Deception, Disappointment & Minimum Viable Products – IMP#35
In previous posts, we’ve covered the importance of launching your business by creating a minimum viable product – the smallest possible version of your product idea that you can release and get a real-world response to.
Personally, I swear by this approach and related concepts like the lean startup method and rapid implementation.
But what about the downsides of this approach? What if your minimal product is too minimal and your early users turn away in disappointment? Isn’t it even deceptive to promise a solution and then only deliver a very minimal concept of one?
These are the questions we address in today’s podcast episode…
Links & Resources
- Everything you need to know about how to create a minimum viable product.
- Buffer – the social media app that launched with the most minimal of viable products ever.
- Thrive Content Builder – software product that was launched as a fairly minimal (and potentially disappointing) first version.
- Learn about rapid implementation.
- The comment that inspired this episode. Thank you, Debra!
In this Episode:
- What if you create a minimum viable product, with the intention of testing the market, but you just end up disappointing your early customers?
- A quick summary of the concepts of minimum viable product, lean startup and rapid implementation.
- Why a minimum viable product is not just a business strategy, but also a brain-hack.
- The mindset-shift that will help you stop worrying and start shipping products.
I hope you enjoy this episode! If you have any questions about how to make outreach marketing work or have some examples of your own to share, please leave a comment below.