Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your mobile app needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the resource links below are affiliate links, which means that I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase from the links provided. This will be at no additional cost to you. I vow to only post things that I have used and have found useful myself and believe will be useful for others. Please do not spend money on these products/services unless you feel they will enrich your life, business and your goals!
 

Web Hosting

Bluehost: 99% of my apps have websites that are hosted on Bluehost. Why? Because it’s incredibly EASY TO USE with 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service – via phone and via chat. They are by far the gold standard and incredibly affordable. Click here to get a special discount off the regular price! 

Keyword Research

Long Tail Pro: This is a top-of-the-line keyword research tool.  People underestimate the use of long tail keywords in the App Store. Single word keywords have become overly saturated.  By targeting long tail keywords, it can significantly heighten the chance of ranking high because there is far less competition. Click here to get a special discount off the regular price!

Sensor Tower: Another great keyword research tool that shows you what the competition is using.

Outsourcing Work

Upwork:  Heralded as the best by many of the top developers.  I use this for almost all of my outsourcing needs.  Extremely easy to use.

99Designs: THE place to go to for all your graphic design needs.  The site is in a contest format.  You post what you need designed and people apply with their custom designs made to your liking and you select which you like best. Its as easy as that.

Email Subscriptions

AweberWithout a doubt the most powerful email opt-in service and marketing / broadcasting tool.  Use it and watch your fanbase grow.

Books

Business/Innovation

 

The Lean Startup:  Significantly increase your chances of success by applying lean mechanics.  This is a crucial read.

Hooked: This book will tell you the steps you need to take to build a habit forming product. It also mentions a few of the best apps and divulges in the tactics they took to get to the top.

The $100 Startup: Want to be your own boss but lack the proper funds? Use this to live the life you want.

Marketing

 

Trust Me, I’m Lying:  This will get you ahead of the competition. Author, Ryan Holiday, explains the ins and out of how the media functions and gives you actionable ways to capitalize on its flaws.  This is a MUST READ!

Growth Hacker Marketing: Another great read by the marketing whiz, Ryan Holiday. This book talks about how marketing should start at the design stage of your app. Imagine creating the next viral hit on a $0 budget.

1000 True Fans:  A free article by Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired Magazine. The article goes in depth about understanding your core market.

App Development

 

App Empire: How to create an app from start to finish without ANY programming experience. The bible on creating apps.

Productivity

 

The Power of Less: If you take on less, you get more done.  This is the bible on productivity.

Social Dynamics/Persuasion

 

The 48 Laws of Power:  Though highly controversial, this thought provoking read will give the power you need to get ahead of the competition.

Never Eat Alone: This book will help you establish the connections you need to succeed. Blur the lines between personal and professional relationships and you will go far. I used the tactics in this book to enhance my social network with media contacts to essentially get free press.

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