5 SaaS Ideas You Can Build as a SOLO Founder

Adam Gelencser
4 min readSep 17, 2023

In today’s digital landscape, SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions have become indispensable, revolutionizing how businesses function. With the ascent of remote work and a continual thirst for digital tools, the potential for innovation is boundless. As I trawled through Twitter and Medium, I stumbled upon several professionals voicing their daily challenges. These real-life issues sparked ideas in my mind. So, I decided to gather and share with you these top 5 SaaS concepts that solo founders might find intriguing to explore.

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1. Virtual Office Onboarding Suite

Problem: @JaneDoeTech on Twitter writes, “Just joined a new remote company. Week 2, and I still feel lost. Wish there was a way to streamline the onboarding for virtual teams.”

Solution: A comprehensive onboarding platform dedicated to remote teams. Provide new hires with a digital office tour, introductions to teammates via short video clips, a roadmap of their first month, and integration with tools the company uses.

Implementation: Use a modular design that allows companies to customize their onboarding flow. Integrate with popular team management software like Slack and Trello for seamless transitions.

Challenges: Ensuring data security, creating a one-size-fits-all while still being customizable, and ensuring integration with a wide variety of third-party tools.

Monthly Fee: $19 per user with tiered pricing for larger teams.

2. Freelancer’s Financial Dashboard

Problem: A Medium article by @NomadMarketer states, “Juggling multiple gigs as a freelancer. The hardest part? Keeping track of all my finances and taxes.”

Solution: A SaaS platform tailored for freelancers that consolidates income from various sources, automatically calculates taxes based on location, and offers financial insights.

Implementation: Integration with popular payment gateways like PayPal, Stripe, and direct bank feeds. Use geolocation to determine tax rates and regulations.

Challenges: Staying updated with global tax regulations, handling currency conversions accurately, and ensuring data privacy.

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Adam Gelencser

Tech enthusiast, currently entrepreneuring — regularly sharing content on tech news and irregularly on other topics. Founder of QMapper.co video AI tool.