Seeking two partners for online gaming project
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My name is Julian and I am 23 from New Jersey. I am seeking two individuals to start a project online around the gaming scene.
If you are a gamer, specifically PC or XBOX, than this message would be especially interesting to you. I am looking for serious people though around 18+ though.
Now, I know without a business plan it is hard to find good people but my focus here is to find some good people with similar goals and interests to myself. Obviously, a good amount of money is a primary factory in any project, however, depending on skills I can not afford to pay someone that may just take the money and leave, especially early in the project.
I am trying to start a project, a form of a gaming community. Not no boring, dull, crappy common community that you see everywhere that targets one game. But a community that can bring many different gamers together for a specific purpose. My ideas, incorporate Achievement Hunter Type videos with a mix of red vs blue and using my pro tip videos in counter strike that are flying around the internet if you are a counter strike player, you seen it.
We had a forum for just Counter Strike that made it to the top 150k websites but we had a problem with the guy managing the site, who disappeared(Some think he was arrested). Regardless of that, I am trying to get this project bigger than what is was before. We had an IP Boards forum, that had both free and paid people subscribing to it for different benefits.
I have connections to many gaming companies such as Alienware or Maingear as well as Professional Gamers in MLG, WCG, and CGS(when it was alive).
The money aspect of things, was hopefully going to be collected through things like adsense on the website and on my youtube videos, as well as any donations and if do the paid members idea to help fund the project and give yourself something for your dedication. Also every now and than can get things from the companies above for giveaways or if hardware is required, they are iffy on random hardware for people that may just leave that helped with the project so its a trust/dedication thing for that.
Constructive Criticism is appreciated. I do understand that because I cannot offer any straight payment options that it will be hard to find good people to partner on this project with me. But anyone that has the same dedication, patience, and motivation as myself will notice a benefit very soon. Plus, this can be start of something big and very fun to do.
NOTE: I have access to many servers and domains. The company I work for is a networking company. I have access to countless servers to use for this project so domain and hosting is covered. I also have a reseller account to get any website domain for free so there is no issue there.
I AM VERY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND CAN GET IN MORE DETAIL. I DO NOT WANT TO WASTE ANY TIME WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE IMMATURE AND SNEAKY. TRUST IS A HUGE THING, ESPECIALLY FROM EXPERIENCE PLAYING ON TOP LEVELS OF COMPETITIVE GAMING. Please be respectful and considerate and I can promise this will go well.
What I am looking for:
A person that knows how to create websites and/or get a site up and running. (I provide the services) I have ideas on things for the site but do not know how much experience and time and skill it takes to get it working. Features like, point systems on a forum, for example, per post that can be used to collect prizes and hardware that I have. The kind of code for the site to know does not matter but I hope it is something that can be very easily changed to accommodate new features. I am sure down the line when a stable income is coming in, we can use a database feature or something. WE DO NOT NEED TO MAKE A SITE FROM SCRATCH, I CAN BUY TEMPLATES, however if it is easier and it can be done, we can discuss that.
Although I know not to look here for this type of person but who knows what we may run across. This person must know how to edit videos together from footage that I have to get. Nothing amazing but the quality has to look perfect. HD h264 type quality so there is no static on youtube. These videos will also be on the site. Programs old video makers used were Sony Vegas and After Effects. (Photoshop but not necessary)
-- I have a lot of support from 30-50 gamers that would be active on the site, however most of them are 14-20. The older ones do not have any experience to help with the site or videos but would be helping with advertising and such. Dedicated gamers they are, haha.
If your interested you can reply back.
www.youtube.com/thereallegacy for examples of videos that will help bring traffic.