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Have you ever woken up with a great product idea, but not known how to go about making it? With a little bit of outside help, putting together a small business is actually quite simple. Here are some steps to get you on the way to finishing your product.
Consider Your Target Market
The first step to building a great product is to consider who would buy it. You need to be able to answer this clearly for a few reasons. First, it will tell you whether there really is demand for your product, and if not, you may not want to continue. Knowing your target market will also inform your product design, marketing, and pricing.
Consider the Design
The design of your product is one of the most important components; a slick design will help convince buyers that the product was made safely and thoughtfully. If you don't have design chops of your own, a product design firm can consult you on your product's look and feel.
Think about Logistics
Before you even get started with your product, it can be helpful to think about where you want to go. What will happen if your business takes off overnight? Have you thought about how you would make and ship a large amount of product? Having these plans in place from the start can prevent stress down the road when your product becomes backordered.
Make a Prototype
Before you make many copies of your new product, you will want a few prototypes. Try out a couple of different designs, have one of each made, and go from there to choose the best design.
Get a Patent
If your product is very unique, this is a stage where you may want to get a copyright or patent. One of the worst things that could happen is if someone else picks up your idea before you get your business of the ground.
There are plenty of ways to market your new product. Social media offers you many options, but some of the most successful sellers will start locally. If you bring your product directly into local businesses, you may be able to get some leverage by having them sell copies for you.
Reap Your Success
The tools available to designers are unprecedented. With online businesses becoming popular, there's nothing to stop you from dreaming up an idea, making it come to life, and becoming successful in a short amount of time. Use the steps above as a blueprint for rolling out your new product.Share