12 Things To Know When Starting A Successful Shopify App Developer

Want to start your own shopify app developer? Here are 12 tips you should know.

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 shopify app developer:

#1: Dan Pepin, founder of Bonify:

We chatted with with Dan, founder of Bonify ($42K/month). In our interview, Dan says:

We didn’t start the company to get rich, famous, or become bosses. We simply wanted to provide for our families, build cool tech, and have fun doing it!

Additionally:

One of the things we love most about Shopify apps is that customers who do use your app, and depend on your app, will keep it installed for the life of their store.

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#2: Todd Trimakas, founder of ByteStand:

We chatted with with Todd, founder of ByteStand ($35K/month). In our interview, Todd says:

I’m a big believer in solving my own problems. ByteStand started as a solution to my own problem, nothing more.

Additionally:

After the startup phase, customers start to come to you and ask for new features. If one or two customers ask, that’s merely a blip. But when 10+ customers start asking for a new feature, then you have a trend that can form your plan for the future.

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#3: Dan Pepin, founder of Bonify:

We chatted with with Dan, founder of Bonify ($42K/month). In our interview, Dan says:

Saying no to a distraction means saying yes to moving our overall vision forward.

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#4: Todd Trimakas, founder of ByteStand:

We chatted with with Todd, founder of ByteStand ($35K/month). In our interview, Todd says:

If you’re thinking of starting a business, do this for me, write down what you plan on doing in one sentence. It will be your one-sentence business plan.

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#5: Disha Shidham, founder of Savy:

We chatted with with Disha, founder of Savy ($0/month). In our interview, Disha says:

Don’t throw money at your problems; find the solution and figure out how to do it yourself. Constraints breed creativity, especially in those low resource beginnings of a startup.

Additionally:

The months after my Shark Tank taping were some of the most difficult. I had no idea how the show was going to paint my story. I also knew, focusing on something I had no control over was a complete waste of my energy.

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#6: Todd Trimakas, founder of ByteStand:

We chatted with with Todd, founder of ByteStand ($35K/month). In our interview, Todd says:

We HOPE we’re different, we TRY to be different, we’re TOLD we are different, but in the end we’re not. And when it comes to building a business that’s a great thing.

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#7: Mukul Verma, founder of Mokool Apps:

We chatted with with Mukul, founder of Mokool Apps ($150/month). In our interview, Mukul says:

I made a list of what I was looking for in my next business.

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People are busy and don't have time to care about my business, I had to be persistent and keep going and trying to get the feedback I needed.

Further:

Coming in thinking you have a competitive advantage can hinder you more than help you

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