Ideas that aren’t put into action are of no value.
Ideas are important, but they don’t sell themselves. What entrepreneurs need more than anything else is action–to see their ideas come alive and give value.
The mythology of great entrepreneurs is that they will have the power to create millions and change our world. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough for success; you need something else too.
The part about how much money an “idea” can make sounds like hyperbole but it’s not quite as far-fetched. Many would-be entrepreneurs wouldn’t be left saying “that was MY idea!” if an idea alone might generate money.
The actions you take are what give ideas life. So, which ones should you be doing?
Action #1: Sell the basic version first
In order to actually make something happen, the first step is always having an MVP or minimum viable product. This can be seen as simple and straightforward in its purest form but will oftentimes become overcomplicated with perfectionism. However, all that matters at this point is simply releasing a version.
The moment an idea meets with customers, the things that really matter to people become exposed. The logistics of a product or service come into focus and it’s clear which challenges need solving for your business model before you can even begin offering what is on offer. You’re only “guessing” at what the market wants until you’ve given your idea to a customer.
Action #2: Prioritizing marketing and audience development
You can’t afford to ignore marketing when you’re starting out. The more people that follow your social media accounts, the better the chance of gaining recognition in publications or press releases- which means higher chances for success!
When funded properly with revenue coming into an idea regularly then refining becomes easier because there will always be funds available no matter what happens on either side financially
Marketing allows you to make the cash-on-demand necessary to develop your concept into something worthwhile.
Action #3: Taking a few small steps rather than one big step slowly is better
The third step is to move as fast as you can in small steps. This often goes by the name of “iterations” among those who program or design software, and it’s an important part of tackling big ideas that need developing before they’re canceled out by market movement beyond your reach.
We frequently come across polished goods in the market and believe we must produce polished results in order to be successful, but What you’re really seeing is the sum of hundreds, if not thousands, of small improvements. When you wait too long to get your idea off the ground, you risk running out of time or resources because the task ahead of you is monumental.
Take action one step at a time. Break down the concept into smaller, simple actions that you can do easily.
It’s not enough to have an idea, you need actionable steps in order for it all to make sense. There is power behind every thought and even though they may seem small now or later on when we’re looking back at our lives – these actions will give ideas tangible meaning so other people can buy into them too!