Built your app? The fun has only just begun: let’s publish it in the App Store, and profit from app installs! Using App Store Optimization you can improve the ranking of your app, and with indie app business strategies you can turn your app into an asset that generates revenue (while you sleep!).
Indie app business typically has two “sides”: business strategy, and marketing. Determining the viability of your app (called “validation”), making the right partnerships, outsourcing to great developers, and picking an app business model are part of business strategy.
App Store Optimization (ASO), paid advertising, content marketing and building a landing page, typically belong to app marketing.
These strategies don’t only apply to you when you’re an app entrepreneur. If you want to move forward in your career, you can for instance negotiate a higher salary when you improve your development, marketing, design and business skills. Likewise, you might want to create a second stream of income with a “side hustle” – an app published in the App Store!
You can check out one of the many articles on indie app business, below.
The Books That Got Me Where I Am Today
Admit it, you’re a bookworm just like me! Over the years, a great deal of books have shaped my thinking, doing and perspective on both life and business. A testimony is the amount of books I brought when moving to Norway back in 2014: almost half of the volume of boxes was filled with literary goodness…
Should I Learn How To Design Or Pick Up Coding?
You've wanted to get into the tech industry for a long time now, but you don't know where to start. Maybe you've majored in a field that's not as tempting as it once seemed. How do you transition from your career into tech?
What Do App Making And Solving World Hunger Have In Common, And Why Do We Give Up?
Learning how to code apps is a very popular topic these days. Look at any course site: Udemy, Team Treehouse, Lynda, Khan Academy, even Stanford Online and you’ll see hundreds of thousands of students enrolled in courses that teach them how to code apps. You’d expect that these courses produce a number of fresh app makers, but that’s not the case. Why not?
Ultimate Guide To Building & Publishing Your First iPhone App
Are you considering making your own app? This is what you need to know. Learn about the app ecosystem, programming languages, toolsets, and time and effort involved. Let’s not tell you what you should know, but rather explain how you can actually get started today to get an app published in the App Store.
App Ecosystem: What Do You Need To Know?
A while ago I was brainstorming topics for a short (and free) online course about iOS development. It occurred to me that there’s not much information out there, about what you should know when you’re not going to code apps. All of it is focussed on development and there’s a huge information gap for those who’re not necessarily at the coding end of the app world.
Great App Ideas: The X-for-Y
During the LearnAppMaking.com course, I ask students to think of a major competency they have. Like psychology, being a dentist, having a brick and mortar business. This is the X-for-Y Archetype, it's a business they're going to apply a principle to from another business. Are there any X-for-Y ideas you can come up with?
3 Important Traits Every Aspiring App Maker Should Have, and 3 Ways of Getting Them
Ever wondered why successful people are successful? Why is it that they seem to attract success and not chase after it? And how does apply that to the App Making business? Learn the 3 traits successful people have and if you're new to those traits, learn how to develop them.
How Do App Makers Become Rich in a Year, Month, Week or Overnight?
We all know the stories. A 12-year old makes an app and it becomes a success overnight. An unknown indie game developer becomes world-famous in a matter of hours and makes millions. How do they do it? What makes an App Maker successful and more important: how do you get rich fast making apps?
Hi, I'm Reinder.
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