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How Many Operational Options Do You Have?
Now that you have decided that you want to flip a mobile application, you need to decide which way you are going to do this. You do not necessarily have to complete the process alone; there are several other options and each has its benefits, depending on your preferences.
The most straightforward and quickest way to flip a mobile application is to Do It Yourself. Ideally, this is for people who want to execute a small idea through a small-scale project, and have lesser time and budget to spend. These may also be people who do not have any long-term plans in the app flipping field and are simply looking to make some quick money. If this is the case with you, DIY is the best way.
If your app idea is very simple, you can simply resort to popular DIY websites that do not require much expertise. However, there will still be a few key things that you will need to keep in mind if you are planning to flip an application yourself.
Source Code – Even if you are planning to flip only one small application, you will need to buy a source code. Since you are planning to work alone, you must invest sufficient time in searching for the most ideal source code for your app, which is one that will allow you to execute your idea and make the required changes perfectly.
Use tutorials – Since you do not have anyone to help you, you can, instead, use online tutorials. These are often highly precise and will give you all the information you need. Ideally, you should make sure that you go through multiple tutorials before beginning the flipping process, so that you will be familiar with every aspect of it.
Personal marketing – If you are using the DIY method, your marketing will probably be small scale. In this case, the best way to market your app is to start from personal contacts. Start advertising your application on your personal social media pages, and ask your contacts to share the details with their friends and family. For a small budget and less time, personal social media pages are the best marketing platforms.
The second method comes in when you cannot or do not want to flip an application yourself. In such a case, the solution is simple: outsource the task to someone else! This means that you can give someone the basic guidelines, and pay them to do the job for you. In this case, it is imperative to make sure that you find the right person to do the job for you. This is because finding the wrong person or company can cost you a lot of time and money spent in vain.
For this, you can go to freelancing websites and post projects outlining the basic requirements for your project. You can then interview applicants and finalize the one you think will be the best. Make sure that you choose someone with prior reviews and testimonials, since you do not want to be stuck with a fraudulent freelancer. Ideally, you must not pay the freelancer before you receive the final project, though you should provide some security.
Outsourcing should be selected as your major method based on the following factors:
Larger budget – Naturally, if you have a larger budget to expend on your application, you can spend some of it on a freelance developer. However, you need to be sure that your expected profits will be enough to cover these costs. You must also keep in mind that outsourcing does not allow you to completely leave the job to the freelancer. You must give them a perfect outline to ensure that you will get exactly what you are looking for, and revisions will not be necessary.
Lesser time – If you do not have enough time on your hands to execute your app idea, you can find someone who does have enough time to spend on it and trust them with the job. You will receive the final product without having to spend hours flipping and creating an application!
Less expertise – Not everyone knows how to flip an application. While it can certainly be learnt, not everyone has the time or the will to do so. If you have an idea for a brilliant application but have no clue how to execute it, you can hire someone who does have the expertise to do so. All you have to do is to rightly pay for the skills.
Complex app idea – Sometimes, you may have the time as well as the expertise, but still need help. If, for instance, your app idea is too complex and needs some help, even if it is just a second opinion, it is ideal to get it. Hiring someone to help you straighten out your ideas and execute them in the best fashion possible will yield great results for you.
- Manage A Team
The third option is to create and manage an entire team that will help you with your app development process. Naturally, this requires a lot more time and effort, and is not suitable for all beginners trying to flip an application. You should choose this option if:
You have a large company idea – If you are planning to manage a team, your main focus should not be one small application but the establishment of an app development company itself. Naturally, you cannot form a team simply for one small-scale project. You must, therefore, have long-term goals.
Larger budget – You must also understand that running a team has a lot of costs. There are several people that you need to pay for their work. In such a case, one application may not produce enough returns to cover your costs. Operating in the long-run, however, will cause your profits to rise over your fixed costs and give you consistent results, provided that the performance remains consistent. You must, therefore, be patient and have several app ideas in the pipeline if you decide to manage a company.
Managing skills – An idea is not enough to form a company, even if you have perfect plans. You also need the skills to be a manager. It can consume a lot of time, energy and skills to manage a company, and you should only resort to this option if you are sure that you have the required leadership and management skills.