15. Make Money From iPhone, iPad or Android Apps
Oh hello bankruptcy!
Haha, nah apps aren’t that expensive to get made anymore. And if you want to create a mainly info-based app there are plenty of easy to use programs online for DIYing this for a couple hundred bucks.
I’m not a big fan of this idea truth be told. I think the App Store is a lottery. Oh and the Google App Store doesn’t seem all too profitable even for great app makers.
But getting back to the Apple App Store…
Here’s the only way to succeed; find an app that is awesome, people love it and are willing to pay a bit for it. Now create a derivative app. Ie go for something similar but solving a slightly different pain or re-targeted at a slightly different audience or designed slightly cooler etc.
I’m saying don’t bother trying to be original. Just ride a wave and pray a little.
If you already have an online audience built up (say like Pat Flynn over at Smart Passive Income), then you can market your app a bit easier through your own site and your regular affiliates, and thus make the app game less a lottery, and more a fondle in the dark.