5 Reasons to Start a Mobile App Reselling BusinessThe mobile app industry not only grows regularly, but it evolves like we never expected it to. Small businesses now use mobile apps for online transactions, and corporations implement internal mobile apps to ensure employees communicate with each other or have access to essential documents.
Mobile apps don’t require any introduction, but what about building them and turning the process into a mobile app reselling business?
Is an opportunity like this lucrative? Are you required to have extensive training in coding languages or development in general?
Luckily, the evolution of mobile app building technologies allows everyone with the drive to operate an app agency the tools required. The title “mobile app reseller” implies you’re generating apps on a platform that’s not your own.
In short, you pay for the hosting, design tools, marketing elements, themes, and everything that makes it possible to develop a mobile app. These apps are “resold” to your clients, whether churches, photographers, radio stations, or restaurants.
If that sounds appealing, keep reading to learn about the top reasons to start a mobile app reselling business.
High Demand for Mobile App DevelopmentThe first question to ask about a new business is whether or not there’s a demand for the product or service. With mobile apps, we find the answer with studies and keyword search volumes. As it’s been over the past several decades, the mobile app business is still thriving. Each year we see record numbers, boosts in the number of app users, and new adopters from firms to consumers.
Take a look at the Google Ads keyword search to see how common it is for people to search for keywords like “mobile app development,” Android app development,” and “app development companies.”
Thousands of searches come in every day where brands are seeking out help with constructing mobile apps for various functions.
You can also complete a search like this for your geographical area to evaluate whether or not your location renders results for companies seeking development help.
The Business Mobile App Market Continues to GrowThat’s great. The industry is popular, but what’s in store for the future? Do we see the market growth regularly?
The answer to that is yes.
A Google Trends search for “mobile app development” presents how interest in this type of development has a consistently growing trend.
Right before the Coronavirus, this keyword was seeing its peak popularity. It dipped a bit after the virus struck, but the demand is still remarkably high. Not to mention, the graph’s curve is already turning towards a growing trend again.
Searches don’t display the entire picture. Business owners crave revenue results. Those business owners include you, any clients you sign, and other types of app developers for games.
Since 2014, worldwide app revenues beat the previous year’s numbers. Projections show that 2023 may reach close to 1 trillion dollars for mobile app revenues.
Mobile App Reselling is Inexpensive and Offers High MarginsA great cost example comes from the iBuildApp Reseller program, which starts at $249 per month for ten apps. The Reseller plan sells for $449 per month for 30 apps, while the Agency option is $5,995 per year for 50 apps.
These numbers may not mean much to you at first but think about it from a reseller’s perspective. App developer pricing varies quite a bit. However, all you must do to break even is to have enough clients to cover that $249 or $449 per month.
Let’s say you decide to offer a “low-cost leader” pricing plan, listing your apps at $200 per month. With the iBuildApp Reseller plan, getting three clients already renders a monthly profit.
You’ll want a healthy list of more than three clients, but an example like that shows how easy it is to make legitimate money with app reselling.
It’s Easy to Build Mobile AppsA mobile app reseller program incorporates complete designing systems with themes, visual builders, and features to add to your apps. For instance, you can go through a theme library to search for an industry design that fits for your clients.
As you can see, the travel themes from iBuildApp are sleek, ready to edit, and made just for that industry.
The app reseller features work similar to a visual builder, where you decide on the features need for your client. Then, you sift through the library of prebuilt modules for functions like selling online, collecting forms, and listing social media information.
The list from iBuildApp is a long one, but the image below highlights top features like login pages, Google Maps, and Events. As mentioned, each element is already coded and developed for you. All you have to do is activate the features you want and impress your clients with the functionality.
An excellent example of an easy-to-use feature is the Mobile Shopping Cart. A click of the “Use It” button installs a beautiful shopping cart for adding products and processing payments through the mobile app.
There’s no need to activate a complicated eCommerce platform and use it separately to your mobile app.
It’s Easy to Market AppsApp resellers find substantial benefits in the marketing features as well. Yes, some marketing is done by word-of-mouth, paid ads, or even going to trade shows. Yet, reseller programs, like the one from iBuildApp, include several options for marketing an app without much effort at all.
As the resellers, you can wow clients by giving them access to the marketing module. They then have buttons for sharing apps on social media, embedding apps on their websites, and creating landing pages, just to name a few.
Start Making Money as a Mobile App ResellerWith low upfront capital (and training) required, it’s often a no-brainer to think about engaging on a new business adventure like app reselling. If you have any questions about getting started making your own apps, let us know in the comments below!
Joe Warnimont is a Chicago-based writer with a focus on mobile app development, WordPress, and eCommerce tools. When not riding his bike in Chicago, he’s camping in Wisconsin.