I think I'm ready but I need help

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ivarga

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Let's cut the bullshit and get straight into it.
I am a self taught software developer, I did finish school for innovative programming and I am trying to make a side income with the help of my coding skills.

I recently posted a application that I developed onto a market platform for $149 and no one has purchased it.
I figured this was quite strange since there is a similar tool on that market that costs $349 and it has half the functions my version has and mine looks way better in terms of UI yet the seller has managed to make over 300 sales.

So what I did was that I lowered the price to $69 today and I am going to wait until someone buys a copy.
There are a few factors I've taken into account that can be the cause of no sales.
1) I am new to the market platform and I have only 1 product with no reviews.
2) the price is too high
3) people didn't get their paycheck yet so they can't spend $69
or 4 I am really unlucky and I should just go sit under a rock because at this point it feels like I have a better chance of someone walking up to me offering me $69 out of thin air.

All jokes aside, it was really discouraging seeing a developer uploading a product the same date as me (the 30th) and having 5 sales already. (It was a music player for $39) seeing how I developed my own license system and I spend quite some time developing it and the software.

my application is a tool that generates traffic & live visitors to your website and it's Google Analytics safe.
This seemed really popular based upon some research on the marketplace.

So my questions at this point is..
1). What software should I develop, what could be useful or in demand.
2). Should I lower the price?
3) What other recommendations do you have? What are some good research tips to keep in mind?
4) Should I develop something that doesnt exist on the marketplace and be the only one there?
5) Should I copy some small apps on there and try to push as many as possible?

It seemes to be apps on there that help you do things, I don't know what people need help with though.
 

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or 4 I am really unlucky and I should just go sit under a rock because at this point it feels like I have a better chance of someone walking up to me offering me $69 out of thin air.

Don't be so pathetic. Are you going to give up already? Nothing good in life comes easy.

The 30th of April? If so, it's been like what, 6-7 days and you're already giving up? If there's a demand for the tool, you just need to work on it some more. Don't lower the price. Raise it. Hell, put it up to $300.. Or even $400. People don't always want to buy the cheapest. The cheaper option is usually the worse option. I don't know which platform you're on, but either make some fake reviews on the product, or give away some "review copies" in some form (even 90% / 99% discount code for a few people ot try it). Or start approaching forums to get people to test it and leave reviews. Drive some traffic to your product. Post on forums. Ask friends to share on social media. Make a YouTube video with a tutorial of the product. There's so many ways you can approach it. Get creative and don't just give up like that. Make some other tool and release it for free to increase your "reputation" there.

I know nothing about tools like that. I'm just throwing out some ideas. And trying to motivate you to not expect everything to just fall at your feet. Good luck. The start isn't meant to insult you or offend you.
 

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Don't be so pathetic. Are you going to give up already? Nothing good in life comes easy.

The 30th of April? If so, it's been like what, 6-7 days and you're already giving up? If there's a demand for the tool, you just need to work on it some more. Don't lower the price. Raise it. Hell, put it up to $300.. Or even $400. People don't always want to buy the cheapest. The cheaper option is usually the worse option. I don't know which platform you're on, but either make some fake reviews on the product, or give away some "review copies" in some form (even 90% / 99% discount code for a few people ot try it). Or start approaching forums to get people to test it and leave reviews. Drive some traffic to your product. Post on forums. Ask friends to share on social media. Make a YouTube video with a tutorial of the product. There's so many ways you can approach it. Get creative and don't just give up like that. Make some other tool and release it for free to increase your "reputation" there.

I know nothing about tools like that. I'm just throwing out some ideas. And trying to motivate you to not expect everything to just fall at your feet. Good luck. The start isn't meant to insult you or offend you.
I appreciate it! I needed that.
The reason I lowered the price was because I got a comment saying "You should lower the price" so I figured I should of just gone for it.
I'll take your tips into consideration!
 

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So basically you have created a traffic bot.. Jingling is free!! Anyways why dont you get Jr VIP here and sell your traffic bot in the MISC section!
 

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So basically you have created a traffic bot.. Jingling is free!! Anyways why dont you get Jr VIP here and sell your traffic bot in the MISC section!
I definitely will once I can pay for it with money I make off of the sales.
 

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I definitely will once I can pay for it with money I make off of the sales.
There traffic bots on sale on seoclerks it is free for sellers to signup & post their bots so you can maybe start there..
 

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its just my 2 cent but why dont you try to get in touch with some "influencer" in this forum and maybe some moderator to give you some solution so you can start selling your stuff here. Idk i mean this is forum like forum are made for discuss and help each other i think?
or im just to optimistic

P.s Forgive my bad english
 
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