Ask HN: Should I create a clone of a popular SaaS with rock-bottom pricing?
Would I be able attract customers? Does this make any sense Good news: You want to create something for a market that already exists. Good. Bad news: You assume that cheaper pricing will make you win. Not even close. There are tons of SAAS clones out there for every successful saas. Do you know how many Trello clones are out there ? Slack ? What matters is your ability to execute and sell. Cheaper pricing is one small factor that may get you a few clients but in order to run it as a successful business, you will need a lot more things. Some checklist: - What significant advantage are you offering over existing ones that you are cloning ? Please tell me pricing is not the only differentiator. Most clients won't care.…
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