How do you start a social networking site when all you have is an idea?
September 3, 2014 6:17 AM Subscribe
I have what I think is a really good idea for a social networking website, kind of along the lines of airbnb or meetup. If it was done right, I think it could be very popular. But the problem is that I have zero business knowledge and zero computer/coding/web design knowledge, and therefore I have no leverage with those I'd have to partner with. All I have is an idea.
I know a few people who have the requisite skills I lack and I think I could get some money up front to start with, but if I tell someone hey I've got this idea, what do you think?, and they like it and want to do it ... then that's it, I've offered all I can offer. They could go start the thing on their own. Even if they let me tag along, I imagine I wouldn't have much of a role and I wouldn't be getting a very big cut of the money. Is that the best I can do?