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.