Do you know that actually anyone can easily create an iPhone apps and make money? In fact, a 9 year old boy from Singapore just did that and has sold over 4,000 downloads of his “Doodle Kids” game.
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How did Steve Demeter make almost $250,000 in profits in just a few weeks?
He created “Trism” – a remarkably inventive puzzle game app that appeal to a general audience. His app is entertaining, clean and unobtrusive.
It was that simple idea that skyrocketed him to the top of the iPhone app success list.
His team? Himself, mainly, with a little bit of help from a friend and a contracted designer (whom he paid only $500.)
For the average person who want to know how to make money with iphone apps, the process is strategic, intentional, and straight forward. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Develop an app that is focused, practical, and small in size. The smaller the app file, the faster it will run and the more enticing it is to potential buyers. If the app is too big, buyers might not have room for it on their iPhone, causing fewer people to buy it, and you might not make as much money with your iPhone app.
Avoid letting extra features sneak into your app. If they are important, save them, and after the initial release of your app, release a premium version with the extra features. This will allow you to sell the simpler release (for those who need a smaller app), but also have a more extensive app that you can charge more for.
Keep it small, keep it simple, and create an app that people can use over and over again.
Submit your app to the Apple Web App Directory. Apples Web app directory is the premiere listing of the newest applications. You wont find much traffic on other directories, so you should submit to the Apple directory. Once you submit, wait for Apple to review your app. This review is merely to see if your app is usable and functions correctly.
Once Apple reviews your app which takes about a day theyll put your app at the top of their chronological list. Youll get a lot of hits for the first few days because of your apps place at the top of the directory list. This is the most crucial part of your total revenue because its when your app will be seen the most and you will make the most money with iPhone apps.
Resubmit your App. Apple will relist your app at the top of the directory if you resubmit your app with revisions. Fill out a resubmission form and fill out the Whats New section. Even if your revisions are small and simple, you should still resubmit your product. This will increase visibility, placing you at the top of the directory list once again.
Always resubmit your app on a Thursday or Friday. Apple doesnt list apps during weekends, so the ones listed on Thursday and Friday stay at the top of the list the longest.
All of these steps WILL help your iPhone app gain exposure and buyers, but they dont guarantee the success of your product. You MUST have a compelling, concise, practical, and efficient app. If your app fits this mold and you follow these steps, you will have success. The key is coming up with a good idea, but the trick is showing your app to the world once it is created. If you can do this, you will make money with your iPhone apps.