How I discovered my app niche

With the success of the mobile app marketplace people from all over the world are creating new and exciting apps.  With so many apps being created everyday, I asked myself, How could I make money when there are people far smarter than me.  This question took me several months to answer, and was actually answered while sitting in a meeting at work.  I was in a meeting and one of my co workers said something that was a little stupid.  My boss commented he wished he had an app that he could press a button and a buzzer would sound or something else show it was a stupid idea.  Thats when a light bulb when off in my head.  I could make these apps and sell them to people and make money.

Where to start?

I first needed to figure out what platform I was going to write my code in.  I choose iOS and needed to so research on how to get started.

I needed to sign up for a Apple Developers Program ( $99)

Needed to purchase a Mac ( I choose a Mac Mini $599)

Next I had to figure out how to code ( These books help me get started)

I have an Idea and everything I need, Now what?

Next I needed to find a website where I could buy sounds.  I found Soundboard.Com this place has tons of sounds for free and for purchase. As you look through all the sounds I began to think,”Should I make one big app or many small apps? Should it be free  and use ads or charge for it? ”  At the end of the day I decided to go with singular soundboards costing 99 cents.  The reason I did this originally was one people are only looking for a certain type of sound and having more would require them to search the app. Second I chose 99 cents because once it is purchased I get my share.  I don’t have to worry about people clicking my ads to get paid.  Third it opens up a lot more keywords.

Through my experience people who do have killer apps make a ton of money, however if someone really takes a hold of a niche market, such as I did they also make a pretty nice Passive Income from all of their apps.

In my next post I will be going my June profits as I will be getting paid this coming week.

Cheers

Mike

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About Mike Nowak
Little by Little I am learning how to make money on the internet. From mobile apps to marketing, I am exploring all options in a way to stop working for the man. I am excited to share my experiences with and hope we can both achieve success from this. Feel free to comment and ask questions and don't forget to follow

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