11 Secrets For Starting A Successful Freelance App Development Business

Want to start your own freelance app development business? Here are 11 tips you should know.
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We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for becoming a freelance app developer:

#1: Jesus Vargas, founder of LowCode Agency:

We chatted with with Jesus, founder of LowCode Agency ($10K/month). In our interview, Jesus says:

Probably the best decision was to hire early. Hiring has allowed me to focus on growth instead of building apps.

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Document everything in your day and delegate to someone else, or automate that process with something like Zapier. Actually, try to automate one task every week. Give yourself time to think and try new things.

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#2: Marvin Collins Hosea, founder of Apps:Lab:

We chatted with with Marvin, founder of Apps:Lab ($3.7K/month). In our interview, Marvin says:

The best decision I have made since we started the company is being transparent and let everyone run the company.

Additionally:

Positioning yourself as a leader is not easy, much is expected from you by your family, wife, colleagues, shareholders, community, customers, mentors and you have to listen to them, and at the same time lead by example and align the company activities along with the company goals and vision.

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#3: Cam Upson, founder of Appsitude:

We chatted with with Cam, founder of Appsitude ($50K/month). In our interview, Cam says:

If it's not your area of expertise and you have the money I would recommend hiring out for positions your not good at.

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#4: Georgina Lupu Florian, founder of Wolfpack Digital:

We chatted with with Georgina, founder of Wolfpack Digital ($150K/month). In our interview, Georgina says:

Be careful about keeping your mental health in good shape, as you are in for a marathon, not a sprint.

Additionally:

Working with diverse teams may be difficult, but it’s totally worth it, as the results are much better.

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#5: Phil Scarfi, founder of Pioneer Mobile Applications:

We chatted with with Phil, founder of Pioneer Mobile Applications ($30K/month). In our interview, Phil says:

Maintaining a close relationship with our customers has helped us not only retain clients, but attract new ones.

Additionally:

Don’t be afraid to say no if you can’t handle the work. It is often more beneficial to limit the amount of work you have on your hands so you can ensure quality.

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#6: Aleksandr Lanin, founder of Bloomy Lab:

We chatted with with Aleksandr, founder of Bloomy Lab ($1K/month). In our interview, Aleksandr says:

Move fast and break things. Broaden your horizons and be curious - you never know what skills might come in handy.

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#7: Andrew Askins, founder of Krit:

We chatted with with Andrew, founder of Krit ($69K/month). In our interview, Andrew says:

Learn what makes you great and where you need help. It will be worth every penny.

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