Product Validation Checklist

A system for validating your startup idea

#3 Product of the DayJune 22, 2018

Product Validation Checklist is a system for choosing your target market, finding a problem to solve, and determining whether you should keep pursuing your idea.

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After 10 years of helping SaaS companies build, market, and grow their products, I've realized everyone has the same fear: “The scariest thing about building something new is not knowing if people will want it.” I built this interactive checklist to give my clients a robust process for finding product-market-founder fit. Right now I'm building two new apps (Transistor.fm + Spots.fm) so I'm using this checklist to track my own progress! Edit: I almost forgot! Until June 30th, Product Hunters can get $49 off by using the code "producthunt" 🎁
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I recommande for:

- people who dream to launch

- people who want to become an indie hacker

- people who want to improve their search & iterative process

Pros:

Clear, precise, actionables tips and insights

Cons:

Some parts are repetitives but it's due to the process so it's ok (E.g.: Create a small MVP & Iterate on MVP)

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I was an early adopter of this, and I'm about a quarter of the way through it. So far it's been an insightful reality check on my new product planning. It's helping me set expectations and uncover aspects I hadn't considered, giving me time to solve them now rather than post-launch when it's too late.

Pros:

Helpful, Easy to follow and understand, action-oriented

Cons:

No major ones. Since it's a new system, there's still a bit of UI polishing to do.

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Evaluating product ideas is hard! And it's something you often do totally alone. When you fall in love with an idea, it's so tempting to skip the important stuff you should do to evaluate it. With the checklist, it's like I have Justin always tapping me on the shoulder "Did you define your audience?" "Is this a business you want to work on a year from now?" I wish I'd had this years ago.

I also like how the checklist isn't just a book or course, but it's about applying the concepts and helping me do the work of proving my ideas and planning them well. It's a tool, not just education.

Pros:

Practical & actionable. Lots of depth, reusable.

Cons:

None that I can think of

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I've been a follower of Justin's material for a while. It never disappoints! This checklist is a great way to not just build a product, but to understand why/how it should be built and the dynamics surrounding that question.

Pros:

Justin has one of my favorite minds in the industry! Great distillation of what's important

Cons:

Not anything I can think of

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