If you’re like many people, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of having a great idea, only to be hindered by various obstacles when it comes to taking action. It could be something as simple as family obligations, unexpected phone calls, or prior commitments that prevent you from immediately diving into your idea and getting it off the ground. As a result, the initial excitement starts to fade over time.
Does this sound familiar?
Has this ever happened to you?
Well, you are not alone.
It’s really a common occurrence in the process of product creation. The problem lies in the setbacks that occur. These setbacks often lead to doubts such as, “Is this worth it?”, “Am I on the right track?”, or “Am I doing what I need to do?”
These doubts are normal and can plague anyone’s mind. However, there is a solution that can help overcome these hurdles and that is—speed.
You see, when we are able to move swiftly with our idea, we maintain our enthusiasm and excitement. This momentum is not only beneficial for us but also contagious to others. It allows us to rally people behind our vision and garner support to bring our product to fruition. Whether it’s collaborating with programmers or partnering with co-authors, momentum is key to make the process smoother. In the fast-paced world of the Internet and online ventures, speed is of the essence.
In the online sphere, ideas are abundant. It’s safe to say that whenever you come up with an idea, it’s highly likely that someone, somewhere else in the world has already thought of the same thing. The race is then on to be the first to bring that idea to the market. Being the pioneer gives you a significant advantage in terms of reaping the profits.
A perfect example is one of my original products, AudioGenerator, which had its genesis in my initial project, NetVoiceBox. I had been diligently working on NetVoiceBox for six months until I discovered that Rick Raddatz was about to release a similar product called InstantAudio. Although Rick and I were strangers at that time, I knew I had to evaluate his offering. Impressed by its quality, I faced a tough decision since my own product paled in comparison.
That night, I found it difficult to come to terms with the idea of releasing an inferior product. As morning dawned, I decided to take a different approach. Rather than competing head-to-head with Rick, I saw an opportunity for collaboration. I had expertise in marketing, while he excelled in design. Ultimately, we joined forces. The outcome? We successfully launched our product, and amassed thousands upon thousands of satisfied customers. Our online platform served over 75 million audio files per month. All of this stemmed from my prompt action and the decision to turn a potentially disastrous situation into a fruitful partnership.
If you’re developing products for online sales, you too may encounter similar situations. It’s not uncommon. However, by acting swiftly and overcoming setbacks, you can transform every effort into a profitable venture. Now, go create something great!