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Create monetized apps, pay for downloads, users engage in monetization, pay for more DL's!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by jakesnakemon, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. jakesnakemon

    jakesnakemon Registered Member

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    What do you guys think?

    So I've been reading about IM since August, having made some money with CPAGrip.com, buying three .com's, and considering the whole "affiliate marketing campaigns with a tracker/VPS/affiliatefix.com" thing.... I've come to the conclusion, why be an affiliate when I can have my own apps marketed for me with quality leads that will convert on monetization!?

    So here's the plan...


    1. Learn how to build apps.
    2. Monetize my apps in a way that the user doesn't have to pull out a credit card
    3. Utilize AffiliateFix.com to find the best network/person to promote my apps
    4. Pay for quality downloads that will hopefully, engage in the various monetization methods of monetizing an app

    It's important that my apps are marketed to the right audience, obviously the goal here is to create HIGH QUALITY apps that users will actually enjoy. There is also the idea of creating simple "alarm clock" or utility apps with monetization, and paying for quality leads.

    Example: Fart Noise App
    • 20 Free Fart Noises Included, 10 Premium Fart Noises behind monetization methods
    • Monetization methods - "Watch an ad to unlock Premium Fart Noise" - "Complete a survey to unlock multiple Premium Fart Noises" - "Download an app to unlock Premium Fart Noise" - "Unlock Premium Fart Noises with TapJoy" - Potentially put in ads, research further monetization methods, look at what other apps are doing, etc...



    https://www.mobicow.com/advertisers.html
    http://www.yeahmobi.com/


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    I've seen many methods on ~"how to create a successful app". For example...
    • Pick a niche
    • Explore the apps
    • Figure out what is missing from this niche of apps(the fart noises and quality of fart apps is just so sub par, we just need a high quality fart app and it'll take over that niche)
    • Or combine multiple apps into one new app
    • Or just copy existing apps, read the 1 star reviews, improve the apps(also improve areas you see need improvement)
    • Or just create the same utility app with a new face, market it, hope for positive ROI
    • Jesus you could probably just go on affiliatefix.com and post a thread about how you want to spend money promoting your app and get responses from AM's, networks, and marketers!

    My understanding thus far is that I must learn to code in Java(CodeAcademy and Youtube) and navigate an IDE(internal developer environment).

    https://www.reddit.com/r/androiddev/wiki/index
    • Not a bad place to start
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/2tpjep/the_new_step_by_step_guide_detailing_how_to_get/
    • "GuideThe new step by step guide detailing how to get started developing Android apps, with no prior experience necessary. Includes every resource I used, simple explanations and an interesting first app tutorial. Everything you need to get started in Android Development is here."
    http://www.xaviertobin.com/
    • "I've updated my complete guide to Android development which still requires no prior programming experience with more resources, better instructions, updated screenshots and I'm now distributing it free of charge as a shareable and neatly formatted PDF on my website."
    https://plus.google.com/+KevinDarty/posts/Qex6Ae6zhZW
    • "Where To Start - Learning Android Development the Right Way My wife recently asked for help to get started Developing for Android so I felt it would be best to gather up some resources that would get her off and running in the right direction with style and UI consistency in the forefront to ensure that she knows how important it is to follow the UI Standards set down from Google. Here are some excellent resources I found that I hope can help you too"
     
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  2. raincity

    raincity Newbie

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    I'm just starting out too. What's best right now, instead of charging for the actual app, either charge for something to make the game more easier or advance through faster or give the app more functionality. Watch an ad for extra coins or extra fart noises is perfect. The procedures for IDE, specifically android studio (I think) is the same as any other programming language, it's just the syntax and different procedures. Web is full of tutorials. There's a guy on Youtube "thenewboston", his tutorials are amazing and free, check him out. Good luck!
     
  3. jakesnakemon

    jakesnakemon Registered Member

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    Thank you so much for TheNewBoston.com!!!! Looks awesome!

    How do you plan to start building apps?
     
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    I have very basic knowledge of Java. Expand my knowledge a little bit more on Java by doing more complicated projects, then learn the different procedures for the Android Studio. I think TNB has tutorials on both.
     
  5. dankerman666

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    I'm on the same path as you guys with android development, or any app platform for that matter. Games and other types of apps are handled differently depending on the goal. For utility and basics, check this out:https://www.udacity.com/course/developing-android-apps--ud853

    View course materials and you dont have to pay, also get a good groundwork in place to understand some basic commands from the big G themselves.

    If you can design your first working app and then branch out to understand more complex engineering, you can make some pretty good coin with the proper marketing techniques in place to drive downloads.

    I will be following you guys from the shadows to see how yhis plays out. Also a protip, learnt github and gitbash, they will be your coding equivalent of dropbox or google docs. Just takes some time to learn some command lines and you will never lose progress on your work when done right.

    Good luck!
     
  6. jakesnakemon

    jakesnakemon Registered Member

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    Thank you for your input dawg, I'm watching videos on Java and Android development.