App for Validating your Startup Ideas

  GoDaddy officially entered the arena of validating startup ideas with the introduction of their new app: Flare.   But then again, as a web hosting and domain service provider supporting millions of small businesses, many of whom are launching their businesses into the online world for the first time, maybe GoDaddy has always been…

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Building Your Product’s Website

(Photo Credit) Fresh off the release of our first app, let’s get back down to the business of testing. This is the continuation of our real-time experiment, Testing the Muse in Practice (Part 8). If you can’t tell, I’m eager to get moving on this. Admittedly (and purposefully), I’ve drawn out this process for the…

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How to Sextuple Your Qualified Freelancers

(Photo Credit) It’s not as dirty as it sounds, but it’s still worth getting excited about! In Part 1 of this Two-Part Series (Freelance Fail), I talked about the process of building my first app (discussed in detail in a previous post here) and described my situation where I simply couldn’t award a freelance job…

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Freelance Fail

(Photo Credit) In this Two-Part Series, I’ll show you exactly how I turned a failed freelance job’s prospects from 5 unqualified candidates at 10-15x over budget, to 31 pre-qualified candidates at ½ the budget (AND in half the timeframe)! But first…   I hate it when a job goes unassigned. It’s like sitting down in a…

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Turning our Intangible Idea into a Tangible Product

The process of turning an intangible (idea) into a tangible (product) is called “productization”. Determining the format for this transformation, specifically for our first real time experiment – Testing the Muse in Practice (Part 4) – is the focus of this post. Yep, you read that correctly – this is Part 4 of our ongoing…

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