When I started out in the Web Design business some twenty years back, there were no universities to learn how to do things, we learned on the job in those days and we helped one another learn. Fast forward to today and modern Web Design is a far cry from designing something that looks good and hoping it will work, today everything is based on proven methodologies and well researched and optimized ways of doing things. We place certain elements onto a page because they work, we know how they work and the results they should generate, in other words nothing is really left to chance, everything is done for a specific purpose and then measured and optimized to generate better than average results.
Today with almost everyone owning a mobile phone, starting a highly in-demand work-at-home business, like app development calls for some very specialized skills. Someone who wants to develop apps needs to know what kind of apps they want to develop, who they want to develop them for, what benefits these people will have using the app and what they need to learn to make it all a reality.
Starting highly in-demand work-at-home businesses, like app development, calls for very specialized skills. Someone who wants to develop apps needs to know what kind of apps they want to develop, who they want to develop them for, and what they need to learn to do it successfully.
If you have the programming skills, start out like you would any business, get a business license, set up a business bank account, set a budget, write a short business plan and get started.
Skills Required for App Development
- Creativity and ingenuity
- Market understanding
What’s Hot Right Now?
- WordPress plugins
- Mobile apps
- Social media apps
Some of the top apps can make upwards of $50K per day, so this is a very lucrative home-based business that you can start with your own ideas. If you have programming skills, you can just get started on your own now. If you don’t, that’s okay because you can find programmers on sites like Guru.com who will take your idea and create the app for you, while you simply keep coming up with ideas to develop, market and sell.
Come up with an idea for a useful app for your audience, or start developing apps for others for a fee. Either way you decide how you do this business, you can make good money from the comfort of your home. How you set up your business will depend upon whether you want to program apps or come up with the ideas and let other people create the apps. However, the basic steps for getting started are still the same:
- Create a website
- Get a business license
- Create or have an app created
- Market your business
- Give great customer service
- Collect testimonials
- Offer support to your customers
If you want to program apps, figure out who you want to develop them for and market your services to them. If you want to create apps and come up with the ideas on your own it’s the same idea in a way. Find your audience, see what they need, create it, and market it directly to them.
Things to Consider
There is no guarantee that your idea will take off and become popular, so be sure to set a budget before getting started.
- Budget – If you hire someone to create an app for you, consider the skill required to do it, and how much you can sell it for. Some apps can be created for as little as $500.
- Fees – If you are a programmer, understand the value of your time and the going rate for creating apps for other business owners in your niche. You don’t want to under-price your services or price yourself out of business. Just remember that many a fool has gone out of business being a busy fool and having too much work but not making enough money, I firmly believe everyone in business should charge a suitable and not under-price to gain work.
As you take all the factors into consideration before you start your app development business, write down the ideas that you have so that you can create something extraordinary, and remember the secret to business is to manage risks and to never give up.