Hello , I am a college student and want to start up . I know the way is to find the problems in the society and then solve them but I am unable to find the unique problem in society or the one or another problem is already solved by some another website or app . What should I do now ?
There are as many ways to find a project as there are people. But, from what you described as your process of casting about society for break points, maybe you might try looking within.
For example, look at your hobbies, work flow, interests, fears, and dreams. The trick here is to look at your Self as another person. Try interviewing your Self and inspecting your life. All the while you are looking for ways to help your Self. The idea being, your life and systems are not perfect - nobody's are - and along the way you'll find something interesting. And, since you are bound to be like others (aka a market segment) you might have found a project!
Cooincidentally, this is also a great way to improve your life in general. A good self-inspection once in a while is worth the effort.
Another, more practical, tip is to always have something to write / record with. And use it a few times with ideas that don't matter. It's a pipeline thing. Think of the source of your project ideas as coming from a muse - if you don't listen they don't speak. So, write everything down and listen hard.
And, of course, have fun!
There are actually 2 types of potential candidates for successful startup ideas. The first one, as you mention is to find a solution to a problem; the second one is to improve the experience of a service that solves the first option, in other words, take their business model and make it better, you can do this by making a product cheaper, easier to use, etc.
Notice that you don't necessarily have to be the one to come up with an idea, there are people who already have an idea looking for co-founders
getting into the habit of solving any problem that you experience throughout the day, there is a startup idea in there somewhere
Most people think it's all about the idea. It's not. Everyone has ideas. The had part is to execute on the idea.. :)
I have the opposite problem.. a lot of ideas but no developer!!!
Contact me so we can chat about some opportunities
Hey. Sometimes if something new isn't popping up you gotta find someone who has thought of something.
I have many ideas. Contact me via email@example.com if you're interested.
There's also the option to build integrations for existing platforms. For example, wix, love it or hate it, has a lot of customers and there are definitely integrations that could still be built for that platform. You get instant eyeballs on your product from their traffic and everything on there is subscription based so you can actually build a business on just integrations. Perhaps create a series of plugins that together provide a comprehensive experience, giving you multiple streams of income.
There are too many other platforms like this to list but you get the idea.
Idea generation is just like any other skill - you get better with practice. If you're constantly looking for opportunities and concepts, you'll eventually become more adept in identifying which are good and bad. My first ideas were incredibly basic, back in highschool and college - nightclubs, record labels, things that were barely an idea at all, because of how basic they were. But I still noted down every single concept, and over time I became better at noting good concepts. Even now, if I have a bad idea, I'll note it down - occasionally I end up being able to find a way to integrate them into another project.
If you do ever need an idea to work on though, you can reach out at any time and I could try to help you develop something that fits your background. Regardless, I wish you the best of luck.