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5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.
Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days. To make it even more difficult, it was a random idea chosen by my readers. They asked me to do it without using my existing website, traffic and business connections and without spending more than 20 hours per week on the project. On top of that, I limited myself to spending no more than $500 validating this idea. The experiment was a success.In just two weeks, I built an email list of 565 subscribers without having an actual website. Then, I reached out to a handful of those subscribers and pre-sold 12 copies of a book that didn't even exist yet, all in less than 30 days. I wrote about the experiment in real-time with in-depth weekly updates, successes, failures and lessons learned along the way, right here in my validation challenge. Today, I want to share with you the five most effect…

OPPO launches the new bold variant of F3 Plus – Black Edition

OPPO, an ever-evolving global Smartphone brand, has officially begun the sale of the F3 Plus black edition on April 15. This black-hued variant of the flagship F3 Plus features OPPO’s unique dual selfie camera: a 16MP front-facing selfie camera and afirst-of-its-kind wide-angle group selfie camera, Priced at Rs 30,990, the F3 Plus black edition is an alternate color option along with the previously announced gold edition, and will be available in India.
“The black color offers a sleek and contemporary style that has been popular with smartphone users around the world. Most importantly, we want to give our customers the ability to personalize their F3 Plus by offering a variety of color options,” said Sky Li, OPPO Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business.

In addition to the dual selfie camera, the F3 Plus also contains a powerful 16-megapixel rear-facing camera. It utilizes a customized IMX398 sensor, OPPO’s pioneering dual PDAF and f/1.7 big aperture to ensure picture-perfect image quality even in low-light conditions.


OPPO’s F3 Plus possesses other leading design features, including the ColorOS 3.0 operating system, thin body design with 6-inch screen, dual-slot card tray and an octa-core processor backed by 4GB RAM. Furthermore, a 4,000mAh built-in battery gives the F3 Plus an endurane of more than 17 hours in simulation test. And through OPPO’s industry-leading VOOC Flash Charge Solution, the battery will charge four times faster than standard batteries.

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