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How Many People Should Be Asked In An Industry For Their Problems?

Edgar King

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May 29, 2021
Hello! Right now I'm using a hybrid of ICK's approach to build a Productorcracy or even start something backed by research and I have a question about finding problems. Here is the thread of my journey so far with the written plan- INTRO - Attempting to Build A Productocracy [Niche > Problem > Pre-sell > Solution]

I've already selected an industry and I'm now in the process of interviewing those in the target market. My aim is to do this for 50 people to extract their problems while gaining knowledge in the field through it. I'm also going to start reading forums for problems and pain points of my target market. So I ask, do you think 50 a good number to ask? Or should it be more? Or perhaps, less is better and doing more is action faking. And finally, how long should this process take? A month, two? Thanks in advance.

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Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Sep 25, 2019
From what I've understood from others who used this tactic:

While amount of people is important (50 should be more than enough) ensuring that these people are geographically distanced is just as important. Basically don't just ask within your city and neighboring cities, expand your reach.

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