im sorry? You want to pay someone to help you -- the ppl that own this domain and run this forum want you to leave an email address, so that THIS forum isnt used as sales tool and that kind of stuff can be handled elsewhere.
thats not entrapment, thats them asking you politely to follow a standard for how things around here work. The Internet isnt a democracy. You dont HAVE to ask for anything here if you dont want to -- there are other sites on the WWW.
Btw, it's one thing to toss about ideas about hiring someone, and another to solicit a hiring. If you were just tossing about the idea, thats fine -- your post doesnt read that way though.
Hiring someone, generically speaking is fine, as long as you manage to find someone that isnt a self professed expert that really doesnt know much, and there are plenty of them around. WordPress is a cash cow, and lots of ppl use bull**** to get the cash.
Find someone that doesnt, yes I said, DOES NOT do design work. 80% of ppl that claim to design web sites dont know WP or PHP, and a fair amount of them end up here asking questions about "their client's" sites.
Also, being able to slice a .psd doesnt make you WP savvy either. Wayyyy too many people think because they can make pretty graphics, they can put together a WP site -- there is no correlation.
In other words, find someone that knows code. Code code and more code. And look at their own site, make sure it validates.