Advancing this a bit…in no particular order.
Will it be implemented as:
- a standalone on a subdomain?
- a plugin added to the primary site?
- a plugin installed here on the forum?
- something else?
…and can, say, users’ forum accounts be used for logging in?
A few ideas to monetize the space:
Job poster pays a nominal fee to list a job. One and done.
Job poster pays reduced rates in exchange for buying more listings at once.
Plugin and theme devs, web hosts, service providers (et al) may buy ad space. To ensure the ads are not blocked, they would be in the form of an actual graphic served from the ClassicPress domain, and not via a script or network which most ad-blockers will catch and block. Rates could be based on impressions, clicks, timeframe, etc.
A simple subscription service that notifies devs/designers/whoevs when new jobs come up meeting their criteria.
Who can post jobs?
- The hurdles here should be minimal.
Who can respond to jobs?
- Open to anyone?
- Limited to members meeting x criteria?
I don’t think there should necessarily be a rating or star system – though I’m also not opposed – but it would be nice if both parties had the opportunity to write a succinct text about the job/experience, after the fact. Or, simply to indicate whether or not they’d work with the other party again.
Categories / FIlters
Ideas for categories and how they might be used:
ie, themes, logos, visuals
ie, plugins, new functionality, code
ie, copywriting, photography, video
ie, updates and other monthly services
ie, full-scale site administration
ie, site use, site admin, best practices consultation, onsite or remote staff training
ie, platform migration, host migration, plugin migration, theme migration
…and probably many more.
…and, of course, a filter for remote/onsite would be helpful.
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, payments may be subject to currency exchange fees and international transfer fees. This will need to be investigated with the chosen payment processor and detailed as part of the policies of the job board.
That’s all I’ve got for now.