DEV Community

loading...

Discussion on: What changes are you making in 2020?

Collapse
gsto profile image
Glenn Stovall • Edited

The Silicon Valley model of "big idea 👉 figure out a market 👉 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 👉 problems they pay to solve 👉 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?