Firstly, we’ve all been there. I built a shitty MVP before that cost me $17k and 6 months of wasted effort. But I wish I really read this piece back then.
Signs of a shitty MVP:
- Doesn’t feel like a Mafia offer
- The product is doing too much or feels overwhelmed with use cases
Signs of a strong MVP:
- A particular type of customer is dying to pay for it to use it
- They are bragging about it to their friends
- It solves for one clear use case better than anything else in the market