I’m developing an app with huge potential. Everyone says this, I know, but let’s assume it’s true in my case. (I have spoken with investors and others who have signed NDAs, and they’ve all been excited and eager to be involved.) But I don’t know that I want to sign away a percentage of my business.
I have design and full stack development experience and am designing and building the entire thing by myself. As I’m sure you can imagine, this is a pretty huge endeavor, but I’m chugging along taking things one step at a time.
Here’s the deal:
1) I am super excited about this concept and have already created some really amazing marketing materials. I want to share my idea with the world on social media, even though development is a still a few months from being complete. Is this a terrible idea? Is someone with more money/time/resources to expend going to come along and swoop up my idea for their own?
2) I have to work to pay the bills, of course, which limits the time I can spend on the app (I’m a freelancer, so I have a fairly flexible schedule, but still only so many hours in a day). If I do go public, should I go for a kickstarter?
I understand it’s probably difficult to give an answer with such little information, but I would really appreciate any advice.
Thanks, everyone, in advance!