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Go behind the scenes with 39 app developers and how they started successful side businesses

You hear all these success stories of people creating successful apps and businesses around them but never the backstory and how it all started. Get insights into how normal people started side projects that boomed into full fledged businesses.

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QUICK NOTE:

If you build apps (web apps or iPhone apps) or plan on building one. Then we got something that’ll highly interest you. Read on!

Otherwise you can skip reading this.

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Let’s say this flat out:

We’ve got an eBook that has stories from 39 different people who went from full-time desk jockeys -to- running profitable app businesses.

These individual-people-turned-APPpreneurs were either working full-time jobs, working as freelancers, or just messin’ around with side-projects at first. But eventually they stumbled upon either a web app or mobile app that launched them to a new level.

SO how did they do it?

That’s exactly what this eBook covers. You get the inside story from the founders of these apps (with specific examples, detailed graphs, profit numbers etc.) so you can learn (or steal!) from them.

If you’ve dreamed about starting a side app business, The SideProject Handbook will INSPIRE you in creating a web or iPhone app. Plus you’ll see 39 success-stories that will fuel that greedy brain of yours with marketing ideas and ideas for apps ;-)

Some of the stuff the book covers:

  • Traffic, profit, and other behind-the-scenes metrics from these 39 businesses.
  • How they came up with their idea.
  • How they found that first customer.....and how they found the next thousand.
  • Never-released numbers and growth charts.

What this book is NOT meant for:

  • This book is not an exact blueprint for making an app business. So whiny and lazy “Give-me-the-magic-button-to-make-money” people should not buy. In fact, just give up now!

This book will motivate your ass into gear after seeing 39 “regular people” start successful app businesses.

I'mma let Chad Boyda (aka "Tech-Guru Sumo") describe why he loves this deal:

(BTW.....Doesn't Chad look like Ron from Office Space?? Or Seth McFarlane??)

So you’re getting 39 stories from a range of companies like:

  • Trism
  • Gumroad
  • Park Whiz
  • Artsy Editor
  • MockingBird
  • Sticky Notes
  • Bingo Card Creator
  • Visual Website Optimizer
  • Bidsketch (they even got an AppSumo deal with us)
  • you get the point.....I’m not listing all 39 of them here ;-)

Here’s what you get after you submit your $17 in cash to this Sumo (which I will use to buy tacos):

  • 39 detailed stories showing how normal (aka not rich) people created their app businesses on the side.
  • Stories about the AppStore for iPhones (don't cry Android-ians you can still learn).
  • How people came up with their ideas and first customers.
  • The 182 page eBook.
  • All the ebook formats you could want ( .PDF :: .Mobi :: .ePub )

So while you’re commuting, waiting around, or taking a dump (my favorite).....you can start reading this on whatever device you want.

We ONLY want you to buy this if you wanna be inspired and get motivated to start your own app project on the side!

What side project will YOU BUILD today?

Chief "Love-me-some-side-projects-and-side-dishes" Sumo

P.S. For 1 person who buys this, email me (noah-at-appsumo-dot-com) and I will be your FIRST customer.

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Not useful!

People who know programming did side projects and were successful. Brilliant. What I did learn from this book? Asking for my refund! (my first ever on Appsumo)

8 of 8 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 17, 2012

Blake Garrett Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos

Good but felt mislead

I expected to find an ebook, not recycled interview transcripts that had previously been parts of blogs. With that being said, there's still lots of good information contained that can be extracted and applied - I think if the blog content were taken and then curated into a book format it could have been more impactful and better written.

8 of 8 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 30, 2012

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Riley Dallas Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

Super excited!

I read the excerpt from Patrick McKenzie a month ago, and the book seemed like it'd be perfect for wantrepreneurs who were also code monkeys (me). Decided against it at $34, but figured it'd be worth a shot at $17.

7 of 7 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 27, 2012

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Janaka Fernando Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos

Good anecdotal reading

The 39 interviews were all interesting and worth a read, though not everyone's experiences should lead to following it as a reference. There are some good nuggets in this book. I would have liked to have more content or detail in some cases.

It seems like an updated Founders At Work, and even at $17 I thought it was a bit overpriced. The former book on Amazon runs at $12.96 - $15.31 This was my reason for 3 stars

4 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 1, 2012

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Richard Allen Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos

Good, but not what I expected

Really enjoyed the content, but was a little disappointed to see that most of the case studies were of people who were web developers and coders. Also, a good number were not iPhone app success stories, they were desktop application stories.

I think the description could be a little clearer. I was hoping for success stories of iPhone apps with creators who were new at it and built it from the ground up with little to no experience. Probably asking a bit much to niche it down that far, but that was what I had hoped for, considering I'm interested in starting an app business with no coding experience myself.

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 30, 2012

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If you want to get into apps / software / web based services "Read it"

I read 3/4 of it in 3 days, and the sad thing is I only have 1/4 left, it is like I have eaten 3/4 of the cake...and now I am about to be left over with no more. What I find really interesting is the common ideas that are shared between all the stories...and that is what can help you tremendously...it is always interesting to get different perspective on that subject and it is rare to see that all in one place. Read it!

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 2, 2012

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6 of 15 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 27, 2012

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2 of 13 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 27, 2012

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awesome

I loved every page of this book, got another?

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   January 14, 2013

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0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   January 14, 2013

Preet Anand Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos

Good read...

The book is worth reading once. It does create ideas in your brain. Good read and thats all.

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   December 22, 2012

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0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   November 26, 2012

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0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   November 2, 2012

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Great doc!!!

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 28, 2012

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Interesting content, worth the price

A real smorgasboard of different mobile app sideprojects. I found myself picking the ones that interested me first, but great back stories to all of them and useful insights to these folks' challenges, motivations, lessons learned etc.

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 5, 2012

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Alexander

I give AppSumo credit for comments. I really wanted to buy this but after reviewing the reviews, I am holding off.

No fault against the creators but if it's blog stuff put together, I'd prefer to just hit up the blogs. Plus, first line in copy about apps really caught my eye but appears that most people didn't feel enough existed.

October 4, 2012

Jonathan Soriano

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September 26, 2012

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