One of the biggest concerns for wannabe business types is the fear of someone stealing their idea. Ideas are great. On my good days, i like to think of myself as an idea man. Most of the ideas i have float away into oblivion. A few get joted down on paper. If i’m lucky, one get to the feasibility stage.
Ideas are a dime a dozen. Walk into any bar and eves drop on those chumps. You’ll hear so many lame ass ideas. Better yet, go to a blogging convention and hear more stupid ideas. Ideas aren’t special. And you’re not special for having a great idea. It’s what you do with the idea that matters.
Think about facebook. Xanga, friendster, myspace came before it. Friendster was a super hit. So, the guys over at myspace copied them, and it became a bigger hit. Then some kid does the same thing with facebook. It’s really amazing and i don’t completely understand it. Facebook isn’t doing anything new. The only good thing is that it’s a free version of classmates dot com. I bet the founder of classmates is kicking himself for not making it free.
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Steal the wheel and make a few changes to it. There are a lot of ideas, if you just try to steal a few. Think of all the website that you visit on a regular basis. Try to do a mashup of those sites. Figure out why you like those sites, and set up a website that you would like. The internet has billions of users, i’m sure a few of them are like you.