Hey Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs! After last week’s announcement expressing my disappointment with the sales of my recent product CoMaker.ai, I am thrilled to announce that a few days after that, I received my first subscription on the platform.
Interestingly, the customer subscribed to the highest-tier plan. In fact, there has been a significant increase in new user traffic recently, possibly due to organic mentions on various AI websites. This sale marks the first time I have ever sold software I created, as my previous products were mostly monetized through advertising.
Not quite. Nothing changes, and my perception of the AI platform market remains the same, especially in the content creation space with AI/ChatGPT. The truth is, there are more AI solutions for content creation than ever before, many of which are available for free. I believe the real value in the market lies in solutions that use AI as a complementary tool. For example:
Automated video creation (write the script -> generate AI-powered voice-over -> select royalty-free videos based on the script -> allow users to manually adjust the content)
Creation of advertising banners
Landing page generation for websites
Email template creation
These AI tools should be included as features within existing SaaS solutions, rather than being the primary focus. For this reason, I will keep the CoMaker.ai platform online, possibly adding a few more content generation templates, but I won’t invest much more time in its development.
After working on various software projects, I realized there’s something missing that is crucial for my success as a solopreneur. The process of developing as a solo developer is slow, complex, and frustrating when it comes to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We have to make all decisions…