Hello good people.
I’m working on this book about product development, which I’ve mentioned here before (won’t link to again, for now) and currently drafting the section on idea validation. I’ve included a few examples in this section, and think it would benefit from a few more real life examples: and for this I need your help.
Assuming you currently have a product which generates some profit (however small!) can you please think back and try to recall: When and how did you first get an external “signal” that your product would sell? In what form did the world give you feedback that you should continue with your idea? Did you post about it on a forum and see a larger than usual response? Did you run an adword campaign and see a better than expected conversion rate? Did you start to tell people about it and have them interrupt you, waving money in your face? What was it, from the outside world, that gave you your first hint that this idea–unlike all your other not-so-successful ideas–was going to eventually be profitable?