I may have be given a chance to invest at least 1000$ into a new business venture.
I've been already thinking about some things. For example, i wanted to bootstrap a Linux PC business (since i'm a linux advocate and enthusiast and that market here is still not quite saturated).
However, as i'm already running a site with great potentials (and only know starting to show even some possible commercial potentials) and as i have most experience on the web than on anything else (more or less) i'm thinking about two possible ways to go, but i need some help, guidance, opinions.. feedback, not to make a mistake.
First is to invest directly into libervis.com and commercialize it in such a way that it doesn't impairs principles under which the site has been started (as a Free Software community site)
And the second is to open a new site and network it with libervis.com and use libervis.com current traffic for *some* starting promotion.
In both cases, i need a model that will work as fast as possible, bringing at least some significant revenue as soon as possible.
In both cases i want it to be something related to Free Software and Open Source or generally open computing as such. So, i wouldn't definitely go about affiliating with proprietary software and technologies. I'm an advocate of an open world and "liberated" computing and thus, i want my business to solidly lay on those foundations and with those principles in mind.
Please feel free to take a peak at my current site (libervis.com) and see if you could suggest an effective way to commercialize on it (without going against site's principles). Or post ideas on what kind of a web business could i open with 1000 dollars kickstart investments.
Thank you very much.