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$40/Day - How to Make Money on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc promoting apps

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by Dante12, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Dante12

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    As the titles say - here's a guide how to promote apps and make money on Instagram, Twitter , Tumblr , Facebook pages, Facebook groups, YouTube or with the mobile traffic to your website.
    Friendly advanced notice: This is not some ground breaking new method to make money , here I'll tell you about a pretty good network that 99.9% of you haven't heard of and which offers an unique function.
    For clarity, to shorten the thread and to avoid listing all these above networks from now on I'll just write Instagram but you can use it on any social media sites as long as they have mobile traffic.
    Now we all know selling things online isn't easy and selling to mobile users is even harder, extra hard on social media where people are generally not in buying mode. But apps have that special "quality" ( just like Adsense :) that they make us money and yet our followers don't have to spend a penny. It's a win-win - users get something they actually want, it costs them nothing and we make $$$. Promoting apps is one of the "cleanest" , white hat ways to make money on Instagram or anywhere online. No need for content locking, fake giveaways, cracks, hacks or other black hat tricks. Apps convert easily and everybody likes apps and want to play the latest fancy ones. No need to scam anybody and lose followers and get labeled as a "spammer/scammer" . You'll make an average of about $2 per app download ( more about this later) and there's really no need to go all black hat on your people. I mean , it's of course up to you but there's really no need. You can grow your accounts, respect your followers and make money at the same time.

    As I said above - apps are real easy to convert. And some of you have probably made the logical connection before and tried promoting apps from your favorite CPA network . And you FAILED, didn't you? Or at least you didn't make as much $$ as you thought you should have. Here's why - all the traditional CPA networks like Neverblue, Peerfly , ClickDealer, MundoMedia and so on are NOT app networks, they have 1000's of offers and some app offers in the mix. All they give us is a URL to 1 app, for either IOS or Android, and those app links are offered to very limited locations. To make promoting apps even more "fun" they cancel or pause the offers all the time so we have to keep an eye daily and change the links. To put this in brief - when you use a link from one of those networks you lose a ton of traffic and possibilities to make money. Quick example - let's say you see an offer that pays $3 for Clash Of Clans on iPhone. Right of the bat you lose on all your android users ( yes, some networks redirect but it's usually to some crappy email submit or other bull$hit ) , then you lose again on potential conversions on all the people who already have the app and finally - the offer only pays for USA/UK/Canada or so and you don't make anything from pretty much 90% of the world. So that link you posted is useless to 80% or more of your followers and naturally it will make you very little if any money.
    What you need to do to get conversions and make money is very simple- post better links :) From a real specialized all apps CPA network. But to use these networks in 99% of the time you will need to implement a SDK - and technologically this is not possible on Instagram or any social media. All we can do is post URLs - no Java, HTML , no other fancy things.
    Now most people here on BHW or on any forum don't know this but you can get full page AppWall ads from a URL. Like this one :
    screenshot appnext appwall.jpg
    and the URL it came from ? Type in your cell phone browser 1coolapp.com . It's one of my domains so feel free to click and download as much as you want :) What we have here is 1 URL which automatically opens iPhone or Android AppWalls depending on your device and shows all the top paying offers for your location. So we cover all locations on both iPhone and Android with 1 link. All automatically, no need to track anything or change the link because it doesn't expire. All the best paying apps are shown and updated on the backend accordingly - your Iphone users will sees the best paying IOS apps, the android users will get the best paying Android apps. All locations, all automatic. Set and forget. Added bonus - we can show up to 10 apps at a time out of that 1 URL and this eliminates the issue if some nosy followers already have the popular apps. Showing more apps = better chance to get a download and make money.
    The company that is letting us do this is called Appnext and you can sign up and start making money on Instagram or whatever in 2 min:
    Non ref link : www.appnext.com
    Ref Link : www.appnext.com/?ref=2020 ( sign up with this one if you find the thread useful :drinking2)

