Finding the Time

(Image Credit)   There should be no illusions about this fact: great results come from hard work. There are no overnight successes, despite the way it may be reported, represented or seen from the outside.   We often only hear about the “event” (e.g. receiving seed funding, a buyout, or going public, etc.), versus the…

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How to Think of Business Ideas using Facebook

  The following is a guest post by Mike Nesselbeck, founder of Business Idea Insight – an online resource designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs build the lifestyle they deserve by first coming up with a killer business idea!   Mike reached out to me earlier this year, as we obviously both share similar interests in…

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Discovering Profitable Book Ideas

(Photo credit)   So you want to write a book…   Maybe you’ve been inspired by our last several posts about building and leveraging an audience, and finally converting your content creation into a career.   Or perhaps you’ve always had tons of awesome book ideas you wanted to write about! Wait, maybe too many…

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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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Quick Start Idea Validation using Trends

  Editor’s note: Today’s post includes a video walk-through showing you exactly how to use Google Trends in under 5 minutes. Read the post, then check out the video by clicking HERE.   Discovering whether or not your product or business idea is trending – or part of a larger theme that is gaining in…

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Will it Fly? Book Launch Team and Book Review

(Photo Credit) Although we talk about [and even recommend] books a lot on Testing the Muse, I’ve never formally written a book review post. Admittedly, this is a bit of a last minute decision to write a whole post, rather than my typical email. But I really felt compelled to provide a little more than…

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The Dangers of Low Hanging Fruit

(Photo Credit) Bouncing ideas off family and friends – low hanging fruit or approach with caution? This post is timely, given we’re literally in the process of Testing the Muse for our real-time experiment. Advertisements are running right now, which are driving traffic to our product’s website, in hopes of converting casual visitors to potential…

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Plans for 2015

(Photo Credit) Formalized this past August, published live for the first time in September, and then a quick salute to 2014 in December. So far, it’s been a whirlwind for Testing the Muse. So what’s next for 2015? I have big ideas for improvements in 2015, including tons of concepts I want to test, validate…

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4 Proven Methods for Brainstorming Potent Muse Ideas

  This is an exercise in creative thinking. It’s fun, challenging and there’s no limits… this is what brainstorming is all about!   Let’s uncover some of the best ways to generate ideas – for products, businesses or services – otherwise known as “muses”.   The ideas we’re looking to cultivate should provide value to…

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