Here's an idea for those of you who are looking to build something, but are not sure where to find an idea.
I've worked in the health insurance field for many years. I know the ins and outs of the business very well. For years, I was the go-to in my family regarding health insurance. Whether someone had problems with coverage, claim payment, denial of payment, customer service, doctors in the network, overcharges, even how to get more value out of their plan by accessing lesser-known services...whatever, I could help. I once saved my uncle $2500 in over charges because the doctor used the wrong billing code. I was the "friend in the business". So that brings me to this idea.
There are a lot of people like me, in health insurance, but they don't have a "community", and patients don't know where to find them. Sadly, many patients just go with the flow when their claim is denied, thinking they have no other option. So much of my knowledge is what I would call underground knowledge. What if you, as a startup, could somehow find a way to leverage this knowledge?
Bullet points of the idea:
a patient-focused site
offering super-underground knowledge in a given industry (in my case, healthcare, but this model could be used for any industry)
marketed to patients, provides them with the best way to get the most out of their insurance dollar; super underground knowledge; could be framed as "your insurance carrier doesn't want you to know this" approach
content is crowdsourced from experts in the business, that's how it becomes a two-sided marketplace
Easy to build
Could see something using no-code solutions as a starter site