Thank you for your interest in possibly developing our website, www.mymelee.com. We are a startup internet site, targeting the Virgin Islands marketplace. “Melee” is Virgin Islands vernacular for gossip. We intend to create a place for members to gossip, thereby capitalizing on the popularity of internet forums and blogging websites. It is important to note that our only stream of income will be advertising revenue.
Our web design needs are relatively small. Blogging (WordPress) and forum (Vbulletin) software have already been identified, purchased and installed on the server. The web designer’s job would entail creating a few (5 or so) professional, front-end pages to tie the site together. I plan on configuring the software to our needs, but some assistance will be necessary. In addition, we would like to build in space for advertising modules and contract with an advertising company to publish ads (i.e. BUDS, or similar). Previous experience in maximizing advertising revenue and search engine optimization is a critical factor.
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As a startup company, our budget is not large. However, the possibility remains for additional work as our revenue stream and market presence increases. We envision adding new features to the site every 6 months.
Once again, I appreciate the interest. Hopefully, this partnership is mutually beneficial for both parties.