Best places to get an objective product review?
Can you recommend a good place where I can submit my product (in my case an app for gym training) and get an evaluation of its potential, its strength and weaknesses, suggestions for a marketing strategy, etc? Can be a community of peers, or paying some professional app reviewer, or similar. In my case I thought I had a real winner of a product, but now I understand that this might not be the case, so I need to figure out what I need to change. EDIT: In hindsight, I realized that there is no substitution for getting the product in the hands of my target segment, and getting their feedback, so my question is a bit redundant.
I don't know of anywhere but have you considered reading "The Mom Test" - it's really great for product validation
@maxwellcdavis Thanks, but my product is targeted for a very specific group, so I doubt a mom test would give me much insight. Actually, after I started this discussion topic, I realized that the only people able to give good feedback on my product is the target group itself.
@maxwellcdavis @bjorn_moren I was just about to write it before I've read your comment. Since you've narrowed down your target audience already, it's probably the best to try and ask someone from it to give you honest feedback. Btw, I know from personal experience that it can be a difficult process. Good luck!
@maxwellcdavis @price2spy Yea, this is harder than I initially thought, because I don't enjoy bothering people.
@price2spy @bjorn_moren If they are already using your product just make sure you're providing feedback points - it's a cheap and easy way to kick off a discussion
good question, would be interested as well in what other people think. What about g2, capterra, trustradius etc...?
@chriscarex Thanks Christian. I haven't heard of those three before so I took a look at them. The first two are B2B services (my clients are consumers). Trustradius looks interesting, but they don't cover my segment at all (fitness/health/gym). Will try to find more options.
@chriscarex I haven't found exactly what we are looking for, but here is a list of websites that connects you with beta testers: https://appsamurai.com/10-places... And on Fiverr there are professional reviewers you can pay to look at your website/app and provide feedback, for example this guy: https://www.fiverr.com/peco/cond... In my case, I need to get in touch with a very specific user segment, so I doubt these services would be helpful, but maybe useful for you.
FYI, when it comes to very specialized products like your particular niche, like many others, approaching and tracking down large subscriber and membership YouTube channels to discuss further details, joint ventures etc., is one your best opportunities well worth considering... :) https://www.insure4sport.co.uk/b... https://www.goodhousekeeping.com... https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/... https://influencermarketinghub.c...
@david_babins Thanks David, I agree it's a good idea. I've already contacted all relevant YouTube channels I could find, but I guess they get a lot of messages, or my offer wasn't interesting to them.
@bjorn_moren Lots of other ways to start some good conversations, and develop further communications through the comments section of different YouTube channels... Commenting on other reviews and ideas opens up further communications and other possibilities. Review copies and other helpful suggestions, can all work well together one step at a time. Food for thought for your consideration... :) Recent Guide to YouTube Comments: Guide to YouTube Comments: View, Reply, Delete, and More... Feb 16, 2022 — Get chatty! Start a conversation (on your own video or in another user's comment section) or chime in with your (on-brand) two cents elsewhere. https://blog.hootsuite.com/youtu... Definitely, keep an open mind, well worth brainstorming endless other ideas too! ... https://www.theblacksheep.commun...
@david_babins I've been on YouTube and Reddit, to find topics relevant to my product. Especially when people ask for advice about certain topics. Then I try to be helpful and objective, and if I feel my product would help them, I link to it and recommend it. But I feel that this is a bit of a weasel tactic, as if I wouldn't have helped them unless I have something to gain from it. I see my competitors doing the same without thinking twice about it, but I'm not that kind of person. Unless you have first built up a solid reputation for being a very helpful person, it is hard to not come off as exploitative.