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                                         Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - What Is New With The 3G........................................................................ 4
Chapter 2 - What Are I-Phone Applications ................................................................ 6
Chapter 3 - How To Create I-Phone Applications ....................................................... 7
Chapter 4 - Working With Someone Else .................................................................... 9
Chapter 5 - Making Money With Ads ........................................................................ 11
Chapter 6 - Using An Apple Account ........................................................................ 13
Chapter 7 - Copywriting Software ............................................................................. 15
Chapter 8 - Building A Brand .................................................................................... 17
Chapter 9 - Creating Custom Applications For the I-Phone ...................................... 19
Chapter 10 - Other Methods Of Application Distribution ......................................... 21
Chapter 11 - How To Market You 3G I-Phone Applications .................................... 23
Chapter 12 - Follow The Trends And Do Your Homework ...................................... 27

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Chapter 1 - What Is New With The 3G
The I-Phone 3G is the third generation of the I-Phone, the technological wonder made by
Apple that some say will soon replace the laptop. Unlike traditional cell phones, the I-
Phone is used for much, much more. It is a gateway to the internet. When you use the I-
Phone, you can get music, videos, answer emails, play games and chat, to name a few
things. There are hundreds of I-Phone applications available for this product.

Most people who have the I-Phone 3G are very happy to add to their I-phone
applications. They are constantly looking for new applications that they can use and even
share with friends. These can be anything from a game, a quiz, sending virtual gifts to
friends, videos, music and more. Those who have some type of computer knowledge, or
are able to follow software direction to create applications for the I-Phone can make a
decent amount of money with selling I-Phone applications. This can even occur online,
right on the Apple site.

If you are not familiar the I-Phone 3G, take a look at it. You can use the touch screen to
get to wherever you want to go online. You can even use this device for GPS tracking, if
you have the necessary applications. Some of new features of the 3G I-Phone include:

   More initial applications
   Better graphics
   Touch screen capability
   Better sound

The 3G is the latest of the I-Phone generations. Many of the applications that were made
for older I-Phones are still used in this newest version. Apple usually makes products
that can be used for long periods of time and do not require constant updates.
Applications that you create for the 3G I-Phones will also most likely be used with newer
generations of this product.

If you have an I-Phone 3G, you should check out the applications as well as the
applications that are available online for the device. Some of the popular applications to
download onto the I-Phones include:

   Chat Options
   News Streams
   Instant Messaging
   Music videos
   Video creation

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And a lot more. It seems that new applications are being added to the repertoire for the
3G I-Phone every day. And they are. Video gifts, quizzes, games and fun are limited
only by the imagination of those who use the product. If you have ever created an
application on Facebook, you understand that it is not difficult, even if you are not a
computer genius.

Most likely, you get pleasure when someone uses your applications that you create on
Facebook. The difference between creating those applications and those for the I-Phone
is that you can actually make money when creating I-Phone 3G applications in more than
one way. You can make money by coming up with a fun application that everyone will
want to use as well as make money on free applications on which you place ads.

There are also many ways that you can distribute your I-Phone applications for free or for
pay. We will discuss the ways that you can distribute and sell your applications for the I-
Phone later in this book.

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Chapter 2 - What Are I-Phone Applications
There is no end in sight to I-Phone applications. They range from finding stock quotes to
playing an interactive video game. There are thousands of I-Phone applications and more
around all of the time.

Some of the interesting I-Phone applications include:

   Interactive video games that you play with other users
   Interactive sound that will tell you the name of a song when you put the phone up to it
   Ability to unlock car and house doors
   Ability to get onto Facebook
   Creating videos
   Creating photo slideshows
   Symbols and sounds to use in chat
   Ability to chat
   Virtual gifts
   GPS navigation system
   Theft alarm

These are just a few of the I-Phone applications that are already available. You can find
them at various places online or you can find them at the Apple website. The sky is truly
the limit when it comes to creating I-Phone applications.

Most 3G I-Phone applications fulfill a need that someone has, even if it is a creative need.
There are so many ideas for I-Phone applications that are only hampered by imagination.
The old saying that if you can think it, it can be done, applies heavily to this system. If
you can think of something that would make sense on an I-Phone for an application, then
chances are that you can create it using software that is made for this purpose.

In order to create I-Phone applications that people will want to use and will earn you
money, you need to think about what the needs are of others. If you can latch onto an
idea, then you need to bring it to fruition with your I-Phone applications.

