8 Micro SaaS Ideas that can Generate Thousands of Dollars within the Next Month

Mar 11, 2024
Thinking about launching a SaaS product without spending much money? If so, micro SaaS might be for you. In this post, we’ll cover the eight best micro SaaS ideas.

Micro SaaS refers to SaaS products that specialize in providing solutions to a very niche market. These companies are typically run by one or two people with a small but dedicated user base and no outside funding. 

The major benefit of micro SaaS is that because it targets highly specific, underserved niches, you don’t have to spend money building a complex software product with 20+ features. Your SaaS can have one or two features tailored to the needs of your audience.

It’s also much easier to land customers as a micro SaaS because you aren’t competing with the big players in your space. You’re focusing your attention on specific features targeted toward specific users that the big players ignore or overlook.

So, if you’re interested in developing a profitable SaaS product quickly and without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, then consider one of these micro SaaS ideas:

  1. Hosted learning management
  2. A platform to manage and generate pricing pages
  3. A psychology analytics app
  4. A centralized management platform for transportation companies
  5. An app that hooks into the Quickbooks API and generates insights 
  6. An interview-prep platform
  7. Voice-of-the-customer survey tools
  8. A testimonial management app

1. Hosted learning management

Many content creators have been complaining that they want to launch video courses, but they don’t want to use marketplaces like Udemy or Teachable because they take a large chunk of revenue.

Course creators already have a course they want to launch and they are using Stripe to collect payments, so they have all their bases covered. They want their courses to be available on their own website; they are just looking for a platform to host the content.

Now, there is a WordPress plugin that does exactly this, called Tutor LMS. But what if the course creator doesn’t want to build their website with WordPress?

This is a great opportunity because you can create something similar to Tutor LMS, where users can easily build and host their course without a third-party learning platform or limiting usage to WordPress users. You can do this by offering a Rest API and a JavaScript library so users can easily create a front-end in Next.js, for example.

2. A platform to manage and generate pricing pages

Another good idea is to build a platform that allows users to develop and manage pricing pages. Users should be able to connect this app with Stripe, quickly integrate pricing pages into their website’s front-end, choose between different pricing models, use parity pricing, and accept local currency.

The user should then be able to run A/B tests and track the results directly from inside the platform, allowing them to test different prices simultaneously.

You’d be surprised to know that there isn’t an application like this on the market, at least, not that we know of. Stripe is planning on releasing a new feature where you can add pricing pages from the platform directly onto your website. However, you won’t be able to A/B test different price points.

We can see an app like this making a lot of money because you can easily show prospects how much money you made for previous customers by split testing pricing pages. You can either charge a monthly subscription of $30 to $100, or you can be more involved, split testing the pricing pages yourself, and asking for a percentage of new revenue.

3. A psychology analytics app

When psychologists are working with patients, they are constantly taking notes. What we thought would be interesting is if there was an application that used a large language model to consume all these notes, analyze them, predict and identify patient behaviors and problems, and ultimately, help the psychologist come up with solutions.

There are obviously a ton of data and patient privacy laws you’ll need to consider when developing this app. However, the general idea of using AI and large language models to analyze the notes that psychologists take and help develop solutions for them is really powerful and has never been done before.

From here, you can offer psychologists a 30-day free trial, and if they find it helps treat patients, you can charge upwards of $50 per month.

An alternative would be offering this app directly to the patient. The patient would be able to type notes into the application, such as any thoughts they’ve been having and problems they’ve been facing and the AI would use its database to suggest solutions.

4. A centralized management platform for transportation companies

A common problem we’re seeing is that many transportation and logistics companies are using outdated processes. They are tracking and managing files, routes, and employee contracts in spreadsheets or even physical files.

So, if you can build an app that specializes in converting these paper processes into more modern, digital processes, then there’s a lot of money to be made.

You can start out as a micro SaaS by focusing on one area; for example, you could focus solely on small trucking companies, and when you get more funding and want to grow into a traditional SaaS, you can build a centralized platform where larger shipping and air cargo companies can manage their processes.

