How to buy and grow a micro-SaaS company
Micro-SaaS founders are looking for freedom:
❌ No bosses
🗓 Empty calendar
🎒 Location independence
But it takes time to reach a revenue that allows working on the product full-time. Exactly how much is needed depends on the founder's lifestyle.
We looked at 20 micro-SaaS startups and saw that it takes a median of 14 months to reach $5,000/mo revenue, which can be a good starting point for an independent solo founder career.
🐇 SolidGigs was the quickest to reach $5k MRR in 7 months. But the founder has been running a popular freelance website, so they already had an audience to launch a new product.
🐌 The slowest was Hyperping, where it took the founder Léo about three years to reach $5k/mo. Product quality is very high, and revenue has been growing steadily for 3+ years – there's a long and profitable future ahead.