A great many I-Phone applications are created out of necessity. If you happen to be
using the I-Phone, for example, you may find that you need to do something for which
there is no application. Just think, if you have a need for a certain application for the I-
Phone 3G, so might other people. This is how most good products are invented. There is
a need that needs to be fulfilled by a product. Someone with an imagination can make a
lot of money when they combine their imagination with their own special talent and
create an I-Phone application to make money.

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Chapter 3 - How To Create I-Phone Applications
The easiest way to create an I-Phone application is to purchase software that is made for
this purpose. If you can follow the prompts on a software package, you can create your
own I-Phone application. This is the best way that you can get started with this process.
An I-Phone application is called a widget. It is software that is relatively easy to create.
You can go to Google and download software for creating Widgets and use that to create
your application. You will create your I-Phone application by using software that you
download to your own computer. The widget or application will be created on your own

It is not difficult to get widget tools. You can get gadgets or widgets, both are on Google
and Yahoo respectively. You can also get generic widget software to create your
application. If you decide to create and distribute through the Apple site, you can
download an application builder that gives you all of the tools that you need to create
your own widget and get started with building the widget, debugging it and also
distributing it. You will need to go through the debug step before you can upload your
application to your Apple account.

If you are very tech savvy, you might want to create your own application by using basic
internet tools. You can download free tools that will enable you to create your own
applications. Many of the applications for the I-Phone are internet related. By working
with a site and basic I-Phone technology skills, you can create an I-Phone application. If
you can build a widget, you can make money on it by selling it outright on your own
website, without having to use the Apple site.

You can get free I-Phone application software by looking for web software that you can
download for free. The same software that can be used for web design and other web
applications on your computer can be used to make applications for your I-Phone.

If you have application creation software for your website, you are all set. You should
create the application on your own computer website and then download it to your I-
Phone. Creating applications for the I-Phone are just like creating anything for a website.

If you do not have a website, you should get one. Whereas it used to be very expensive
to have a website designed years ago, much has changed. There are many web
applications out there that will help you design your own website. You can also
download applications for free. If you have a website, chances are that your hosting site
will have tools that you can use to not only create your site, but also to create applications
for your I-Phone. You can download the applications that you create on your computer
to your I-Phone just as you would download any other application. You can choose to
use the application for yourself, or you can also choose to distribute it to others.

There are various web tools that you can use for free online. You should look for web

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tools that are both PC and Mac compatible. Just as the I-Pod is compatible with both PC
and Mac users, you should be sure that the tools you use are compatible with a Mac

Creating applications is not difficult. Once you understand how to use software that can
create the applications that you want, you can usually find tutorials online. Make your
first application an easy one, such as a feed from a local news site. This will give you a
general idea of the basic components of the I-Phone application.

If you have web design knowledge, it will be even easier for you to create an I-phone
application. If you do not have any ability when it comes to web design or are not
computer savvy, but have some great ideas on I-Phone applications that you can create,
you can still do so by working with a partner.

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Chapter 4 - Working With Someone Else
If you do not have someone else with whom you want to work when it comes to creating
your I-Phone apps, then you can find a partner. The best place to find a partner is to go
online and look for a freelance web designers. You can find them in a number of
different places. You can look for them at places like www.getafreelancer.com or
www.elance.com. These are two websites that connect those who want the services of a
freelancer with the freelancer.

You should not put your whole idea out there when you ask for bids for your job. You
should look for someone who has experience with I-Phone application design. Chances
are that you will get many bids from those who are interested in your project. Look for
references as well as samples of their work before hiring anyone to design your I-Phone

After you have hired someone to work with you in your I-phone application, the next step
is to get them to sign a disclosure statement. This is to agree that they will not share your
idea or information with anyone else before you have a chance to launch your
application. There is always an element of risk of theft when you work with someone
who you do not know, or who you do know, for that matter. However, you can cut out
some of that risk by making them sign a legal document.

You should give them a set time limit to create the application and send the file to you.
You can use the escrow service at these sites to pay for the work once it is complete.

Working with someone else can be the ideal way to get your application created even if
you have no technological skills whatsoever. If you have just an idea for a good
application, you can work with someone else who will get paid for their design of the

Another way to pay someone and to make sure that they do not reveal your idea is to
offer to split the profit with them. If the application works out and makes money, they
get paid. If not, they do not get paid. You can enter into a joint venture agreement with
someone online in this way. Again, the secrecy of the product should be maintained at all
times. You should never assume that your idea is confidential unless you put it in

Another way to work with someone to create an I-Phone application is to go through your
local school or tech school. Would be web designers probably already know how to
create I-Phone applications and are using them already. Most of them will be thrilled if
you can combine your idea and marketing plan with their technological expertise to make
money. You can offer to split the money, entering into a partnership of sorts, or you can
offer to pay a price up front for the work.

