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András Tóth

Sorry for not answering the question but your proposition:

I think you can make money from finding a solution to a problem you are very familiar with. But a product will fail if you have a solution looking for a problem. I saw two products failing like that in a previous company. Reading BusinessInsider and getting greedy about a possible big money will end up as shitty products no one needs.

The joke at the company was that the product got translated to more languages than it had users...

Also there are successful companies that struggle to land a product because of shitty infrastructure and then instead make a product out of the fixed infrastructure. Because that time they solved an actual problem they were intimately familiar with.

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Brayden W ⚡️ Author

Hey András! No problem at all!

I think that’s very true. You just saved me a lot of searching and stressing. 😅

I originally was asking for other people for problems they had, and half of the ones they said I hadn’t even encountered before. Therefore providing a weak end on my side to build off of.

I’ll definitely keep this in mind. Thanks so much!

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András Tóth

Another cool thing to pick up is UX research. There are certain ways to conduct interviews and hunt down what people really want.

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Brayden W ⚡️ Author

Interesting, good to know! Thanks for your help.