You are probably noticing a thread by now, it seems that these ideas come from past periods of my life. By this logic, by the end of this project the ideas will be about people in retirement homes and I will reveal that I’m a 100 year old guy who blogged to fight dementia. Spoiler alert… I’m not! (Yet…)
So after apartment hunting, buying a house and tying the knots what next? Yes, you guessed it! Getting a dog! No, I mean having kids.
When we were expecting our first child, we kind of knew what name we wanted to give, but we tried to have more options for our little one.
There were some sites and books at the time, but no app so I thought making an app could be a good idea. Note that now there are dozens of sites and apps that have that service which means that was not a bad idea.
It’s quite an easy app to implement. You need the data of the most popular name of the past year, the dataset of the list of baby names and options in your app for the user to choose if they want a girl name,a boy name or gender neutral name, name similar to the parent, etc.
If you have the date, making the apps should be straightforward; you don’t even need to make it yourself, just hire someone on freelance.com or fiver and you can probably have the app under 100$.
This is probably the tricky part, except for ads there is no way to make money. Most other baby apps’ names are free so making your user pay for the apps is ridiculous.
You could do affiliate marketing of products for expecting parents or a baby names book. Create a widget that other sites (mom or baby blogs) can add to theirs and make them pay or show ads.
As you can see this one is pretty easy to do, but usually easy doesn’t have that much option in terms of making money.