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Most web designers would rather get paid up front for work than share the profit. You
are actually better off to pay for work and make sure that the web designer signs a release
and hold harmless agreement as you stand to earn a great deal of money with the right I-
Phone application.

Working with someone else, however, can be the least expensive way to create an I-
Phone application. Realistically, if you go into a partnership with someone who has
experience in designing I-Phone applications and is willing to take a commission on the
sales, you can end up making money without having to invest very much money at all.

The profits for successful I-Phone applications can be enormous. There are people out
there making as much money as you do in a week in one day with their successful I-
Phone applications. If you have a great idea for an I-Phone app but are not sure about
how to create it, consider working with someone else who can do the job for you.

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Chapter 5 - Making Money With Ads
One way that you can make money with your I-Phone applications is to use ads with your
application. Instead of selling your applications, you can give them away as free
downloads. You can incorporate ads with the application and set up accounts for those
who want to sponsor the application. They can pay you a flat fee for advertising their
product, service or they can pay you per download.

Once you get used to creating applications, you will most likely want to create more. As
the creative process continues to evolve, it will multiply. You will find that it becomes
easier to come up with ideas the more you create as energy bounces off each other.

In order to get the ads for your application, you can look for them on sites like Click
Bank. This is a site for affiliate marketers. You can look for companies that are looking
for affiliates. This is often easier than looking for companies that have an affiliate

Affiliate programs give you a percentage of the profits every time someone clicks onto
their site and buys something, or in some cases just clicks on the site. You can set up an
affiliate account in many different ways. When you work as an affiliate, you get paid
each time the ad is used, not with each download.

You can also advertise an emarketing plan through I-Phone on your website. This can
bring those who are interested in using your applications as a way to get the word out
about their business.

You can even make up apps for the I-Phone that work off of the product or service that
the company offers. In such a case, you should create the app and then ask the company
for advertising. Chances are that they will agree to this proposal. This is a bit more
involved than just going on Click Bank and being an affiliate but often nets your more

Companies will want to know what type of application you are distributing and how.
You should have a business plan ready for any company you contact so that they will
understand what they will be getting for their money.

It is important that you understand who the target market for your advertising campaign.
Both your application and the company that you are advertising for should have the same
target market. Before you can advertise anything, be it your application or an ad that is
on your application, you need to know who the target market is. The target market is
who will most likely buy the product that you are advertising. Both of the products
should target the same market.

For example, if you are advertising a product that has a target market of women, you do

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not want to have it on an application that gives you all of the football scores. While
many women like football, the target market of football advertising is men. You can tell
just by watching a football game on television and seeing the ads. The ads are only
effective when they hit the target market.

One way to get advertisers for your I-Phone application is to go to social networks such
as Facebook and MySpace. Many of them have people in the arts that are looking to get
the word out about their band, art, music or acting abilities. You can contact them
directly to see if they are interested in being part of your application. Many applications
also feature music and art from unknown artists.

Using ads are an ideal way to make money off of your I-Phone application. You are
better off to give away applications when you are using advertising from which you are
earning a profit. Many people feel that when they purchase an application, they should
not have to see any ads. When they download a free application, however, they are used
to seeing ads.

Whether you procure the ads from other companies directly or through an affiliate
program, you can make money off of your I-Phone applications through using it to
advertise products or services. As long as you are aware of who your target market is for
your application as well as for your ad, and the two of them mesh well together, you can
make money using this type of system.

Ads are a different way to make money with your I-Phone applications rather than just
outright selling them. Ads can make sense if your applications are not very unique or are
those where there is limited interest. As long as you can come up with an application for
the I-Phone, you can use an ad to make money by distributing the product.

It is important to also note that most of the I-Phone users are younger people. While the
internet is beginning to target older individuals with advertising campaigns, I-Phone
applications target younger people who also happen to have the money for this
technology and to keep it up.

Your applications should appeal to a younger audience that is more likely to download
the product. While applications like stock market updates and weather updates from your
area may seem like a fine idea, and are already implemented in I-Phone applications,
updates on the latest pop band or new trend may be even more popular when it comes to
applications as well as getting advertisers.

When you are seeking advertisers for your applications, be sure to look for those who are
marketing their products for a younger crowd.

