( Jason Brown )
Read Millionaire Fastlane
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- May 29, 2013
You can still scratch out a living even when the need isn't urgent enough.Good to keep in mind, What I heard is that there are other companies trying to do something similar but many are satisfied with the status quo. Perhaps the need isn't urgent enough.
Ask yourself, are you trying to be Elon Musk rich.. or just leave your day job ( just an example ) and maybe have enough to live good.
If we were to be real with ourselves, we more than likely won't reach Elon Musk level money. Especially not with a SaaS product. Could it happen? Maybe, but not likely.
But this is why I also push scratching your own itch or domain of expertise. You won't know how urgent the need is unless you are involved in it.
People don't know what they want. They will tell you hundreds of things and they either end up not using them once built or are just trying to give you ideas even though it's not a need for them. Both do nothing but waste your time.
And any advice about build what people will pay you for, well there is a major issue with that... You have to have something built for people to pay you for it. If you have nothing right now and ask 20 people if they pay for something, almost all 20 of them will say YES. Then you build it and no one gives you the money.
No one is going to say YES, give you money for a non-product and then wait 6-12 months while you build it. See where the problem is? This is why you need to be your own customer a lot of times or build within domain of expertise.
Then people love to say you can adapt or pivot when things don't work. Why? Why would you do that? Why would you sink more time and money into something changing it all.
Sure a little change is good maybe, but not getting it right because you listened to what people told you to build for them, then you not getting money for it, then you having to pivot, is nothing but a huge circle jerk that still might not work out for you because you are listening to other people who don't know what they really want to begin with and haven't given you a dime yet.. and maybe never will after you pivot and adapt 4 more times.
You are expert in something already. Build to that.