First thing a weekend project needs is an idea. It has to be original, funny and simple 🤹♂️
So I went to have a quick shower.. and had my idea:
A Wikipedia alternative governed by free market: dunno what's gonna happen
How does it work?
Search for a word (or multiple together). If someone bought the page they can edit it and that's what you're gonna see. Become the owner of the page by buying it. Every page starts at 1$ and every time is sold at 10x it's value.
Where does the money go?
70% goes to Wikipedia and 30% to me to pay for my living expenses while building my startup https://creators.so
But why should I buy a page?
Oh well... I totally skipped the product market fit strategy. I went with the shower fit: if it sounds good under the shower then it has a go
paid.wiki is for people that:
😭 Want to have a personal page and can't on Wikipedia
🤬 Want to bash on a company (just buy its page)
🤑 Want to market their own product on competitor's page
🤡 Want to make the internet a funnier place
And here's the technical summary:
👉 Bought domain paid.wiki for 65$
👉 Coded everything in 2 days
👉 Using NextJS & Prisma
Let's sit and watch how internet is gonna behave from now 🍿