I recently launched a website for developers (blackbeltcoder.com). It's a free site that will employ an advertising business model.
I'm very pleased with the rate of growth in the just over three months that the site has been live (although it's never fast enough). In fact, visits to the site doubled yesterday and am doing about the same today.
I love building something that is small enough that I have complete control, but I've depleted my resources. My biggest fear now is that I'll need to focus on consulting to earn a living and will lose some of the momentum I've achieved with the site.
My question is: What are the chances that I'd be able to find some sort of investment or sponsorship to where I could continue to spend my time building the site? And how might I be able to maximize those odds. I think the site will succeed either way, but it could take much longer and be much harder without some infusion of cash.