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    Looking for business partner - Gaming Related

    Hey,

    I am planning on starting a social network (myspace, facebook, etc) that is geared toward gamers and clans/guilds. Gamers would sign up, create a profile, and then be able to apply to join/be invited to a guild. We would also provide free hosting for guilds, something similar to http://www.guildcafe.com

    I know a very small amount of PHP, and after overlooking my outline, I realized that my PHP coding skills aren't enough to take on a project like this. I do however have years of experience in HTML and graphic design. I also plan to have the website feature more than the social network, I would like to offer free clan templates, premium clan templates (I've already designed around 10 of them), articles, reviews and interviews with prominent gaming figures.

    So, to break it down:

    I would handle the bills, investing, design of the site and the content, which there will be a lot of.
    You would handle the scripting

    I have many ideas on how to monetize a website like this, and would be more than willing to split the profits 50/50 once everything is up and running smoothly. Keep in mind that this is a large project, one that I plan on turning into a business if everything goes right.

    I don't want to put too much out there about it for everyone to see, but I do believe that I have come up with some selling points that would make this project differ from the others out there.

    I would ask that you are:
    -Experienced in PHP
    -Have a good work ethic
    -Easy to work with
    -Reliable
    -Enthisiastic about the project

    If you are interested, please post in here or give me a PM and I would be glad to PM you more details.

    Thank you

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    As a business partner, surely you understand that nothing is for free, so therefore I'm assuming you will be paying a competitive hourly rate or piece-meal rate for programming services. Or are you expecting your business partner to cover all of the up-front risk of your start up by working for free?

    If compensation takes the form of strictly a profit-sharing model, why would that share ratio necessarily be 50/50, when the bulk of actual work to be done to transform the product from fantasy to reality rests squarely on the shoulders of one of the partners (the developer)? Wouldn't 80/20, or 90/10 be more reasonable, given those facts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post
    As a business partner, surely you understand that nothing is for free, so therefore I'm assuming you will be paying a competitive hourly rate or piece-meal rate for programming services. Or are you expecting your business partner to cover all of the up-front risk of your start up by working for free?

    If compensation takes the form of strictly a profit-sharing model, why would that share ratio necessarily be 50/50, when the bulk of actual work to be done to transform the product from fantasy to reality rests squarely on the shoulders of one of the partners (the developer)? Wouldn't 80/20, or 90/10 be more reasonable, given those facts?
    Yes, I am willing to pay a competitive rate for programming services. I have no problem paying someone for their work, but if I was looking to pay someone for coding and have them be on their way, I would hire a freelancer.

    I am looking for someone who wants to be involved in the project as a whole. This is why I offer the 50/50. I want for the programmer to feel a need to do quality work, and brainstorm on his own instead of just merely following whatever outline I give him. It is afterall, a partnership.

    The project is not solely in the hands of the developer either. Aside from the programming, there is A-LOT of article writing, SEO, promotion, and HTML coding to be done. I would be doing all of the designing myself. I do realize the programming will probably be a big chunk of the work, but me and this person would have to work out pay before the site's launch date.

    So to answer your question more directly;

    Yes, Of course I would be willing to negotiate payment for the coding. Although not as much as I would pay a freelancer.

    And I feel the 50/50 would be an accurate representation of the amount of work done by both parties AFTER the site launches.

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