5. An app that hooks into the Quickbooks API and generates insights

Accountants and bookkeepers like using Quickbooks or similar software to manage their data, transactions, profit and loss statements, and depreciation reports. 

Accountants also like using the Quickbooks API to get full access to a business’s data. The only problem is that while there are a ton of MarTech tools that hook onto CRM APIs, there aren’t many that hook onto the Quickbooks APIs.

This is a problem because it forces accountants to manually analyze all this business data and come up with their own conclusions and insights. It’s often time-consuming and, in general, a very tedious process.

This is why another good idea would be to develop a plugin that hooks onto the Quickbooks API and uses basic data analytics to draw conclusions from business data, such as where money is going, where businesses can save money, and what opportunities there are, allowing accountants to provide clients with insights without actually manually analyzing data.

6. An interview-prep platform

The interview process is the most stressful and hard-to-prepare-for part of landing a job. Employees never know what questions employers will ask or what tests they’ll have to complete during the job interview.

This is why creating an interview-prep platform related to a specific industry has the potential to make a lot of money. For example, if you’ve been working in HR for several years, you can use the most common questions employers ask during HR interviews to build a database that guides employees through the interview process.

This business model is commonly seen in the software development industry, where platforms aggregate the most common questions and tests that interviewers assign. Employees can log into the interview-prep platform and prepare for their interview by memorizing the answers to the most common questions.

This is why if you have a lot of experience in a certain industry, it would be a good idea to create an interview-prep platform related to your industry.

7. Voice-of-the-customer survey tools

A significant problem with traditional customer survey tools is that they limit the feedback you can gather from customers. Customers will write a sentence or two, but it’ll lack the context you need to improve your product or service.

Alternatively, you can ask customers to jump on a video call with you, but this is time-consuming.

An excellent middle ground for businesses to get customer feedback is using something like a voice-of-the-customer survey tool. Businesses can get in-depth answers from customers without booking time-consuming video calls.

So, if you can create a web application that allows businesses to build and manage surveys and have customers record audio notes answering these questions, you can market your tool as a more effective alternative to traditional survey apps, allowing you to make good money.

8. A testimonial management app

A big problem for many enterprise companies is that they have thousands of customers, each submitting their own testimonials, and the company is managing everything inside an email inbox or spreadsheet.

Managing testimonials like this can get tiring really quickly as businesses have to manually collect thousands of ideas and sort them into their respective categories.

This is why it’s a good idea to build a testimonial management app where large businesses can easily sort through and manage text and video testimonials.

Building this type of app doesn’t have to be complicated. You can use the same UX template that many CRMs use to help businesses sort and store their testimonials. You can also offer basic, pre-built questionnaires that companies can send to customers they want to collect testimonials from.

How you can deploy your million-dollar micro SaaS idea within minutes using Dome

If you want to deploy your micro SaaS app without much hassle, consider signing up for a free Dome account.

You can deploy your app within minutes and without paying a cent. If you want to access more advanced features like docker images, persistent volumes, and more CPU and RAM, you can always upgrade to the paid plan.

Here’s a quick rundown of the entire deployment process inside Dome:

When you first sign up, you can choose to deploy your application in two ways; build from Git Source or build from template.

If you want to deploy your application using a Git URL, select the Git Source option, and you’ll be taken to this dashboard:

Here, you’ll find several fields that you need to fill in. For instance, you’ll need to give your service a name, add a custom domain, paste your Git URL, add your ports, and create persistent volumes to store application data across deployments.

The last step would be selecting a CPU and RAM range, and you can deploy your application.

The second way to deploy your application is by choosing one of our pre-built templates. 

All you have to do is select the template you want to use and you’ll be taken to this dashboard where you’ll need to connect to your GitHub account.

Once connected to your GitHub account, you’ll find your Git Source on your dashboard and we’ll give the repository a name. 

Click the Start Building button and Dome will take you to a dashboard containing all your service information, so you can skip to the bottom and launch your service!

It’s as simple as that. The entire process takes less than five minutes and there are a few more features on your dashboard that make the entire management process easier than what you’ll find on most PaaS platforms. To get started or to learn more about what you can do, feel free to sign up for a Dome account!

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