I have been following lots of appreneur blogs and was not finding enough time to go through them all at once while I was in work or when I am at home. SO just rigged up a simple aggregator app for all the blogs I follow into one single app.
There are five steps you need to take in order to become a successful Appreneur.
Research – One of the most fundamental steps in setting up any business is the research, after all, if there is no demand for what you are offering then you are simply wasting your time. Make sure there is a demand for the subject that you are creating your app around and make sure that you are able to build a complete app empire around this theme.
Build an app empire – Creating one app will not make you a millionaire, even app success stories like Angry Birds haven’t made it this far by having just one app. Most Appreneurs have a minimum of 7 apps and many have in the extreme of 50 apps on the app market. Your app empire will in turn grow the audience level of your other apps and therefore will be earning your more money.
Marketing – How will anyone know that your app exists if you do not market your app? This does not mean you need to go and take out newspaper ads worldwide or create a TV campaign, most apps work through the word of mouth marketing strategy, mainly with links through social media sites. It is vital to have your brand on social and to be active in this sphere to help network your app empire around the world.
Monetize – No money will be made if you haven’t monetized your apps. For the most simple, sit back and enjoy monetization all you need to do is sign up for an affiliate campaign. Once you are signed up, there is nothing more you can do except wait for your users to use your apps and click through to the ads. There other more profitable ways to earn money from an app, if you are willing to input your time.
Updating – No matter how successful your app is, you need to keep it fresh and updated. By updating your app, app users will be sent a notification from the app store, enticing them to interact with the app. Updating apps also brings confidence to your users that the app is an ongoing project and is cared for and nurtured by you.