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SaaS minimalism

SaaS minimalism


I’m  a STRONG advocate that, at whatever point you are in building your SaaS, you don’t need 99% of the things you think you would need.

This is especially true when you are starting out a new business.

This is an ongoing list of those things. 


Things you probably don’t need in your SaaS right now

  • Paid ads
    If you can pay to get customers, it does not mean that you have a business.
  • Classes, models, frameworks, a lot of libraries, thinking about a good server structure
    I keep my code very essential. As the project grows, it will eventually break. That’s just entropy. I don’t fight that. In fact, I’m hoping that things break fast.

  • A logo

  • Onboarding


  • A staging environment

  • A team

  • Focus on security

  • Focus on GDPR
  • Write tests

  • Write documentation

  • SLA

I’ll be adding more from time to time, but feel free to suggest more things that are non-essential in the comments.

Thanks for reading,
Mike Rubini

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