Sharing my experience of the last 1.5 months. I tried to do some TikTok marketing for one of my other SaaS product and noticed how painful it is to create TikTok videos of a computer screen. You need to crop and zoom and move the camera around and yuck, it is very unpleasant, especially for someone who is not very familiar with video editor software.
So to scratch that itch I started to develop an easy-to-use online video editor specializing in recording and creating TikTok videos: keyframes.studio
I spent about 150 hours for developing the MVP and posted on /r/EntrepreneurRideAlong and on ProductHunt without too much preparation. I figured PH will always let you post again in like 6 months so I didn't give too much thought to it. They got respectively 50 and 70 upvotes which is not very much but it was enough to get my first customer.
I am super excited, I would not say this idea is validated yet, but it is definitely a good sign that someone is willing to pay for this kind of service.
In the upcoming weeks I will try to focus only on marketing:
I am also looking into paid advertisement, but I am still trying to figure out my target demographic so I will hold my horses just yet.
The stack for anyone interested:
Next.js as the main framework
Planetscale for db
Stripe for payment
Nodemailer for emails
ffmpeg for file conversions
All operations are done on the frontend, nothing is saved on the servers.