Common mistakes when determining whether you will make money

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Common mistakes when determining whether you will make money

In my last article, I talked about how to figure out if you’ll make money from your online platform or app. This article looks at some common mistakes that people make when they’re assessing their idea. Given that the simple equation for making money is that revenue (number of sales x price) is greater than your cost, then there are … Read More

Will your platform or app make money?

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Will your platform or app make money?

The idea of building a platform or app and having this steady stream of passive income is very attractive prospect. Unfortunately, the question of how to make money from an app is not so clear cut. There are a lot of factors that affect success, but often the issue is that the numbers weren’t right in the first place. It … Read More

Does your platform or app solve a problem?

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Solve a Problem

Ultimately, a product or service exists to solve a problem, or it addresses a need or goal of the customer or user. Without that fundamental piece, a platform or app is doomed to failure. Understanding this is an important part of validating your idea.  This article looks at what to consider, and why it’s important to understand the problem your … Read More

What is a Wireframe?

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A wireframe is a drawing of a screen as it might appear on a website, an online platform or a mobile app. Wireframes are very powerful tools for describing what you want to build, and for illustrating your idea. In this article, I’ll explain the different types of wireframes and how you can use them to create your platform or … Read More

Idea validation isn’t much fun, but you should still do it

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As you may know, I’m a big advocate of idea validation – the activities around deciding whether you should pursue your idea. In a previous article, I talked about why it was important, and some ways that you can get an initial view of whether your idea is a good one. With alarming stats on small business and new product … Read More

Tips for building a web platform or mobile app

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Curious about how to get your web platform or mobile app developed?  There’s a lot to figure out and sometimes it helps to get a few pointers on what to look out for.  So, in order to get you going in the right direction, I wanted to share with you some tips to help you successfully complete your app-building project … Read More

Intro to Product and Software Development and Product Management (part 2 – at the beginning)

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In my last post, I introduced you to the concepts of product management, product development and software development. In this post, I want to bring it all together and explain what it means to a non-technical person starting on their app development journey. This all might seem a little daunting, so for now, here’s what you need to know: There … Read More