Have you dreamed about developing an iPhone app, but don’t know how? I can show you how with no programming experience.
App Academy is more than just an online course. It’s a comprehensive and interactive community with step-by-step videos, with constant support, to teach you a proven framework for developing a winning app idea, hiring the best team, and marketing your app.
When starting anything new, following how successful people have done it before, is the best approach. So I’ve put together lessons for you that share everything I’ve learned to developing an app that makes sales and gets downloads.
What would you do if you had more money and more free time?
Would you travel more or spend time with your family?
How would it feel if you woke up every day excited?
How would it feel to be earning money whether your playing, working, or sleeping?
Two years ago I just had an idea for an iPhone app, but no idea how to make it a reality. I have zero programming experience. I thought I would have to spend years learning how to create an iPhone app.
I learned about the power of outsourcing to develop my app and that’s what I did. I hired a team and seven months later my very first iPhone app was ready for sale in the App Store.
It was a huge risk for me, but at the time my life had no where to go but up. I was stuck in life, with no direction, no hope, and no motivation.
From the success of my first app, I’ve been able to start my own app business and develop more apps.
Through my circle of friends online, I’ve become known as the “app guy”. I’ve gotten lots of emails, requests for interviews, and done 1-on-1 consultations for people who want to do develop their very own iPhone app.
So I finally decided to take all my experience, knowledge and best advice and put it into one course designed to help even the most non-technical person develop an iPhone app.
So this sounds great so far, but you might think you can’t do this. I did surveys this year to find out what has been holding people back from developing an app.
These are reasonable objections.
But they’re also a lot simpler to solve than most think. And thanks to your feedback, I’ve built this course to address every one of them and plenty more.
Some of you may know my story already. I’ve tried just about every possible way to make money online. PPC, niche websites, affiliate marketing, Ebay business, and blogging. All failed.
I’ve looked for jobs in my city, but whenever I browsed the jobs, nothing sounded interested to me. I already had been working in the restaurant business since 2000, and I didn’t want to go from one job I hated to another job I hated, but in a cubicle.
In October 2010, after another stressful and frustration at work, I drove home angry at myself. For five years I had been wanting to change my life. My number one priority was to find a new career. I just kept hoping that one day I’d wake up with my life turned around. Just like in the movies.
That night I had enough of my current life. I came home and typed a note to myself. I reminded myself to that life was too short to be unhappy when working. I needed to start working hard every day to find my passion and reach my goals.
That year I came up with an idea for an iPhone app, but had no idea how to do it. I looked at programming books and free online courses, but it was like learning a foreign language to me. I didn’t have the patient or time to spend years learning how to be good at this.
One night while online, I came across Smartpassiveincome.com and immediately was hooked on Pat’s story and content. The next couple weeks I devoured his archives. I learned he had an app business he started with a friend and was doing thousands of dollars a day in sales. He had no idea how to program and outsourced all his work.
I knew about virtual assistants overseas, but didn’t know you could outsource work, especially iPhone app development.
This was how I was going to do it! I bought an ebook to learn the basics, since I had no idea how to develop an app or outsource. I started in January 2011 and on August 11, 2011, Photo 365 was live in the app store.
I spent $1,900 on it, which was a lot of money for me. My first goal was to make my money back, but even if I didn’t earn a single penny, I would be happy with the experience and knowing I had achieved one of my goals.
I anxiously check my sales every day. The first day I did $80.89, then $182.16, then $367.25 that Saturday. What was going on? I was so excited! It slowly started to decline until the following Wednesday when I only did $64.79.
I thought my app had reached its peak and would be lost in the App Store forever. Little did I know things were about to get really wild.
That next Thursday I noticed my app got featured on New and Noteworthy! Not only was it featured as one of the apps, but I was listed second!
The very next day, after I thought I’d be lost in the App Store never to be found, I did $684.47 in sales! It kept going up and that Sunday, I did $2,325.00 in sales.
I knew they only feature apps for one week so I was enjoying this while it lasted.
Then that Tuesday, I got an email from Apple Marketing saying they wanted some art assets for possible use. They couldn’t promise anything, but wanted it on hand in case. I called my brother, who is a Photoshop genius, to help me with this. Outsourcing more work, but this time it was free.
I made the 19 hour deadline and sent it in. Then I waited the next day when they updated all featured apps in the App Store.
I didn’t expect much because I had heard from other developers some had gotten the same email, but Apple never used their art assets.
Around 4pm EST, I was on a developers forum and saw I had a private message saying “Congrats!” I quickly went to the App Store on my iPhone and this is what I saw.
I was at work that time, but when I saw that I jumped up and down like I had won the lottery. Well I had hit the app lottery! The whole night my heart was racing. I got congratulations so from so many people from Facebook and Twitter. I could not stop smiling that night.
Usually big app companies with startup funding and employees make App of the Week. I don’t think Apple knew I was a guy living in Florida, that outsourced his work to the Ukraine and only spent $1,900.
It was Christmas every day that week. I couldn’t wait to wake up in the morning to check my sales. The week, I was featured, I earned $16,932.15. I still can remember the feeling like it was yesterday.
Over the next few weeks, I was featured as App of the Week all over the world. Over 45 countries!
I had quite a first month in the App Store. I was featured as New and Noteworthy, App of the Week, and What’s Hot in the US App Store, which is where everyone wants to be.
In the first 31 days my app was for sale, I had earned $33,993.77. To date, my app has earned $63,800.73
Now what would have happened if I didn’t even try? I had no experience and had never developed an app, but that didn’t stop me.
This turned into a possible way to make money into a business for me. So I started to learn more about it. I met other developers and learned from them. I hired more team members to work on more apps, and each time was another learning experience for me.
Developing an app is about taking action. You can’t imagine it in your head and hope one day to have it done. Though you will outsource the work to others, it doesn’t mean you are out of the picture.
With my course, I want to take out a lot of the guessing for you. I’ve been down this path many times before, and I can tell you what to do and what not to do.
App Academy is a 4-week course broken up into different modules. Each lesson is delivered by video and each step of the way you’ll have access to the private group I’ve created to ask questions and meet other app developers.
You can go through the course at your own pace. Once you join, you’ll have access to the lessons and community forever.
Here’s just an overview of some of the things I cover…
App Academy is for you if you…
“Benny’s guidance helped in every aspect of my app, from getting a great idea for my app, to outsource it with a developer, to make it more popular and increase sales.
At first I was not sure what kind of app I was going to develop. Benny helped me find a great idea and taught me to focus on a particular audience; as he stated “If your app is for everyone, then it’s for no one. Think of who your app is for.”
In developing my app, Benny provided me with specific strategies to find the right developer. Nowadays, there are a lot of scams online and this was one of my biggest concerns, how do I hire the right developer for my app? Well, he certainly provided me with good enough advice to hire an excellent developer for the execution of Motivation 365.
He has tremendous knowledge in app developing and his lessons will make the app of your dreams a reality! I highly recommend his lessons! Thanks Benny!”
-Ramon Valls, Motivation 365
App Academy is available now. Join and get access right away and start watching the videos.
I’ve seen online course from other app developers charging $497 up to $1997 to learn how to develop and outsource your app.
I want to put the risk on my shoulders and off yours. App Academy is giving you the best possible content, and I fully stand behind that. I’m here to help you develop your app and show you how to properly enter the app business.
If you commit to going through all the lessons, participate in the community, and within 60 days you feel what I’ve taught you isn’t useful to developing your app, I will refund your full purchase price. No questions asked.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at bennyhsu [at] gmail [dot] com