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Lots of android dev leads, how to monetize?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by gianni, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. gianni

    gianni Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a massive database of 100k+ android developers and their 700k+ apps.
    This tells me exactly how their apps perform and I can send them targeted offers.

    Traffic is definitely there. Tested the waters with a mail blast. They are crazy responsive.
    How to monetize this? What would you do?

    Looking for methods that can be scaled.
    Tried small methods suggested before. One was by IamJRE with selling android reviews. Didn't work out well.
    Constant nuisance with providers.

    What would you do? How would you bank with this?
    Looking to hear your opinion, suggestions, or proposals.

    Thanks.
    Best of success to you.
     
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    promote Udemy courses related to Android via their affiliate program.
     
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    Sell the viral options to make their apps go viral on YouTube and other social sites.
     
  6. olystyle

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    lots of apps need a Server infrastructure wich should be as scalable as possible - of course there are a lot of Providers offering such a PaaS or IaaS (for example heroku, joyent,...) maybe they got some affiliate programs?

    you could also Mail them that you are looking for adspace targeting a niche of yours.
     
  7. gianni

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    Thank you everyone for your kindest replies.

    I've contacted a list of companies who offer app promotion.
    For some reason most of the 'full service app agencies' don't reply. Don't know the reason behind it.
    Maybe my mail copy sucks (possible) or they're just not looking for leads. Or they're posers. Could also be.

    Have a list of a lot of companies I still have to reach out to, but I'm really bad with this stuff. Don't enjoy it very much. Been looking for someone who's good at it and would take it over full-time for a cut of the profit, but so far no luck.

    Fake reviews are a no-go. Tried that. Still having headache from that. All the providers I tried out are shady and do not provide a good service.
    Overall, these developers do not like shady stuff very much either. Received quite a handful of responses saying it's immoral and against TOS.

    I'm going to go ahead and try with Udemy courses. Got a list of few gathered up. These seem to be "in everyone's budget" and still very targeted to many. From small time developers to large companies pushing apps like it's no tomorrow".


    I'd prefer to just push traffic to someone else and take a piece of the pie so I don't have to deal with landers/mail copy and support. Affiliate programs are indeed cool, but then I still end up with writing mail copies which I'm not a big fan of.


    Olystyle, I see where you are getting at.
    Target the companies and ask if they sell banner space, then resell this same banner space forward to developers. Correct?
    How would you price this?
    Can we perhaps talk on private?

    Some members private messaged me asking for info.
    Here is how the database looks like. This one is local copy and is a week old. Live one has grown bigger by now.

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    Thank you for your help so far guys,
    Appreciate it!
     
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  8. olystyle

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    Exactly! Asking if they are willing to sell Adspace - then resell the offered Adspace. Most likely they'd like to know what kind of campaign you are planning. Telling them that you forward/resell to other developers (or lets call them competitors) will let em jump off immediately. You have to make sure that you have suitable campaigns for their apps.

    Example: FinancialApps Inc. plans to offer a free app which is able to calculate the ROI for a business - because its going to be free they are obviously searching for ways to finance/make money with the app. Contacting them asking if they sell adspace will most likely lead to a positive answer: "Yes! for our new free app ROICALC we are looking for a contractor...". Now its about finding products / services which could be perfectly promoted with the adspace like: services of consulting companys, ebooks discussing financial stuff, courses for business owners,... Only thing left is to bring the two together and make some money.

    Well I think pricing is a matter of negotiation - don't go asking for a specific price in the beginning who knows maybe they would have agreed for less. you as their customer should get a price offered from them which you can reduce if necessary.

    @gianni: feel free to shoot me a PM
     
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  9. moneylover

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    Give them an affiliate link to a mobile ads network and tell them how you were able to increase your revenue by using them.