Everyone talks about MVPing and validating - but how do you validate?
Seriously, I completely agree that you should validate a product before building it. But what is the best/optimal way on validating a SaaS product? I have tried creating landing pages with a signup form, but that doesn't really tell me much. If I get 100 signups, is that ok to proceed considering the product doesn't even exist yet? Or should you try to get an X amount of users that are ready to pre-order and consider that as validation? Do you take into account the bounce rate? Or do you just go and create a bare-bones MVP - but nowadays, the standard for MVP is quite high, if I'm building the MVP I don't really think that that counts as early validation (maybe I'm wrong?) I have a strong suspicion that the answer to this is - that there is no right answer, but what is your experience with validating a product idea?