17: $30,000 in 30 Days: App Store Domination with Benny Hsu

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In episode 17 of The Side Hustle Show, veteran app entrepreneur Benny Hsu shares his insider tips on how to get app ideas, build them out (even if you don’t know how to code), launch them, and promote them in the App Store.

In 2011, Benny famously made $30,000 in 30 days from his first app. Now he has a portfolio of different apps and quit his job earlier this year to be a full-time “app-preneur.”

More importantly, he has a new excitement for life that simply wasn’t there before discovering this side hustle.

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I was lucky to run into Benny by chance at World Domination Summit, and I’m so glad I did because his story is really inspiring.

This interview is filled with tons of actionable advice for aspiring side hustle entrepreneurs and app developers, including:

  • The letter Benny wrote to himself to “Get Busy Living.”
  • Overcoming self-doubt and a string of side hustle failures.
  • How to validate your app idea.
  • Where to find developers and how to sort through all the bids.
  • How to test your app throughout development.
  • How to optimize your app for the best exposure in the App Store.
  • How to reach out to app review sites and bloggers to gain traction for your app.
  • Why Apple users are more attractive than Android users.
  • How the freemium model can work for you.
  • Benny’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.

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If you want to connect with Benny, check out his blog, Get Busy Living, or hit him up on twitter.

Do you have an app idea? Have you had any experience with the App Store? Let me know in the comments below!

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Nick Loper is a side hustle expert who loves helping people earn more money and start businesses they care about. He hosts the award-winning Side Hustle Show, where he's interviewed over 500 successful entrepreneurs, and is the bestselling author of Buy Buttons, The Side Hustle, and $1,000 100 Ways.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, Business Insider, MSN, Yahoo Finance, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Bankrate, Hubspot, Ahrefs, Shopify, Investopedia, VICE, Vox, Mashable, ChooseFI, Bigger Pockets, The Penny Hoarder, GoBankingRates, and more.

12 thoughts on “17: $30,000 in 30 Days: App Store Domination with Benny Hsu”

  1. Hey Nick, I’m an Android phone user who would like to subscribe to your podcast. But I don’t use iTunes, I used a generic podcast player. I just need the address for the “feed” (not for the written blog but just the podcast audio standalone). Do you have that? Thanks, Matt in Canada

  2. I have a couple of potentially viable app ideas but zero acumen or experience with coding or programming..just ideas. Where can I go from here without giving away my ideas with no return?

  3. Interesting – I feel I can build apps but have no ideas. I am the type of coder that If given the requirements of the app. I can get it done. Any Ideas?


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