Validating a product idea: an all-important step to take to avoid wasting time and money building a product nobody wants.
It seems like an obvious thing to do, however many times it’s a step that gets pushed aside. It could be because: I’m fascinated by the idea of product validation – spending time upfront to confirm that what it is we’re about to build is actually something people want and are willing to pay for.
It is a wonderful, light, consuming feeling we long for, and once found, we hope—even expect—it will forever remain.
But there are times when that most precious love is revoked, and a hard scab forms over the empty hole.
In this post, we’re going to explore 6 ways to help you make sure that what you’re thinking of selling will sell.
The biggest mistake people make when creating a product of any kind is keeping the idea to themselves. As mentioned by Jon Saddington, uber-successful serial entrepreneur featured in Session #61 of The SPI Podcast: …Because this is what happens when you start sharing that idea–it starts becoming refined. You’ll quickly get feedback – instant, guttural feedback from people, and especially complete strangers that say “that is a stupid idea” or “that’s a great idea but have you thought about this?
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When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” ― Danielle Bernock, tags: captive, childhood-trauma, emotional-abuse, freedom, healing, healing-the-emotional-self, invalidate, lies, love, love-heals, marginalized, pain, ptsd, screams, screams-of-agony, silent-pain, trauma, validation “I’ve found that it’s of some help to think of one’s moods and feelings about the world as being similar to weather. It isn't under one's control when the sun comes out, but come out it will. Depression, anxiety, listlessness - these are all are real as the weather - AND EQUALLY NOT UNDER ONE'S CONTROL. But the sun may well come out tomorrow, and when it does I shall take full advantage.” ― Stephen Fry tags: analogy, anti-stigma, anxiety, coping-strategies, depression, depression-quotes, emotional-pain, listlessness, mental-disorder, mental-health, mental-health-stigma, mental-illness, positive-attitudes, validation, weather, weathering-hard-times tags: again, anjumchoudhary, artist, bipolar, book, couples, depression, findinglostsouls, i, inspirational, inspirational-quotes, instagram, instaquote, king, love, lovequotes, loveyou, loveyourself, loveyourselfmovement, master, me, motivation, motivational, poem, poems, poet, poetess, queen, self-help, selflove, selfrespect, souledout, strength, stress, strong, strong-woman, true-love, truth, us, validation, writer, writing, you “We often use the Bible as a source for personal validation and defense, a sidekick and a shield, but these will prove ineffective without first the other part. We tend to forget its authority - that it is a double-edged sword.The spectrum of less-than-credible links posted to social media sites is vast.In addition to deliberately written fake news stories (often somewhat inaccurately tagged as “satire”), the online world abounds with articles that are based on exaggerated, misconstrued, manipulated, misrepresented, or outright deceptive premises.It’s fair to say that the majority of users on social media sites wish to share interesting, funny, compelling, unique, or otherwise discussion-worthy material having to run full-scale fact checks on everything.It’s also reasonable to observe that every so often, not-so-trustworthy information will sneak into posts despite the best efforts and intentions of social media users.