3 common mistakes made when building your first app

Have a great idea for an app?  Maybe you’re an entrepreneur or even a startup looking to build something that makes your business unique and stand out. So now it’s time to turn your idea into a reality, but before you jump the gun, let’s take a look at a few mistakes you will want to avoid when building your first app.


1. I’ll just build it on my own. 

If you don’t know how to already, you better take a couple years and learn to code. It’s going to take at least 6 months just to understand the basics needed to be able to create just a simple MVP. In fact, It really takes several years and some serious dedication to become a top developer. And it doesn’t stop there.

There are so many other elements that go into it. You’ll need a designer, people to help with testing and frequent maintenance, and don’t forget you’re going to need someone to deal with the sales and marketing. Sound like a lot for one person to handle? That’s because it is. You’re going to need a team of experts in their perspective fields to execute your idea.   


 2. I can hire offshore freelancers

We all know or at least have heard of hiring Offshore freelance developers. The obvious difference in the standard of living and their current economic status in the east makes it easy to get people to work for lower wages. Sometimes as low as $9 or $10 per hour compared to sometimes $50-$150 per hour for developers in the U.S.,

In this case, you might not risk spending a lot of money, but could end up with a low-quality app. Not to mention the time you lose if you’re not happy with the end product. Do some research, shop around, and make an informed decision. Also, make sure to interview developers to see if it’s going to be a good fit for you and your product.


3. I will work with/hire students.

It is no secret nowadays that young people are smart and will work for little money. However, this can sometimes be an unreliable partnership and could end up being a gamble. But if you don’t mind taking the risk it might not be a terrible option, but remember you are thinking and planning long term, so at the end of the day, the best choice is always going to be finding a reliable partner.



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