I gotta admit, I love that game... I remember when a friend first showed me and I was like "HOLY CRAP... it's so infuriating and addicting..." At the time, it was just a fun iPhone app...
... which is now available on Androids, HTCs and (I believe) even Facebook...
But not just the game. Plush toys. Hats. Backpacks. Christmas stockings. Coffee mugs. Calendars. Slippers. Shirts. Keychains. Stickerbooks. Bumper stickers. ON AND ON. One project, then capitalized the HELL out of it. Even if they never sold another Angry Birds product, they're set for life.
The moral of the story? These guys are making millions. And it all started from a simple game. One concept. No overanalyzing, no getting stuck in the preplanning stages, no debates over "what ifs". No big deliberation there - the app was made, it took off, there was a lot of money to be made. Much as I love the game, I first found the fad a tad annoying, but it got me to thinking... it really IS that simple.
Are you overanalyzing your ideas? Doubting yourself? Been stuck in the planning stage for so long your ideas are convoluted?
Don't feel too bad if that's true. I'm guilty of all of the above. But I'm realizing now, it doesn't have to be that way.
After all... waaaaaay back in the day, I did make a few Clickbank sales as a newbie. Not nearly as much as some crow about, but enough to prove a point. My main fall was when I started making convoluted plans for other things, as a result of doubting myself. I see now how while, unnecessary as that was at the time, was essential to learning from my mistake... if that makes any sense.
Simple concept, capitalize the hell out of it.
Don't get me wrong, there are steps that must be taken. There's crucial difference, however, between making sure you know exactly what to do and constantly running around, second-guessing your every action.
So when will YOU bring me the next Angry Birds?