I've been working as a freelance web-developer for the past 3 years and I'm building the freelance CRM that I wish existed.
I'm not using sites like upwork or other marketplaces, rather I've picked a niche for my freelance business and making lots of calls. This has worked out great for me and I've even joined a few coaching programs to learn how to get clients as a freelancer/consultant.
Today I'm using HubSpot and I've tried out a few CRM's but they are all to "bulky" and doing too much. I want to build a CRM that is tailored towards a person like myself. A very simple solution that has a clear focus. This i what I want:
I would like this project to be a SaaS and move myself more towards indie-hacker instead of a consultant.
If I'm creating for my own pain point like above, would you try to validate the idea by talking to other freelancers or just build out a quick MVP and then start talking to customers so you have something to show?
Would also be awesome of you could give some input on the idea of building a Freelance-CRM.