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Questions about were to get web development

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lukeevans, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. lukeevans

    lukeevans Junior Member

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    Me and my friends came up with an original idea for a diet tracking website (we searched and no other diet tracking site has this feature at the moment) And I was curious as to were I would get web development (Complete custom script with CMS admin backend, web 2.0 design ect..) or should I pay someone to mod the fuck out of wordpress / joomla? But anyway, this is a legit idea that I see many people using, and I would really like to see it done..

    Also what are price expectations on getting something like this completed?
     
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    grafxextreme Regular Member

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    Your best bet may be to go to sites such as guru.com or coder.com and simply describe what you want and how much you have budgeted for it. Start out with a small budget of $100 and just see what happens. You'll learn really quick how much it's going to cost you to have something like this built.

    If your idea is really original then you're going to also want to:
    1) Hire a USA programmer
    2) Get a non-compete/non-disclosure agreement with them

    Otherwise what you'll find is that once they charge you for the program they'll be selling it to others. Although other countries may be able to program cheaper it's almost impossible to take legal action if they decide to sell your idea to others.

    Place your idea up on a few of the freelance sites. There's bound to be some one out there who is hungry and wants to work.

    Be sure to give them precise details of what you want and expect. If you have some urls of websites you like as far as layout that would go along ways. Be clear in your mind how you want the site to work and how your visitors will navigate around your site. The more information you can provide the better the results.

    Always pay via escrow. Again a little more but it ensures that you get what you pay for. Don't pay until you've tested the website yourself and you approve it.

    Good luck!


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  3. lukeevans

    lukeevans Junior Member

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    Alright thanks for the tips, and yes this idea is really original, I have a question about NDA agreements, they just download it, print it out, sign it, and then fax it / scan it to me right?
     
  4. futurer

    futurer Newbie

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    lukeevans,

    Yes, in general you want NDA signed and faxed or mailed back to you. Also, unless you're working with a company (INC/LLC/etc), you will need a W-9 Tax form completed so you can issue programmer 1099 at the end of the year. This also reduces the chances of them screwing you later....
     
  5. lukeevans

    lukeevans Junior Member

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    Alright, and what are some companies I can look into for doing this project? I would feel more safe if a company was doing it
     
  6. lukeevans

    lukeevans Junior Member

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    Can anyone refer me to a reputable company which can do the design + code?