I suggest you come up with a systematic way to vet and develop
Most of your ideas probably have awkward marketing problems
or maybe even you are contemplating manufaturing stuff, which
is complex to say the least - and THEN you still have to solve the
Look for the ideas for which:
1. There is an easy-to-locate market.
2. You can market-test cheaply to see if the people want your
solution and will pay the price you need to get.
3. Aren`t flights of your imagination or personal fixations but solve
problems faced by a big group of (easily reached) people who
4. Finding buyers is the only thing that matters.
In a nutshell - find the people with the money, invent solutions to
their problems and sell it to them.
It`s easy for creative people to create things that interest Boheminan,
creative, interesting, and BROKE! people. Don`t make stuff for
people who don`t have money! I know this from experience -
I built unusual things and art by hand for many years and while the
masses will oooh! and ahhh!, they don`t have the money to buy or
they will not buy because the money they spend on your product is
money taken away from other areas in their lives.
If you can assemble ideas and create a "shell" of a unique business
you may be able to sell that to individuals and companies. I would
suggest you read Ben Suarez`s book - Seven Steps To Freedom II
- despite Ben`s weird politics he certainly knows how to test and
market products to the masses.
My Million Dollar Marketing Course could be of help to you as well.
I have a soft-spot for laborors who want to change the way they make
money because I built custom cabinetry and musical instruments for
a long time and I know the dark side of working with your body for
a living. Give me a call if you like. 310-359-8494