Ways To Jumpstart Your Successful App Business – There’s an endless number of reasons why you, as a small business owner, want to build your own app business. So I won’t cover that here. Instead, let’s tackle something more fun! How about making sure that your app business actually gets off the ground, in minimum time, with as little fuss as possible? I’m excited to share with you (in no particular order) 10 ways you can jump start your successful app business.
Let’s get down to it!
Successful App Business Plan Tips – List
1. Build A Successful Business Plan
Without one, you might as well just launch your app into the world and wait to see what happens. No good, right? You should put all your requirements on a sheet – what should be the look, appearance, and design of the app, possible customers, marketing strategies, cost involved, pricing tags, etc. so you get the overall picture if you’re heading to the right direction. However, luckily, there are business plan writers who can make top-tier business plans & strategies for you to venture into the market with success from the start.
2. Don’t Keep All Your Eggs In One Basket
Want to kick your business into gear without a hitch? Rahul Varshneya, of Entrepreneur.com, suggests you drum up multiple app ideas. In business, as well as life, some ideas may pan out while others fizzle into dust. Diversifying is an opportune way to keep that from happening! (How long you should test run an app idea after launch is generally up to you – but a good guideline is to review the users based between 4-6 months.)
3. Review Who You’re Playing Against
Be sure to review the competition. Doing so looks at what others are doing in your arena – giving you a ‘leg up.’ Get This, there are close to a MILLION (if not more, by now) apps on the iOS and Android stores. You’re swimming in a massive pond. Luckily, checking your app idea against what’s already out there protects you against spending time and money in development!
4. Use Mippin To Save Time Designing!
This little puppy lets you create all kinds of apps for Android, iOS, and Windows. In one app. It is EXTREMELY flexible when it comes to designing your app. This takes all the grueling labor out of manually uploading your app yourself – PLUS, Mibbin can even take your app all the way to Amazon, iTunes, Windows, and Android stores. (That’s gold.)
5. Keep Production Costs Low
The best way to do this is by outsourcing the product development. This frees up a lot of your time to work on your marketing strategies, manage finances, etc.
6. Build A Monetization Strategy
Or improve the one you already have – if you have one. Now. Like, right now. Get to Googling if you don’t know a thing about monetization, friend. Rahul Varshneya, co-founder of Arkenea (info), HIGHLY recommends this.
7. Send Out The Wipes
Scrap all your plans for releasing an app into the world with all the bells and whistles on it. If nobody, at all, wants your app… then… what do we have? It’s Back to the drawing board, back to slumming it for weeks or months on end. The savvy thing to do is release to market, as quickly as you can, with a prototype. If the prototype doesn’t work out, guess what? You just saved precious hours of your time! Because if you’re going to fail, you might as well fail fast.
8. Stick To One Platform
Please, please, PLEASE stick to one platform. Cross-platform apps are a nightmare, riddled with bugs and trials. There’s a reason why the big guys (Microsoft, Apple, Samsung) stick to one platform. And… In the cases, they DO cross platforms… they have the money to fix mistakes.
9. Look For A Company That Can Design (And Develop!) Your App
This, I think, is where most app ideas fail: the creators never grew enough guts to venture out beyond the blueprints and drawing boards.
10. Don’t Stop Thinking
I’m telling you, the last (but most important) thing for you to do is: keep. Shoveling. Ideas. If one app fails – try one of the other billion ideas you had your first cup of coffee in the morning and your bathroom break. This is why you diversified in the first place. THIS is how you ensure success. You aren’t a failure until you stop moving, and stop improving – evolving. That’s the name of the game here. And it’s what separates worldwide-used apps from the abandoned dustbins of time.