+1 to what Marc said – the internet is flooded with products right now that all do some version of “We pre-prompt your prompt and give you no-code access to GPT API”
That’s good, iff you have a niche non-technical market you can reach better/cheaper/faster/moretargeted than competitors. Or as Marc said, you make the integration suuuuper buttery smooth for your target users in an existing app they’re already using.
For example: I would love a ChatGPT interface inside VSCode that understands the entire context of at least the local file, full project would be even better, and is as easy to use as TypeScript-based autocomplete.
But even if that existed, my head of security would never let me use it 💩
Thanks Swizec. I actually have a same idea, but not sure if I could make it better than Github copilot haha.
As of security/privacy, I think a paid opensource could work. WDYT? :D
Does 5k sound like a motivating amount of money to you? If not, you shouldn't bother with the headache of selling.
Afaik prices for selling a SaaS are usually 3x to 5x ARR – 50k+ in your case. You can probably find guides online on how to price a SaaS for sale.
If you don't want to be involved and the partner won't buy you out for a good price, there's always the shareholder approach where you simply own part of this asset and get some sort of dividend and/or part of proceeds of any future sale.
My standard advice for this sort of thing is “If you’re asking, the answer is yes”.
You’ve already decided. Now it’s time for the conscious self to catch up and reverse engineer a logical reason for your decision so you can feel good about it.
With that out of the way, I would flip the question: “What do I need to be able to quit my job?”. Figure that out and get to work.
As a consumer of restaurants – the only thing that’s ever worked is having really amazingly awesome food. Yeah a flyer or an ad or catching my eye as I walk about town might catch my eye, but when it’s time to buy I mentally go through my short memory list of “Places I’ve enjoyed in the past and are reasonably convenient”
Even on UberEats I am far more likely to pick from the section of “places you’ve bought before” than search for something new.
That said: Photos. Get a professional photographer to take actually good photos of your food and use those in all your advertising and delivery app listings.
As proof that the really good food approach works – there is a sandwich places in San Francisco. Any time I mention “Really good sandwich place in SF if you like meaty sandos” on a place like Hacker News, several people comment “You mean Deli Board?”. It’s that good. Brand.
Really depends on the ToS. Security officers will always have strong opinions around sending NDA'd code and data to 3rd party services. Us engineers have all sorts of scary access levels :)