We’re diving into how to find app ideas that bring the best return on your investment, as well as the best simple app ideas that already did! Read on and find out how to profit.
Do you have a great idea? Something you’ve been stewing on for a while that you just know would make it big if you had the chance to execute.
We live in the age of ideas. These days, if you’ve got a great idea but you can’t create it yourself due to lack of time or skill, you’re not going to be left in the dust.
There’s always someone out there waiting to help you bring your idea to life.
Maybe you want to get into the app business but you don’t know where to start? You’re not a developer, but you use apps all the time and you love them!
Maybe you’ve come up with the next popular game or tool but you just don’t know how to make it. Or, you know the next great idea is out there, it’s on the tip of your tongue, you just haven’t quite grasped it yet.
Unfortunately, we can’t give you all the answers.
We can’t tell you which app will be the next Pokemon Go. But, there are a few things we can teach you to help you come up with simple app ideas that can actually make you money.
And we can tell you how to get your next great app idea made and put out into the world.
Read on to learn more.
How To Create Simple App Ideas That Can Make Money
Creating your own app is totally overwhelming. We get it. That’s why not everybody is up for the task. But luckily you are and you see the value in creating apps.
You love apps, your friends love apps, maybe even your mom finally upgraded to a smartphone and loves playing Words with Friends.
You know there’s a future in making good apps whether it’s a game, a productivity tool, etc.
But how do you come up with the perfect app idea?
First off, remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. And it’s not easy, but you don’t have to create it all by yourself.
You just have to come up with some simple app ideas of your own and find a way to get it made.
That’s oversimplifying the process, but it’s really possible to make money off your own app. These are a few pointers to get you started on creating your own simple app ideas.
Start with Your Skills
OK, maybe you’re not a website, software, or app developer. Again, that’s perfectly fine! We can create your app for you. You just have to come up with a simple app idea.
Here’s where to start brainstorming.
Start with your skills. What are you good at? What topic do you know better than most anybody else?
What industry are you in and do you love working in it? This is the perfect place to start brainstorming.
What are your strengths?
Make a list of your top five strengths, skills, hobbies and interests. Are you a nutrition guru or maybe you’re crazy about fitness? Are you the grammar queen or unusually good at puzzles and games?
Are you a nutrition guru? Or maybe you’re crazy about fitness? Are you the grammar queen or unusually good at puzzles and games?
Whatever it is you’re good at and love doing, it’s probably a good place to start. at your strengths, skills, and interests and write down any idea that pops into your mind, even the crazy ones.
Take a close look at your list of top five strengths, skills, and interests and write down any idea that pops into your mind, even the crazy ones.
Then, you can cross-check these ideas with the competition out there in the industry. Are there a few big players taking up this space?
Also, research your idea in the app store, find out if there are a ton of other apps already fulfilling your idea.
Is there anything in your list that’s particularly interesting and looks like it has low competition in the market? Great!
Now you can more easily move onto the next step.
Look for a Need to Fill
If you know your industry inside out, then you probably know the problems people in your industry are facing.
Is there a problem you have faced in your life where you thought, “If I could just invent this tool, I could solve this!”
Most successful businesses get to where they are because they found a specific need to fill.
With a little research and industry knowledge, you can find a need to fill or solve a problem with simple app ideas.
If you cannot think of something off the top of your head, that’s OK! Most of the best inventions and solutions did not just pop up out of nowhere.
Here’s how you can figure it out.
Observe Like a Madman
Observing is a good habit to form if you want to be an entrepreneur of any kind.
If you want to fill a need, solve a problem, sell a product or service etc. You should always be on the lookout for opportunities.
Observe your own daily habits and tasks, and observe others like a hawk… to an extent. Don’t create problems where there isn’t really a demand for a solution.
Make sure your product solves a problem that people are actively experiencing and would pay you to fix for them.
Try to think creatively and look for outside the box solutions. Develop a habit of making a note every day of something you struggled with or something you notice others struggle with and try to come up with a practical or unique solution.
After doing this for a while, you will start to notice patterns and maybe even a common theme that you can’t get off your mind. That’s what you should chase down.
Flip Old and Outdated Apps
If your strengths, skills, and interests don’t line up with an existing problem that you could solve with minimal competition, there is another way you can come up with simple app ideas.
Consider flipping old and outdated apps, somewhat like flipping houses, only without rotting roofs and bad plumbing.
App flipping has shown to produce $1,000 in revenue above the average $500 it costs to buy and flip.
Just remember, you don’t have to create this thing on your own. There are easier ways to make money by making apps.
Ready to turn your simple app ideas into real income? Get started with BrainyApps today.
Find Your Inner Genius,
Deron | co-founder @ BrainyApps