Making $10k/m from a French learning app
m is usually minute, I went in expecting a vulnerability writeup, although the sub-header made it quickly clear it was a write-up of a product.
Good clear write up of the product and it's journey though. Nice "boring technologies" of wordpress and rails.
So many people want to learn languages as well so it’s a huge market to sell to. Very smart.
Plenty more stories like this coming out every Wednesday in the newsletter btw https://www.highsignal.io/newsletter/
In any case, I am absolutely delighted by this app and it has brought out my inner Francophile :)
It seems many newer language apps are starting to focus on the "comprehensible input" method touted by language learning influencers like Steve Kauffmann, and at least for me it's definitely working. Comprehensible input (video content, books) along with weekly practice on iTalki has absolutely skyrocketed my language learning progress and really I only put in ~5hrs a week. Lots of money in the post-covid market for language learning as it was a hobby a lot of people picked up in quarantine.
Maybe I'm overthinking, but I can't see how single person can do this, without really good idea.
This is actually pretty low for a software developer.
> The French Together blog is built on WordPress and the combination of GeneratePress + GenerateBlocks and is hosted by Rocket.net. The French Together app uses Ruby on Rails and is hosted on Render.com.
> For emails, I just use Bento + ConvertBox. My general philosophy regarding tools is to always try to use the simplest solution possible.
1) a real expert (a French teacher)
2) saw a problem in his area of expertise
3) decided to start solving it even though he had no clear monetisation plan
4) used the simplest technology he could find to meet his aims
5) It is a popular field
I did French for 5 years at school, got taught lots of grammar rules (which I never learnt in English!). The net result is that last time I was in France I had to point at things on the menu. I always thought conversational French would have been much more useful.
Well done on the app
“I make $xx,xxx per month from MySite, click here to visit MySite!” has become an extremely popular marketing tactic, even though in reality the site could be making next to nothing.