5 Steps to Find Product Market Fit

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TLDR By following a five-step guide, including finding problem solution and audience, defining problem solution fit and audience with high frequency or high value, finding product market fit, identifying metrics for success, and building an insanely awesome release cycle, startups can increase their chances of finding product market fit and achieving success.

Key insights

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    80% of startups fail to find a product market fit, making it the most common reason for failure.
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    Defining the problem and solution in a simple way is key to finding product market fit.
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    Uber has high frequency and high value, making it a successful product.
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    Building an MVP requires discipline and sticking to core features, without adding fancy features or increasing scope.
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    Finding real potential users for your product is crucial for building a successful MVP, and feedback from a small, relevant group is more valuable than feedback from a large group.
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    The two most important numbers to monitor for product market fit are retention and usage, as they indicate whether people are continuing to use and engage with the product.
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    Finding product market fit is crucial for success, and can be identified through user retention and usage increasing over time.
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    "Once it's there, you know it." - Product market fit is a clear and unmistakable feeling, and if you're unsure, you probably don't have it.

Q&A

  • What are the steps to increase the chances of finding product market fit?

    — The five steps to increase the chances of finding product market fit are: finding problem solution and audience, defining problem solution fit and audience with high frequency or high value, finding product market fit, identifying metrics for success, and building an insanely awesome release cycle.

  • How can I test the problem and solution of a product?

    — To test the problem and solution, you should look at frequency and value. A product needs either high frequency or high value. For example, Facebook has high frequency but low value, while Uber has both high frequency and high value.

  • What should I consider when building with limited resources?

    — When building with limited resources, you should find a solution that can be built upon. Ask questions like whether the problem is solvable and what can be built with the available resources.

  • How can I determine if a product has market fit?

    — To determine if a product has market fit, you should monitor retention and usage. Retention is about finding out if people keep using the product, while usage is how much users use the product. Find a number for each to track.

  • How can I increase the likelihood of success in finding product market fit?

    — To increase the likelihood of success in finding product market fit, you should properly specify, build, release, evaluate, and repeat as quickly as possible. This iterative process will help you refine your product and increase your chances of finding market fit.

Timestamped Summary

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    80% of startups fail to find a product market fit, but by following a five-step guide, including a perfect release cycle and identifying the fit, it's possible to achieve success like Vivino's 50 million users, although it took 18 months of hard work and grind.
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    Find problem solution and audience by defining the problem and solution in a simple way, finding an audience with the problem and solution, and not assuming that the audience is everyone or inventing the problem and solution without talking to anybody.
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    Define problem solution fit and audience with high frequency or high value, as seen in Facebook and Uber.
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    Find product market fit by ensuring technology is available, building an MVP with core features, and getting it in front of customers quickly.
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    Find real potential users for your product, not friends or family, and get feedback from a small, relevant group to build a basic MVP and avoid noise and less usable feedback.
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    Identify metrics for success, monitor retention and usage to determine product market fit.
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    Brainstorm ideas, engage the team, prioritize based on metrics, and build an insanely awesome release cycle consisting of seven steps to achieve product market fit.
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    Properly specify, build, release, evaluate, and repeat quickly to increase success in finding product market fit by looking for hints such as continued use and tracking retention and usage, but be wary of new users distorting active user numbers, and if unsure, you probably don't have it, but when you do, you'll know it.
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