Is it even possible? I am talking about the "next big thing". Not your typical IM type site. I am speaking in terms of a new Big Idea on the internet. Something you are confident has the potential to blow up. Something that is completely untapped, yet is proven in other successful internet startups. I have a few BIG IDEAS, but one I am confident has that 1% chance to blow up into something major. I am not a programmer nor web designer. I am going to need both. That is where the problems begin. How do I protect my project from the people I am going to rely on to get this going? I have very little capital, but I am in the process of putting something together to purchase the domain and hire the appropriate people to implement. I need to protect my idea as best I can from now until launch. Possible? By the way, I am not looking for people to discourage me, claim impossibility et cetera. Nothing is a sure thing, and a big idea isn't worth a damn if it isn't implemented properly. The "big idea" is the identification of something that fills a role.