Validating the as is process model
If you find out it’s not, then good—you will have avoided wasting time and money and can move on to something else.
If you do validate your idea, then you’ve given yourself a much higher chance of succeeding with that product.
The reason I’m a success as an entrepreneur, and why many other entrepreneurs are a success is simply because we do it. But talking about it is where it starts, and because when you start talking about it with other people, you continue to drive the motivation.
You continue to build momentum, and you continue to get excited on a much better and much more refined idea.
I could have saved over ,000 in development costs if I had simply taken the time to ask people their opinion on my plugin ideas, rather than keep them a secret so that I could unveil it later down the road.
Most people think competition is bad—especially if someone else has “beat you to it” and built and marketed your product before you.
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 may not be 100% fully functional, but you’ll get honest feedback on a version people can sort of use, instead of just the idea of that thing. A great example that comes to mind can be heard on Episode #13 of Startup, one of my favorite podcasts.A few people even told me they would buy a book if I had one. (Actually, yes you can – but more on that later in this post).Other times, however, the signs are not so clear, but they are there.[Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] In one of his blog posts about using VAs (virtual assistants), someone left a comment saying he wished there was a service that could help find VAs for him.A couple of months later, Chris executed on that idea and VSF is now the top resource on the Internet for finding virtual staff.