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... Learn how to build apps. Monetize my apps in a way that the user doesn't have to pull out a credit card Utilize AffiliateFix.com to find the best network/person to promote my apps 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/ http://www.yeahmobi.com/cases-18-1.html 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"