In my book Teenpreneur there is a chapter where I talk about how to commit to your ideas and how to take an idea and make it into a programme or product to sell.
Based on some of those tips I share in the book, here are a couple of ways on how you can commit to your ideas to make your profitable business or devise programme that you and others around you will benefit from.
My first programme
When I was just kicking off my school speaking business I only had a couple of schools that I had delivered programmes to.
A friend of mine was a coordinator for a group of schools in the north of the city.
I had mentioned to her about some of the work I was doing in one school and shared some evaluations with her.
She was quite impressed and invited me to come and pitch my leadership programme to the groups of schools that she was meeting with. This is how you can commit to your ideas.
If they liked my work the schools would buy my programmes from me in bulk.
I had the structure and topics and on that basis I created a 3-4 minute video with the help of a friend, covering some of my previous speaking events and topics I would cover in the programme.
Five schools opted to take the programme and they wanted me to come and deliver it.
Essentially I sold the programme before I even created it!
Since then I have found that many entrepreneurs have used this method for success and recommend giving it a try to new entrepreneurs and young people with big ideas.
To get started, cover these basic points below, and you will be well on your way to creating your own programme and profitable product from a single idea.
The trick is being able to develop our minds so that we are able to spot them. Clearing your mind and allowing your imagination to flow is crucial to coming up with and developing new ideas. Additionally, commit to your ideas.
There’s no such thing as a bad idea! Your ideas don’t have to be original or brand new, you can combine several different ideas or even build on the ideas of others. The big thing you have in your favour is that most people do not follow through with their ideas!
Commitment is important in the process of creating and developing ideas. Many people don’t notice their ideas and continue on the established, safe path. Be committed to following through with your ideas.
I grew up in inner city Birmingham in an environment where, like me, most of my peers came from disadvantaged background