Can Mobile App Development Make You a Millionaire? How?

Short answer is Probably YES. Long answer is it needs time and work.

3 min readJan 24, 2023


I do not stipulate that everyone can become a millionaire by creating mobile apps. If this was the case, everyone would do it. But that’s not the case.

In my opinion and experience, it takes a combination of knowledge, patience, willingness to learn, and overall work.

Knowledge is Key, And It Can Be Acquired Easier Than in The Past

This is underrated. Waaaaaaaay underrated. Most people don’t realize that knowledge is so much more accessible than in the past.

For the most part, you don’t have to pay for courses to learn how to code.

There are thousands of tutorials on YouTube, thousands of forums that can help you start, and large communities of people who can help answer your questions.

The best thing is that all of this is FREE.

Before, you dive into creating anything, make sure you educate yourself on that topic. That means, you can create a mobile app, but you first need to learn how to do it.

Yes, you can spend time and learn how to code. There are also no-code websites like Thunkable that allow you to create apps without any coding knowledge.

Sure, this does not give you enough freedom to create anything you can imagine. However, there is enough room to create something useful.

Personally, I have created an app that shows you where you parked using Thunkable. This was before this was a feature of Apple Maps or Google Maps, and yes, I have made money from it.

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Success Doesn’t Come Overnight

Before I started making money from some simple apps I had made, I had spent months creating all sorts of apps.

This helped me improve my skills, and by experimenting I understood the process better.

I tried making my ideas into apps many times. Did all of the succeed? Of course not!

However, there is always someone that is willing to try your app. Even if it’s after months after publishing…