    To make your own link you need to go to the dashboard -> "Apps" - > " Add a new app", enter the URL of your Instagram and select a few categories. Than just copy / paste the placement IDs ( make sure they are active!)
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    in the link provided on your dash which looks like this " https://offers.appnext.com/appwall/online/AW2/index.html?android_id=<Placement_Android>&ios_id=<Placement_iOS>&cnt=<Number_of_ads>&postback_parameters=<Postback_parameter>&wall_title=<Appwall_title> " also change the "&cnt=" in the link to how many apps you want to have in the AppWall. I set it at 10 which I think is the max. My thinking is the more apps you show - the better the odds your users will see something they like .
    That's it, you have your own link! It will automatically redirect to IOS/Android app offers depending on your followers device and show the best paying apps for their location. Do you remember how you probably lost on 80% of the potential traffic posting links from the traditional CPA networks? No more, this 1 URL gets you the top paying app offers in real time and it covers over 200 countries :)
    A bit of advice - the link as is is long and ugly, posting it this way is a big no-go. Except on Tumblr or your own website where you can make it a hyperlink and it will look normal. For posting on Facebook and Twitter using a URL shortener like bitly is OK and an option but will still look spammy . For Instagram you need a domain . Buying a domain is best practice anyways ( 99 cents from GoDaddy ) since more people are inclined to click on a domain then on a URL shortener . No hosting is needed, just do a 301 redirect in your domain name register which is free . It's a good idea to have the word "app" or "apps" in the domain name so your followers know what to expect.

    So you made your URL, you redirected the domain to it - let's make some money. Here are a few ideas how to promote your link but as with everything else on this forum - you will make more money if you add your own twists.
    The easy and lazy way is to put the domain link in the bio and a short promo text on top of it like " Check the hottest new free apps " . That's as clean as it gets, new followers will check your profile, see the link, click on it and maybe get a free app. No other work on your part is needed but of course this will make the least money. If you want to push it a bit further , you can make a separate post like :
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    (excuse my Paint skills , this is just an example I know you will do better :cool:) and post it as many times as you feel comfortable a day/week to remind your existing followers about the link in your bio . And if you include some popular hash tags you might even get the attention of a few non-followers via search. It goes without saying the better the post looks, the better chances you have to get some $$$ but even posting a screenshot of a popular game does the trick. The important part is to remind and send your followers to the link in your bio. On Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or any social network which has sharing/retweeting/reblogging or whatever the quality of the post is more important since you have a chance to get your post and your link shown to a lot more non-followers. If you are creative (and lucky!) and able to find a nice, short, easy to remember domain name - watermark it in the post itself ( or on the video if you do YouTube) , people will see it and maybe remember it and make you some money another time as well. Again - you do not need hosting, just a domain and a redirect. Hosting can be expensive especially if you have a bigger account or get lucky. The domain I posted above is from NameSilo but any register can do this and its free. This was a way to start making money from your existing accounts and add app promos to your monetization methods.

    Another good way to get traffic to the link is if you have a bot like FollowLiker, Instagress or have time and can do manual "work " , is to set up an account around the app offers. For this you need a good apps-related account handle like @bestnewapps ( not my account, just an example, if it's your account and don't want it in the thread - lmk) or something . Post your domain in the bio , add a short sales pitch ( "Best free apps for the day! Check them out" ) , make 5-10 posts and go get the attention of some people who might download a few apps. But who are they? As I said - apps can be used to monetize any niche but by far the best "app-downloaders " are guys 14-20 years old. They literally download apps by the cubic meter ;) They always want to know and play the latest games, beat them , brag and do it again. How to find those 14-20 years old man ? Hmmm let's see - ask yourself what do they like and you'll find the answer (hint : cars, boobs, models, ball is life etc ). Now with a good bot or with manual work you can get the attention of at least 1000 people a day- you can follow about 500 and do about 700 likes a day without a ban on Instagram. If you are brave enough and use comments ( I'm not ) - even more. So let's say 1000 people will take a look at your account today after all your following/liking . And assume that 20% will click on your URL. That's 200 people. Now if just 10% of them get a free app - that's 20 app downloads. Average of $2 each download = $ 40 a day. Some days will be more, some will be less. And of course it makes a huge difference where those downloads come from -an USA download pays 10 times more than a download from Zimbabwe for example. All that $$ without scamming , fake giveaways, lose of existing followers and nasty follow up DMs ( Where are my gems/lives/iPhone? I did the survey, give me my stuff! ) The point is you can make money promoting apps and enjoy growing your account at the same time. Or bomb it for quick cash - up to you;) Or if you will go the spammy way and don't care much about the account - post your domain in the comments of some big accounts. This works very well but is very risky and you might get banned.

