And now , we have found out that there are those who are making money with all this, a lot of money. a designer named Traf, @traf and Twitter, just unveiled that in just 6 days has managed to win more than $ 100,000 thanks to its icon packs.
Apple has created a new trend among iPhone users with the introduction of widgets. A designer has now made use of this and opened up a new field of business.
A designer known by the name Traf made more than $ 100,000 in a week after posting a tweet showcasing his collection of app icons on his iPhone. But how did he get rich with it?
Traf noticed that there seemed to be a new trend on the web. More and more people are sharing screenshots of their individually customized home screens, which mostly have icons and widgets that are color-coordinated. This inspired the designer to publish his own simple and minimalist home screen and share it on Twitter. And the community was thrilled.
As Traf writes on his blog, people asked him about the symbols on the screenshot shortly after the publication. The designer decided to sell his self-created icons as a set. Since he had no idea what the price of such an iOS icon set would be, he decided to charge $ 28 per set.
The set was too expensive for many, but there were still plenty of buyers.
Traf has now sold its design to more than 5,000 customers and has earned over $ 140,000.
However, on his blog, Traf also reiterates that he never intended to sell his icon sets and make money from them, and appeals to potential copycats who could try to take advantage of online trends like this to get rich. “Keep working on the things you enjoy and share them with the world. The Internet will do the rest, ”writes Traf.