I'm looking for a couple of small example projects to accomplish these goas for my small professional services company:
1. Begin building a relationship with one or more freelancers for future work; to that end, this is an entry-level getting-to-know-you project.
2. Illustrate to my potential clients that we have team members capable in these technologies; to that end, I'll be asking to display your name, picture, and short professional "about me" blurb on my company website as a team member.
This is a very small project, and since it is a project of your design, it can be as small as you like.
Deliverables for this project are as follows:
1. An actual work product illustrating proficiency in any of the above-mentioned technologies.
2. A color headshot of yourself suitable for listing on our "team members" page.
3. A short statement of 3-4 sentences noting your professional skills and motivation for serving your clients; an additional sentence about your personality, hobbies or other non-work-related lifestyle, aiming to show that you're probably a likeable person in general.
4. Permission to use these deliverables -- edited as needed, with edits approved by you -- on my company website indicating that you are a member of our team. This permission is effective for two years after the completion of the project. (To be clear: you are NOT granting me permission to list any of your contact information, or any other information about you, except what's specifically listed above.)
Finally, I'll state for clarity: Of course I am looking for team members who will be good candidates for future projects, but this is not a promise of future work, and not an offer of permanent employment. If you're not comfortable with what's described here, please don't bid. But if you believe we can both benefit from your work on this project, I look forward to hearing from you.
In your response:
* Please mention the word "chocolate" somewhere in the beginning of your response. Seriously, I know some freelancers will not read this project description, so by doing this you'll put yourself ahead of most other bids, because you actually read the spec. Besides, who doesn't like chocolate?
* Please provide the headshot you intend to submit for this project; feel free to watermark it however you wish, to ensure it can't be misused.