Happy new year everyone! 🎉
This is the first time I am doing a monthly update :) In my monthly updates, I plan to share my progress, numbers, and any highlights from the last month.
Here are a couple of highlights from December:
- I finished the first half of 30x500 course
- I published 6 posts on nirshub.blog and 6 people subscribed
- I started working part-time @ Celero.io
- No product idea yet, but I am starting to narrow down on a problem space
I finished the first half of the 30x500 course
30x500 is an online course for bootstrapped founders. The first half of the course helped me to:
- Find a community of people I want to build for, also known as "Watering holes"
- Develop the skills to observe pain points inside the community, also known as "Sales Safari"
- Turn these pain points into content that people will find engaging, also known as "e-bombs"
- Share my posts with the community.
I am currently focused on the r/SaaS community. I go through r/SaaS twice a week, write down major pain points I observe, and comment where I can be helpful.
I am about to start the second half of 30x500, which is focused on turning these pain points into a business. I will keep you updated on my progress.
I published 6 posts on nirshub.blog and 6 people subscribed
This month I started nirshub.blog.
My plan is to share a mix of:
- Content for early stage SaaS founders
- Updates on my progress
This month I posted about:
- Why I decided to start a bootstrapped SaaS business?
- Why I am building for SaaS founders?
- Is my personal pain a good SaaS product idea?
- 3 ways to differentiate your product in a competitive market
- How unDraw illustrations can save you hours in validating your product idea
- 4 ways to help your users reach their "a-ha" moment
For now, I am writing about any topic that comes up on r/SaaS. I hope to narrow it down soon by focusing on a specific problem space.
I am still trying to find my rhythm and style of writing. I want to try and make posts a little shorter this month.
I am thankful to the 6 people who subscribed to my blog this month 🎉 I hope you find the content useful and would love to hear your feedback!
I started working part-time @ Celero.io
Being a father of 2 means I also have plenty of expenses. After my last experience starting a SaaS, I know that it takes at least 1-2 years to get to a decent revenue. Going full time on my SaaS now would put me under a huge pressure.
So I decided to work part-time. I joined an amazing team at Celero.io, an early stage marketing platform for B2B marketers.
I am working 3 days a week, which means I have 2 full days to work on my SaaS. I am doing a mix of product management and engineering.
So far it's been a great mix. It's also nice to mix the challenges of a completely new product with the challenges of a more established company.
No product idea yet, but I am starting to narrow down on a problem space
It's been 2 months since I started working on my new SaaS. I ll be honest, having no idea what my product will be is stressing me out a little. Mostly because I don't know if what I am doing right now is progress or procrastination.
I am trusting the 30x500 process, but I still feel insecure about not having a product idea.
I feel like in the past I have jumped into the building phase too quickly, and this time I hope to find a little more validation before jumping in.
As I am observing other SaaS founders on r/SaaS, I have started gravitating towards helping developers who have a tough time building their MVPs. Some of these developers are coming from a backend experience, and building a webapp is a struggle for them.
One of my biggest strengths is mixing my tech skills with a decent eye for user experience, to build fast MVPs without compromising on the user experience.
It feels like this might be a good problem space to start from. I am still completely open to other ideas, and feel like it will be a good idea to keep observing a little longer before jumping in.
Have any thoughts or feedback on my progress so far? Feel free to start a conversation with me on Twitter @nirshub