I’m a 19 year old college student who loves to travel. I’ve traveled alone to many cities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore. Besides the freedom of a solo traveler, I have faced numerous problems such as language barriers, complex transportation system, high cost of living and loneliness. As a solo traveler, I have to figure out everything by myself. From booking a hotel, learning the complicated train system in Tokyo, finding a nice tour to go on, etc.
Those challenges made me spend a ton of time and money and were the reason I came up with the idea of a website that allows travelers to design their own trip by finding information, reviews about restaurants, attractions, tours at their desired destination … to add to their trip as well making reservation of their favorite restaurants, booking their desired event ticket directly from the website, finding travel partners to share room, cruise trip or taxi with them.
I’m not a web developer and I don’t have any coding skill. so I must use an outsourced freelancer to help me build an MVP. I posted a job on Upwork, interviewed few potential candidates and already found one who I wanted to hire. However, the developer told me that the MVP for this idea would cost around $2-$3000 dollars. I have no previous startup experience and the price of this MVP is too much for me. I love this idea so much but I’m starting to feel scared and stressed out. I cannot avoid it. I don’t know what to do now and feel upset. I hope someone has experience with startups can give me some advice. Thanks for listening to my problem.