Apologies if this is a common question, I've been lurking on here for a few months now enjoying the newsletters and product listings. I am a 23 y/o comp science graduate, had a dev job now an SRE at a cloud provider. I enjoy architecting and building things on a high level, putting components together. and want to have a go at making my own SAAS or service based business. Problem is I can't think of an idea that makes me say "Yup I wanna do this and put lots of effort in".
I got my interest in computing through gaming and servers, I've always wanted to have a hosting business but I get discouraged from the small margins and well established brands in the market. I have been thinking of an "Apps as a service idea" where security and management/monitoring is all in one package and I write terraform, scripts and such to quickly spin up common apps like Wordpress sites, game servers, email servers etc all fully managed -- but then I wonder where the value could be and how difficult it may be even if I had 5-10 clients all reliant on just myself to maintain their infrastructure. Like Bitnami.
It's difficult I kinda don't want to build a really niche application like a text to speech AI generator or something, I want to build something everyone needs but position it at a lower cost or something and look towards innovating. Like a CDN, Payment Processor, Transactional Email, Communications, DNS Services, VoIP, Accounting, CRM, File Hosting, Security etc. Things that IT Companies or any companies would run on servers or client PCs.
I understand from Paul Graham startup ideas, most good ideas seem to take time and are 'noticed' by people during their daily lives. So my plan was to keep working, maybe start a tech blog and see if something pops up along the way.