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Saas Manual - Learn how to build "Software as a Service" products from scratch

Hi awesome WIP folks!


I would love to ask for your feedback on the landing page for a new project I am working on: SaaS Manual

https://saasmanual.com - it is currently a simple Notion page.

Some context: I've been building SaaS products for a long time, most recently Cloud9 IDE which was acquired by AWS. I thought it might be valuable for folks to launch a course which teaches how to build SaaS products form zero to something working. With a twist: the thing the course teaches is the building of saasmanual.com itself, so not another TODO list. Inception, Dogfooding :)

So, saasmanual.com is just a Notion page atm. (building an actual landing page might be the first lesson). And from thereon expand, step by step.

I'd super appreciate any feedback, ideas, comments:
  • Is the idea clear? If not, what confused you?
  • Does it invite you to join the journey?
  • Currently, I only focus on tech. Are there other topics you think this should cover?

Here it is again: https://saasmanual.com

Have a wonderful day,

Nikolai

Builder, working on saasmanual.com and baseline.dev - previously Cloud9 acquired by AWS.


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Hey Nikolai!

Is the idea clear? If not, what confused you?
- probably not best to give people other context here if you want to know whether the idea is clear. I think it was clear.
Does it invite you to join the journey?
- yes its welcoming. Although as an engineer who has been building saas for a couple years now it didn't interest me enough to signup. Although I have lots to learn and have and do struggle with some difficult decision. I think addressing a difficult choice an engineer can relate to or has had would help make it have a stronger value proposition, for example difficulty of doing custom single sign on integrations for customers or which login methods to support.

Currently, I only focus on tech. Are there other topics you think this should cover?
- maybe product, and pragmatic decisions around tech in order to ship faster at the start before scaling/perf/etc are a concern. How can I get 80% of the way there with 20% of the effort? Maybe devtooling?

Builder, working on saasmanual.com and baseline.dev - previously Cloud9 acquired by AWS.

Hi @david

Thanks a lot for your response, much appreciated. Also like the idea to show a few more concrete examples instead of just the topics alone. Thanks also for the other ideas!

Have a great rest of the weekend,

Nikolai

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