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Progress Thread To go all in or to not go all in?

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    If education and awareness are going to be big subjects since it's a new product. You can start this now to capture the people who experience the problem your product solves. Something as simple and can be put up in half a day is a single landing page that asks the question "do you get frustrated when...Do you hate it when...Do you wish there was a better way of doing...and ask them for their email to receive updates of this product that's about to launch and it will fix their problem - the one they gave you an email for to know when it's ready as clearly they can't keep living with the problem.

    This will start building your audiance and early odopters, so when you do launch you can have some supporters spreading the good news. As well as build confidence having a virtual line forming outside your shop while you're building something.

    You can then run facebook/instagram ads which will take people to that single page and test out different ways to market it. It's never to early to start getting a team of supporters.

    From my past product developments, i learnt too late that "build it to see what happens" always worked, i got to see what happened. In that case it was that i built something i though was perfect but no one knew about or wanted to use it and when all the money is dry, it's hard to do marketing cause at that stage i needed to find something to pay the bills with and that project got left behind with lost confidence that people would use it and it could pay my bills and take of to the fastlane.
     
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    Any recommended services for building good landing pages that are affordable?
     
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    if you're anything like me and haven't come to this from being a developer/programmer, i started using Wordpress which when i get stuck i found a really good freelancer in the Phillipeans who i use, more than happy to PM you his contact details. There are lot's of great wordpress plug ins for this lead gen purpose here are a few to check out:
    • OptinMonster OptinMonster is a WordPress plugin that converts website visitors into subscribers and customers. ...
    • LeadBoxer ...
    • SumoMe
    • Leadin
    • Hello Bar
    • OptinSkin (
    • Scroll Triggered Boxes
    • WordPress Call to Action
    There are simpler ways to build a landing page using services like Wix - i can't comment as haven't used it myself.

    I do want to recommend Infusionsoft - this could be later on down the track for you or if you want to invest in it now it could be a huge kickstarter. It will build the landing pages there for you also once connected to a website. I've started to use it myself and it has already paid for it self 10x by helping me land a business process digitization gig and i haven't started marketing with it yet. Just it's possibilities helped me develop more solutions for the businesses i was already working with. Their onboarding process is great, you get partnered up with a coach who walks you through the set up and the coaching sessions themselves have tought me so much more.

    Hope there's something useful in there for ya) Good luck with the hussle
     
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    Would a landing page still be useful if I don't plan on manufacturing the product myself? The product is something that needs to be mass produced and tradesmen here would expect to buy it from electrical retailers...It would be sold in boxes of 10-20 units.

    I could use the landing page just to create awareness of the product and maybe link it to the people selling it once I reach that stage..
     
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    Will do thanks man!
     
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    If a landing page would still help get results even if I am not selling it myself, I would most likely go with wordpress or this infusionsoft service you mentioned..
     
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    While I agree that you would want to sell this to tradesmen through a supply house, I also believe that this would be an excellent product to sell online as well. There are a large amount of do-it-yourselfers that would find this product to solve a problem for them as well.
     
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    I'd say it could be useful still, that landing page could be further developed down the track, you can create little posts such as "5 things you can do to make "task" 20 minutes quicker, giving you 5 hours back at the end of the week, and one of the 5 tips is your product.

    Later on if you're going down the path of licensing or getting big retailers to sell it. The product can still have it's own original website which will have all the info, tips, tricks and LINK to those retail shops if you don't want to do any online sales yourself.

    The data captured by the page would be very useful to demonstate to those retailers on how much volume you're getting just through the website as well as any future potential investors you might want to seek. you'll have data to present to them as well as your story and pitch of the product.
     
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    Sounds legendary. Can you PM me the details for your freelancer - I have some work for him.
     
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    I will definitely shoot for both then mate! I'll do up a page like the one for Paint Brush Cover!
     
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    Since things are starting to take off and the speed is building up, I am going to outline everything I have done up until now for anyone interested in following along and is unsure how I got to this point.

    February 2017 ~ I begin work in the Electrical Industry and within the first week find a problem in need of solving - I begin research and drawing up solutions that night in my invention journal.

    March 2017 ~ I have designed a solution and have pages of notes and diagrams - but I convinced myself that I am not smart enough and there is too much to learn in order to execute my product. So I put the notebook away and go back to being normal.

    April 2017 ~ Wake up one morning with a fire under my ass and I no longer give a fuck if I fail or how hard it will be. I get feedback on my product that same day, start thinking up what I am going to do, and then bang - lazer focus and tunnel vision hits me. Within a week I have an Aerospace Engineer working on the design and communicating with me daily as we work towards the first prototype and keeping costs down, and I am currently in the process of hiring a freelance web developer to create a sales page that will build some awareness and give me some useful feedback from the real world.

    17/04/12 ~ Freelancer is hired and designs are being drawn up for sales/landing page. IDR is underway with the Engineer.
     
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    3/05/17 ~ Prototype is on its way and I am currently looking into the packaging process. Things have been moving steadily and I have wanted to quit a few times due to overthinking and confusion - but I have learned to block these out and just focus on staying in motion and staying busy.
     
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    That depends, do you want to succeed or fail?
     
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    15/5/17 ~ The prototype was made from the wrong material and I had to order another one. I have contacted manufacturers and am getting quotes on doability plus cost to present to potential licensees.
     
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    21/06/2017 - I have been calling companies for the past month and have got my foot in the door with Clipsal. They have reviewed the product over the last three weeks and think it is a great idea that has the potential to be a success. We are moving forward and discussing things further.
     
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    My product solves a huge problem in the industry that I have been a part of for the last 25 years. Have had some success selling, and everyone that hears about it, loves it and says "why didn't I think of that??". But still, trying to expose a new product to any market is difficult if you don't have funds for marketing. Doing all I can to get the word out, while still working a full time job. I cannot let this idea die and fade away because I know someday that I would see somebody else doing it.
     
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    ~ Clipsal is testing the product now and we are still negiotiating.
     
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    ~ Some issues discovered with the prototype due to miscommunication and a measurement error in the design have been resolved. Prototypes are being tested within a couple weeks for customer feedback.
     
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    ~ They have agreed to bring the product to market. We are now moving on and working on the next step.
     
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    As i've read both pages of your thread, i agree, you should make a presentation online (Website/Facebook/IG) whether yourself in front of the camera showing how it works or just by making a presentation video on social media, you just have to target the electricians on facebook and it will help you, but be sure to show what's they need to see, make it short but powerful and add a link to buy it.

    Good luck on your adventure, wish you the best !