You're social network needs to be unique, and cannot have limitations that 3rd party websites enforce!
If you're interested in saving money skip to the second bullet point and don't bother reading the first.
You have two options if you want to be a successful Social Network.
- Pay someone to create a Social Network for you. Expensive! This will cost around $3,000 - $10,000 depending on the depth of the application. If you want to make a mobile application for the Social Network then you're looking at $2,000 - $3,000 per platform (iOS, Android, Blackberry). Overall this approach will cost you a lot of money, but it will save you time. Also outsourcing projects to companies doesn't guarantee that you will get the application that you were looking for. So don't be surprised if you get a less than quality application. You may need to pay an additional developer to finesse the application, which costs around $1000 - $2000. Ends up costing anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000 depending on the quality and features that your application demands. Video processing, games, advanced analysis type applications will cost a lot, whereas applications that handle nothing but text posts (twitter), or database transactions will end up costing less.
- Program the application yourself and save thousands. Cheap & Smart! PHP & MySQL are not as hard as they may look. This route gives you the ability to also change your application to anything that you want with no strings attached. The most money that you will end up paying is for the hosting of the website. My hosting costs $80 a year, a pretty small investment for the payoffs that they application may yield. I've created a course that shows you step-by-step how to program your very own application. The powerful skills that you will learn in this course will forever be with you. You will be able to make more and more powerful and robust applications in a shorter amount of time without having to pay thousands for someone else to make it. You will also feel very satisfied that it was built entirely by yourself! Make the investment today and yield tremendous benefits! Get the course here: http://www.udemy.com/how-to-create-a-social-network-with-php-mysql/?couponCode=rateme
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