Many app developers work on a freelance basis. You might be one of them. There are a number of benefits to this lifestyle. You get to set your own hours and work at your own pace. There are no bosses to answer to, and you can even work from home if you want.
On the other hand, you probably don't receive a steady paycheck, unless you've designed and published a wildly successful app. And to do that, you probably needed to do all of your marketing yourself.
Plus, the marketplace for individual apps has only become more crowded in the past few years. As pointed out in a 2012 New York Times article, it was only 2009 when independent developer Ethan Nicholas made a simple artillery game called iShoot that earned him more than $1 million. Now however, such an outcome is all but impossible.
As they say, there's an app for that, and simply being good enough cannot reliably drum up sales.
For aspiring developers, it may be better to consider secure employment with a company seeking to create apps tailored for its specific products and services.
This is becoming more common. For example, there are a number of career opportunities in Houston arising as a result of businesses looking to improve their mobile infrastructure. Anyone with the skills to develop quality apps on a freelance basis should be qualified to give these jobs a try.
Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a Web/Mobile Developer. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.