Entrepreneurship · Founders

Do you know of somebody who needs a website/mobile app built for them?

Siviwe Mgolodela Founder & CEO (Honeybee.mobi)

June 7th, 2019

So many entrepreneurs sit on their business ideas because they cannot afford a website or mobile app to bring their vision to life. Is it also your experience that a lot of entrepreneurs on a budget delay their start ups because they cannot afford to build a website or mobile app?

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

June 7th, 2019

In my experience, no one delays for a web site, they just put up a crappy one. Tons of people delay a mobile app because you can't build a crappy one and expect anyone to use it.

I see that your question is really an advertisement in disguise. Your own web site reveals that you haven't spent enough time thinking about your buyer's journey. And if your only benefit is a lower price, your company is going to be in a race to the bottom. There is always someone willing to take less money for the same work.

If you want to persuade customers to choose your company, describe three things:

1) personal benefit

2) dramatic difference

3) reason to believe

I haven't seen any of those three things on your own web site yet.

Nobody stops launching a business because they can't pay to launch their web site (unless the site is the service), they just put up a crappy one. Most people stop if they can't afford app development, and they should stop. It's not inherently good to try to find a lower bid for development.

Kerry Davis

Last updated on June 7th, 2019

On a bit of a sidenote, PWA (progressive web apps..something actually originated by Steve Jobs pre Apple Store) and webRTC (something apple promised to support for web apps 2+ years ago but has only superficially supported) together and fully supported would virtually eliminate the need for high cost mobile and desktop business apps from the app stores And relegate app store apps to tools (calculators and spreadsheets). Distribution would be location relevant. Walk into a store or restaurant and your phone would simply rebrand itself to your current domain (virtual or physical)...With permission of course

Sameep Sheth we build websites & mobile app, ex Microsoft & Goldman Sachs

June 7th, 2019

there are a ton of resources. building landing page / or a shopify marketplace isn't expensive. Back when there was no software, entrepreneurs needed lot more capital and the risk was a lot higher. Software is relatively so cheap! If you were going to start a restaurant business or some convenient store business, I'd imagine you'd need 100k in capital right? for 100k you can build an amazing software. I don't think software is a road block. Entrepreneurship has never been easy.