Deep Dive: 52 Micro-SaaS Business Ideas [Report]

Updated: January 3rd, 2024

I recently came across a simple online tool.

What does it do?

You can upload a PDF or spreadsheet, and then sell it to anyone in the world.

(Think Shopify but for digital products)

I thought “Hmm, that’s cool, let’s see how much traffic they get…”

10 MILLION visitors per month … wow.

“Well.. how much money do they make?”

$20M in revenue per year … more wow!

And you know what’s even crazier?

The whole thing was built in a weekend.

And after 10+ years… it’s functionality has pretty much stayed the same.

This reminds me of one of the most important principles in business: KISS.

(Keep It Simple, Stupid)

Do one thing, do it well, and you’ll be rich!

And that’s what today’s deep dive is on: micro SaaS business ideas.

So, what is a micro-SaaS business?

  1. It is a software product that (generally) does one thing
  2. It solves a very specific pain point for a very niche audience
  3. It solves this problem with minimal features (no frills)
  4. It generates recurring revenue (SaaS)

I found 52 of the most successful micro-SaaS businesses in the world.

And oh boy, some of these are making CRAZY money.

Couple of examples:

  • A database of viral tweet examples that makes $3M/year
  • A Gmail plugin to send bulk emails without BCC that makes $5M/year
  • A sizing chart plugin for Shopify that makes $400K/year

I studied the crap out of these businesses. This one is by far my most thorough report to date.

I’ve gotten tons of data, like:

  • How many hours did they spend on building the product?
  • How long did it take them to go from idea to money?
  • How do tech founders successfully find customers for these products?

And much more.

See, most of these ideas were started by founders with a full-time job.

They spotted a problem. And existing tools just weren’t cutting it.

This is a goldmine of the most profitable, simple software tools on the internet.

Use it at your own peril :)

-> Get all the data (spreadsheet)


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