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    Social Network like Chictopia, Lookbook, Hypeed

    I am looking to build the next social media site for women very similar to Chictopia.com, Lookbook.nu and Hypped.com. I know absolutely nothing about programming. I am able to design the site, but as far as the engineering and functionality... I have no idea how to execute this. I'd outsource everything. Can you give me any clues as to what the cost of something like this would be as well as a rough timeline of completion: 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, a year?

    Here are some of the functions that I'd like the site to have.
    • System must be able to track most voted, most commented and most popular members and aggregate the images on the main page (as on hypeed.com)
    • Users have the ability to create a login or can login with Twitter and/or Facebook.
    • Users have the ability to vote on uploads from other users.
    • Users have the ability to enter contests.
    • Users have the ability to comment on other users images, videos ,etc.
    • Users have fans/friends.
    • Users get e-mail messages based on activity from their account.
    • Users have the ability to share on Facebook, Twitter, Google Tumblr.
    • Over 50,000 users for the first phase of the project. Hope to build out later.
    • Users have the ability to create their own profile at www.website.com/username
    • Users have the ability to send messages to each other.
    • Users have the ability to post badges from the website on their personal blogs.
    • There is a customized forum.
    • There is Advertising features that we'd like to easily handle on the back end.
    • Users have the ability to write product reviews that other users can search for using a database of product brands.
    • Splash page or main page features the most popular users in each category along with something near the image that lets user vote on that image with one click.
    • There needs to be some type of click fraud prevention, even minimal efforts will suffice.
    • Every approved image uploaded to the site will be uploaded to tumblr.
    • I'd like to have the ability to approve images before they go public.

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    Based on your laundry list of features, and I'm ball-parking it here for sure, since most of your features are quite open-ended, I'd say $5,000-$15,000 for development. Since you plan to have a large user base you'll need to budget for servers and hosting to handle the load as well (VPS account at the very least).

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