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Chapter 6 - Using An Apple Account
One of the best ways that you can make money from your I-Phone application is to open
up an Apple account for distribution of the I-Phone downloads. You can then create your
own application and put it on the account where it can be downloaded by people for free.
This is the best way to get your application out there to others. You can have your own
business account at the Apple site or you can have an individual account where you do
not charge for the applications.

The cost for the business account is $299 and the individual account is $99. This may be
a good option for those who have an extraordinary application that they want to share as
this is where a great many people go to download applications for their I-Phones. You
can make a lot of money if you have an enterprise account on this site as they have
thousands of applications, feature new applications and also feature the most popular.

Recently, the New Yorker magazine featured a drawing that was created on an I-Phone
application for artists on their cover. The application was downloaded for around $6
from the Apple website. The creator of the application was not named, but is bound to be
getting quite a few orders from this unexpected boast of publicity for their application.

One of the best aspects of using an Apple account is that you can get all of the tools that
you need to create an application, debug it and also distribute it on the site. You do not
have to worry about using any special tools and the steps you need to take through Apple
to create the widget are very simple and easy to follow. You do not have to be a genius
when it comes to computer technology to follow the creating process provided by Apple.

Before you can submit the application to Apple, however, you have to be sure that you
own the copyright to all of your software. You should have it copyrighted as well, with
the name of your company or your name as the copyright holder. In order to do this, you
need to be sure that you are not infringing on the copyright of someone else.

If you want to make up an application on the TV series “Full House,” for example, you
would not be able to copyright such an application because you do not have the rights to
make a profit from this TV show. While you can create such an application and
distribute it elsewhere, you cannot distribute it on the Apple site. Only software that is
free and clear from copyright infringement can be distributed on the site.

You might wonder why someone would choose to use the Apple site to distribute their
software rather than their own site. After all, it can be costly to open an Apple account
whereas it is not expensive at all to start your own website. And there are a lot of rules to
follow as well, such as those relating to copyright infringement. You may feel that it
would be better to sell the applications on your own.

The reason that most people decide to use the website is because they know that they will

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get the most chance of someone seeing their application on the site. There are over
35,000 applications on Apple for those with I-Phones to download. Many of the
downloads are free while some of them cost a few dollars. Most of the applications, such
as the art application that enabled an artist to create a cover for the New Yorker
magazine, are only a few dollars. When you use the Apple site to sell I-Phone G3
applications, you can get the most exposure for your product.,

Some people are just looking for exposure so that they can make money in another way.
Instead of selling the application, they are just putting their message on the application
and using it to promote themselves. This can be another way to make money. If you
have a product that you want to promote, you can connect it to a widget and then use it
for distribution. This is ideal if you have a rock band, artwork or want to promote
yourself in some way. This system can work for politicians as well as celebrities and is
already being used in such a way.

Using the Apple account is a good idea for a first timer who just wants to learn how to
create I-Phone applications and use them in such a way that they can make money.
When you sign up for an Apple account, you will see that you do not have to be very
good with computers as the tools that you need to promote your applications are right

You can upload and distribute your I-Phone applications for free, or you can choose to
get an account and pay for the service. Apple does take a percentage of your profits
when you sell on their site, but it is their interactive site that comes up first in the search
engines for Applie I-Phone is the easiest way for customers to find your applications and
for you to reap the profit from selling them in this manner.

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Chapter 7 - Copywriting Software
Whenever you create intellectual property such as a book, a song, art, film or software,
you should register it with the United States Copyright Office. You can get the forms
and everything that you need when you go online.

When you register your application with the copyright office, you should register it under
its name. You can give your product a trade name and send in the file of the software to
the copyright office. You will pay a fee, but be given copyright protection after you file.

The reason that you need copyright protection is because there are people out there who
will be glad to take credit for your work. Even if they have not done the work at all, they
will steal the application that you worked so hard on and use it to make a profit. This is
called copyright infringement. It is a punishable act and is illegal. You can sue in civil
court for such an action and the person can also be liable for criminal damages if he or
she knowingly stole your property. While criminal damages are rare, there are hundreds
of thousands of copyright infringement lawsuits going on right now.

It is well worth the money to protect your application from copyright infringement. You
need to understand that an idea on its own cannot be copyrighted. It has to be the actual
product that is copyrighted. A title cannot be copyrighted, either. Many people who
create applications for I-Phone 3G will give it a whimsical name that they have
trademarked, along with the logo.

A copyright will protect your software from being stolen and used for profit by
unscrupulous people, or at least discourage them from doing so. A copyright will only
protect the software, however, and not your logo or name. For that, you will want to get
a trademark.

