This post is part of a series on building a business with no effort. Check out part one here!
Apologies for the delay – I was dealing with security issues, server migrations, and some other life craziness. However, the project continued during the hiatus, and there’s a lot to share
In the last post, we wondered: which demographic is most likely to pay for an app? Well, thanks to Fiverr seller wilddaniela88, we now know. And the answer is:
“Young, middle-class people are the most avid smartphone users, with 93% of them accessing their phone at least once a day to avoid being bored.”
Next step: zeroing in on our target demographic
Now that we know who to build an app for, we need to know what the demographic would want to use a mobile app for. The best technology companies are usually those that solve people’s real problems. For example, Uber exists to remedy transportation woes, Google helps people find what they’re looking for on the web, and Wikipedia brings free knowledge to the world. So, our new startup should be one that solves the problems of young people in the middle class!
Our next step will be finding a researcher to determine these problems. After some thinking, I’ve decided to specify an age range of 18-25. This is because there are many laws in different companies limiting the data that companies can store of minors, such as COPPA in the United States and PIPEDA in Canada. Enforcing a user age of 18+ means we don’t have to worry about those restrictions. Youth online privacy isn’t something to take lightly, both for ethical and business reasons. Even Disney is in the crosshairs for violations of such codes!
So, our next step is to contact a research to ask them what problems are faced by people in the middle class between the ages of 18-25. I’m looking forward to seeing what they say!
PS: Wilddaniela88’s work was impressive and thorough. Her turnaround time was quick, and she included a large report on mobile phone usage. Hopefully we have as much luck with every seller!
Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear what you think, give me a shout in the comments or on twitter!