Looking to Increase Your Income?Selling ringtones, mobile phone wallpaper, java games and other mobile content can be a lucrative business. During 2004, the sale of commercial ringtones exceeded $2.5 billion. With mobile phones sales increasing at record breaking levels year on year and, with new markets such as downloadable content to exploit, this figure seems virtually guaranteed to increase at an exponential rate.
Minimal Set-up CostSetting up your first commercially viable site is surprisingly cheap. The only real cost is registering a domain name and purchasing web hosting. This can be as little as £1.99 ($4) to regsiter a domain, then around £5 ($10) a month in ongoing costs for a basic hosting account with a professional hosting provider.
Scalable BusinessSelling mobile content can be a useful way to earn, regardless of your circumstances. If you're just looking to supplement your main salary with some useful extra income, companies such as Laiwa and MediaPlazza will provide you with a complete turnkey website to promote. Simply push targetted traffic through the site, and you'll earn a percentage commission on everything that's sold through the site.
If on the other hand you're looking for larger scale venture, there are companies who will provide full databases of mobile content in XML or SQL format, which can be used to create your own bespoke website. Creating a site in this manner allows you to optimise pages so that each individual page ranks higher within search engine results.