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Ben Tossell@bentossell · Partner, The Upstarters
I've been toying with the idea of making a 'Patreon focused on Tech Makers' and this is a step in the right direction... Interesting for sure! Remember, as a maker, if you got 1000 True Fans to pay you 100/year then you could be making a decent living being a full time maker!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I like the idea but I have two concerns: 1. Will people that submit the "problem" actually follow through and pay? 2. How does DemandRush ensure quality and vet that the solution solves the problem sufficiently? This is also a challenge with any freelance or consulting agreement — peoples' definition of done varies, even when well defined.
Lorenzo BrunoHunter@lorenzobruno · UX & Product Designer
@rrhoover I agree on both points. I think in regards to number 1 people who submit problems should be "forced" to pre-pay for it, if not in full at least half of the price. The model here should be much more similar to Patreon as @bentossel is saying. I assume if you really have a problem you must be definitely willing to pay someone for solving it! :) Number 2 is a completely different story, very difficult to solve. Maybe limiting the requirements to a very low fixed number could mitigate the problem. As a maker anyway I would never try to solve a problem that only one person has regardless if it's a side project or not!
Nathan Bashaw@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
This is super interesting! I would love to see a comment section for each idea
Vytas Butkevicius@vytasbu · Freelance designer
Great place to look for ideas for your side project!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@vytasbu here's a short blog post I wrote about this topic a while back
Vytas Butkevicius@vytasbu · Freelance designer
@rrhoover great piece, read that as soon as it was posted! Moar! 😸
Angus@angus_halen · Founder,
Some of the stuff on their right now is fairly easily solvable. I'm thinking specifically about the "track new music releases" one. But not for $5 from 2 people.