Re: [NEW SITE] Investing high
You're competing with a multi million dollar business (freelancer) and think 800-900 dollars is "investing high"?
The niche you're in is a very competitive one and you'll need some serious funding + some innovation (make it better than freelancer/odesk/elance etc) in order to succeed.
You can fake the user activity (reddit did that when they launched) and do a few press releases about your new kid of the block. If its good enough, it will gain exposure.
Or think of something that is totally different than all other sites you're competing with, something that would make you stand out and make your way to sites like mashable/techcrunch etc.
Where's my signature? O_o