How to Perfect a Product With Customer Feedback

More people today than ever before are creating their own products, thanks to the Internet which has made this possible in combination with free online advertising. Digital product creation is something anyone wishing to share quality information, and who has the appropriate computer and other related skills can take advantage of. Products of this nature have several advantages over physical ones from the seller’s point of view. The buyer can get his or her purchase immediately without having to wait for it to be delivered in the mail.

Before launching a product it is vital to get customer feedback in order to mould it for their needs and desires. Once it is live and in circulation, further feedback will enable suitable upgrades and updates to be developed. Offering a product for which there is a demand or for which a demand can be generated fairly easily significantly improves its chances of being successful.

There are several ways to obtain feedback. The most obvious one is to ask people one knows. Responses obtained in this manner may not provide sufficient feedback on how to plan the product most efficiently, however it is a start.

One way to obtain a larger number of responses at one go in this traditional manner is to identify a venue where many people are able to express their opinions on the type of product to be developed. It may be an idea to leave questionnaires at several suitable venues to be collected on a specific day and time. This needs to be arranged with a person whose responsibility is to get the questionnaires filled. A significant amount of thought must be put into the design of the questionnaire in order for it to produce meaningful and useful data.

Today the above idea can be extended to the Internet by utilising the blooming Social Media network. The advantage of this is that it cuts down on travelling, effort and money, and saves precious time for other related activities.

Taking advantage of the power of Social Media, particularly Focus Groups is one way of obtaining opinions. Directing one’s attention to these, one is more likely to find targeted consumers who are willing to express their opinions forthrightly and with clarity.

Once the product is in circulation, how it sells is a great clue about its popularity and functionality. A product that sells well in general pleases customers, whereas one that sells less well may have some undesirable characteristics, or simply has not been marketed appropriately. A proven method of effective marketing includes the use of free online advertising.

A lot of the feedback can be obtained for free. For Customer Feedback Reviews there is a monthly charge; however they are significantly cheaper than Product Reviews. The former are quick and easy to set up, as well as easy to manage. Customer Feedback Reviews can be placed anywhere on a Web site.

Once the product is in the hands of the customer, getting feedback on the finished product will help fine-tune future versions of it. The benefits of this will be enjoyed by current customers, as an increasing number of digital products are evergreen. It would therefore be disadvantageous not to provide feedback. Satisfied users of the improved product are more likely to recommend it to their friends, and others. These suggestions may also lead to alternative product ideas to be developed at a later date. Free online advertising can keep further costs down.

The suggestions obtained through any of the methods above can be used to create a product to meet wider customer requirements through updates, additional chapters, videos, audio recordings, a membership site, etc. Undoubtedly this means more work. However, a higher quality product translates to increased sales, which is every entrepreneur’s ultimate goal.

Customer feedback should be an essential part of product development. Feedback on a product which is already in the market enables it to be improved, evergreen products to be upgraded, and gives rise to new, often exciting product ideas. Feedback from consumers, users, or subscribers of a product or service is an ongoing and evolving process. It is pointless to create a product that no one wants, does not need, or does not find beneficial. Customer feedback is therefore essential. To optimize the dissemination of a new product the use of free online advertising can be very effective, and has the advantage of minimizing the overall costs.

So Many Money Making Products to Choose From

New online money making products are being launched with quite regular intervals. With almost no exception all these products claim to start earning you money with little or no effort which off course fits the shores of the average man on the street. In most of the pitch pages one will find that a particular product definitely works better than the product next door because it uses a system or secret that is yet to be discovered by a competitor.Obviously the problem lies in making a choice between all the products and then deciding with which one you’re going to stick. Depending on your time, finances and resources available trying out all of these products might take you quite a long time and might even take longer before you actually see any sales or profits and that is if you see any at all.Another point to keep in mind is that many of these easy money making products might be scams which actually hasn’t been proven or implemented by anyone. With all of these factors in mind how far does one then follow a particular system or program before you call it a day and decide it doesn’t work for you. Obviously when you do decide it’s time to quit it might be too late to claim the guarantee or the developer might even use the fact that a particular system or program was not implemented all the way therefore the guarantee does not hold. Putting a lot of time and effort into a system or program that not be known to you is actually a non-proven or for the lack of a better word a scam and not seeing the results can make a person totally desponded and unmotivated to even attempt a second or the next system.The other obvious question off course is how many systems or programs must one try to start seeing results? With the online making money industry a very important and pertinent consideration is what might have worked for a particular person at a given time might not work for the next person at a different time.At first glance the online money making industry can seem very easy and lucrative but at the same time it can lead to a lot of frustration and disappointment. With so many products available each claiming success a person can easily become lost in this dead end maize.(c) Make Easy Money Directory 2009

3 Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive

I have seen it happen a million times. You are trucking along, and things are going well. Business is booming and you have a full day of great tasks and the daily grind doesn’t seem like such a grind.

But then, somewhere, somehow, things get out of hand.

Maybe you have a client doing a product launch, or entering their busiest time of the year.

Maybe it’s summertime and your family life is adding pressure with their demands.

Maybe you are stepping up your own marketing and trying to fit it in to your daily routine.

Whatever the reason, you wake up in the morning tired, you run all day long, and you drop into bed at night knowing that the next day will look much like today did. And you are tired…

Ack! What to do?

Well the first thing to do is identify that this is an existing issue for you.

The second is to get focused and productive.

Here are a few tips for you.

1. Step back and take a look at what you are doing through the day. If you aren’t writing every thing down, then you must start. It’s about identifying what is taking up your time, and then identifying how you can increase your productivity.

2. Identify how you are working – are you planning each part of your day, or are you running to keep up? Sometimes it’s not the workload that is the issue, but it’s how you are managing it. Look at the patterns you are creating. If you are not blocking time in your calendar – clear stop and start times for each block of time – then you might not be maximizing your work time.

3. How focused are you? Make notes during the day of what is distracting you from your task at hand. It’s easy to brush off distraction if you aren’t aware of it. Sometimes tasks take longer than they should, simply because you allow things to take your focus away from it. Identify what could be interrupting you and slowing you down.

Looking at how the day flows is really important to streamline your productivity.

Focus is essential in order to remain on the task at hand, so you can complete it in a timely fashion.

Blocking your tasks into groups of time can be a very effective way to plan and track what you are doing on a daily basis. This doesn’t mean that you need to schedule the minutia of your day, but if you block 45 minutes to work on Client A’s work, then make sure you are doing that. It’s solid billable time, and then you can move on to something else knowing that Client A’s work is done.

Too often I see people trying to multitask and getting less done efficiently as a result.

Minimizing distractions is also very important. In this age of instant communication, things like Skype, IM, email, social media, and cell phones all distract us, whether we know it or not. I just recently attended a conference and they told us that on average, individuals check their phones 1500 times a week. A week! Talk about distraction.

I just recently downloaded an app called Checky to monitor my phone checks. I also have the Calm app on my phone, to slow me down and relax and refocus me when things get busy. Both of those things help me to keep my level of activity (and stress!) in check!

Maybe you think this isn’t a problem for you because you aren’t full with client work. But let me ask you this – what IS filling your days right now?

The time to develop great habits of getting focused and productive is when you are not running around like a crazy person. Then when the busy times come (and they do!) you are better prepared to handle them.

Thing about it – you are doing some excellent networking and marketing. Suddenly you get three new clients. Wham. You are busy, and you are unprepared.