olimits7 - 3:17 pm on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I feel both the programmer and business person are doing work without pay; it's trying to build a successfull business so I don't think anybody involved should be getting paid until the business is profitable.
The programmer would have to do all the work initially before the business person could do all the marketing / advertising of the business. But it's not like I will leave it up to the programmer to do everything himself; I would be there every step of the way collaborating ideas to make the site the best it can be.
It is a great idea, but I don't want to just pay some developer to do the work and then they go on their merry way. A website is always evolving and changes are always needed to scale up. I want to bring on a developer as a buisness partner/team player who has that entrepreneur drive and that will be here from the start and know every thing about the website inside/out.
And from experience, I will never find a developer that has the same drive to make a project successful if they are being paid for it just like a regular job. I want their drive to come from building something successful from nothing; not the weekly checks I provide them for doing programming work.
I work 24/7/365 on my ecommerce business because I'm driven to do so because it's my baby. I would never have that same drive if I was working for someone else's ecommerce site and just being handed a check each week.