I'm a solopreneur that comes from a creative background, and I have a bit of an odd question. Would love some direction from you knowledgeable folks. And perhaps some of you have a problem that I could solve.
The problem is this: my brain has become a creative idea generator, and I don't know what to do about it. I feel like I have a valuable resource that's just going to waste.
I can come up with a business idea, and completely flesh out the entire brand mentally, from landing pages to tag lines to target audience and customer avatar. Business name, domain name, web copy, colors/vibe, marketing strategies, ETC, all just flow into my brain in minutes/days/hours. I've registered so many domain names that I never end up using.
My most recent brand idea I came up with last night in about 20 minutes while suffering from insomnia. I could probably launch it on Kickstarter later tonight if I hustled, but it's food and there's no way I'm going there.
I have pages of business ideas, and notes scattered around on paper and various apps.
One example of how quickly my brain can generate ideas: I decided a year ago to launch a t-shirt shop as passive revenue for a dog service, and within about a week I had over 29 pages of ideas for phrases. I also create the photos and graphics for everything I make. So I do it all.
Right now you may be thinking "that sounds awesome, I don't see the problem!".
The problem is this:
I can invest days or a week (or more) investing into building something (brand/website essentially), and then once it's live and fully fleshed out, I'm ready to move onto the next 'project'.
BUT, I am not an expert at anything but photography.
Although I can tweak CSS (and some php) code to completely change the look of a Wordpress template, I'm not a web developer. Although I can create great looking graphic design work in Photoshop, I'm not a graphic designer and I don't know Illustrator. So I can't package my services as either of those things.
I've discovered that while I love marketing research, I'm terrible at driving sales. And I lack any funding to drive those sales.
So I thought, maybe my biggest strength is just everything I outlined above. The idea generating and creating a brand.
But I can't sell these 'businesses' because I have no demonstrable revenue. Can I sell brands with no customers? Can I sell ideas?
Should I try and partner with people who have funding but lack the creative ideas?
Or, should I just freely share these ideas with anyone who is interested, to watch them grow legs and go out into the world?
It just seems a shame that some of these ideas may have real strength, but they are just sitting dormant on a hard drive somewhere.
TIA for any insight! (And thanks for reading my novel!)