create a minimum viable product

By creating a product which is limited to its core functionality, you can verifying whether it provides an added value or not: if it does, you'll find paying customers for your MVP!



7 Successful MVP's

 

First, get some inspiration: find out how successful companies like Dropbox or Zappos have tested their initial offer. Get to know different MVP strategies.

 

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Kickstarter

 

A good help to find out whether customers would pay for your product or not, is to launch a Kickstarter campaign and get some pre-investment from strangers.

 

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Indiegogo

 

Indiegogo is a second well known crowdsourcing platform and very similar to Kickstarter - you might want to look in which portfolio your product better fits.

 

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Letter of Intent Templates

 

A letter of intent is a good way to get a strong signal (way stronger than a simple yes) about whether a customer is likely to sign up, once your product is ready.

 

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Google AdWords

 

Create a fictive Ad, linking to your landing page and describing your product - are customers interested and click on the Ad (or even sign up on your page)?

 

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facebook Ads

 

Similar to Google AdWords, facebook Ads can help you to test if there are customers out there who are interested in your solution.

 

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Linktrack

 

Like ClickMeter, Linktrack allows you to create trackable links and meassure the customers actions.

 

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Google URL Builder

 

If you're working with Google Analytics, the URL Builder from Google helps you to simply create trackable links and monitore them in your Google Analytics account.

 

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Bitly

 

Probably the easiest and fastest link tracker out there, post in your long link and directly get it shortened and ready to post and meassure.

 

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ClickMeter

 

A tool to create and track unique links. Distribute them to customer groups or use them in ads or campaigns to find out what is of most interest to customers.

 

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Wix

 

Build a free landing page or website - choose from many templates or use the easy to use, drag and drop page editor.

 

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weebly

 

A feature-rich website builder which lets you create your own website by dragging and dropping elements - choose from a lot of awesome templates.

 

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Jimdo

 

Another great tool to create good loking and fully functional websites without prior coding skills.

 

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