Before you build your software, you should have a name in your head as well as a logo
design that you want to use. There are plenty of places where you can go to get a logo
designed for you. There are custom logo design companies that will design for you a
custom designed logo. Logo Tournament is one site that actually allows graphic
designers to compete for giving you the winning logo design.

Once you have your trademark and your original name, you can get them trademark
protection at the US Copyright Office trademark division. This entails just putting the
matter to paper and then sending it in with the application and the fee. You will have
trademark protection for your logo right away.

Should you go through the expense of trade marking and copyrighting your product? Just
think, if the software is a big hit and becomes one of the most innovative software
applications for I-Phone online, there will be many people looking for a way to cash in on
your good fortune. They can discover if you have trademark and copyright protection

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right online and then start to use it for their own good.

Anytime you create intellectual property, you need to make sure that it is copyrighted.
Whenever you create a logo or a name for your application you should have it
trademarked. You can use the trademark and logo as a way to build your brand for your

The fees associated with copyright protection and trademark protection are well worth the
price when you think about what you get in return. You have the peace of mind knowing
that your intellectual property is protected and that no one can steal it or use it without
your permission.

Copyrighting your software or trade marking your logo and name is not difficult to do at
all. You do not need to engage an attorney for this. The forms as well as instructions are
readily available at the United States Copyright Office.

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Chapter 8 - Building A Brand
One of the most important aspects about marketing online is to build a brand. This is
actually part of all basic marketing. A brand identifies your product with your company
and is something that is instantly recognized. When you create your I-Phone application,
you should look for a way to build your name and logo so that others will start to
recognize your brand on all of your applications. Not only will you be advertising your
business, but you will be creating a loyal following. When people see your logo, they
will know that you are a person who has innovative I-Phone applications.

It is just as important to build up your own reputation as a designer as it is to actually sell
your I-Phone applications. One of the ways to do this is to provide high quality
applications that work well and also to build your brand.

You should be protective of your brand and make sure that your company comes off as
professional in all aspects. Take action if someone infringes on your brand by making
sure that they receive a cease and desist letter. This is often enough to keep them from
continuing to try to use your trademark and copyright for their own purpose.

You should also use marketing to promote your brand. Once you have a logo, you can
put it in various different places, including on hats, t-shirts and other types of promotional
products. This helps to build your brand as when people see it, they get to recognize it as
your own. Once you have a reputation for providing people with quality products, such
as software applications.

Building a brand is different than just advertising a product. When you are advertising a
product, you can use some of the same methods that you use to build a brand. A brand,
however, is something that identifies the public with your company. This is more than
just your I-Phone application, it is your reputation. Your brand is a big part of your

Once you or your logo are well known, people will look at it on their software
applications,. For example, you are most likely familiar with the cereals from General
Mills. You can probably recognize the logo that General Mills uses and you may even be
familiar with the cereals that they offer. When you buy a General Mills cereal, you most
likely know that you are getting quality. This is because of the brand that is easily
recognized by consumers. In addition to the cereals, which are also branded, the
company itself is branded as well.

You want people to see your product and know that it comes from a designer with a
reputation for quality. You can get this by continuing to provide high quality products as
well as promoting your brand. You can promote your brand off line as well as online.
You should have a website and market your brand, which is your own designing
company, as well as your products that are also brands unto themselves, such as your I-

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Phone applications. Later we will discuss the way that you can market your applications
so that you can make money. You can use these tips to market your brand as well.

It is important that you build a brand so that others come to see you as your business. It
is important to make sure that others continue to see your business as a professional
design company that creates the most unique applications for I-Phone 3G.

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Chapter 9 - Creating Custom Applications For the I-Phone
Another way that you can make money with applications for I-Phone is to use custom
applications. Unlike other applications that are made and then distributed in various
ways online, customer applications are those that are made specifically for another

Those who own I-Phones want to get the latest applications and also may have some
ideas on what they would want but do not know how to get it. There are many reasons
why people who have I-Phones will be glad to pay for a unique application for a variety
of different reasons:

   They can have it customized specifically for them;
   They can get applications that would not be available on I-Phone stores;
   They can have an application that no one else has;
   They can get something that may not be marketable to a lot of people;
   They can get an application that they cannot find anywhere else.

How do you find people who want unique and customized I-Phone applications? You
advertise for it. There are plenty of places where you can advertise your services. One of
them is Craig’s List. You can put an ad on Craig’s List for free and also put it so that it
goes all over the country.

Before you start building custom applications, you should be very adept at building all
types of applications. You should be a pro when it comes to building the applications so
that you are ready for building custom I-Phone applications that will be custom ordered
by others.

