We talked about different things including how I was going to market this because I was offering part of the profits and I could understand his desire to know just how profitable this launch is projected to be. Upon telling him that I currently have no budget as it is all tied up in the software itself that I am getting ready to launch, he informs me that if I did not have the $200 plus that would be needed to buy aMemberPro and its one plugin that there was no more need in our talking. He further informed me that I was just wasting my time if I thought this was going to sell without a budget.
Well, that is the wrong thing to say to me. That makes me want to succeed just that much more so that I can slap him in the face with it every time I see him on the forum. I told him that I was very thankful that individuals like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and others did not listen to the "Mr. Negativity" of their community and generation.
Since when is it a requirement to have a ton of money to get a product started? I owned a printing company back in the 90's. I had a total of $210 in the bank at the time that I wanted to start this up. The banks told me "No" They were not going to give me a loan to start up my business. It was too big a risk for them.
5 and a half months later and without a single banks help, I had the money to buy the building, the printing presses, supplies, and pay the utilities for 6 months. Suddenly I had banks coming to me asking me to take out one of their business loans and you know what I said? I told them that they were too big of a risk for me to gamble on.
Please tell me that this Warrior was the exception and not the rule? I am getting individuals that have given me some suggestions for the prelaunch page and they are starting to show interest in some JVing with me, so someone must think I have a damned good idea here. I will not accept that because I do not have the money to spend on some software that I am finished before I begin.
I cannot believe that no one on this forum knows of any open source solution that I can use to get me started. Please, someone, tell me that the times have not gotten so bad that there is not a single solitary open source solution for running a membership site. Help me show this guy that it can be done and that it can be done on the principle of "no money down."
Thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions. I know I can count on most of you to come through in a pinch. You did it before and I know you will do it again. Also, thanks for letting me be facetious so as to make a point.