React.js · Saas

Would a course on how to build and launch a SaaS in record time be useful to you?

Troels Frimodt Rønnow Serial entrepreneur, blockchain expert and many other things

August 19th, 2020

Have spent the past three months on building a SaaS product. If there had existed a course explaining how to integrate many different technologies together, I would have done everything a lot faster. I am wondering how many of you have that problem?

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

August 19th, 2020

I think someone already sells "SaaS for Dummies" but overall, no. Insight comes from experience modified by intelligence. But software, even within a category, has so many conditions, variables, and differences, there's no one-size-fits-all. I suspect people wouldn't give much credibility to your course. If it was as easy as taking a class, everybody would know how.


You could say that about almost every kind of class. Both that there are people who will buy anything, and that there are people who have advanced college degrees that still don't know how to do stuff.


Yes, there are certainly things unique to SaaS that someone having gone through the process of creating, probably would avoid some common mistakes the next time. But why not just hire someone with the experience than to learn to do it yourself?


I anticipate that more people believe the axiom that you can only have two out of three things be in your favor at the same time, quality, speed, and cost. If you're promising improved speed, that means either sacrificing quality or increasing cost. Sure, I get that you're saying avoid the pitfalls, but software isn't that simple. You still have to be a superior coder to understand and apply what you learn, no matter what insights are shared.


Stick to one business idea at a time. Sell your software. Don't go into the business of trying to teach someone to create more software.

Clay Nichols Helping other startups grow after launching 2 successful startups.

September 1st, 2020

I've been working with startups for 20 years. Most of the obstacles are internal mental barriers, which are extremely hard to teach around. These are blind spots and you cannot make someone see something they're pretending to not see.


Example:

The engineer who avoids talking to people. So s/he doesn't evaluate the market. Spends a year developing a great product... that zero people buy. (Actual example)