Test it with one of your colleagues during the lunch break.
Test it with your friends over a beer.
Test it with a random stranger on your way to work.
Test it with your grandma.Test it with anyone but yourself because you are your own worst enemy in this situation.
Sorry what did you say? Are you afraid that some guy will steal your idea and make millions off of it? Sorry to disappoint but entrepreneurship is not for you. And this is just one of the many frustrations that await you on this long, masochistic path of never-ending submission and self-humiliation. And just a quick reminder: nobody cares
. You have a way too high opinion of something that is not even a product yet. It is nothing more than just a set of features
to be tested. If you are still uncomfortable with this thought, then go back and re-read Part 1
. At this point you are the only one who believes that something useful can come out of it. You are absolutely safe until you find at least one person on this planet who would be willing to use your product at least for free. And now we reach the key questions you must be able to answer by the end of this phase:
- Do users understand your product in the way you understand it?
- Would they use your product for free?
- (Optional) Would they pay for it? And if yes, how much?
Answers to these 3 questions are the most crucial indicators of whether or not you have done a good job in the previous stages. Do not even attempt to start developing something until you receive a positive answer to the second question. If nobody wants to use your product for free (even if they say it is cool), then you need to go back one step and reconsider the whole thing.