by Phargy
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I have what I believe to be a genuinely good idea for an IM product, nobody is doing this, the market is wide open for my product but... I don't have the money, contacts or know how to create a product like this so I want to sell the idea on or even give it away (for a cut of the profits of course) but where do I find someone that would be interested?

Other than going through automated support systems for the big name guru's I don't know how to contact the right people and I can't imagine that working too well. I know Jonathan Leger has a forum where I could place the idea but I'm reluctant to put what I believe to be a seriously good product idea on a public forum.

Any suggestions?
  • Profile picture of the author payment proof
    There are sites and companies out there that let you submit product ideas and if they think it's a good idea, they may help you develop it. Just make sure to choose a legitimate company.

    If it's something you can copywrite or patent, you may want to look into doing that first.
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    • Profile picture of the author kea55
      Originally Posted by payment proof View Post

      There are sites and companies out there that let you submit product ideas and if they think it's a good idea, they may help you develop it. Just make sure to choose a legitimate company.

      If it's something you can copywrite or patent, you may want to look into doing that first.
      I have heard of these sites too. you should try them out. this is really a good idea.
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      • Profile picture of the author Phargy
        Originally Posted by payment proof View Post

        There are sites and companies out there that let you submit product ideas and if they think it's a good idea, they may help you develop it. Just make sure to choose a legitimate company.

        If it's something you can copywrite or patent, you may want to look into doing that first.
        Originally Posted by kea55 View Post

        I have heard of these sites too. you should try them out. this is really a good idea.
        Thanks guys, I have a look for some. Does anybody know of any sites I can try?
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Depends on what product it is. Alot of research goes into product creation for me. I would be willing to work with you. I supply the money and my talents you supply the hours. But I will not work if my testing does not prove it will be a profitable niche.

    P.m. me with your idea. I will not steal it and may say no off the bat. but I promise you, your idea has probably been thought of before.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyedave
    Try a joint venture with someone here. Have them sign a nondisclosure agreement first. Although this is no guaranty an idea/product will not be taken here in the US it's good for a year before it becomes public domain.

    Remember that there are two reasons an idea/product is not out; 1. no one has really thought of it and , 2. there is no market for it.

    Do market research before going into something full bore.

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    Check the joint venture section of this forum. There will be several people that are at least willing to hear you out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Point Blank
      Originally Posted by officer_iron View Post

      Check the joint venture section of this forum. There will be several people that are at least willing to hear you out.
      ^^Great Idea, also write a business plan etc. If you wanna be taken seriously then come corrects with everything ready to go and you just might make your own luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phargy
    Thanks everyone, I'm off to check out the jv forum.

    Thanks hustlinsmoke but I can't pm yet. I do a lot of reading in here but haven't made many posts as yet. If you want to send me your contact email I'll give you an overview of my idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author johan_malmo
    JV.. what is it exactly that you need? Is it a book? Is it a software? I am a programmer so if you need something done in that area maybe we can work together? PM if you are interested!
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