A curated list of articles and resources for finding Indie Hacking ideas.
Note: The link is to a summary on IndieHackers
Amy’s suggestion for finding ideas is to pick a target market, find where they commune online and spend 30-50 hours reading through their pain points, beliefs, worldviews, complaints etc. I find this somewhat attractive since it doesn’t require actually talking to anyone, but that could be a flaw. Will be trying this out.
Trends and Opportunities for Building a SaaS in 2020 - IndieHackers Podcast #178
Biggest takeaway was Rob Walling’s “Stair-Step Approach” - start with one-time sale, single channel (e.g. an “info” product or productized service) to build confidence. Some other interesting discussions:
- building an audience is an advantage for info-products, but not so much for SaaS
- do you want competitor-pain (market is established, you figure out how to compete) or customer-pain (market is nascent, you will have to do a lot of customer education)?
- a “scratch your own itch” idea can be misleading, remember to still validate first