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Can a Non-Coder Learn Coding and Build a Million Dollar SaaS Startup?

Last week, I decided to learn and code my own B2B SaaS product from scratch. The problem was I have no experience in coding.

I want to learn coding and build a B2B SaaS application that will generate a million dollars in revenue within 3 years.

As I read what I wrote, I felt silly and crazy at the same time. But, I know for a fact that only if I aspire to achieve a million dollars, I’ll do something.

Finalizing the Idea

Before becoming a Product Marketer, I spent the early years of my career doing Customer Support and Technical Writing. I know the pain involved in both these domains, so I came up with a couple of ideas that would make good products in the SaaS space. (at least I think so!)

  • Maintaining screenshots and solution articles as and when a new feature or UI change is pushed out in a product.

My Skillset

I’m good at the following:

  • UX writing
  • Marketing
  • Writing

The Plan

The first thing I’m planning to do is to get the basics right. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be mastering the basics of JavaScript and get my hands on one JS framework and one Database Framework. I haven’t decided on what they’re going to be, but I am thinking of React for JavaScript and MongoDB or PostgreSQL for database.

  • Create a design system
  • Product Roadmap for the next three quarters (what features are going to come and when)
  • Deciding on what would make a good MVP
  • Designing the MVP
  • Finalizing the tech stack for the product.

Naming the App

I’ve named the app Basetime.

What I’ve done so far

  • Created the logo and a landing page for Basetime
  • A medium account to document my journey as a maker
  • A Twitter account to talk about my journey and share whatever I’m writing here.

Coming up next…

In my next post, I’ll be talking about my logo design process and the stack I’ve used to create my email, landing page and newsletter service.

A guy with no coding experience is on a mission to build a million-dollar SaaS startup. Can I do it? Follow me to know more.

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