How long do you validate an idea before moving on to a new one?
Could you elaborate a bit more on the state of the idea, eg.:
- It's a raw idea that needs to be validated (from nothing to being sure that there's something to it or people don't need it)?
- It's an MVP struggling to get traction and you're thinking about ditching it?
It's more a general question. How people validate their Ideas / MVPs and when they move on to new ones.
For me personally it varies and is based on the specific type of an idea.
Sometimes I just hack up a teaser/landing page outlining the main concepts and start to collect emails and/or Facebook Page/Instagram follows. The rate of signups allows me to decide if I should abandon it altogether, introduce changes to my initial idea & teaser site or forget about the outside world and start to code. For the main part I like to give myself around 2-4 weeks for a soft research (core concept, competition, monetisation) and gathering results before jumping straight to coding.