What is Micro Saas?
What is Micro Saas?
Micro Saas is a software as a service business owned and operated by one person or a small team.
These businesses are usually location-independent, with predictable recurring revenue.
But the most important identifying factor, and why mico saas is a useful concept is micro-SaaS solves a specific problem for a specific group.
Trying to solve all problems for everyone means you get lost in the shuffle. Micro Saas can focus your attention, help you get revenue and traction.
(See the ‘Isn’t Micro Saas just Saas?’ section if you don’t like this definition.)
Micro Saas Examples
Let’s look at some examples of Micro Saas.
2 person team. $300,000 a year
SuperLemon | WhatsApp plugin for Shopify stores
SuperLemon is the best Shopify app for WhatsApp live chat, customer support, abandoned cart recovery, CRM, automated…
1 person. $1,500,000 a year.
Park.io - ccTLD Domain Backorders & Expired Domain Auctions
The best place to backorder/drop purchase expiring ccTLD domain names.
1 person. $55,000 revenue
Visa List - Do you need visa? Find all your visa requirement needs.
Know everthing related to visa requirements. Find Travel freedom, restrictions, advice, lockdowns and lot moreKnow…
1 person. $500,000 in revenue
UniFi Cloud Hosting - HostiFi
After setting up UniFi products for some time, I felt that deploying Cloud Keys for every customer was unnecessarily…
Store Locator App & Widget | Storemapper
We have customers on dozens of platforms and we've yet to find one that can't run Storemapper. There are one-click…
Why Micro Saas?
Micro-SaaS solves a specific problem for a specific group.
A lot of people who want to start a business think that they need to do everything. Their initial idea keeps growing. Then they want to raise money to build a team, to build a solution that they don’t even know if anyone wants.
If making a Saas business sounds too complex or overwhelming, think instead about a micro Saas.
Or you have indiehackers who create a product but didn’t do any research or marketing and struggle to find people to buy it.
If you struggle to get people to buy your product, think micro Saas.
By finding a specific group, with a specific problem they will pay for, you can start a business.
Isn’t Micro Saas just Saas?
“Micro Saas is just people building useless stuff”
The proof is in the pudding. If it makes money, it is not useless.
“What about Medium-SaaS?”
Don’t take definitions literally. These are heuristics aka a heuristic is a rule or method that helps you solve problems faster than you would if you did all the computing. It sounds fancy, but you might know a heuristic as a “rule of thumb.”
If making a Saas business sounds too complex or overwhelming or has to include a million features, think instead about a micro Saas.