In the last 10 years, I’ve launched a few websites with the intention of finally hitting the jackpot. I started registering domain names in 2004, trying to get that unique name that somebody would buy from me for millions of dollars. I had many ideas for e-commerce, but I acted on it very slowly. Never asked for advice, I was very afraid that somebody would steal my BIG idea. At the end of the day, my little efforts and lack of vision took me back to the real world where it takes more than just a BIG idea to hit the jackpot. Honestly, I still don’t know what it really takes to get a big hit.
Fast-forward to 2014, time that was budgeted to give my body my standard 8 hours of sleep, have been used to work on my next BIG idea. This time around, a mobile app for networking that will help millions of professionals around the world.
Oh yeah, you can do that in Word Press.
Sure, use a template from Godaddy.com and that’s it.
Besides the questions and wise advice, what I constantly get is a bunch of weird looks when I explain what the app will do. It seems to be that it’s only me who understand the functionalities of the app. It might be that I lack to ability to clearly communicate my thoughts or maybe, people thinks that I can’t pull it through. Or, they still don’t know that they need this app.
For me, every weird look that I get is encouraging; for every 100 people who listen to my pitch, I get at least 1 or 2 that somehow think that my idea could work. The remaining 98 are non-believers, which I think are potential users, they just don’t understand what this app will do for them, until they see it.
Do I think this one will be the BIG one for me? The idea is cool, I’m working on the execution and all those weird looks that I get tell me that I’m into something. I have a vision, (and a dream), I’m working hard, I’m getting advice, I’m moving fast, and the most important thing, I’m still trying. Let’s welcome all those weird looks.