Want to start a business? – Use wireframing to go from idea to business -fast!

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In this article we cover 5 important reasons why wireframing is a must starting your business, ranging from creating initial legitimacy, persuading collaborators, getting approval from customers, applying for funding and having a clear plan for realizing your business idea and bring it to market fast.

 

Why should I use wireframing starting a business?

Using wireframes is risk free. You only spend your time creating the wireframe and testing your idea, which allows you to know, whether the idea is worth realizing or not, without having spent money on designers, programmers etc. only to realize that there is no market for the given product. Wireframing gives an opportunity to test ideas, select the best one, and bring it to market fast, by having a clear vizualization of the future product. 

 

The Power of visualization using wireframing

Visualization is the greatest tool for creating anything. Visualizing an app or website idea through wireframing, is the first step in turning ideas into reality and to create trust in you as an entrepreneur and in your business idea. It is hard to reach goals without direction. Having a wireframe for your idea creates clarity about where you are going and makes next steps clear. Creating a wireframe makes your idea tangible and concrete. It becomes much easier for yourself and others to see it happen.

 

Wireframing creates value for you throughout your entrepreneurial journey

Throughout the entrepreneurial process wireframing creates value at different levels. Starting with nothing except an idea, using a wireframe is the first, the cheapest, the fastest, and the most effective and powerful tool that you can use. Here is why.

 

5 good reasons why you must create a wireframe – starting your business

 

1)Use wireframing to create initial legitimacy

Legitimacy is the first resource any entrepreneur needs to establish in order to gain other resources. Having a wireframe makes your idea tangible and as close to real as one can get, during the early stage of the entrepreneurial process.

 

2)Use your wireframe to persuade collaborators  

A wireframe makes your idea tangible, you can use it to persuade potential collaborators to work with you. You need to make them believe that it can happen. By visualizing the end product, you can start imagining together and get them excited about working to realize the idea. Wireframing also creates common ground for further developing the idea within the new team and eliminates any potential confusion.

 

3)Get your customers approval – before creating

Through NinjaMock wireframe tool you can test and get feedback from potential future customers. Through invitation they can make comments to your app or website idea within the NinjaMock application. This let’s you know if you are on the right track or if anything needs to be changed, before spending money on designers and programmers. It also allow you to create the best possible end product for your customers.

 

4)Use wireframing it to get funding

When potential investors ask the famous question “ have you asked your customers?” You can smile and say yes, and add any positive user comments, that you have received during user testing. This is a very powerful tool for persuasion. Just think about it, would you invest your own money in any new ideas without having an indicator, that this was likely to result in a return on investment? Probably not. Having a tangible wireframe, that has already been tested by future customers with positive response, is a very good indicator that this idea may be worth investing in.

 

5)Realizing your idea through wireframing

Once you have either gotten funding or bootstrapped your way to carry through with your idea. You have an app- or website design approved by future customers, which you can export and send to a designer and programmer. Having the clarity of what you want saves them time, which means saving you money. You can also upload the wireframe on platforms such as 99designs.com and receive several offers and design suggestions, choosing the one that you like best, like one of the current users describe in her success story, my first wireframe.

Realize your business idea. Start designing!

 

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Good luck,

The NinjaMock Team

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MY FIRST WIREFRAME | Ninja Creator Community

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How creating a wireframe became the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey

I am a person with many ideas, but I have kept them in my mind for a very long time, too long, only writing them down on paper and in notebooks, however, nothing had materialized, until I created my first wireframe mockup.

my_first_wireframeMaking the decision to create my first wireframe mockup for my app- and website idea, was the best decision I have made, in the process of turning an idea into reality and becoming an entrepreneur.
Having created my wireframe design was a “wow” experience. I felt proud, looking at my accomplishments.

Having a mockup also gave me the opportunity to take the next step and find interest groups and places, where I believed that my future customers would be, and invite them to give feedback on my online wireframe mockup.

“This was the most amazing feeling ever, going from idea, to mockup, to finished app. All of this, taking place in much faster pace than I ever could have imagined. And it made me think, “what else can I create?”

This gave me valuable insights and made me come up with the final wireframe and mockup design, already approved by my future users and customers. Having this feedback gave me confidence enough to take the next step and upload my wireframe mockup and design criteria to the platform 99designs.com – a platform, where designers and coders give you offers on your project. I found a design that I liked and got it coded. This was the most amazing feeling ever, going from idea, to wireframe, to finished app. All of this, in much faster pace than I ever could have imagined. And it made me think; “what else can I create?”

But mostly I felt proud about my decision to, finally, turn one of my ideas into reality thinking, “why did I not make this decision before?” . Well, part of it had to do with the fact that, I did not know that platforms such as NinjaMock existed, where you can visualize ideas through wireframes. Also, as I am not a designer or a coder, I did not encounter the term “wireframe” and “mockup” before starting to participate in various entrepreneurship events , where the power of visualization and pitching ideas is crucial, for entrepreneurs looking for funding.

“Experimenting and playing around with different wireframe designs, made me build confidence, and made me believe, that this could really be something”

So creating my first wireframe became a crucial step taking the plunge into entrepreneurship. The the process of visualization, experimenting and playing around with different wireframe designs, gave me clarity and made me believe, that this could really be something, feeling excited moving forward.

Therefore I warmly encourage anyone walking around with ideas in their minds, to begin turning these ideas into reality – it is the best feeling ever.

Best of luck,
Anna

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