    Of course you don't have to limit yourself to only social media. You have a domain , it can be posted anywhere. As long as there is mobile traffic on the places you post it - you have a chance to make money. If you have the budget and the skills mobile media buying is a great option but that's advanced stuff and I won't cover it here. Look around this very forum for ideas on how to get traffic.

    Finally -a little bit about Appnext. If you have your own apps you probably have heard of them, they are one of the biggest and most respected mobile ads networks out there . They've been around for a few years and I have used them in may apps pretty much since they opened with no issues. Customer support is top notch. Payments are net 10, minimum withdrawal - $20. They pay per app install - for tier 1 countries ( USA/UK/Canada/Australia/Western Europe) the average is $1.50 - 2 for Android and $2.50 - 4 for IOS. Every once in a while you'll get a nice surprise with some $8-9 per download or like this one earlier today when I was checking my stats,
    appnext6.jpg

    buy the norm is about $2 . It depends on your followers location as with everything else in IM.
    Now this is very very important. You can NOT use this company for content locking or other incentive installs. You will get caught, banned and not get paid. The good news is you really don't have to be all black hat here - apps are one of the easiest thing to convert . So please remember - all installs must be non incentive. To put it plain English - you can say "Check these great new apps" or" Best free apps of the day" or anything within those lines but you can NOT say "Download a free app to get ..." .
    OK? Don't get banned ;)
    So this is it - I think I covered all the important points. If you have any questions, ask below. You can PM if you want but one of the Appnext reps , Jonathan, is here on BHW and he will probably be able to help better.
    Now make your URLs and start making some $$$ :)
     
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  2. bibbler

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    Where can I find this link on my dashboard? I don't see if anywhere. I've checked the Tools page, Apps page, Integration page.. thanks.
    I can't post links yet but i'm referring to the link after that quote
     
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    Want to try this method.
    Do they approve applications instantly ?
     
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    I got approved instantly but I'm having trouble locating the link he mentioned in the post after locating the Placement ID part. Let me know if you're able to if you do sign up please!

    * Nvm i figured it out! Thanks for the method!
     
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  5. Dante12

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    Good you found it :) its kind of hidden so for clarity: go to Apps -> Integration Tools - > Tags for Websites . On that page click on the AppWall button down on the right and on that screen - > AppWall Page

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    I set the cnt as 10 but when I tested it only shows 1 :(

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    maybe because I'm using 3rd world country IP so the offer is only 1
     
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    very long read, please convert it into kind of ebook.
     
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    where do you get the Android and OS ID?
     
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    Hmmmm? Why the redirection link shows a blank? I can't make this work?
     
  10. manolo12399

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    are you opning with a phone?
     
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    i have much followers in instagram, but no understand this
    can add me in skype? andredutraf
     
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    How the hell has this not gotten more attention? Damn man, great method. I guess this is the kick in the ass I need to start my developer account instagram for my app I just released.
     
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  14. kennito

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    This is a very great tutorial worth checking out
     
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    1coolapp.com also give a blank page if opened with an emulator
     
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    I really like your guide and i'll try to use it, but i don't understand 2 things:

    1) What i have to write in the URL instead of "<Postback_Parameter>"? Can you give me an example please?

    2) How i can get money? So, where i have to link my Paypal account to get my money?

    In future i'll probably need an help for redirect my domain to the link, because i want to use that method on Instagram, but i have never purchased a domain before and, of course, i have never redirect nothing to him :)

    Thank you in advance
     
  17. kennito

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    I am not sure if I am the one not understanding this. OP can you kindly explain this
    in relation to what you said
    No single doubt in the method, I just need some clarification regarding this.
     
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  18. killuaX

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    Payments to publisher shall be sent by appnext only if publisher's earned balance is greater than or equal to $200 (Two Hundred US Dollars).
    What do you say about this?
     
  19. PUT0M0N0

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    I dont know what im doing wrong but when i enter to my website its blank. I think that is in the add app process.

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    What about Market URL?
     
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  20. kennito

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    I am not the OP, but I am sure it will take less effort reading the whole thread than taking a pict and posting a question that has already been covered up.