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Discussion on: What changes are you making in 2020?

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Zane Milakovic

I want to build something people pay for...

I am struggling with identify the right idea that I can get to market easily. I know I just want to bootstrap it. And that I have two young kids and a wife.

Anyone have suggestions? Must be web based, it’s what I know well.

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Consider following @thekitze and Swizec. They seem to be doing well in this space. They're generally quite active on Twitter.

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Glenn Stovall • Edited

The Silicon Valley model of "big idea πŸ‘‰ figure out a market πŸ‘‰ figure out a monetization strategy" does not work for bootstrappers. You don't have the runway to flail around that long. You'll have better luck approaching the problem starting with the people.

"who I can serve πŸ‘‰ problems they pay to solve πŸ‘‰ create those solutions"

The solution doesn't have to be big. You can start small and work from there. It also doesn't have to be software, unless you really want it to be for some reason. Small product ideas you could build and sell in less than six months could be a book, course, or Wordpress Plugin for example. I'm sure there are more.

Anyone else have any ideas?