What Should I Do in Order to Find a Business to Start or a Product to Sell?

“I am having a hard time trying to find a business idea or product to sell. What should I do in order to find a business to start or a product to sell? I need something I can put my time into and work on, so I don’t have to work for other people.” 

Coming up with ideas to find a business to start or a product to sell is easy. Finding an idea you’re genuinely interested in, passionate about, familiar with, and profitable is quite challenging.

One of the Quora rockstars James Altucher advocates the “10 daily ideas” methodology: The Ultimate Guide for Becoming an Idea Machine – Altucher Confidential

The fastest way to adjust your brain workflow on a brainstorming wave is practicing idea generation daily.

Idea Generation

Allocate a few weeks or more, buy an old-school physical notebook, and jot down your ideas the moment they come up. Don’t forget your minimum limit—a day shouldn’t pass without at least 10 ideas—however ludicrous they may be—in your notebook.

The longer you practice, the more your mindset would stick to the idea generation mode. You will start noticing trends and problems around you that seem to be bothersome. Keep writing them down.

  • You will find some of your daily activities tedious. Some mechanical or design problems in the subway. Inefficiencies in getting some tasks done all the time.
  • Many of those ideas would be outside of your control or nearly impossible to overcome. That’s fine.

But some of them would be worth pursuing. And it makes sense to focus on one of them and make it a reality.

You’ve already come up with the idea of rebranding a product. Are you really intrigued by making that work? If so, find the right manufacturer or contact. Meet companies and offer a branding package. Scale it. Start manufacturing mascots, swag, and items tailored to a specific niche.

Once you have the right idea, you can expand on it and target different verticals that could be profitable and interested in your idea.

If you still fail to discover ideas on a daily basis, use some of the idea generation tools out there.

Just switch your mindset to idea generation mode, find the right venture you want to pursue, and make it happen.