beta SaaS B2B product targeted towards SaaS companies(pricing around $50/month)
30 beta signups, only 1 user fully integrated their SaaS with my tool(even though it can be done < 30 minutes by a programmer)
worked 6 months on it full-time
not a new idea, i have competitors doing well,even though they are clunky, bad UI, over-complicated except one which also launched a free plan - so the idea is validated
the problem it solves is not something urgent, they can continue without solving that issue, but eventually most SaaS will have that sorted out sooner or later
The thing that worries me is that i can't get people to integrate my app, they always postpone the integration until they don't respond to emails anymore.
It's either because lack of trust(I'm in beta and this market is new to me), the problem is not that big enough for the people in my list even though they were overly excited when they signed up or something else. I've tried different things from discounts to free months to increase integration rate with no luck.
Another thing that worries me is that there are a few bootstrapped attempts for this kind of products targeting SaaS and failed.
I haven't done too much getting new beta users, but since I haven't figured out how to make people use my tool, it won't help me much.
Should I double down, start working harder, get first customers and try things like:
add a trial period and pricing instead of free beta. Adding a time constraint might speed things up.
make somehow the integration easier, but not sure how can i do that, it's already easier than competitors
start a blog, launch an ebook and become an authority in the field
Shut it down and try something else, maybe where it doesn't require integration and value is seen in a few hours instead of months or a targeting a bigger more urgent problem, etc
I have until 1 January 2018 to reach $1k/month before getting a job.