Here is today’s brainstorming list of 240+ terms .
First suggestion: Have fun with this content. See what’s helpful, but don’t sweat over it.
Possible uses of a resource like this…
— Combine terms.
— Find common themes.
— Which terms appeal to sense of humor?
— Which terms communicate a more serious approach?
— Which terms suggest a goal or objective you hadn’t previously considered?
— Find all the terms that relate to ‘customer problems’.
— Find all the terms that relate to ‘solutions to those problems’.
— Find words from which you can use to create your own new words or phrases.
— Find word(s) that speak to pop culture.
— Pare down. Pare down some more.
— Even better…set a timer and give yourself 10 minutes to generate first-draft marketing or blog copy using list items.
— Can you create a slogan from chosen list items? Check out this link below:
My previous post pointed to some branding and product-naming resources and strategies.
Come into it with an open mind and a couple of minutes here could spring some dormant or unrealized ideas about your product, service, or approach to your customers.
I hope this helps.
Forge ahead, solos!
Developing a product or service but can’t seem to get past what writers call ‘a working title’?
Here are a few tools that might help you nail down a name that creates a memorable identity in the minds of prospective customers.
— Sign up for 7 QUESTIONS FOR CREATING COOL PRODUCT NAMES from Mike Brown [brainzooming.com), whose skills, experience, and generosity I’ve highlighted way back in Spark #184.
Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch completed its sixth season (eight 20-minute episodes) last December. The first five seasons consist of 12 episodes.
The contestants–usually four per show–have 60 seconds to convince one or more of the four seasoned entrepreneurs to join them in their ‘board room’ to further discuss their business and negotiate an investment agreement.
Call it a scaled-down Shark Tank, but still with plenty of back-and-forth between the ‘pitchers’ and the ‘pitchees’.
— Get business ideas.
— Glean pitch strategies.
— Narrow (or widen) your own side hustle’s focus.
— Learn some of the lingo.
You might find your current hustle is either on the right track or you might decide to pivot. There’s value in either scenario, right?
Forge ahead, solos!
Figured I would follow up Side Hustle Spark 262 with a quick overview of wpbeginner.com.
Click the above graphic for a 90-second visit to Syed Balkhi’s site.
I hope this helps.
Syed Balkhi’s resource-filled wpbeginner website is a testament to his inside-and-out knowledge of WordPress.
A few of his more recent posts:
— How to Increase Ad Impressions in WordPress with Ad Refresh (2 Ways) He credits Buzzfeed with this technique.
Experienced and novice WordPress users alike will benefit from a ten-minute visit here.
Not easy to read, but this is a visualization of just the 46 side hustle-related questions generated by answerthepublic.com. Right-click and download the image to get a better look at the result or click the screenshot below for a 5-page PDF of the entire 326 results.
If you want a different approach to keyword research for blog topics or product or marketing ideas, give this site a try.
Click the above word cloud for an excerpt to:
Seth Godin’s This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See
Along with the notions in the word cloud, three favorite points:
“Marketing doesn’t have to be selfish.”
“It’s easier to make products and services for the customers you seek to serve than it is to find customers for your products and services.”
This excerpt closes with: “Time to stop looking for shortcuts, and time to start insisting on a long, viable path instead.”
For a number of other related resources, click:
For a subject-by-subject look at sidehustlecurator,
check out my Posts Organized by Topic page.
Forge ahead, side hustlers!
Click the image above for a 90-seconds of idea-shopping in Pinterest…
Why watch the video?
- Snappy words/phrases that speak to you or your customers
- Product/service ideas you hadn’t considered
- New customers
- New websites/resources you hadn’t considered
- Pinterest pin design strategies
- A reminder to use Pinterest for the occasional brainstorming exercise
and some of the listings may actually affirm a strategy or product line you’ve already followed/created.
Nothing wrong with a little reassurance, right?
So pause this masterpiece where needed.
I hope this steers you to something new, profitable, or reassuring.