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  1. NMdad

    Ask Me Anything About SaaS ( I'm building my 7th )

    GOLD! HOT! SAAS / APPS 
    You might look at data visualization platforms like Microsoft PowerBI or Tableau.
  2. NMdad

    Hiring web developers with no coding skills

    To lower your risk, I'd try making the MVP using a no-code tool/platform. In other words, build it yourself with no-code so you can validate it. You might even be able to generate revenue with the no-code app, and use the revenue to fund the v2 app.
  3. NMdad

    Ask Me Anything About SaaS ( I'm building my 7th )

    GOLD! HOT! SAAS / APPS 
    Excellent question! I've been in the niche for a while as a consultant (dollars-for-hours), and a few clients came to me complaining about the problem (that my SAAS solves). It was sorta coincidental, because those clients all mentioned the same general problem within a couple months of each...
  4. NMdad

    Ask Me Anything About SaaS ( I'm building my 7th )

    GOLD! HOT! SAAS / APPS 
    I get what you're saying, but I wouldn't let that stop you from using no-code for the MVP & getting paying customers. I built my SAAS in Excel. It's B2B, and clients pay $800-900/month to use it. I could've built v1 as a cloud-based SAAS, but I would've had to hire developers to do it. But I...
  5. NMdad

    Ask Me Anything About SaaS ( I'm building my 7th )

    GOLD! HOT! SAAS / APPS 
    For charging the client for consulting vs. free onboarding, I agree with the free onboarding. I'm doing that now (the free onboarding) with my B2B SAAS, even though the onboarding and early support/handholding takes 10-15 hours. The main reason I do free onboarding is that it makes closing the...
  6. NMdad

    How to Boost Adsense Earning

    MARKETING RANT 
    I was on Ezoic for a few months, making literally pennies per day. As soon as I had enough traffic to qualify for Mediavine, I switched, and my revenue went from 10's of dollars per month to hundreds of dollars per month--with virtually the same volume of traffic. Also, Mediavine's support is...
  7. NMdad

    First Mini Exit and Retirement on $500k. Possible?

    INVESTING HOT! 
    If you're both similarly stuck, you might consider: Asking what someone else would do to grow a business like yours. For example, some Jay Abraham-style strategies--he's got a knack for identifying opportunities.
  8. NMdad

    Getting in touch with property management companies' decision makers

    MARKETING 
    A couple ideas: Find out what they want, and give it to them. You'll need to know more about them and their day-to-day to be able to identify what you could offer. And what you offer might not have anything to do with water damage restoration. Talk to homeowner associations. The larger ones...
  9. NMdad

    How do you find the market's/people's needs without talking to them? (let's say for example within the field of programming)

    You absolutely need to talk with people--online forums and chats will only give limited info. The gold is in the actual conversations, typically little nuggets that people drop--especially where there's strong emotion around something. Also, targeting a specific industry niche is preferable to...
  10. NMdad

    An Excel Course?

    EXECUTION 
    VBA is indeed cool--I use it all the time for client projects and for building Excel-based products. As a non-programmer, it was helpful to take a course on VBA for Excel so I could get the basics. Then--like any new skill or domain--it's a matter of consistently working on new incremental...
  11. NMdad

    Newby is introducing his business idea: Indoor home gardening box and brand

    IDEA 
    Agree. Look for analogous companies and products, then figure out how you'd create something different, and figure out how to validate whether people would pay for it.
  12. NMdad

    Is anyone a sql guru?

    I've worked with Microsoft SQL Server for ~20 years (good lord, has it been that long?...). What exactly do you need to do? SQL is fundamentally different from most other programming languages. And, there may be database-like tools that might let you do what you need--without needing to learn...
  13. NMdad

    30 Day Trials? ...for a SaaS

    SAAS / APPS 
    I like your idea of the 2nd month free--if you feel compelled to offer anything for free (which I don't think is always needed). The other thing to consider is that requiring payment--where nothing is free--acts as a filter to screen out bargain-hunters who often suck support resources and/or...
  14. NMdad

    Killed by yellow jackets

    OFF-TOPIC 
    Holy moly! Glad to hear you're OK!
  15. NMdad

    I'm a Doctor Who Has C0VlD-19. AMA

    NOTABLE! 
    Agree--that's part of the problem. So most of us--myself included--fall back on summarized content, which may or may not be accurate. A question I find useful in evaluating a source is: Who stands to benefit? Specifically for the U.S., who stands to benefit by fomenting internal discord in...
  16. NMdad

    I'm a Doctor Who Has C0VlD-19. AMA

    NOTABLE! 
    Yes, we all need to evaluate the veracity & skew of the content we consume & are fed: LibGuides: Fake News, Propaganda, and Bad Information: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources.: Identifying Source Bias A quick guide to news outlets' rated on their reliability & opinion skew (see...
  17. NMdad

    I'm a Doctor Who Has C0VlD-19. AMA

    NOTABLE! 
    Um, consider the source: Swiss Propaganda Research - Wikipedia
  18. NMdad

    I'm a Doctor Who Has C0VlD-19. AMA

    NOTABLE! 
    Unless I missed it, that article has no info on transmissibility of COVID by children (full article here). Current research suggests that younger children transmit COVID at lower rates than adults, but that older children & adolescents have transmission rates similar to adults: C0VlD-19...
  19. NMdad

    Can any recommend an easy and inexpensive CRM?

    PEOPLE 
    Upvote for Pipedrive, super easy for managing prospective leads and/or projects, categorizing them into different types, saved queries/searches, etc.
  20. NMdad

    Ask Me Anything About SaaS ( I'm building my 7th )

    GOLD! HOT! SAAS / APPS 
    Excellent, thanks--good to know I was on the right track. Next question: How to manage a developer when I'm not a developer? I feel like I don't know what I don't know--or what I need to know. How would you recommend managing a developer? I'm thinking something like: daily updates from the...

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