No fluffy content. If your goal is to build a $100m ARR business, this is not the right post. Here I am are NOT going to talk about building the next Facebook or Twitter. If your goal is to make a $1K to $10K MRR, continue reading.
This post will cover one SAAS area and talk about multiple niches in this space. This post also explains more on how to do tech implementation, do market analysis, how the current players are doing, and also ends with a cost analysis to understand the overall cost for 100 users.
For starters - Airtable is a mix of a database and spreadsheets. Airtable comes with a ton of APIs to read, write, update, and search the records. Airtable has 200K companies using its service and raised a $185 million Series D funding round, with a post-money valuation of the company at $2.585 billion.
Some players building micro-saas apps around the Airtable ecosystem
Stacker.app - Turn your spreadsheets into applications. Stacker lets you create the digital tools you need to engage your customers, partners, and company, all powered by the data in your Airtable or Google Sheets.
Received $1.3M funding.
Table2Site - Build sites without coding — use an Airtable base as your CMS.
Making more than $1K MRR
Pory - Create beautiful websites and web apps using Airtable
Received investment from investors.
BannerBear-Airtable - Making $10K ARR (not just for Airtable integration)
ThinkBold - Instantly turn your spreadsheets into software for your team
Flairtable - Quickly build a web app using Airtable as a data source
PushBases - Sync your Airtable with any app
AirPress - WordPress plugin that integrates Airtable with WordPress, allowing you to use Airtable data the way you want.
Airconnex - Build Amazing Websites with Airtable
MiniAppMaker - Make mobile apps using Airtable
Bilbeo - Dashboard & Analytics tool for Airtable
Gustermail - Operating Airtable as a full-fledged CRM
NanoNets - Build your own AI Image Organizer with Airtable
Bothrs - Use real data from Airtable into Figma to take your designs to the next level
DataFetcher - Run, save and schedule API requests & Import data without leaving Airtable.
Negative Nancy says: Google sheet already exists for a long time.
Me: Data speaks. Airtable is growing at an exponential rate and has raised a $185 million Series D funding round, putting the company at a $2.585 billion post-money valuation
Negative Nancy says: This involves platform risk.
Me: There is a platform risk because there is a platform. Having a platform means “finding users more easily”.
Airtable to website : Creating a website from Airtable data is one of the best niches at the moment. Typically to display the data on a data-rich website, you would need a database to store the data. But here, this micro saas idea would be to create a small saas tool that takes the data from Google sheets and creates a website out of this data. For example, create a base in Airtable and create multiple tables that hold the data of the website configurations. Then render website pages based on this Airtable data and configurations. See profitable products like Siteoly, Pory for inspiration.
Embed Airtable data to external sites: Another micro saas tool around Airtable would be to provide an embed script that pulls data from Airtable tables and displays that data on external sites in the form of beautiful cards. This should work on all external sites like normal HTML sites along with WordPress, Carrd, Wix, Squarespace sites as well. Often people using sites like WordPress find it extremely tough to display data from external sources in beautiful card format. Create a micro saas that provides an embeddable script that pulls data from Airtable and displays it on the website.
Send personalized emails and text messages from Airtable: Create a micro-saas tool that reads the Airtable data and lets users send personalized emails and text messages. For example, create an Airtable table with users' email and/or phone numbers. The tool should let users compose a message in a rich text editor with placeholders (or variables like %name% or %phonenumber% etc). Now read the sheet and loop through the rows and send the message to all users. Integrate this with various communication forms like email, Whatsapp, SMS, etc. See PostSheet for inspiration.See 10 additional niches to try around OpenAI and GPT-3 APIs microsaas products (Pro version)