I recently came across a post on Indie Hackers where the original poster and peer hackers give critical feedback to fellow hackers.I will brutally shut down your idea and tell you to get a real job 😈We all need a little criticism sometimes. Not enough to make you jump off a building, but at least enough to make you realise some mistakes, or give you a fresh set of eyes to check out your idea.https://www.indiehackers.com/post/i-will-brutally-shut-down-your-idea-and-tell-you-to-get-a-real-job-4b7a9bfee6
I wish I were part of this type of open community early on to openly share my work-in-progress startup and get critical feedback from other peers who have seen successes and failures.
It is different from seeking feedback from your friends and families who might discourage you from taking a risk on your startup idea that does not sound promising.
When my business partners and I started to build www.zapiary.com, we’ve faced a hard time receiving unbiased feedback from someone who understands the world of running a startup. Perhaps, going through some accelerator program or working at a co-working space could have been a great way.
Now that we all have to work remotely, having access to an open community full of digital entrepreneurs like Indie Hackers are going to be vital in seeking feedback for your business. You might get some critical feedback, yet it’s safe with the community who understands you.