Although they share opinions, there is no denying that the personalization features of the home screen iOS 14 are a success – and a lot of people are taking advantage of this boom moment, as developers (like Launch Center Pro and Widgetsmith) and designers.
As you may have noticed by the title, one of these designers made good money “just” with the creation of custom icons – an option that, although it has been around for a long time, is now a huge success.
The designer, known for Met, recently shared on his blog that he managed to earn more than US$100.000 (i.e. more than half a million reais at the current rate) in just six days with the marketing of custom icon packs for iOS – the value of the package is $ 28.
As soon as he realized the popularity of custom icons, he created something in a monochromatic style and then shared it on Twitter. It didn’t take long for people to start looking for him – and in less than two hours, he had already made the first icons available online.
However, the situation changed (for the better) when the YouTuber Brands Brownlee (MKBHD) shared a video on how to customize the iOS 14 start screen – using the designer’s icons and crediting it.
Then, MKBHD happened. He shared a video about it all – using my icons for personalization and quoted them in the description. The next thing I know, I was making $ 28 in what seemed like every 28 seconds. My phone has become the definitive dopamine dispenser (if it wasn’t already). I had to disable notifications.
The next day, sales jumped from $ 6,000 to about $ 40,000 and, at the time of writing, sales were $ 116,147 to 4,188 customers.
Although all of this happened in a matter of days, the designer revealed that he has been working in the business for seven years and even earned $ 17 from selling custom icons in the Cydia app store (for devices jailbroken). He then shared some tips for running a successful business, including acting quickly, being transparent and investing in what you like.
You can check (and purchase) the custom icons on the designer page.