11 Rock Solid Techniques For Generating Product Ideas Anytime Anywhere!

Whatever business you are in, either online or offline,
you’ve got to constantly generate business/product ideas.If you’ve ever wondered how on earth those big corporations
and companies generate wonderful and irresistible products
plus powerful and revolutionary ideas, here are the 11
basic principle behind it all and the greatest of news is
that it can be applied to any business.1. Pick up an existing product, add additional benefits and
offer it at the old price or at a cheaper price.2. Strip an existing product to the basics and offer the
real substance at a basic price. Here is a very good
illustration. Thousands of great and free email services
exist on the web with great features but the truth is this;
only a fraction of the users really use all the additional
features and believe me, a lot get confused because it
seems so complicated.Strip off all the “niceties” and offer a simple straight
forward and easy to use email. See what I mean?3. Add speed of delivery to a basic product or service.
This is the number one reason why the Internet is such a
big “boom”. Speed. Incorporate it in your new product.4. Enhance design and packaging of a basic product.5. Design an existing product to increase speed and reduce
stress. This is the one great reason why all those things
with the tag “instant” sell like crazy and it is the reason
why you have a microwave oven in your house!6. Generalise a hoarded technology or idea. As an instance,
website design used to be reserved for professional web
programmers until someone came around and “burst” up the
whole thing with the “What You See Is What You Get”
programs. If you see an hoarded information or technology
in your field of business, “burst the bubble” and go wild
with your product.7. Package a “something made easy”. Everybody loves it.8. If you can’t find something you really need, it means so
may other people out there can’t find it too. Turn your
need to a product and meet the needs of others too!9. Combine attributes to offer better value. The web is
getting stronger simply because of added attributes being
incorporated daily; chat, videos, flash etc10. Add something “jazzy” to an existing product. Have you
heard of “crazy jeans”? I have even seen “torn jeans”. That
might be all your product needs to create a product that
will cause a market “BANG”.11. Inspirational Product. These are the products that come
to you in a “flash”. If you take time to fire your thinking
using the other 10 techniques, you will reach a point of
inspiration. Use it.Creating great products that are not just great but also
sell is not so difficult. Just keep at these 11 tips until
you reach a point where you can create product ideas effortlessly.Remember, Never Resign To Fate, Always Refire Your Faith.(c) Oluwafisayo Akinlolu, 2004**********************************************************You may reproduce this article freely electronically
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How Product Reviews Can Benefit You and Your Business

When it comes to having a home business, it is very important to market your business and your business products towards your targeted niche. When it comes to Direct Sales, Crafts and other type’s of small home businesses, the majority of time this niche is women and/or moms.One way to expose your business products to online moms is by participating in a product review. By sending your product to a reviewer, you are giving the reviewer the chance to use and inspect your product. This reviewer will then write up a professionally done product review and post it online for others to read.However, let me give a caution of warning with this…You will find online reviewer’s who only care about getting free product out of you! You need to do your research before sending any type of product to a reviewer. You want to find one that is going to be actively promoting his/her review on numerous social networking sites such as work at home mom forums, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in etc. You don’t want a reviewer who just posts a review on their site and that is the end of it. You want that product review to be seen by as many ‘eyes’ as possible.Furthermore, you want your product reviews to be professionally written and posted by someone who is highly regarded in their niche.A bonus to participating in a product review is that you will get a quality link back to your web site, Blog and social media profile pages. This quality link back will be a great way for visitors to find you for years to come…plus, it will help you with search engine ranking.When potential buyers read product reviews they are looking for the review to come from a trusted non-bias source…a truthful opinion about your product will help to entice buyers to buy your product or to visit your web site to check out additional products and/or services that you provide.Product Reviewers can help you to create an online presence and to help create a positive buzz about your business and the products you are trying to sell.

Enhancing Business Productivity With Web Solutions

Growing up and living in a developing country like Uganda offers a unique experience to any professional and more so software developers. The reality is that a lot of business and public bodies can benefit greatly from the incorporation of web solutions to their work modal. These benefits are straight forward in many cases, to list a few:

Report generation
Analysis of data
Automation of regular (repetitive) tasks
Customer Relationship management
Etc…
So why is the software industry in these markets lagging behind other countries if the benefits of are so obvious? The answer is simple; these benefits aren’t so obvious. Typical work in developing countries for business depends heavily on Microsoft Office, taking full use especially of Excel. While these are excellent solutions, they do not fully offer the benefits of customized solutions. However business and public entities do fully grasp the need for these customizations.Because Office works (Which it does) business entities rarely look outside the box to automate their process. This has been the case for a long time. But as interest in the internet has grown, it has become more and more clear to a lot of these businesses that incorporating more particular solutions they can archive efficiency. One of the results is that small development companies are starting up to meet these needs.Using web solutions allows business meet there needs without having to learn to much. This is because web solutions are very similar in the way they are used. Take an example of Gmail; if you have a Gmail account, adapting to another mail system (especially one built on Google apps) is simple and straight forward. This advantage and the agile development possibilities for web solutions provide public and private entities with a means to reach to the advantages above.I work as a technology consultant for a company called I-Patterns. It is a company that aims at developing and maintaining solutions for businesses. This is with a particular target at enhancing and automating their process using scalable solutions. We hope that by providing these services; companies can take advantage and yield greater returns from their efforts. Being scalable means the solutions are quickly adaptable to their growing needs.