WEB What holds you back from doing a project?

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  1. Franchise

    Franchise New Member

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    You guys know damn well you sit there on your computers or at home/wherever and think of an amazing idea :bowdown:. What stops you, if anything from pursuing and building on the idea, besides of course capital investment and or lack of knowledge? Are there any other factors that affect you?

    Also, would you hire a whole team to develop a website and code everything for you and be left to their mercy in terms of you not knowing 100% of the programming and what what does?
     
  2. sonofsam

    sonofsam b0n3r [email protected]

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    I'm pretty limited in knowledge, but i got my site up and running. I just wish I had more money for advertising.
     
  3. Franchise

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    Wow your at 2137 members already? Howd you do your recruiting?
     
  4. Franchise

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    Hire coders :noes: or partner up with someone that knows coding. You provide one aspect of the company/business idea and they provide the coding. Just make sure they don't screw you by stealing your idea
     
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    Lack of coding skills :o

    My coder buddy can only work on one project I throw at him at a time.
     
  6. Franchise

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    Also I noticed you are using VB for your forum, any comments on using a downloaded version and not licensed?
     
  7. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    Couple things, I think.

    They all kind of tie into one thing though. If a project I launch on my own becomes big by some act of God, I will be compelled to maintain it. I'm really protective over the shit I write, and I definitely wouldn't want others to get in on it, so getting other people to help is basically out of the question.

    I guess I don't want the responsibility of a good website :dunno: I'm currently about as close as I've ever been to putting up a site, but since it would be a utility for a game, and gamers are fucking rabid when it comes to shit they like, I don't know if I could, or would want to, keep up.
     
  8. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    Hadn't really thought about that...

    I suppose there is little more tantalizing to most community members than being able to flex a little muscle, I probably wouldn't even have to pay in the monetary sense.
     
  9. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Time for me. I work fulltime running a business (not in web) but my previous 8-9yrs of web exp makes me still come up with ideas that i'd love to do if I had time.
     
  10. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    Just investment for me. I have an idea thats worth millions but I need at least a few hundred k to get going.
     
  11. Dnepr

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    I built one website that does about ~6k per year pure revenue.

    If I built 10 of those, It'd be a nice addition to my salary, alas I'm too lazy and dont really have the will to work on SEO and other crap anymore.

    Hell I was offered a SEO consulting job for 60k per year recently..

    I dont like spending alot of time on my projects, I do them quick and have quick profit return even if its not that big, over time it adds up.
     
  12. Dnepr

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    Yep.


    I had plans to add the shop to my website and offer my local services, which would probably increase my income 10x but I dont have time currently to do either, since Im busy with my two other jobs :hs:


    Sometimes I wish there were a billion of myself.
     
  13. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    too fuckin lazy to type it...
     
  14. GregFarz78

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    Have the money to invest and have the ideas just cant code or design a webpage...finding the time to add content right now is hard I'm too busy with other shit :sad2:
     
  15. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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    :eek3: my site will be related to a band and info about them. printing up cards and leaving around at their concerts would be FTW... hopefully unless that somehow breaks a law somewhere.
     
  16. BrettRT

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    I'd strongly suggest using some ALT tags in your image based website, if I disable images it's an actual blank page. This won't be very search friendly, just a helpful bit of advice. Your design is excellent though, very impressive and original. :)

    As far as the original topic, I have countless ideas and the skills to create them (and/or consult others to help), but I have to tread carefully as I don't want to jeopardize my day job... a project manager on an interactive team.



    Basically I just consult for others at the moment, if I see something that really sparks me I try to get in on it for a piece of the pie.
     
  17. MaK10

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    werd, I have a couple good domains that I want to develop, but don't have anyone that will code it for cheap, except one of my friends and he's always busy...
     
  18. Lack of funds to get started.
     
  19. Mikey

    Mikey This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and h

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  20. crazybenf

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    What holds me back from doing a project?

    Nothing. Just don't spread yourself too thin. 20 projects @ 5% of your attention will not convert anywhere near 1-2 projects at your full attention.
     
  21. crazybenf

    crazybenf Active Member

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    I use overnightprints.com for double sided color cards for advertising.. they're like $60 shipped for 1000 glossy.
     
  22. MaK10

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    i've used them to print club flyers, they've always been good to me, fast shipping good quality, good prices :wiggle:
     
  23. Shampoo

    Shampoo Rinse & Repost

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    I ask myself if it's worth my time. I have a couple ongoing projects in the works, only one currently bringing in adsense money, covering the hosting costs. I just need to figure out how to make the others explode without having to advertise much.
     
  24. opie

    opie hi. OT Supporter

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    Lack of design, I can code but can't design worth shit.
     
  25. Kevin

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    haha thats me exactly.
     

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