I would like to build a website where companies will pay a subscription fee. I will collect information about their company and then they search or use my website to drive sales - I will have customer information and based on their company information provided will recommend customers + additional search functionality to find other customers. I will allow the company to integrate gmail or other email providers to send emails directly to the customer and set up meetings.
I am looking to learn more about the cost associated with building a website like this. I am looking for examples from freelancers on what they have built to give me some inspiration. I would like to work with a freelancer who knows how to design AND build a website that a novice can run. I would like to store company information in a data base, have a free trial, and also charge a recurring subscription fee (monthly).
How many hours does a project like this typically take?