I have been involved in creating Joomla extensions socioclick.com, wowjoomla.com, recly.com for about 4 years and wordpress plugins about 2 years.
I have been researching an involved in social media right from the outset e.g. got a few killer twitter vanity urls before people knew what twitter is twitter.com/opportunity is one of them.
So I have come up with a concept that I believe has the potential to be big [the research is solid].
I am looking at my options.
a) Self fund [since I pumped everything into the relaunch of wowjoomla.com will have to get the money]
b) Finder a coder who has the right skills to see if I can get a JV
What would anyone here advise?
In order to get it right the coder would need to have killer skill in coding and killer skill does not come cheap, i am talking .js/ajax/jquery/css/php. If it done it needs to be done right since the potential is outside of the IM community and if it gets flagged in front of media that covers tech stories ie. techcrunch, mashable, it could go extremely well, even picked up for a buyout.
Should I bite the bullet, find a local coder and pay shed loads of money in GBP [UK pounds], outsource to a coder to another country remotely or look at JV?