As our wonderful members know, we’re very open about the fact that we are a tiny, bootstrapping venture, so very grateful for all of your support as we work together to grow our community, build our business, and spread our vision of celebrating, sharing and talking openly and honestly about #realworldsex worldwide.
We need a very particular form of help.
We would need you to bring these skills:
- mid-level skills with Ruby on Rails
- strong expertise with HTML5, CSS/LESS, JS
- a passion for user experience
- be motivated, communicative, self-directing
You can be based anywhere – in New York, where I and co-founder/CTO Corey Innis are based, would be particularly useful, but otherwise we remote work as a team and across time zones. (Co-founder/UX Lead Oonie Chase is based in Portland, MadamCurator Sarah Beall in Montreal.)
We’re asking for free help because the nature of our venture makes it much more difficult to raise additional funding, than a bootstrapping 9-months-old-in-public-beta startup with 170,000 members and a demonstrable impact in terms of traction, income and social mission would normally experience. (Every aspect of business any other startup can take for granted, we can’t, because the small print, on paper and in people’s minds, always says ‘No adult content’.)
We are focused on lateral and creative ways of raising funds, and so our promise to anyone who is qualified and able to help us on a voluntary basis now, is that as and when we are in a position to do so, this will translate into a paid scenario.
So – if you believe in what we’re doing, are all of the above, and would like to help – please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We need you – desperately!