“At the end of the day, I chose to build an app because I felt like it was sustainable. Not just for me, but also for my audience,” Lindsey says.
The app was the only way to solve all of the problems associated with her current content distribution method. Not only would she be able to monetize her subscribers, but the app would also drastically improve the user experience.
Lindsey explains, “People could have a pep talk whenever they need it. They could have something in their pocket, login, and read some encouraging words.”
The app would also give users the ability to control the frequency of those messages. “They could sign up for as many affirmations as they wanted to come to their phones. I just felt like having an app was going to be such a better route for me and my community.”
Before finding BuildFire, Lindsey attempted to create her app elsewhere with a cookie-cutter app builder—but it did not go as planned. “I realized that this was not a good platform. There were just so many limitations and things I couldn’t do.”
After doing some more research, she decided to give BuildFire a try.
“I signed up for the free trial, and within the first three hours I was like, ‘oh my gosh, this is amazing!’ I felt so comfortable moving within the platform and just confident that I could do what I needed.”
Lindsey decided to stick with BuildFire because it was so user-friendly.
Even on the DIY plan, Lindsey still had access to BuildFire’s customer support team. In addition to using the tutorials and knowledge base articles from BuildFire University, Lindsey leaned on Gabby (a BuildFire customer support agent) for assistance.
“Gabby has just been my biggest support system in building this. Every single time I came up against a question, she was there to answer it. Hopping on Zoom calls to help me. I owe her so much because this app would not exist without her help.”
Lindsey has taken full advantage of the features available for the app. She explains that her favorite feature is push notifications. “I think that’s why people are attracted to the app,” she says.
The PepTalks app allows users to pick and choose what types of notifications they want to receive. There are five different categories of affirmations, and three notifications within each category, for a total of 15 notifications per day. Users can sign up for as many or as little as they want.