After completing #2 Hire App Developer iPhone (Part 1), I went on to register myself on the following site:
This was the recommended platform to use by the App Empire group. This was also the first platform I used initially for about 1 week before I jump to other platforms. The developer that responded were okay but not to my expectation. One thing to note was that Odesk require you to put a value if you were going for a fixed cost project, therefore you must have some sort of gauge on how much it would cost.
1) Set a blowing mindset for your app business
2) Deciding your business plan
3) Idea for mobile app
4) Preparing for your app business
You are ready to hire your first developer!!
When I was planning to hire my first developer I was pretty excited and a little worried I might hire some bad developer.
Basically what I did was to follow the steps highlighted by Chad Mureta from app empire (More information could be found here #2 iPhone Apps Business).
Starting an app business is fun and do have its challenges as well.
I will be discussing some of the steps that I felt would be tremendous time saver if you take them in the correct sequence.
1) Register your business account locally first as this might take several rounds of going back and forth with the authorities.
-> For me I registered for a LLP (Limited liability partnership).
First of all I must emphasize the importance of following either a group of liked minded people or getting a mentor.
This will definitely reduce a lot of guessing work and help tremendously to push yourself forward faster.
Before joining the app empire group (read more about it here), I used to think it is very important to have a brilliant app idea in order to succeed or even to try to build your first app.
Before you start going crazy to build your first app, what I realised is that you need to focus on a business plan.
For myself I asked the following question:
1) Who am I targeting?
2) What do I intend to achieve?
After several discussion with my wife, we decided to target parents like ourselves and the objective is to build apps that are fun and it does not have to take too much brain power to use
Steps to Success
Nowadays the app store are getting more and more crowded so it will pose some difficulty to shine among your competitors or even to get someone to use your app.
I wanted to build an app ever since I bought my iphone 3G way back in 2008.
So did I ever managed to get it started……..
Never, I put it off so many times and I think I borrowed the iphone apps development books more than once.
What is stopping me then?
I gave myself too many reasons not to get started, below are some of the thoughts I had:
1) The Apps Store are too overcrowded with apps.
2) I have totally no clue what to build.
Recent weeks were not so smooth sailing for me as I had several losing trades after my previous Sugar win #1.1 Second Sale For Sugar. This has definitely taken a hit on my confidence level.
Nevertheless I thought of updating my progress for both my weekly options and futures options venture thus far.
Weekly options: -$337.46 (I could not show the exact details of the trades as they were given by a mentor from a course. #1 Weekly options on stocks)
Futures options: -$4174.67 (Trades taken as shown below)
APPRENEUR -> An apps entrepreneur, a person that profits from selling apps.
This were mentioned both in Chad Mureta’s blog and from Tim Ferriss’s (author of The 4-Hour Workweek) blog.
For the past 1 to 2 years, I have been very interested to get into starting an iPhone Apps.
However due to the initial difficulty in learning a new programming language, very tight competition and lots of other excuses :P, I did not pursue any further.