Make Money From An iPhone or iPad App Without Making It

People out there in the world are making money coming up with and developing iPhone and iPad applications. Some of us may have good ideas of what sorts of apps may come in very handy and ones that people would buy. As already mentioned in Make Money With Your Smartphone, we hit a snag when it comes to building the application.

If you have some ideas but don’t really want to go into the rigmarole of looking for someone at oDesk and paying them to build the app all is not lost. Appswell may be the solution for you.

Appswell is a free iPhone application that works on a crowdsourcing model where users submit their ideas. The community then votes on and provides feedback on ideas. The best ideas based on community votes are selected and built by the Appswell team. They will also take care of everything else such as launching and marketing the it.

If you are lucky enough to get your idea chosen you get a $500 payout and 10% of the profit the app makes. Submitting your idea could end up being profitable given the number of iPhone and iPad there are out there.

In order for you to be able to submit ideas you have to have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. One point that may not go down so well with some of you is that they keep all rights to applications but hey, you will still be getting paid something for pretty much doing nothing expect for coming up with an idea.

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3 Responses to Make Money From An iPhone or iPad App Without Making It

  1. Sourish @ Jailbreak Iphone 4 October 8, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    why would i sell my idea , i would rather learn and make an app myself . its more worthy and profitable

    Sourish

    • Gerri October 8, 2010 at 7:23 am #

      @Sourish, if you have an idea and can develop it yourself then that would be the best way to go. But, there are people out there who have ideas but would not bother to go that far.

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