I love solving problems. Right now, I’m in search of a good problem to solve.
Here’s my pitch: send me a problem your business is struggling with. If I pick it, I’ll put at least 100 development hours (including documentation, support, etc.), free to you, into producing a WordPress plugin, open source library, or SaaS that solves the problem. You get early access, plus a lifetime usage license.
“What’s the catch?”
Of course, there are some qualifiers:
- The problem needs to relate to your existing business. Building the next Snapchat is unlikely to be picked.
- Because I’m doing the actual work, I own the end product. You get a lifetime usage license.
- The better the problem, the more likely it will be picked.
The sky’s the limit, though. Five problems? Send them all.
“Why should I give you my valuable ideas?”
Unless you’re already working on the problem, you’d probably be better off with a robust solution than trying to build it yourself. Ideas are cheap; execution is everything.
Case in point: even I had the idea for Uber back in 2008.
“How will I know if my problem is picked?”
If I pick your submission, you’ll definitely hear from me.
Even if I don’t pick your submission, I’ll send a follow-up email in a few weeks time.
Yes, sometimes I have crazy ideas on my runs.