After you are proficient when it comes to building I-Phone 3G applications, you can then
start your business of creating custom made applications for customers. You should have
business cards that have your logo on them as well as your website information so that
people know what you do and how you can help them. Every time you see someone with
an I-Phone, you should give them a card so that they get to know how you can help them.

You can charge more for customized I-Phone applications than you would for ordinary
applications. You can also transfer the copyright and ownership rights to the customer.
This means that they have entire control over their custom application.

It is very important that you have a website that looks professional and can be used as
your home base so that those who are interested in your service can go to the website and
see samples of some of the applications that you have designed. You may also want to
sell other products, such as your regular I-Phone applications, at this site.

Creating a custom I-Phone application takes time. This is where experience really comes

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in handy. From experience, you should know how much time it will take to create the
custom app and then be able to work on a deadline. You should use tools like chat and
instant messenger so that you can take orders and negotiate custom projects.

You are better off not to charge a flat rate but an estimated hourly rate for designing
customer I-Phone applications. Because the demands of customers will all be different,
so will the prices.

Custom applications for I-Phone users is a niche that has not yet been tapped. You can
advertise your services the same way you can market anything else - both online and off.
In addition to using free sites like Craig’s List for your services, you can use ads and even
use social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to advertise your custom

Remember to go where those who have the most money will be when you want to sell
custom I-Phone applications. I-Phones themselves are far from being inexpensive and
custom applications are even more so. You will want to price yourself competitively for
the market. While you do not want to overprice yourself in the market, you do not want
to under price yourself, either. If you under price yourself, you give the impression that
your work is not of value. If you overprice yourself, you are most likely to lose jobs
because others can provide satisfaction without the expense.

Make sure that you get some sort of down payment for the work from the customer.
Once everything else is transferred over to the customer, you should get the final
payment. It is good if you can use an escrow service for the project.

Take a look at some sites like Get A Freelancer, Guru and Elance when it comes to
finding work. Many on there are posting jobs on their site for those who are looking for
freelancers who can create custom I-Phone applications. This can be a good way to start
looking for jobs to get started with your custom I-Phone applications. Once you develop
a good reputation in the business, chances are that you will get a lot of I-Phone users
contacting you for the sake of getting their own custom I-Phones.

Start a new niche in the market of I-Phone applications by creating custom applications.
While most of those who are creating applications for I-Phones are doing it for fun, you
can tap into an untapped market where there is significant demand. If you are looking for
one way to make good money on I-Phone applications, then you will want to get yourself
to a point where you can develop applications customized for customers.

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Chapter 10 - Other Methods Of Application Distribution
When you are creating and building I-Phone applications, you need to know where you
can distribute them to others Here are some ideas of how you can spread I-Phone
applications to others:

   Use Apple Site
   Use your own website
   Use social networks
   Use forums for social networks
   Use direct response emails
   Distribute directly to customers

These are just a few of the methods of distribution that you can use when you are trying
to get your applications used by everyone else.

We have already discussed the Apple site, but let’s talk about your own website. You
should have website if you want to appear professional online. You can have a
download of the application on your website for a fee. You can even set it up so that the
minute that someone goes on your site to make a purchase, they will be taken through the
transaction and can pay using a credit card or Paypal.

Using social networks for business is a good idea. Of all the social networks, Facebook
is the most popular. You can use social networks and instant messaging sites like Twitter
to spread the word about your application and to lead people to your site so that they can
distribute them.

Also make sure that you check out the forums as well. Most social networks have forums
where you can chat with other members. These are usually well worth looking into. You
should never come off as though you are trying to sell something, however. You want to
be smooth when you are looking to sell something on any forums or social network sites.
You should always refer them to a “friend” who can get them the applications that they

You can distribute through direct response emails that compel the recipient to visit your
landing page where you can distribute to them the application. Direct response emails is
one of the most successful ways to distribute anything.

These all imply using a website or the Apple account. If you decide to use a website, you
should sign up for a Paypal account so that you can easily take online payments. You
want to be able to make it as convenient as possible for customers to pay you. The Apple
site will work like a broker for you and the customer in that they will take their
percentage and then put the remaining money in your account.

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If you distribute directly to customers, you can use the escrow accounts on the site that
you are using to find the customers so that you can get paid. You can also sign up with a
credit card processing center that can process check by phone as well as credit card. You
want to make things as streamlined for your customers as you can , as well as for
yourself. The easier it is for them to pay, the better off for you. This means that they will
purchase right away and not spend time thinking about the purchase.

