Links to any open source project you have worked on and helped with
* The country you are from
* Your working hours (in GMT time)
* The amount you will charge per month
I prefer to work with individuals than teams. Because they don't have a lot of overhead expenses and thus can quote a lower rate.
I can pay through escrow on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Am looking for bids somewhere near the vicinity of $200 a week ($5 per hour).
(My last programmer charged a much lower rate than that too - but I was lucky with him and can't ask you to match his rates.)
I usually like to pay a low base salary. And then pay bonuses and royalty which bumps up the money a freelancer receives. Because this allows me to reduce my project start up risks - and at the same time - makes sure that the programmer is dedicated and will keep on improving the code/website.
So please bid only if you like such deals of low base salary but frequent bonuses.
What kind of "bonuses" do I mean?
Here are some of the bonus deals my previous programmers enjoyed.
(Remember that these bonuses are paid on top of the base salary.)
1. Paying the programmer $5.35 per installation of a script that takes 5 minutes (Just upload the script, create a db, and call install.php file and fill out a 1 page install form.) The programmer had to install 30-40 copies of the scripts per month. The script had taken him 10 days to make. (The script was given away as a bonus to one of my reports. I was paid $7 per installation for people who couldn't install it on their own. So I didn't make money - except maybe a few cents after the credit card charges - on installations and decided to pass that money on to the programmer instead.)
2. Partnering with a programmer for maintenance. For one of my projects, the programmer was given a bonus of 4% equity in the website. That is after paying the programmer for the coding of the website. (25 shares for the website were issued privately, and the programmer received 1 of those shares for free as his bonus. The 24 other shares were priced at $500 per share.)
3. Programmers also receive bonuses if they end the coding before the deadline of that particular project.
As you can see, there is a chance of you earning more through bonuses than through the base salary as time goes on. (You won't make more in bonuses in your first month though.)
Hope this clarifies the issue.