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Over the past couple of months, you might have seen some ChatCPT API-based micro saas products that served different niche use cases. Big bad news for them, coz ChatCPT just recently launched plugin support.
Though this update just made many indie products obsolete, on the bright side many believe this just opened up a new money-making opportunity for entrepreneurs. Coz now most likely we can create and publish our own plugins!
NGL, this just feels like a new era of the App store.
What do you think?
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Indie Hackers can finally afford employees
Yes, another ChatGPT-related story! Well, you can’t blame us, they are just killing it!
Ok, now let’s proceed with the story…
Whether it’s for extra responsibility or not being able to effort, historically Indie Hackers/Solopreneurs always avoided hiring employees. But it’s about change!
Coz now with just $20+ you can get yourself a solid teammate. This might sound like an exaggeration but many indie hackers have already started to do so…
And this can be perfectly summarized by a funny & interesting tweet by Sai Krishna.
“Best advice for someone who wants to build a SaaS App?”
Here are some of the best answers we found 👇
Hot take: If you're building in a market with a few existing competitors, the idea can be assumed as validated so there's no reason to let quality go out the window, too many half-baked projects out there with a wildly frustrating user experience. Don't build shoddy products in a weekend or two and be disappointed when it doesn't take off.
Building a SaaS app can be an incredible journey, but it's not for the faint of heart. Here's my advice: start small, but dream big. Don't try to build the next Salesforce right off the bat. Instead, focus on a specific problem that you're passionate about solving. Maybe it's a scheduling tool for yoga studios, or a CRM for small law firms. Whatever it is, make sure it's something you care about and that you know there's a market for.
Find a co-founder or two who share your vision and can help you execute on it. You don't want to go it alone - trust me on this. And if you can't find a co-founder, at least find a mentor who's been there before and can guide you along the way.
And also be patient and persistent. Building a successful SaaS app takes time and effort, and there will be ups and downs along the way. But if you stay focused on your vision and keep grinding away, you'll get there eventually.
So that's my two cents. Good luck. Also, remember this: the only way to fail is to give up. Keep pushing and keep hustling, and success will come.
My advice is that you indeed always should start small. Find a niche that has a problem, which your solution can solve.
But: small does not mean that is must be an app that can be build in one month. Yes, you should launch fast, but an application that really solves problems (I speak for b2b SaaS), is usually not built in less than a month.
I also would warn for trend jumping SaaS. Solve a problem and do it good, but it is very difficult to jump on every hypetrain, just because it is a hype. Yes you can earn money by building a 150-line wrapper around GPT4, but come on guys, that isn't durable.
Build something you have expertise in and are passionate about.
Use a framework like Laravel and Laravel Spark to quickly get an MVP that users can pay for launch.
Focus on marketing as soon as possible. Building a product is often the easy part. Finding users is way more difficult.
Work at it on the side at first, and as soon as it becomes viable and can generate money start putting more and more effort into it until you can quit your full-time job and devote all your energy to it.
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