Need to validate my idea for website. There will be uploaders/content creators and visitors/content viewers/purchasers.
The website require capability for uploaders to : Upload a video from their device, Choose (10-20 second) clips from their uploaded video, (The video platform must be proprietary, where I pay directly for hosting, or completely own the videos and have complete control over the platform), Categorize their video - 5 layers of categorization that gets more granular with each level (I will write up the categorizations for all topics), be able to monetize their video through PPV or Ad revenue, share their bank account information for payments, and create create a profile.
The landing page, will have a drop down bar, with 5 main topics. When they hover over first topic, a drop down list will appear, when they hover over a topic in the list, a cascading list will apppear beside it, and so on (up to five subcategorizations with cascading list beside the previous one), there will be sign up button (where they create a profile to upload), there will be videos that are featured, users that will be featured, and topics that will be featured (about 4 videos each for those 3 things).
I have detailed mockups of how I would the website to function and look, I am open to adjustments and suggestions. Please be realistic about what you can accomplish with this site, I want it to resemble the requirements I specified, and also be able to scale and be able to build upon it, should I need to add functionalities as well edit current functionalities. I want a website that scales well, and is of quality. If you do not believe you can deliver those results, then it is a problem. I do not want an unsuccessfully finished project and product.
I would like to see examples of similar media based websites you have completed for clients.
Thanks for reading.