Have you stumbled upon an idea and worried that your product won't be good enough? Do you have trouble coming up with ideas? Surely, you've looked at someone else's Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, Twitter, or whatever for an idea... Is that what happens if you don't have a great idea? What about holding back your already created products because you believe it's not trendy enough or it simply isn't the right time to release your product? While most of you might be afraid to answer these questions, a single "yes" to any of these questions is a common answer for a lot of people. I will be the first to admit that I've created a product from an idea that wasn't originally mine. I'll also be the first to tell you that it wasn't successful. It has been a few months since I've made this product and recently I look backed to see the lessons I've learned. I came up with 3 tips any creative must consider when developing their next best product. 

1) Authenticity is key.

Your product should be a reflection of your own heart. Over time, I’ve learned that mimicking someone’s skill or product is not going to make me a creative. In fact, not only does it destroy my integrity, it limits me from discovering what inside me is good. In other words, it’s better to find something I'm good at and strengthen that skill than to try and copy someone else's skill and damage the true value of my future product. A great product is created because of genuine and authentic skills. Did you know that you were created by a Creator who made you different from everyone else? You're unique! That makes you very special and you should embrace those talents and skills.

2) Be fearless.

I love making mistakes... only when I learn from them. Moreover, I learned that I shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes. If there wasn't a more opportune time, it would be from the point I've realized that I made a mistake from my curiosity. I’m never afraid to see where it will lead me. My product ends up more interesting no matter what the value is in the end. Learn to be fearless.

3) Develop genuine relationships.

Here at in-house Creative, we are a local collective of creatives committed to growing our individual craft, together. This is because part of the process requires surrounding ourselves with people who have the same motivation and drive as you do. We learn from each other, develop skills with each other, and receive genuine feedback. There's nothing greater than receiving feedback from people who are only passionate about making sure you succeed in bringing the best of your product.

If there is anything we can do for you here at in-house Creative, we'd love to connect with you and help you out. Just click here or visit our contact page and a creative from our team will get right back with you. We really believe in your best!

Better together!

-Matt W.