How to Make Money in the $4 Billion Mobile Market

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How many times are you going to be looking at your mobile device today? You may even be using it right now to read this post! No matter what device and when you use it… mobile is quickly taking over all of our lives. It will only be a matter of time before mobile devices are used for all of our daily transactions and how we enter our homes and even start our cars!

If you are currently doing business online and haven’t adapted mobile into your business, you are quickly falling behind.

Let’s take a look at some of the crazy numbers behind mobile’s massive growth and why you need to get active in this market right now!

  • More than half of Americans now own smart phones. Over 4 billion world wide!
  • Mobile data usage doubled in 2012 and over 50% of mobile data is video.
  • Apple iOS, Android and Blackberry are the major players in the mobile space right now. 

To get a better understanding of these number and the true potential in mobile, be sure to check out the infographic below.

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So how can you start making money with mobile marketing?

Now let’s start talking about the different ways you can make money in the mobile space. I’m sure we are all familiar with brands like AngryBirds and CandyCrush making six figures in revenue every day with their apps. While this isn’t likely for the average business, it’s just a real example of how much money can be made in mobile. It’s only a matter of time before a “free” app generates over a BILLION dollars on it’s own! CandyCrush is already pushing almost a million dollars every day!

Outside of the app business you also have a few other options. Just like affiliate marketing is has been extremely successful all across the internet, a ton of money has been generated in this area through mobile marketing as well. This is also one of the major revenue sources for free mobile apps.

However, one of the best ways for you to start making money and a legitimate business with mobile is for you to start collecting subscribers and phone numbers. If you were active with email marketing you know how powerful and effective it’s been. The only thing that is more direct than email is mobile through text messaging and phone calls.

Just think about it… if your phone was to beep or ring right now, you would check it immediately. If it was a text message you would definitely read it. When it comes to email people usually just click delete and move on… mobile is much more direct and responsive.

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Here’s an example of a business service that is latching onto mobile and making it easier for others to jump on the train as well. is a leading mobile based service that helps online marketers and businesses focus on the list building process for mobile devices, creating apps and mobile-ready web sites. All of these components are now musts in today business world.

When is the last time you were on your phone and wanted to access a web site and it wasn’t mobile ready? This is one of the worst ways to destroy your customer experience and your reputation in the process.

On the Remarkamobile blog they also have the following mind blowing stats for mobile use and online business.

  • “A staggering 98% of small business owner’s web sites are NOT mobile-ready” (ySplash)
  • 40%will click another mobile result if a website is not mobile-ready (according to Icebreaker Consulting study)
  • 46% of mobile user say they are unlikely to return to a website they had trouble accessing from their phone and said they would visit a competitor’s site instead (according to Gomez study)
  • Mobile website traffic is increasing at 3.5% “per month” (according to Televox study)

As you can see… now is the time to get into mobile. It’s still quite early in the game and more companies are getting established everyday. Today is the day you make the jump into mobile.

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