I would like to create a SaaS of some sort, that could eventually allow me to make $1000/mo.
Is there someone smarter that me that could suggest something cool?
The problem here is that you want a "cool" idea. SaaS is inherently uncool. Its the antithesis to something "cool" like an Oculus. SaaS is soul crushingly boring.
The easiest lifestyle saas businesses go like "scrape this website, present the data, sign up people who think software is magic".
Then understand compounding. Google it right now and ponder on it for a couple hours. Understand that no matter how abysmal your growth may be, it will always end up at a pretty neat number that you can comfortably live on, after a couple months.
1k/month is 10 clients. Its impossible to not find 10 clients if write some software that is not complete ass. You don't need something cool. Just write anything that remotely adds value to someones business and tell them its 100 bucks. Then when they're signed up, ask them how to make it actually useful.
So what if I find a useful app but it is getting 5 visits per day?
My personality is not terribly compatible with the type of marketing that I see some people do nowadays like social media stuff or dumping an ad about their startup as a Quora answer or writing "How I learned blah ..." posts on medium.
Make that go away.
Business problems are easy. You live in a bubble of software awareness that most people don't have access to. Normal people are not aware of how easy to fix these things are.
A major part of my girlfriends masters thesis right now is sifting through data - manually. We solved that problem by invoking the dark arts:
data = pandas.read()
4 months of work done in a single instant.
What we do might as well be called magic. Normal people very much don't get how easy their problems are.
@DHH Startup School Talk (2008)
This is the most inspiring SaaS talk, I still listen to it once a month or so for inspiration.
You'll have to find the right idea, one that is interesting to you and still solves a B2B pain point that you'll enjoy solving.
Do you have any experience working with businesses where you can build a SaaS to make something easier for them?
Basically you're looking to build something for a business that provides them value that they would sign up for and willing to pay you money to use.
You can see what others are having success with here:
I always recommend listening to StartupsForTheRestOfUs.com.
You don't need to aim for $1k/mo, almost any niche can grow to $10k/mo or even $100k/mo. So don't limit your dream.
There is also https://nugget.one/ that will send you an idea per day and has a community support/discussion to help you execute on the one you choose to pursue.
Good luck, let us know how it goes.