I'm reading a book called 'App Empire' in which the author describes methods for building a mobile app based business. It's part of my 30 Day Expert blog learning exercise. In any case, there are some rather deep and thought provoking questions in the second chapter which I would like to answer here:
Q: What will I do with the newfound feedom that I'll have (when the app business takes off)?
A: Simple - spend it with my family. Even though I work from home most of the time, it seems like I miss out on a lot of the stuff that happens with Heather and the girls. I would love to be a bigger part of that.
Q: Who am I do this for? Why?
A: Again, simple - my family. I want to be able to give them everything they deserve and more - without having to consult the bank account first. If we decide to go out to dinner - fantastic. If we want to eat here - also great. If we need ot replace the sprinkler in the back yard we shouldn't have to wait for the next pay day. I want us to be free!
Q: How will being successful at this change the lives of my loved ones?
A: I'll be more available to them, which will hopefully be a good thing. I also hope that having enough funding to do the things we want to do, when we want to do them, will be liberating. It really sucks to not be able to get the things you need because you have to wait for your next paycheck.
Q; What am I commited to doing to guarantee my success?
A: This is actually the hard one. The best answer I can come up with quickly is to keep trying ideas and learning from them as I go. I recently had an idea for an app that let people find each other using their GPS coordinates. It turns out this app is already available - for free. Maybe I'll find a way to tweak the idea to make it better, but come up with something completely different. Who knows, but I'll just keep going and learning.
There you go, I have answered the five deep questions necessary to become an App Business God. What's next - more app ideas, and hopefully lots of learning about what makes for a really good app.