Once you get the hang of distributing your applications, you can then build up your
marketing approach to how you want to distribute them. It is not good enough just to
want to distribute the products, but you also need to know how to get them out to the
public. You can use e-marketing as a way to get products out to the public. After you
have figured out distribution places for your I-Phone applications, you are then ready to
look for ways to make sure that you make the most money from your I-Phone

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Chapter 11 - How To Market You 3G I-Phone Applications
Once you have created the I-phone app and have found placed to distribute the product,
you need to market. Marketing is different from distribution. When you distribute the
product, you sit back and relax and wait for the payments to come to you. Many people
who are on the Apple site do just that. There is nothing wrong with this, as many of them
do well, but if you want to increase sales, you should do what you can do to market your
software so that others who have not heard of the software can learn about it and possibly
buy it.

There are many different marketing techniques that you can use when online. The good
news about this type of e-marketing is that it costs you a fraction of off line marketing.
Some of it is free. Here are some suggestions on how you can market your I-Phone

   Create a buzz on social sites
   Post links on forums (hyperlinks and regular links)
   Article marketing
   Social marketing
   Off line marketing
   Direct response marketing
   Pay ads
   Video marketing
   Affiliate marketing
   Link exchanges

You can use most of these marketing tools with or without the Apple account.
Remember, the more effort you put into marketing, the more sales you will generate.

A buzz gets the information out there and also gets others to recognize the name of your
application and find out what all the fuss is about. Curiosity and bandwagon thinking
motivates many people to check it out and then buy. The bandwagon effect, which is that
“everyone” has something, therefore you need it too, is one of the oldest and still very
effective marketing tools.

Creating a buzz is not difficult, especially if you use social websites. You can create
several different personalities for these social networking sites and then invite “friends”
as well as participate in forums. Each of your alternate personalities can discuss this
great feature of the I-Phone and others, seeing the excitement in the thread, may be
inclined to listen.

Creating a buzz can also be used on Twitter. If you can come up with a few hundred e-
mail names and register them to Yahoo Buzz, you can actually write an article, put it on a
site like Associated content and then use each of your emails to buzz up the article. This

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will get you to the top of Yahoo News.

Use forums to post links and hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are when you see the key phrase as
a link. Regular links are just plain links. The reason you should post both is because
people will want to understand where they are going before the click on a strange link
and will also want to know why they are clicking on the link. Putting both options on the
forums gives they a chance to see where and why.

Article marketing is never to be underestimated. You can submit articles to free
directories that can link to your home page and help you sell your I-Phone applications.
The articles should be informative and not a sales pitch. If you want to write a sales
pitch, however, you should use a press release site and create a press release. You can
post it on a free site or there are also a number of paid sites that circulate throughout the
internet where you can put your release.

Social marketing is easy. You can put links on the social networking sites, including
blog sites so that others can see them. You can tell all your friends about your new cool
I-phone application and how it works. This may encourage people to want to buy the

When you are social networking for business, you should never, ever come off as though
you are selling something. You should always come off as if you are trying to help
people. Never contact anyone with a link and a sales pitch and never just post links on
other pages. This can compromise your account and may even get you kicked off of the
social networking site.

If you social networking site allows blogs, you can put in a hyperlink into the blog so that
others can see it. Be aware that there are a lot of people doing this. In fact, a good
portion of those who join these sites do so because they are looking to make contacts for
business. The more you come off as friendly and not intrusive, the better it will be.

Off line marketing is one way to generate interest in your I-Phone application. You can
get printed items such as flash drives, hats and water bottles for a lot less than you think
when you go online. You can get the products printed and then delivered to you where
you can give them out in trade shows and at some charity events.

If there is a technology trade show in your area, you should go there so that you can
introduce people to your application. You can demonstrate the application, give out
promotional items and cards and tell them where to order the product. Trade shows do
not allow money to exchange hands, but since you have an electronic file that has to be
downloaded, you can give them all the information they need to get the product right
away. They can even download it to their I-Phone right at the show, although you should
be careful about taking money as most trade shows frown on this.

Get the word out about your I-Phone application when you are out in public. You can
give away some applications to friends and family members and promise them a

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percentage of the profit if they bring in additional customers. This can help you sell the
application quickly. You can even have them wear T-shirts with your I-Phone
application logo on it and a catch phrase for the product. This can bring in more

The more people on the outside see your name and the name of your application, the
more interested they will become. And the more likely they will be to buy your product.

