I'm working on a site for rather famous writer, and we would like to extend WordPress to meet our needs.
Basically, the model would be this:
1) The author would type and post blog entries as per the usual way.
2) For regular users, the site would show all of his entries but the most recent two. Instead of these two entries, there would be an image encouraging users to pay a fixed yearly fee for a subscription, with a paypal button.
3) Users who pay for a subscription are automatically issued a login and password that expires when their subscription does. Email reminders and a little reminder banner would appear 30 days before their subscription runs out. These users would automatically see those two most recent blog posts instead of the image, and could also get optional email notifications when new posts are up.
We'd like to hire one of you for this small project... any takers?