I'm really curious about this: if someone has a website idea, what are some of the tell-tale signs that someone would have to sub-contract a good amount of the coding vs whether they would be able to do it themselves?
One part of me feels that if I were doing a simple website that I could learn the coding and do most of it myself BUT with new languages popping up left and right, and updates/new features constantly being added to older languages... can one coder really stay up-to-date enough to maintain a good website capable of garnering large amounts of users?
Tell me if I'm wrong but it seems like if I want to have a state-of-the-art site without spending too much money initially that I would have to do most of the coding myself at first until the website can start providing enough revenue to start hiring or sub-contracting coders.
Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated. Also, are most free-lancing coders used to part-time jobs and contracts vs full-time employment? I am not a professional coder but am learning a lot of languages myself, and I'm wondering if I will want to save some money on the side from my primary full-time job (Construction Management/Civil Engineering) so that I can hire coders/web designers once the time comes.
Any advice or personal experience would be appreciated.