It's a beautiful sunny Sunday here in Budapest. I was playing tennis in the morning and it was really nice. My forehand improved :P
I have just finished the 18th huge page of the site's specification and it's gooood :D New ideas alwways rushing through my head. Altough I would need all the money in the world to put all of them into the site. And also... less is more. So only a limited amount of ideas of mine will say "Hello" to you when you finally can use it:)
So basically you don't know anything about this project and where am I with that, so here's the deal:
We have found 2 teams to do this site, we have an offer from one of them (a delevoper located in the UK), but most likely we will wait for the other one's offer before we accept anything. The other one is a Hungarian crew, who actually created a large streaming website and I hope they will be super-interested in this :) The best would be if they could join the project and we would give them an amount of equity, so they could feel it their baby as well.
We had a 4-hour meeting yesterday with a web designer who actually have the connection to that Hungarian crew and he seems that he knows what he's laking about :) He asks a lot and being critical, which is good! I think he gets it... He stated to feel why this can be awesome (and also veery complex to develop) :)
So let's see the offer the Hungarian team makes. If it's waaay above our paygrade, we need to look for an investor ASAP :)
As I have mentioned before, I would be glad to have a partner on this, because I like to brainstorm with a like-minded individual :) Well it seems that I might have found someone.
Because of this, another option seems viable for developing the site. With more capital we could hire someone to develop the site. Well this option has pros and cons of course.
The pros would be that it would be done by a professional and less adjustments would be needed to the code afterwards. Also, it would be more optimized for SEO and for performance.
The dowside of this that if the developer doesn't understand the concept fully, we always need to make little adjustments. Also, I would need the programmer to be creative and communicate every move with me. I think it will be hard to find someone like this. But it seems that the number options are rising and it's a very good thing :)
So the task is to try to find an insanely creative pro-ninja web developer. Wish me luck :)
P.S.: In case you know anyone who is a professional developer, don't hesitate to send them to me :)
I thought there will be some hard days, but as soon as this?
But it won't keep me from writing! I thought I would share these thoughts with you guys, as I promised that I will write every bump on the road as well. (Hold that thought... There's too much thought in that thought, don't you think?)
That was not even funny... See? The shit hit the fan...
There are days when things just don't work. Seems like everything is falling apart. I can't keep things together at my work and this is starting to affect me in other areas. Maybe this is because I have not enough focus on it. I dedicate my focus to my imagination and ideas. But if one card falls, the house of cards collapses. If not happy at work, not happy with doing other stuff. It's like something's wrong, but I don't know what.. I can't work on my precious project today. When I can't put 100% in the things I do, I feel empty. This drags me down.
So how do I change this? I'm not a whiney little... bench, so I will do what Barney does: I stop being sad and be AWESOME instead! *uck you, sadness! (I don't know why everyone beeps out the "u" in fuck, Imma go with "F") I won't let your pathetic pity-pebbles hit me! I'm stronger than you! - And this is what I was thinking while driving home... Thinking? Shouting! I wonder what I looked like from other cars... But you know what? It worked! I won't let myself slip! And if that pity-pebble hits me, I will stand up again... and again and again!
Ok, I feel better now:)
Remember, be awesome instead!
So where was I? Hmm.. Oh yeah preparing for my startup. So what's next...
What's next? I have a bunch of papers in front of me, all piled up. Plans, plans, some more plans. Oh wait... There's aaaaaa plan! And still not ready with the planning. I'm starting to get impatient. I want to actually do the thing! Work on desing, develop the website! Yeah, that's some good stuff! Ahh what is missing before I start? I want to just jump to that part! Okay, let's see what I need to do until I can start with those:
- I need a detailed site plan - not ready, almost at 50%
I think when all of this is done I can start with the basics of the design. Awesome :DOh by the way, I was curious how much would it cost if I would have someone build this site for me. I have requested an offer. We'll see what is the number :P (If the y're willing to tell me without any obligations)Woow I have a lot of things to do, so I'm off:)Cheers everyone! And don't forget to smile today:)Csaba
- I still need to create a survey to get some idea on demand
- I need to be a little better in programming - Working on it :)
- Database plan - eww
- Create solutions for each feature of the site - some really fancy and difficult stuff here :)
They say everyone has at least one million-dollar idea in his/her lifetime. But most of us just let it slip away. Most people just say: "Hmm I think I could make a fortune with an exclusive coffee shop here. There's no coffee shop nearby, and there are a lot of business facilities around with potential customers. Ah nevermind..."
But life has a very direct way of teaching us :)
A few years later on the exact same corner: "What a crowded and fancy coffe shop. Wow! They must make a furtune! Well... I have thought of the same thing back then..."
I beleive that every good idea can be a million-dollar idea. But just a handful of them will be...
To come up with an idea is "easy". But to take action... It's a lot harder. You need to take risks, you encounter countless obstacles, you need to work with a lot of people. And if you're enthusiasm runs dry, it's over. At least this is what I've learned from my previous "project". (By the way I still hope that we can finish that one as well)
The bottom line is that you have to be 100% sure that you want to do this!! As Yoda said: "Do. Or do not! There is no try!" I'm 100% sure, that I want to do this, and I want to keep it that way. I think that this Blog can help me in that.
So you might ask:
- Do you think that you have a million-dollar idea?
- Well I'm glad you asked. You know, it's not about the money. I mean maybe I can't be measured that way. It's about how it makes me feel. I feel excited!! I feel that so many people will use and love this! So because of that:
Of couse I think I have a million-dollar idea! I beleive in it and I'm enthusiastic about it! But I always have doubts...
Is my excitement blindfoldig me? Am I hiding the truth from myself? I have to find it out! I have spent now 3 days of searching for anything that could prove that my idea is not viable. Fortunately I have not found anything game-changing. But I will have to know what my potential costumers have to say. I need to mesure the demand. So I have decided to make a survey to evaluate the demand for my "product". I have to do some other things before that, but I will show you the survey and the outcome :)
P.S.: Oh and I have registered my blog to one of the largest Blog databases. It's pretty awesome:) Check it out: http://technorati.com/
I was sittng at my desk at home, wondering... What is this? Will people use this? How? The way I imagined? How I make it come alive? Is it a good idea?
Thoughts just rushing through my head back and forth. Questions, questions everywhere. I have that many questions, because it might be something big, I know! I'm excited!!!
Okay, calm down... First, let's see if anyone has this idea already. Let's see if I can find something like this on the internet. After a few minutes/hours (I don't really know how much time) of searching... No, nothing with this concept.
Okay so.. What do I do? What do I do?I't so simple.. Why people have never thought about this? This would be a huge business! Maybe it's not a viable idea. No! It has to be!
I have to protect it! But how? I can't patent this, it's just an idea...But... But.. let's think about it more for a second.... And this is where even more ideas came to my mind about it. I have to do this! People will love it! Umm okay... So this is a website. I will need someone who will do the programming part.
As I have created an almost complete website before with design, and client side programming, I think I can do that part. (That was an idea with a firend of mine. That's an insteresting story as well, maybe once I will write about it.) So if I can find someone who can do the server side programming, we're good to go. Of course! The friend of mine, who I was working with on the prevoius idea. But as it turned out he's busy... and not that excited as me.I have two other options. Go to a big firm, e.g. Google, or pay to someone to do it.
I didn't think at that point that I have a 3rd option as well... But we will get to that :)I'm getting ahead of myself here, I have so much to do until I have to choose.
So I have to go now to work on some plans... Will keep you posted :)Best,Csaba
P.S.: You can read more about me and this blog in the My Story
section of the site.