I have prior success in online marketing and sales such that I'm able to live permanently in the Philippines and other countries from my online income alone.
I've identified a few niche dating sites that I know could turn a profit, however I lack the programming experience to write a custom CMS.
Considering most successful dating sites employ custom CMS's that range from k-200k USD in development costs, how could someone new to this field who has a great idea get started?
Good, experienced developers are expensive and difficult to come by.
For most of them you will be a significant client and will receive the 5start treatment.
Their founders being entrepreneurs themselves will understand the way you think.
From what I've seen, in my 15 years in tech and programming, this never works.
Programming always takes more time than everyone thinks to get all of the features in place to bring a project to life.