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25 Business Journal Prompts to Find Product Ideas to Sell

Are you trying to come up with product ideas to start a small business? Do you feel the urge to invent something? Then you’ll love these business idea journal prompts which are great for brainstorming.

Product inspiration is a super fun topic to journal about. Whether you will be selling on your own website, Amazon, Etsy, or wherever, these business idea journal prompts are designed to help you brainstorm. Get the business ideas and product ideas flowing!

A PDF printable journal prompts list is included so you can write about and brainstorm your business ideas whenever you want.

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You may be thinking: These journal prompts sound fun, but I don’t know. Can I just… invent something? And actually sell it?

Sure you can! And you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, either. I designed my first product, a journal in early 2018.

I started an Etsy store in 2019 for printable art. And another Etsy shop for t-shirts in 2022. In 2023 I published two books. Furthermore, I sell ad space on this blog.

I’m telling you this because you too can invent things. You can take your concepts from an idea to a completed final product. If you’ve ever wanted to design a product or start a business, or website, then why not explore the idea a bit by writing?

For this journaling exercise, we will be considering product creation and business ideas from different and unusual starting points.

First and foremost, these product idea journal prompts are meant to be fun. They are designed to help your brainstorm business ideas. With journaling, you can coax those product ideas out of the invisible realm and into your journal for safekeeping and development.

You may or may not come up with a product to sell or a business idea you want to pursue, but you will have fun at the very least. The more you journal your product or business ideas, the more ideas come your way.

25 Journal Prompts for Business Ideas & Products to Sell

  1. 10 Things that can be made 100% biodegradable. Example: Pacifiers, (babies lose them all the time!)
  2. 10 Things that are ugly but could be far more attractive. Example: Tarps. Could they not have polka dots or a pineapple print?
  3. 15 Reflective things. Examples: Compact mirrors, crystals, sterling silver items, sunglasses.
  4. 25 Things that begin with a certain letter. Let’s try the letter J. Just to be random.
  5. 5 Dilemmas and how to solve them.
  6. 10 Unusual ingredients and 10 recipes they are used in.
  7. 20 Things that make noise when you tap it. Example: A metal lunchbox.
  8. 15 Things that tend to break a lot.
  9. 15 Pet items.
  10. 15 Water toys.
  11. 20 Items that are made from paper, such as printables.
  12. Invent 15 lawn items.
  13. 5 Top sellers of 5 stores that have gone out of business.
  14. 25 Things that make people laugh. Example: Mullet wigs.
  15. 15 Fashion trends or items you almost like and would actually love if they were just a bit different.
  16. Redesign 5 of your favorite “Today’s Deals” on Amazon.
  17. 5 Digital products.
  18. 5 Kitchen tools you wish existed. Example- An electric can opener that plays music. A refrigerator magnet that dispenses mints or gum.
  19. 5 Books you could write. Consider all genres.
  20. 15 Items smaller than a deck of cards you can invent.
  21. 10 Things you enjoy photographing.
  22. 15 Costumes you could reinvent. Example: Medieval.
  23. 5 Things you could sell wholesale.
  24. 5 Things that smell terrible but shouldn’t have to. Example: Nail polish remover.
  25. 15 Things that could have embellishments added such as tassels or sequins.

I have one more additional question for you: What do you see, read, eat, touch, or experience that makes you think I could do this better/write this better/invent a better version/design this better (or just as well)? Make or sell one of those.

Journal Prompts for Product & Business Ideas PDF

PDF printable business journal prompts for product ideas.

Please have fun journaling these ideas! Feel free to share with a friend.

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Concluding thoughts

I hope you loved these business idea journal prompts!

If you come up with anything fantastic or get an interesting idea to design a product, please let me know! And if you want to take on and develop my idea for a refrigerator magnet that dispenses mints or gum, please give me a shout-out when the product is complete! I hope you enjoyed this business journaling exercise for product ideas to sell!

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