What do people use their smartphone for?

If you are hoping to pursuit for money making opportunities online via smartphone, the first thing that you need to do is figure out what people are using smartphone for. Do a little bit of research and you’ll find out what people are looking or searching using their smartphone. This will gives you a bit of idea of the type of market that you can target. In fact you might find it interesting because people actually do a lot of things using their smartphone. Check out the report title “U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015” from PewResearchCenter. Let’s take a look at the potential of money making opportunities that we can think of from the data.

  • Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners. 64% of American adults own a smartphone.
  • 15% of Americans ages 18-29 are heavily dependent on a smartphone for online access.
  • 13% of Americans with an annual household income of less than $30,000 per year are smartphone-dependent.
  • 12% of African Americans and 13% of Latinos are smartphone-dependent.
  • More than half of smartphone owners have used their phone to get health information and do online banking.
  • 62% of smartphone owners have used their phone in the past year to look up information about a health condition.
  • 57% have used their phone to do online banking.
  • 44% have used their phone to look up real estate listings or other information about a place to live.
  • 43% to look up information about a job.
  • 40% to look up government services of information.
  • 30% to take a class or get educational content.
  • 18% to submit a job application.
  • A majority of smartphone owners use their phone to follow along with breaking news, and to share and be informed about happenings in their local community.
  • Young users are particularly likely to use a smartphone to avoid boredom and ignore other people.
  • Social networking, video consumption, and music/podcasts are especially popular with younger smartphone owners.

The above are some of the key points that I pick up from the report. The areas which you can target are social network such as Facebook and Twitter. YouTube also a great way as many smartphone users tend to check out video clips using smartphone. Entertainment and health topics seem to be the best choice as most smartphone users tend to check on it. I suppose this is the reason why YouTube is one of the best ways to make money online.

If you take a look at the report, only two-third of Americans is now smartphone owners. This means there is still room for the number to increase. Thus it is never too late to pursuit for money making opportunities online via smartphone.

There are still a lot of details in the report I haven’t share or blog about. You may check it out if you are interested. Perhaps you might find some useful information that can help you make money online.



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