Because of this, my very firm recommendation for anybody who is making their first attempt at building a SaaS is to reign in your initial build goals and focus on making a solid, compelling tool. Don't attempt to make a platform - the bigger and more complicated the project, the more likely it is to fail, and your first few projects will very likely fail, anyhow.
The more times you've done something, the better you are at it. Building and running a SaaS Business is just like everything else: a career with a specific set of skills that you have to master.
There are thousands of different SaaS systems on the market, and we've taken the time to prepare a list that covers all of them. You ready?
A lot of people and companies who want to get involved in SaaS development are operating under a faulty premise: that SaaS is this sort of magical passive income source and that they can just build the product and start making money.
The potential to earn passive income by building a Software as a Service (SaaS) system is very alluring, but what will you have to put in up front to get there? Determining your cost to build a SaaS can be more complicated than you might think. We’ve built a number of SaaS systems and want to share with you how to estimate your spend on each part of the project, avoid costly mistakes and get the most for your money.
There are a lot of elements involved in the ideation, validation, estimation, build, launch, and growth of a SaaS system. The estimating step is critical as it helps you understand if this project is "worth it," how to proceed with funding, and what features should and should not be added to the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).