I would obviously pay them if/once the idea took off, but I don't have the capital to do so now.
I was in your exact same position a while back, so I went and got a Computer Science degree. Now I can program anything that I want. This took about 3 years so I doubt that this is a viable option for you. I will say though you either need to get some money from somewhere, learn to program or find a co-founder and give up half your equity. Otherwise just give up