Are you someone who frequently uses apps to do a variety of things?
Have you ever thought about developing your own app?
Would you like a place to sell that app once you get it up and running?
Well, Product Hunt might be the place for you.
What Exactly is Product Hunt?
Product Hunt is a place where both apps developers and apps users meet. Apps developers are looking for those wishing to purchase their app, and apps users are looking for the latest apps that they cannot live without. There are also gadgets and other technology there as well; it is the apps that are the most popular item.
Available apps can be anything from tracking your running—if you are a runner—to using online tools to become more productive at work. Just scroll through some of the latest apps. There’s the Paragraphs app, a writing tool for Mac, and then there is ValueMyCV app, a tool to analyze how much you should be earning at your job.
You can also see a picture of the apps developer to the right of the app and a listing of their company and Twitter following. Product Hunt itself has quite a large Twitter following (@ProductHunt) where you can get the latest developments or engage with other apps users or apps developers.
There are collections of apps for several different categories including the art world, cooking, food, travel planning, and so many more being added daily. So, if you are an apps lover or developer, you will definitely want to sign up on this website.
While there are some technology developers, selling or at least showing interested individuals where to buy, there are also developers looking for testers and feedback. Developers are looking for feedback on their taglines, ease of use, navigation of their site, and a variety of things.
How Did Product Hunt Get Started?
Product Hunt was started in November 2013 by Robert Hoover, Director of Product at PlayHaven. He was an avid technology blogger and Twitter user. Just listening to his friends, he realized that there wasn’t one central place to get the latest technology news on new products as well as engage with the technology’s developer. Hence, Product Hunt was born.
Upon visiting Product Hunt’s website, it may look as if the site is rather bare or perhaps not even finished. The reason for this is Hoover wanted to keep the site simple. It is to be a place where people can quickly find out what is new, vote for it, follow up with comments or tweet it. Twitter is the only social media currently used, although it appears as if LinkedIn is also being slowly introduced.
The whole point is to not overwhelm site visitors with endless social media, endless links on a website, endless content and/or information that goes on and on. Keep the site focused and simple. Investors also go there to look for potential investment opportunities.
How Can Individuals Sign Up to Learn About the Latest Apps on Product Hunt?
At the top of the website, enter your email and then click Join. You will receive a daily email of the latest apps, technology, and gadgets—but that are new as of that day. You can then click through to the website and decide to download, vote, ask questions, Tweet or buy.
How Can an Individual Become An Apps Developer and Sell Apps?
Readers and clients ask me this all the time. While most of the apps developers are already working in the field of technology, I have heard stories of individuals paying someone (Upwork, Guru, Freelancer or a good client network) to develop an app for them. A good app should solve a problem, enhance a situation, and/or lend for better tracking or record keeping. If you believe you have done this, then by all means join forces with another already accomplished apps developer or pay to have an app designed for yourself, your idea or business.
Why Am I Even Mentioning This Site as A Way to Make Money?
I actually knew a client of another coach who had her own app developed. Businesses and ministries do it all the time. This client actually made a good deal of money once her idea was translated into an app. As a Profiting From Your Passions™ career coach, I am always helping clients find ways to make money, also known as income streams. An app could be a good passive income for you once you begin selling it and earning commissions or royalties on it. You wouldn’t have to work so darn hard after it starts selling to make an income stream.
Anyway, Product Hunt is a very interesting site to visit and engage. You might even find your favorite app lurking there. Apps that can also streamline your business(es) and simplify your life.