Quick intro: I started a company based in Europe in Oct 2013 and one of our biggest projects is to develop an E-Commerce webstite for a specific market. I was recently working with a Web Developer in Ireland but at a serious cost. Then I went on to contact few in the U.S. ( I am also an American but live abroad & studied business management so all this IT talk is of a foreign language to me) and got quotes ranging from $20,000 to $80,000.
To me it just sounds ridiculous. Sure my project is complex and requires a lot of work but I am not a donkey. I know there are other ways of getting this done at a lower cost.
On the plus side, with the company I was working with, we have already discussed, elaborated and detailed out the
1. Strategy / Brand
3. Business Model
4. Measurements & Statistics
5. Languages & Currencies
6. Target Markets
7. Requirements etc...
So all the inital work is already done.
I plan on flying out to San Francisco in August and since Silicon Valley is close by and I hear nothing but good things about the area. How do I go about finding someone or a team who would be willing to work with me for a nice fee in order to develop this project?
I know there are a bunch of skilled individuals out there who are looking for jobs...
ANY ADVICE IS APPRECIATED