So you have a brilliant product idea? Not sure it's brilliant? Want to test it? But you don't know how to code. And you don't have any money. There is still a way. It's called a concierge test.
What is a concierge test?It's an emulation of a product work party or fully done by manual human work.
In other words, instead of building actually working MVP of your product - you are using your own time and work to deliver value to customers.
A "Concierge test" examples
“I came up with the idea for x.ai after I went through the enormous pain of manually scheduling 1019 meetings in 2012, of which ~670 had updates and or were rescheduled at least once. Anybody who goes through that amount of pain will try to find a way to remove it.” Dennis R. Mortensen
I don't know for sure whether Dennis did a concierge test before starting to build software. Or maybe he still uses some sort of a human helping hand to run "Amy" so smoothly. The thing is: concierge test would be a great starting point for this kind of idea. Before spending real dollars on software, spend real human work on "faking" software and see if you can deliver real value to your customers.