Try to come up with a new app idea OR duplicate an existing profitable app and market it better?


Which is the path to least resistance in order to achieve success with a SaaS web application:

  • Try to come up with a new idea. Do market research, try to find product market fit, etc.


  • Find popular web apps on sites like GetApp and just duplicate them. Then try to do a better job at marketing your own web application.

Marketing Ideas Success Startups Execution

asked Aug 25 '14 at 18:41
John Reagan
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Find a popular app and make it better (don't duplicate). New ideas, meaning there is no existing app, are usually a sign that there is no market. Existing apps that are not very popular are a good sign that there are potential users but demand is not served well.

answered Aug 25 '14 at 23:08
Alain Raynaud
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