Starting is hard, but when you have potential customers interested in your app you will start! Here is how I got customers, to motivate myself to finally start on something.
For some reason I found it very hard to start.
I got loads of ideas, but when I started working on those ideas I saw all kinds of problems that I thought were hard to fix for me, so yeah you guessed what happened😂
My idea was an app, for a pretty small market (people that work around inland shipping in the Netherlands) with all kinds of features that are hard to explain to people that aren’t from that market. I know that market really well, because my dad works in it and I know they are, a few years behind in some things.
The idea was already 2 months old, I already bought the domain, but one day out of the blue, while I was managing my other insta accounts (1.5 mil reach per week) I figured, how hard can it be to make an insta account for this idea, since I know how to grow on insta (well, I like to think that😂), so I tried it.
After I made the account and got a free logo I was browsing though my phone to find a picture for my first post. I picked a random picture of a ship, and because it wasn’t clear from the picture I asked what ship is this? The daily challenge was born (pure coincidence, I would have never thought of that!)! People love guessing what ship it is, since it is knowledge you obtain by working for a long period in that market. (Basically a way to flex how much they know😂)
After 3 days I had 500 followers (which is probably about 30% of the total people that work in that specific market and are on insta), I have 3 companies that contacted me and wanted to work together and tens of people asking for when the app is coming (which, I didn’t even start making yet😂)
With my posts and stories I now develop the app basically with my future customers. Because I make the app with Adalo I can create features in hours, even minutes and I am way to optimistic saying I can finish it in two months:)
But, atleast I started and in the process got some customers!
(All without even a start of the app itself)
So I would say, got an idea? Make a social media account, and follow your future customers!
Thanks for reading! It is basically my first post here, probably not the quality you are used to😂