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Question answered in Quora - I don't have lots of money to build from scratch so what's the

Even before building a site, I would vet if your idea indeed solves a problem that your target market is having, interview about 100 people, fully understand what their problem is, why are they looking for a site like yours, why would they transition to yours and not udemy, if there is already udemy, what is different about yours? Why would they come to your site instead of udemy, How much will they pay you? Once you fully understand that and the value prop your site offers, Then you can go about building it.

The cheapest way to develop this site will be to find a small company in India or China or somewhere in the far east. But that also comes with risks, you need to work with these people, these people might not have the work ethic you and I are used to here in the US, there may be cultural issues, you need to hand hold them and help them fully understand and get it done. It can be done, but it requires more hand holding, and make sure you do proper Project Management, so that way the site is built according to your expectations.

Once the site is done then go back to your target market and show them your site, show them how yours is better than udemy and then ask them to pay for it. You would probably need to take baby steps, you need to get some free users to sign up and impress them with your value prop and get them to say wow things about your site, have them articulate the value prop, how much money they saved or how much time they saved, what is special in your site that helped them so much. Then you can market the heck out of that - that i your messaging and start making money from it.

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Puga Sankara is the co-founder of Smart Gladiator LLC. Smart Gladiator designs, builds, and delivers market-leading mobile technology consisting of Smart Gladiator Wearable Scanguns, Tablets, Mobile Tech & Apps for retailers, distributors, and 3PL service providers. So far, Smart Gladiator Wearables have been used to ship, receive, and scan more than 100 million boxes. Users love them for the lightweight, easy-to-use soft overlay keyboard, texting&video chatting ability, data collection ability etc. Puga is a supply chain technology professional with more than 17 years of experience in deploying capabilities in the logistics and supply chain domain. His prior roles involved managing complicated mission-critical programs driving revenue numbers, rolling out a multitude of capabilities involving more than a dozen systems, and managing a team of 30 to 50 personnel across multiple disciplines and departments in large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. He has deployed WMS for more than 30 distribution centers in his role as a senior manager with Manhattan Associates. He has also performed process analysis walk-throughs for more than 50 distribution centers for WMS process design and performance analysis review, optimizing processes for better productivity and visibility through the supply chain. Size of these DCs varied from 150,000 to 1.2 million SQFT. Puga Sankara has an MBA from Georgia Tech. He can be reached at or visit the company at Also follow him at

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