The marketplace is chock full of books on business and entrepreneurship. To the credit of many visionary business authors, some of these books are actually good reads. The App Millionaire, however, is a book that only comes around once in a decade, if that. The genius of The App Millionaire is that it forces you to take a close and personal look at your business goals while challenging your approach on business development. Since this is not just a book about business, The App Millionaire turns traditional mainstream thinking on its head. This is a book about Business, Ideas, and Life
Instead of the axiom of "think big", the author, Greg Shealey, PhD suggests you "think small". He advocates for very small business development, as in micro-business small. Thisphilosophy of micro-business entrepreneurship has afforded many people the opportunity to own profitable businesses with advantages to traditional business models such as very little overhead, a quick start-up time, and lower risk, just to name a few. He believes the advantages of a micro-business far outweigh the advantages of large business development. Take a quick listen for yourself, do the math, weigh your options, and draw your own conclusion.
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Ugh...Reads like an infomercial.
Well I haven't got through the first half of it, but it's driving me nuts. If I hear the words "App Millionaire" one more time... I'm only dissappointed you can't throw an audiobook across the room like you can a regular book. It reads like a bad info-mercial "You too can be an app millionaire but it takes hard work and be organized...bla bla bla... If you're that kind of person you can be an app millionaire (tm)...
That far into the book and literally NOTHING that will actually help you start a business based on mobile applications.
Less fluff and more meat. And stop saying "App Millionaire." It's not a witty catch-phrase. After the first 20 times or so... It's like fingernails on a chalk board.
I don't care about your dad's business. I don't care about how you moved from construction contracting to application development. --actually I might be interested in "how" but so far all I'm hearing is "that" you did. I don't need to know what apps are, or that they're "revolutionary" beyond a really short introduction paragraph.
So far the only "how" you have in the first third of the book is that you drew out on paper what you wanted your first app to do then hired someone to make it. Gee I would have never thought of that!
What I DID want to know was something that would help me with ideas I might not have thought of... not "be organized" and "work hard" with long drawn out anecdotes to support those obvious-isms.
I find the book patronizing and devoid of any real substance with the words "App Millionaire" thrown in ad nauseum. Now maybe the details are in the last half of the book but I honestly can't get through the first half, I'm sorry.
Very well spoken.
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The reading was good. But this kind of patronizing "self-help" book is just not useful to me.
- S. White "SW"
I did a little research on the apps created by the author. They are in the Google Play store. Google gives ranges of installs. Based on the top end of the ranges, there are maybe 5000 installs. At $1.29 for most and $4.99 for one, you have max of $10k total sales. Apple doesn't provide stats but many suggest a 20 purchase/1 review ratio. Based on low numbers of reviews, sales are slow in the iTunes store as well. Nobody is getting rich.
I decided to look at apps I might create and found that there is a lot of competition and many apps are free. I have decided this area won't work for me.
I would have emailed the author to address these issues, but I didn't find contact info on the internet.
The author is named Greg and is from Georgia. Two of the reviews on Audible have the same name and state.
I am returning my Audible book.
- D. Hartzell