For direct response marketing, you need to use a website. You should have a landing
page where people can find out information right away about something that they need to
know. Most of these websites are called stealth websites and are used to get information
from people.

For example, if your product is all about deals for first time homebuyers when it comes to
real estate, you can set up a website that is a mortgage calculator. It can also provide
other real estate information. In order to use the calculator, they have to provide you with
the email address as well as their name. This is all they need to do and they can then
calculate their mortgage.

Once you have their email address, you put them on your list. There is software and tools
that you can put right into your website that will capture the information and add it to a
list. You can then use an auto responder site, like www.aweber.com to send out direct
email advertising to those who have shown an interest in real estate. The purpose is to
get people to buy your product. You already know they might be interested because you
have targeted people who are looking for a home with and who may be interested in an I-
Phone application that can tell them all they need to know about buying a home for the
first time.

Pay ads are another way to market your product and work well. You can use AdWords to
put a keyword phrase into a link and have Google distribute it all over the net. You pay
for the ad only when someone clicks on the link that leads them to your website. This
can be a good way to market your product if you use the right keywords. Google has
tools that you can use that will give you the best keywords that will help sell your
product. You can also use video ads.

Video is one of the best ways to market. Make a video about your application and show
the public and then put it on YouTube. This will show the audience just what the
application can do for them. This is the ideal way to market as it will be found in the
search engines easier than a website. If you have those email addresses, you can use each
one of them to log into You-Tube and buzz up your video so that more people see it. Just
depending on YouTube to carry the video without actually buzzing it up may end up
keeping the video out of site.

Affiliate marketing is another way to get the word out about your application. You can
again go on www.clickbank.com as a provider. You can look for affiliates who will
market your product for you in exchange for a commission. This is ideal if you do not

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have a lot of time to market your product. The more people who are out there trying to
sell your I-Phone application, the better off you will be and the more sales you can make.
Make sure your affiliates have a good reputation on the site.

Link exchanges can also help you market your product. You can put a link to your I-
Phone application on another site, again using the hyperlink. In exchange, they will ask
that you put a link on your site. You can enter a link exchange community online and use
link exchanges as a way to promote your I-Phone application.

You should do all you can to market your G3 I-Phone applications to the masses. The
internet is very competitive when it comes to advertising and marketing. You should
look at all avenues when you are trying to market anything online. As the I-Phone
continues to grow in popularity, the marketing for applications will become easier. Right
now, if you have a very clever idea for an I-Phone application, you can usually make
money when it comes to selling it.

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Chapter 12 - Follow The Trends And Do Your Homework
Before you start your I-Phone application building and marketing, you should also know
what you are up against when it comes to the trends in applications and what people
want. You should always keep your finger on the pulse of pop culture and know what is
hot right now and make use of it . Remember that the internet runs hot and cold very
quickly as trends continue to change.

However, if you can manage to keep up with the trends, you can do quite a business
online, especially if you are able to build and distribute G3 I-Phone Applications.

Look on the popular searches, keep your eyes on what is new in entertainment and also
what the hottest new websites are online in order to create an I-Phone application that
will work.

You should also go to the Apple website so that you can see the hottest applications so
you can get an idea of what is selling. Here are the Top Ten I-Phone Applications:

1. The Moron Test (fun quiz)
2. Stick Wars (game)
3. Bloons (game)
4. Camera zone (zoom in application for the I-Phone photo option)
5. Sonic the Hedgehog (game)
6. Amateur Surgeon (game)
7. Stone Loops! (game)
8. Pocket God (game)
9. Ifighter (game)
10.Fitness (exercise guide)

As you can see, a great deal of the applications are for the purpose of entertainment.
Some of them are owned and distributed by Apple, such as Sonic the Hedgehog. Others
are created by individuals and sold. The Fitness application was created by Medical
Productions, a private company. The Moron Test, which is number one, was created by
DistinctDev, another private company not associated with Apple.

You can visit the Apple Store and find out the hottest and latest games whenever you
want at www.apple.com.

By keeping in touch with what is hot, it is easier to create I-Phone applications using
tools provided either by Apple or those that you find online, or engaging the help of a
web designer, to make money off of your G3 I-Phone applications.

I-Phone applications are here to stay. The I-Phone continues to be very popular and
many feel that it will replace laptops as well as many other accessories in years to come.

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The I-Phone is relatively new. While there are about 35,000 apps now on the site,
chances are that in two years from now, there will be 350,000 apps. This is how fast it is
growing. If you want to get in on the ground floor of a good money making opportunity,
start using G3 I-Phone applications to make money using the various techniques that you
learned by reading this guide.

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