Youngentrepreneur.com just released a great article discussing
5 sure-fire ways to know if your business will work.
The article has an added bonus of explaining the author’s theory on leveraging pay per click on a site to bring in large amounts of revenue.
Under #3. You Can Do All The Important Aspects Of The Business Yourself I found this to be interesting:
I have a number of friends who are starting online businesses and don’t know anything about programming, web design, servers, content writing, search engine optimization, or link building. They think they can just outsource everything.
I help small and large businesses with some aspect of web development everyday, this is where the most money is wasted. A quick post on guru.com or ifreelance a low ball bid from India and the Ukraine and your site is up. There are plenty of advantages to these sites and vendors from India and elsewhere. But it is all in how you use them. If you don’t have a deep understanding of what you want along with a good sense of web usability your site goes off course rather fast. That understanding is necessary to take advantage of those potential cost savings.