I recently posted on this subject and got some useful information. I found ready-to-use site builders for this but I do not think my computer has the capability of handling the volume that this site would demand (although I can buy a new one)- nor do I personally have the time with owning two other companys (one in startup) and running a horse farm, and attempting to have a peronal life. Would anyone with experience in such a high volume activity site know which direction to go with this company? Hire a web master/designer to maintain? Take on a partner? Get the software myself and start that way and get it on line to begin with on search engines, etc. How about when I get to the point of advertising on radio, other media? I think it will move very quickly (and no- it is not related to the equine industry) As you can see, I am in the very formative stages at this time, although it is something I have been thinking about for a couple of years. Additionally, when hiring someone, ie: webmaster to maintain your site, how do you keep control, as well as you customers, clients, etc.- so no one steals from your base, or idea, without physically hiring someone to come to my office...or would this be advantageous?confidentiality agreements, etc? I know about patents, etc., with products but I am not clear on web sites or ideas such as this. No one has done this idea in this section of the population for a dating site.
Will wait for much needed immediate input! Robin
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