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How to Sell App Ideas: A Must-Have Guide

If you’ve decided to step into the app developing game, congratulations! You’ve just started a business. And like any other business, you’ll have to find backers or buyers to sell app ideas to.

Maybe you’ve got a brilliant app planned and you want to sell it to someone else to produce. Or maybe you want to dive into the process yourself and see where the journey leads. Either way, you’ll have to:

  • Validate your idea
  • Define your target audience
  • Test a prototype to your target audience

This guide on how to sell app ideas will tell you everything you need to know about selling your app idea to financial backers or potential idea buyers.

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The 5 Best Tools for App Store Optimization

You’ve just released your newest app, which you worked on for months. You made sure that it focused on providing one unique benefit to the world. But now, you’re not sure how to make it easy for the world to find it. This is where app store optimization (ASO) comes in.

Put simply, app store optimization has one goal: to get people to download your app. But there are several sub-goals that ASO addresses. Let’s talk about those first.

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Which One Won? How to sell supplements on Amazon

Wondering how to sell supplements on Amazon? Product packaging plays a big role in the success of your product. When potential buyers glance at the main product image, they want lots of information at once.

What are they getting? If it’s a nutritional supplement or food item, what are the ingredients? How much is in each bottle?

These questions can’t all be answered in the main image alone, but it’s worth seeing how much information your target audience needs before making a decision to click through.

One PickFu user tested this question for a bottle of brain-boosting nootropic supplements, asking PickFu respondents which product they’d purchase.

Smartly, the seller targeted an audience of daily users of nutritional supplements who are also Amazon Prime members.

Option A shows a silver and blue bottle with a brain on the front. Potential buyers get a good chunk of information about what’s inside the bottle. From this photo, they know who can safely use it, what it does, and what’s inside.

Option B uses a different color scheme. The brain is still there, but it’s got plants growing out of it. You also get to see the main ingredients and purpose of this supplement.

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Fiction book covers

The most appealing fiction book covers may come down to personal preference: color, typography, imagery. That’s why it’s smart to poll a group of dedicated fiction readers because you’ll likely get answers based on plot, setting, genre, character, and structure.

One author tested book covers on PickFu to a targeted audience of 50 fiction readers. Which of the two covers would make them want to buy the book more?

Option A shows a mysterious woman peeking through a fancy mirror frame. Red swirls (perhaps blood?) highlight the silvery frame.
Option B is completely different, with a flame illuminating an illustration of a woman. A cloaked person hunkers below the flame.

Can you guess which one won?

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PickFu Interview with E-commerce Evolution

Meet the interviewer

The E-commerce Evolution Podcast interviews top experts in the world of e-commerce. The show is hosted by Brett Curry of OMG Commerce, a company that specializes in search marketing for e-commerce. Because PickFu helps so many people make decisions for their e-commerce ventures, Curry hosted PickFu co-founder John Li.

Read on for interview highlights, or listen to the entire interview here.

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Which One Won? Which book title sells Santa Claus to Christians?

Some Christians grow up believing in Santa Claus, but many don’t. For Christians, Christmas tends to focus on Jesus instead of Santa. But what if the two were not mutually exclusive? After writing a book about Santa Claus and Christianity, one author tested his book title on PickFu. The author chose a target audience of self-identified Christians. What better crowd to judge?

  • Option A: The Gospel of Santa Claus – Inspired by the True Story of St. Nicholas
  • Option B: The Gospel of Santa Claus – An Inspiring Novel about the True Meaning of Christmas
  • Option C: The Gospel of Santa Claus – The Story of St. Nicholas and a Father’s Love for His Children

Can you guess which one won?

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How to Get Back Into Writing: 8 Tips

There’s a saying among writers that writing is indeed an art: the art of getting your butt in the chair, staying there without checking Facebook, and writing.

Even before laptops and iPhones, this was true. Short story master Flannery O’Conner famously said, “I don’t know if the muse is going to show up on any given day, but by golly, I’m going to be at my desk every day from 8 to 12 every morning in case she does.”

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The E-Commerce Marketing Strategy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Introduction

If you’re new to e-commerce, you might feel overwhelmed by the idea of building a successful e-commerce marketing strategy. Maybe you’re at the beginning of your journey, where you’re still deciding whether to set up your own site or create an Etsy or Amazon page.

Or maybe you started your business a few months ago with high hopes, but nothing’s happening. The water is quiet and no one’s biting. What can you do to keep your brand from flopping?

It all starts with having a strong e-commerce marketing plan. Without marketing, your business goes nowhere.

This guide will take you on an overview of steps you can take to solidify your e-commerce marketing strategy and make your brand thrive.

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Which One Won? Testing covers for a book about learning French

What makes someone want to learn a new language? Is it the romantic nature of discovering another culture? A desire to communicate with a broader range of people? Maybe it’s a little bit of both. And when those language learners search for books to help them achieve success, they’ll want their desires reflected on the book’s cover. And the best method for testing covers for a book? PickFu, of course.

Author Frederic Bibard ran a PickFu poll to find out which of two covers would appeal the most to an audience of people who read 1-3 books a month.

Option A features a lot of text that tells readers what they’re getting. The illustrations on the cover depict iconic French symbols.

Option B eliminates all but the title and author text (and a ‘+ Audio’ insert to let people know they get a free audiobook, too). This less-crowded cover also features well-known French sites but presents them in a more whimsical way.

Can you guess which one won?

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