Believe it or not, ideas are everywhere. It is all a matter of where to look, what to look for and how.
These tips and advice will hopefully give you basic ideas on how to find good ideas and have an open mind to detect these once you see them.
Have an open mind
Letting your mind go where it wants to go is a good way to generate a lot more ideas. Gather and select ideas and choose the best from the lot.
Playing with ideas is also a good way to help your imagination be a lot more creative. It is a cerebral exercise that enhances the muscles of your brain.
Bounce off ideas with someone
Getting a friend to bounce off ideas with is an effective way to generate more creative ideas as well as inspiration that could be used as a starting point for a lot more better ideas.
With a friend, he could ask a simple “what if” question and from there you could add a statement to this.
Such an exercise helps in brainstorming concepts, ideas and themes.
It is also best to start with your specific interests and hobbies. Find a spot that is peaceful and quiet and from there think of what your typical week or day is.
Know what it is you enjoy talking or reading about. These are topics that are important to consider. When you are engaged in something you like and love, it is a lot easier to work on it as you are actually enjoying the whole process and not simply going through the motions.
Look around you
Considering your relatives, friends and family as well as neighbors could give you additional ideas that we might have overlooked before because of their literal closeness to us.
Is there a relative you know that has a specific expertise? Or does your neighbor have a talent in building wind chimes? Or do you know a friend who is able to grow beautiful flowers?
These could be inspirations that you never know you have.
Read, read and read
Looking at magazines, newspapers and television ads for additional ideas is a good way to be further inspired.
Read particular sections that you do not normally or regularly read.
Also, visiting various forums that cater to the niche you are particularly interested in could help you think of a lot better ideas on how to do your own niche creation.
Subscribing to discussion email lists could help you connect with like-minded people who are into marketing and business. You may have problems that you could post in the discussion list and fellow e-mailers could answer it for you.
Look, look and look
Walking and looking around your house for simple things and from there get an idea of a product or service you could help make as a niche product, could surprise you.
Simple items such as a hairbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush, rugs, carpet could help you have a niche idea on your own.
All in all, your imagination is your only limitation. Ideas are everywhere. All you have to do is be receptive to any ideas that come your way.
You may be remarkably surprised as to what you could create and think of if you just let your mind be relaxed, free and open.