I do understand that having a minimum viable product is the easiest way to do customer validation, but coming up with a working prototype does take time and effort.
I read in one of the blogs that another way to validate an idea is to create a wordpress site, register a domain use google adsense to attract the users to your website. The website will have a single home page with no MVP. You can then monitor the google analytics to understand if your idea is really worth spending time on.
What I hate about this approach is that it lures the user to visit your website with the promise of using the product but leaves the user disappointed once they are on your site.
Has anyone tried this? Thoughts?