Maybe it`s just me, but I believe ideas are a dime a dozen. The problem is that only one of two dozen actually have value. What`s value? It must profit. Profit doesn`t have to be money, but you must get something in return for developing your plan.
To be honest, I would likely not participate on a site like the one mentioned because I wouldn`t spend hours searching for the one good idea. I feel that by the time I found the good idea and contributed, the likelihood is that someone else (potentially the original poster) has already found a way to `profit` from it.
Let`s face it. There are 24 hours in each day. I sleep 6 of them. I spend about 5 more hours maintaining my life (eat, drink, shower, wash cloths, clean house, pay bills, wash car, grocery shopping, etc.) I personally work seven days a week for 8 hours a day (running my own business isn`t easy for me). Most people spend nine to ten hours a day working when you figure in the travel time to and from work. In my situation, that means there is 5 hours remaining of my day. During that time I maintain my marriage relationship (back massage, watching a romantic movie together, or just being talking) and spend a few hours doing something I enjoy (writing music, playing Chinese chess, or feeding and enjoying the city wildlife). It`s a good thing I don`t own my home, have a pet, or children. Where would I put them in my schedule?
So, in order for me to become involved in an online group like this, the site would be competing for my entertainment time. I just don`t see it winning the fight.
Why am I here at SuN? Because StartupNation contributes to my education and provides a method for gaining insight into business, marketing, and "life plan" ideas. Therefore, it does help me profit.
I don`t mean to sound harsh, but getting together with other so called idea makers just doesn`t seem fruitful if there isn`t a personal connection to each other. That way, as with a musical group, your hobby has a shot at earning a `profit` even though the initial meeting started as a hobby.
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words