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Get Inspired by 3,463 Startup Ideas

Browse thousands of ideas and markets submitted by people willing to pay to get a problem solved. Here are a few examples:

I work on websites for small businesses. I am always trying to find new clients that need websites built from the ground up and even for additions to the sites that they already have.

A lot of times the people that I deal with will have outdated websites that aren't setup for the mobile devices that everyone is using nowadays.

I feel like I can express the importance of this to business owners and would be stoked about a software that would find sites for me that aren't responsive.

I would also want the software to target geographical locations so that I could canvas the regions around me and setup face to face meetings with the business owners.


I work in the film industry. We distribute, revise, redistribute a lot of documents on a daily basis.

Often we need to watermark confidential documents for individuals. Tracking and distributing all of this paperwork is time and resource consuming.

It would be great to have secure software that would distribute this paperwork to groups built into the system.

Users could be alerted when there are revisions to their paperwork or when there is a new document ready for them.

Read receipts would be helpful as well, so the production office would be alerted when the individual opens the file.


I work in IT as a product/project manager. I run several projects at a time and need to communicate with a wide range of people about tasks, deliverables, etc.

I constantly use Google calendar to schedule meetings, Gmail to communicate, and Google docs to collaborate. At the end of each week when I want to provide project updates to people, I have to use Basecamp and manually remember/write down what happened.

I would love another product that could scan my email, calendar and docs for keyword or themes and provide a partially filled in template for project updates for me.

I would pay for this and recommend it to the other 10 product managers I work with.


I am finance officer for a startup that has grown from 1-30 people over the course of 2 years. During the early growth phase a lot of people signed for many different SaaS services such as growth hacking tools, analytics tools etc.

Unfortunately, due to the disorganized nature of the early phase I am finding it difficult to hunt down all the different services that were signed up for.

The ideal solution to this problem would be a single place to view and manage all our SaaS tool subscriptions. A basic database type tool would be a start, but it would be even more useful if the tool could somehow control the actual spending.


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The best way to maintain momentum is to do something small every day. Additionally, studies have shown logging & sharing your progress helps enforce a habit.

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#Days you made progress
within the past 28 days
Weeks This Could be Your
Momentum Score

The maximum possible momentum score is 7. A score of 7 means you've made progress for the past rolling 28 days. It's nice to shoot for a 7, but even if you can keep an average score of 4+, you're making life-changing progress.

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Join a batch of entrepreneurs as you work through a carefully crafted step-by-step founder program to discover, validate, build and launch a profitable side project.

Nugget Startup Academy
From no idea, to profitable side project, in 12 stages.
1: Create a Winning Mindset 7: Validate Your Hypothesis
2: Discover Ideas & Markets 8: Build a Working Product
3: Cull the Worst, Keep the Best 9: Design a Converting Sales Site
4: Pick the RIGHT Idea for YOU 10: Setup Sales Automation
5: Build a Landing Page 11: Plan Your Launch
6: Find Early Adopters 12: Reach Orbit!
1: Create a Winning Mindset
2: Discover Ideas & Markets
3: Cull the Worst, Keep the Best
4: Pick the RIGHT Idea for YOU
5: Build a Landing Page
6: Find Early Adopters
7: Validate Your Hypothesis
8: Build a Working Product
9: Design a Converting Sales Site
10: Setup Sales Automation
11: Plan Your Launch
12: Reach Orbit!
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Jimmy L. - Working on ListNinja
Justin and the entire Nugget community have been essential in my product journey! We've talked about everything from product ideas, building a landing page, and marketing to business models. The advice I've received is completely actionable because everyone has faced or is facing the same obstacles as I am.
Chris J. - Working on Saasify
Nugget has been a much needed sounding board in my boostrapping journey. Offering guidance, advice and the occasional kick up the arse when it was most needed. It can be very easy to lose your way on your own, Nugget has seriously helped me stay on track.
Raouf T. - Working on Shopafix
I love that community aspect of Nugget. You never know what might come up in discussion. Actually, I got the idea for my app Shopafix from a discussion about another idea. It's also been a great people mixer. I've even landed design work from other Nugget members!
Edward MJ.
The feedback I've had and connections I've made have already made the subscription more than worth it. Justin in particular seems determined to get every one of us launched and starting to bring in real, life changing revenue. You couldn't ask for a better mentor and coach.

Get access to live mentoring from multiple founders who are already making $5k+/month revenue:

Dave R.
Owner of (WP plugin), (WP plugin) and (eCommerce SaaS). Bought and sold over 6 figures worth of websites. Co-host of RogueStartups podcast. Founder of Passionate about Bootstrapping, Customer Support, Dark Beer, and my family, not in that order.
Justin V.
As a side project I bootstrapped and sold a SaaS social media dashboard, I am CTO and founding team member of an EdTech startup. $10m+ raised with an excellent P&L. Customer base of 50+ US school districts. I also co-host well known tech startup podcast called TechZing.
Jeremy N.
Jeremy owns and operates several profitable B2B SaaS businesses in the marketing, SEO, and Amazon Seller markets. His businesses are 100% virtual with all employees working from their homes. He left the employment market in 2012 and hasn’t looked back.
Richard ZC.
Bootstraped in 2008 (a premium datagrid component for PHP developers). Left day job in 2013 and have been a self supporting bootstrapper since that time.

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Our mission is to help as many founders as possible start a profitable side project. We offer a growing set of free and premium tools to make that happen.

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