A guide to building wealth by designing, creating, and marketing a successful app across any platform
Chad Mureta has made millions starting and running his own successful app business, and now he explains how you can do it, too, in this non-technical, easy-to-follow guide. App Empire provides the confidence and the tools necessary for taking the next step towards financial success and freedom. The book caters to many platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.
This book includes real-world examples to inspire those who are looking to cash in on the App gold rush. Learn how to set up your business so that it works while you don't, and turn a simple idea into a passive revenue stream.
- Discover marketing strategies that few developers know and/or use
- Learn the success formula for getting thousands of downloads a day for one App
- Learn the secret to why some Apps get visibility while others don't
- Get insights to help you understand the App store market
App Empire delivers advice on the most essential things you must do in order to achieve success with an app. Turn your simple app idea into cash flow today!
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About the Author
Chad Mureta is the founder of Empire Apps, and cofounder of T3 Apps and Best Apps, mobile application businesses that he created without a background in technology. Within two years and while traveling all over the world, he spearheaded the development and marketing of forty-six apps, which were downloaded over 35 million times worldwide. As an author, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur, Mureta's unique insight, experience, and tenacity have enabled him to make his businesses thrive, all while in his twenties.
Table of Contents
Introduction How I Accidentally Became an App Millionaire xiii
The Happiest People on Earth xiii
The Appreneur Lifestyle xiv
Starting from a Hospital Bed xv
Game Plan xvii
The Real Question xvii
Chapter 1 The Treasure in Your Hand: Why Mobile Apps Can Make You Rich 1
A Bigger Opportunity than the Internet! 4
Ludicrous Speed 6
Take Advantage of This Phenomenon Now 8
The Players 8
Google Android 11
Setting Up Shop 11
Future Trends 12
Build a Gold Mine 13
Chapter 2 Install This First: The App Millionaire Mindset 15
Winning Beliefs in the App Business 18
Create a Golden Mindset 22
Qualities of a Winning Mindset 23
Chapter 3 Discover the New World: The App Store 33
Gathering Intelligence 37
Read Between the Apps 39
Two Types of Apps 41
App Discovery 42
How Developers Make Money 44
The Impulse Buy 47
Hooking the Customer 50
Traits of Successful Apps 51
Serious Fun 54
Chapter 4 Your Golden App-ortunity: How to Create Hit Apps 57
Don’t Fall in Love with Your Idea 60
Stop Hatin’, Start Emulatin’ 62
Learn from Existing Apps 66
Narrowing Down Your Ideas 67
Timing Is Everything 69
Taking Small Steps 70
Chapter 5 You’re the Brains and They’re the Brawn: How to Hire Great Programmers 73
The Importance of Programmers 76
What to Look for in Programmers 77
Finding and Selecting Programmers 82
How to Convey Your Idea 88
Testing Hired Programmers 90
How to Manage Programmers 93
How to Test Your Apps 95
Chapter 6 Sex App-eal: Marketing Basics to Attract More Buyers 99
Dressed to Kill 103
App Title 104
The Power of Free Apps 112
Course Correcting 112
Chapter 7 Keeping Score: What to Measure to Win the App Game 115
The Stats that Matter 118
Tools for Tracking Stats 121
Using Stats to Your Advantage 123
Paying Attention to Reviews 127
Cutting Your Losses 128
Chapter 8 Ninja Techniques that Will Grow Your Business: Advanced Marketing Tips and Tricks 131
Hitting a Plateau 134
Your App Network 134
Nag Screens 135
Promo Pages 139
Push Notifi cations 143
Your Developer Network 144
Paid Traffic 147
Chapter 9 Show Me the Money! Monetizing Your Apps 149
The Three Revenue Models 152
Banner Advertising 154
Affi liate Marketing 158
In-App Purchases 162
Translating Your Apps 165
Reinvesting in Your Business 168
Your BackEnd 169
Selling Your App Business 170
Chapter 10 Cruise Control: How to Automate and Monitor Your Business 173
Be Dispensable 176
Setting Up Your Team 177
Remote Management 180
Outsourcing Your Life 180
The Seven Pillars of an App Business 181
Your Daily Routine 185
Afterword: JUMP! 187
Market News and Research 191
Help Guides and Tutorials 192
Top Mobile App Development Outsourcing Sites 193
Developer Platforms 193
About the Author 197
Finding and Selecting Programmers: A Questions Checklist
• How long have you been developing apps?
• How many apps have you worked on?
• Can I see the apps that you've worked on?
• What is your website?
• Can you share references from past app projects?
• How soon can you start?
• How long will it take to get a quote? Is it a flat-fee quote?
• What time do you usually work? What are your hours? (factor in any time difference)
• What's frustrating for you when working with clients?
• Are you working with a team? What are their skills?
• Can you create graphics, or do you have somebody who can?
• Can I see examples of the graphic work?
• What's your payment schedule?
• Can you create milestones tied to payments?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After his accident, the author rose from the ashes and systematically built his own app powerhouse that allowed him to design a new and more fulfilling life. If you're interested in owning, designing, and running a mobile app business, this book combines a crash course in mobile app ideas/development/marketing, an entrepreneur's guide, a motivational speaker, a career coach, and the author's inspirational story. Easy to read, relatively non-technical, and filled with "what has worked well" for the author's app business, this book gives you a blueprint to build on, and suit to your own business aspirations and personal style.
Great book! Chad id an insiration to me! Great intro to this business and lifestyle!
The author spells out what he had done to be successful. Practical advice
Very great book !!!