One of the most popular mobile devices used for such things as browsing the Internet and playing games today is the iPhone. This device has even become popular for conducting business remotely, so people are jumping on board creating iphone apps to make money.
One of the challenges most people face when creating a mobile app for the iphone is the fear of getting their app approved. However, it really isn’t as difficult to get approval for your app via the Apple store, so don’t let that stop you. The software development kit from Apple does cost a fee, but if you follow all the guidelines and rules set, you will be on your way to developing a killer app.
If you don’t want to make the app yourself, there are companies out there who will create your mobile app for you. Another way is to hire a programmer on sites such as o-desk.com or rent-acoder.com.
Whichever method you choose, creating an iPhone application is a great way to add another stream of income.
Following are some tips to help you with your money making iPhone app:
1. As an app developer, creating applications for other people who need apps is a great way to make money.
2. Expand your branding by developing an app that provides potential and current clients with a useful or fun app that they can use daily.
3. Offering mobile apps free with advertising or sponsorship, or selling them out right for a onetime fee or even a subscription service is another way to earn money plus expand your brand.
4. Research your target market to know whether or not they will use an app, will they be willing to pay for an app to avoid advertising, or if the app could be such a hit for them they are willing to purchase and even share your app.
How to make money from a free iPhone app:
Even if you freely give away your app, with no ads, no sponsorship, and no charge, you can still make money indirectly with an iPhone app that increases brand and product awareness, thus creating a new way for your clients to return to your business or website, or use your products or services on the go.
In order that your application makes you good money, yes, you’ll no doubt have to sell a lot of them. Or alternatively create an app that is so useful and different from those already out there that you can charge more than the typical free with ads up to 1.99 or so. By creating a really useful application or even an extension to an app that you already offer, you may be able to earn more than average by subscription.
Another common way to earn money from your app is to create a fun application that goes viral, offered for free, that earns money via pay per click ads running on the app. When users of the mobile app click on an ad, you get the money. Think about it. Even without thousands of downloads, if the app you create is useful, or fun and something that users access on a daily basis, the pay per click ads will be earning you money over and over again.
Create Your Mobile App Now
Listed here are just a few ideas of how you can monetize your mobile app, but one method or a combination of these might be best for you. Many app developers now offer both a free with ad supported version and a purchased upgrade of a non ad supported version successfully. This option gives your customers a choice and also provides ideas as to what types of apps to develop in the future should you decide to create more.
Once you create your mobile app and decide the method you wish to use to earn money from your app, the next step is deciding how you are going to promote your app. Promotions can be done in the same way that you promote any other product or service you offer. Make good use of social media, blogging, article marketing, press releases and every marketing method at your disposal to let people know about your new app.
Whichever way you choose to go, if you want to jump on board the mobile app train and be a part of the trending entrepreneurs making money with iPhone apps, now is the time to get started. Statistics show that sales of mobile apps will exceed $50 billion dollars within the next two years, so avoid missing out. Start creating and earning money with your iphone app.
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