ChatGPT wrote me a SaaS business plan to achieve 1 million dollars within a year

Remco van Akker
4 min readDec 8, 2022


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If you’ve been following the AI trends lately, you probably heard of ChatGPT by OpenAI. ChatGPT is a chatbot/dialog AI. The chatbot uses a large language model trained with reinforcement learning and is based on the GPT-3.5 architecture. ChatGPT was launched in November 2022 and has attracted attention for its detailed responses and historical knowledge, although its accuracy has been criticized.

Today I tried ChatGPT myself and asked the AI to write me a plan to build a SaaS business and “achieve 1 million dollars” within a year in revenue. This is what ChatGPT wrote me.

The response / ChatGPT’s plan

1.Identify a profitable niche within the SaaS market that has a large and growing customer base. This could involve researching trends and customer needs in the market, studying competitors and their offerings, and looking for gaps or areas where there is a lack of good solutions.

For example, you could focus on developing a cloud-based project management tool for small and medium-sized businesses. This type of product could help businesses to organize and manage their projects, teams, and resources more efficiently, and could appeal to a wide range of industries and customers.

2. Develop a unique and valuable SaaS product that addresses the needs of your target market. This could involve creating a minimum viable product (MVP) to test with potential customers, gathering feedback, and iterating on the design and features to improve the product.

For example, your project management tool could include features such as task tracking, project calendars, team collaboration, and resource management. You could also offer integration with other popular tools and platforms, such as email, CRM, and accounting software, to make it easy for customers to use and manage their projects.

3. Create a professional and user-friendly website to showcase and sell your SaaS product. This could involve choosing a website platform, such as WordPress or Shopify, designing a layout and navigation that is easy to use and looks good, and setting up payment and subscription options.

Your website should include detailed product information, pricing, and testimonials from satisfied customers, as well as a clear call to action and a way for potential customers to sign up for a free trial or demo.

4. Develop a marketing and sales strategy to drive traffic to your website and convert visitors into customers. This could involve creating a social media presence, running advertising campaigns on platforms such as Google AdWords or Facebook Ads, and offering promotions and discounts to attract customers.

Your marketing strategy should focus on reaching and engaging your target market and should include tactics such as content marketing, email marketing, and partnerships with other businesses or influencers.

5. Monitor your sales and customer feedback to identify opportunities for improvement and to ensure that you are meeting customer expectations. This could involve analyzing data on your website and sales channels, responding to customer inquiries and reviews and making changes to your product offering and pricing as needed.

You should regularly check your sales and customer feedback, and use this information to make improvements to your product, pricing, and marketing to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

By following this more detailed plan, you can set yourself up for success and increase your chances of earning a million dollars within a year with a SaaS product. However, it’s important to remember that the success of your business will depend on a variety of factors such as the strength of the market, competition from other businesses, and your ability to deliver a high-quality product that meets customer needs.


I have to say, it’s solid advice that ChatGPT has given me. It even responds with examples of what you should do when running a SaaS business. The fun thing with ChatGPT is that you can ask for further clarification/details and it will. I will be playing around with ChatGPT more in the coming days to see what it is capable of!

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