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How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:37 AM

Sometimes I can not find new ideas to develop them and sell them.

How do you find new ideas? And how did you find your first selling idea for the market?

I found my first idea for my own needs, I developed those tools because I needed them myself, then I started selling them to other people who needs the same thing as me. Other than that I never found any idea, for windows or android.

What do you suggest for programmers like me?

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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:42 AM

Why are you limiting yourself to ideas you can profit off of? Why not have ideas for ideas' sake?

Take a break and do something else.. let things simmer. Barring that go back to the BigWeld axiom - see a need, fill it. If you are unable to see a need then expand your vision. Meet people, do volunteer work, hang out in "shtty forum so obsessed with the post count", and expand yourself. Along the way you may see something to work on... or you won't so you keep truck'n.

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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:54 AM

By having discussions.

My big brilliant idea that I'm currently working on building and monetizing sparked from a discussion in this very forum. New ideas require you to be thinking. They require you to analyze things you hear and read. You have to consider from other perspectives. You have to think about the things people say, and identify the need they're describing.
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:00 AM

View Postdepricated, on 11 June 2015 - 11:54 AM, said:

My big brilliant idea that I'm currently working on building and monetizing sparked from a discussion in this very forum.


The Nerd-A-Day porn calendar?!?!
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:08 AM

Don't forget the natural laws of "like attracts like". Putting out certain thinking, vibes, and feelings mean a corresponding frequency is projected out into the universe and is a beacon for events and circumstances of similar frequency. Though, if I were you, I wouldn't spread this around too much. It's a secret.

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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:41 AM

2nd picture is from hellboy. Just sayin'
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:41 AM

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How do you find new ideas?

I math. How hard do you math?
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:59 AM

Bro do you even L = Cl * A * .5 * r * V^2?
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

@no2 - of course it's from Hellboy! Illustrating the beacon shining in the night and attracting whatnot out into the cosmos. Some days you may get a puppy, and others you attract the Old Ones.
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:49 PM

I just came across this. I work for a startup accelerator, so I see a lot of ideas going through my workplace. The thing you have to understand is that ideas are worthless. Implementation is everything. You can't sell an idea, you can sell a product - if that product meets a need better than the alternatives.
So look at the world and find a need, and meet it.
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 12 June 2015 - 01:26 PM

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay Ash
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 14 June 2015 - 11:58 AM

Hey! :) Well, I know when I have no ideas I sometimes have to either find them or make them up. If you find an idea, you could be looking at the smallest thing--a pebble, part of a suitcase, a misshapen doughnut. You might get your idea in dreams that you'd probably want to write down VERY quickly! You might have a piece of paper and you just scribble on it.

Before thinking too hard of what you'll do with the idea, brainstorm! Let many thoughts come up and write them down, put them together, and do it without judgment.

Things don't always snap together right away, and ideas may be scarce for a long while before you actually come up with something you want to try. I learn this from doing sketches, because I tell you, I just don't always have it together right away. Take your time and enjoy the ride of finding some ideas! :)
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 14 June 2015 - 12:21 PM

i just do normal things daily and suddenly an idea comes to my mind and i usually start processing it further.
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 14 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

If you think to hard nothing will likely happen. Just like if you focus to hard on a problem you will loose focus on what you are trying to fix.
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Re: How do you find new ideas?

Posted 14 June 2015 - 01:09 PM

At the risk of upsetting you.. it is "too hard" and "lose focus" ;)
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