I created a business Soccratis LL an online meeting place for soccer coaches an players to connect and work together. Coaches are signing up and friends tell me the product is great. It is the Uber of soccer coaching. But I run out of money and I need to continue building the website and develop my marketing strategy. NOW WHAT?
Marketplaces are like launching two companies at the same time. What I would do is bootstrap the company‘s growth for as much as you can. Perhaps until you are able to support yourself. Until then keep working on your 9 to 5 job. Once you can support yourself and you see month over month growth on revenue and new users then I would go for financing from outside investors (seed stage funding). If you want to take the leap of faith faster and go around the bootstrap phase then you may want to consider doing a friends and family round.