Alexa Skill Development Makes Good Money for Some


[H]F Junkie
Apr 25, 2001
Everyone knows Alexa has skills, but what many don't know is a large number of those skills are developed by independent developers (WARNING auto play video) and marketing companies. The market for skills has grown from $500K two years ago, to an estimated $50M in 2018. This is nowhere near what mobile apps are worth, but this is a new market and it has nothing but upside in its future. If you have your own coding skills this might be a growth area for you to engage with. Good luck!

Alexa is an increasingly important business for Amazon, which is expanding the assistant into millions of internet-connected gadgets and moving it into the workplace. Drawing in more developers will help the company sell more Alexa-powered devices and strengthen its top-dog status in voice. It's sold more than 20 million Echo speakers in the US, taking up 70 percent of the market and helping Alexa become the most active voice market for developers today.