I would love ideas to effectively test out my product ideas without investing too much time or funds into creating a product no one seems to want or need.
Validating your ideas is an important step in developing products that people want and will pay for.
Before validating a product idea, validate a need for a solution in your niche. Simply set up face to face interviews with people you believe are in need for your idea.
In the first phase of validation, don't talk about your product or present prototypes. I have an article with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process and even a downloadable pdf with an interview questions template.
Use these answers to adjust you product idea to address the pain points of potential customers.
In phase two, you will present test your prototypes. Here's another step-by-step guide to doing this efficiently and correctly.
These interviews won't cost money but you will have to invest time. Any investment in time will save you 10x time and money in the future of your product.