So I've started a website on my own. I have many plans for where I want it to go, but I'm only one person. So I decided to try to recruit some former colleagues to help me with it.
I asked around and got a few people who were interested. We've spent a fair amount of time working on setting them up. (GitHub, Jira, Slack, etc.) But after the initial setup I'm having difficulties getting them to commit to any sort of work.
I understand they are completely doing this voluntarily. And almost every time we speak I give them the option to opt out of the project, but they say they like my ideas and want to learn some of the technologies I'm using. I believe that they do want to work on the project, but they are having a hard time committing.
What are some ways I can motivate them? This is a completely side project and I'm already investing my own money in infrastructure so monetary is out.