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[Method]Make $25 to $100 with Android Apps + Play Store + Content Locker

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by androidexpert, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. androidexpert

    androidexpert Junior Member

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    I went through the money making section and I was surprised there were very less methods to earn money from Android Apps. Some facts, Play Store has over 1 Billion active users and Daily 1.5 Million Android devices are activated. So, why don't use this market to make quick money! One good thing about this method is that it doesn't require continuous monitoring just like Instagram Botting method needs.

    About me: I am Android Developer with over 4 years of experience and ASO [App Search Optimisation] expert for over 2 years. I have successfully drived traffic to my Apps without spending any money on advertising.

    I am breaking the method in 5 parts:

    1. Choosing niche
    2. Developing App
    3. Creating Play Store Account
    4. Keyword Research
    5. ASO

    1.Choosing Niche:

    This part is important since we need to find niches that have High Searches. One of the best niche is guides, cheats for famous games. Such Apps are easy to create. I am taking clash royale niche to explain this method. So, we will be creating guide/ cheat guide for clash royale.

    2. Developing App:

    This part may look tough for non-developers but I will try to keep as simple as possible. You will have to setup the following:
    Install java on your windows machine: https://www.java.com/en/download/win8.jsp
    Install Eclipse: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-android-developers/neonm6

    Once the installation part is done. Now we will start the development of the App:

    a). In Eclipse go to File -> New -> Android Application Project

    b). Put the info about the app to whatever you like! Package name is the unique Identifier for your app. Then click next & continue to do the same until you see a finish button.

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    c).Once clicked on finish button, your project folder will be created with the following files:

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    d) You would see that two files are open MainActivity.java and activity_main.xml file. Let me explain what is what!
    MainActivity.java: It is binary file in which you write your logic and It displays the User Interface that you created in activity_main.xml
    activity_main.xml: It is a xml file in which you define what the user will see on his screen ie the different UI elements like Label, Buttons etc.
    We will use following components: ScrollView, Label,ImageView.

    e) Click on activity_main.xml and and switch to non graphical view in which you will see the xml code.

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    f) Copy this code and replace it with the existing code:
    Code:
    <RelativeLayout
       xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
       xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        
        >
    <ScrollView
        android:layout_above="@+id/banner"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent">
    
    <LinearLayout
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
        android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
        android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
        android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
        android:orientation="vertical"
         >
    <!-- Copy and Paste these two elements everytime when you need to add new tips -->
       <TextView
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:text="Pro Tip 1:"
            android:textStyle="bold"
            android:textSize="16sp"
            android:layout_marginBottom="4dp"/>
      
       <TextView
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:text="Specific units are designed solely to attack towers, such as the sluggish but powerful Giant and the river-leaping Hog Rider.\nHaving one of those in your deck is useful, because they're resolutely focused and aren't distracted should your opponent plonk a unit nearby on the battlefield."
            android:textSize="14sp"
            android:layout_marginBottom="4dp"/>
      
    
    </LinearLayout>
    
    </ScrollView>
    
    <ImageView
            android:id="@+id/banner"
          android:layout_width="320dp"
          android:layout_height="50dp"
          android:clickable="true"
          android:onClick="openB"
          android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"/>
    
    
    </RelativeLayout>
    Once done you graphical layout should look like this:
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    g) Now in project hierarchy, right click on res folder -> new -> folder and create folder with name “drawable-nodpi” and hit finish.

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    h) now put this 320 x 50 banner in the drawable-nodpi folder. Just copy the image and paste in the folder. Make sure the image name is banner.png

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    Now go again to the xml code. Find ImageView tag and add this line to it:

    android:src="@drawable/banner"

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    Now your Graphical Layout would something like this:
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    i) You can add as many tips as you want just copy and paste the two elements whenever you want to add a new tip. So, we monetise using following way: add minimum 10 tips in the app and rest add 10 to 20 tips in a pdf and content lock it. So, when user clicks on Read More Awesome tips he will be taken to your content locker link. We will add that code now.

    j) Now click on MainActivity.java file and add this code:

    Code:
    public void openB(View v){
            Intent browserIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,
            Uri.parse("<Your Content Locker Link HERE>"));
            startActivity(browserIntent);
        }

    Now it should look like this:
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    k) Once done make sure you add more tips and add your locker link and that's it your app is ready. Now we only need to add a icon and export to get a apk file.

    Follow this link to change icon: https://androidsolved.wordpress.com...roid-app-icon-or-launcher-logo-using-eclipse/

    Follow this link to export the app: http://www.programmingodyssey.com/2013/01/create-signed-android-application-using.html

    By Now you must have your .apk ready. Make sure it is signed by a release key.

    3. Creating Play Store Account.

    Now this is a easy step. Just google Play Developer console and create your account. You need to pay one time $25 fee.

    4. Keyword Research

    Now our app is ready. We need to find keywords which are trending. I don't use any ASO tools like sensortower etc because most of the time their data isn't correct. I rather use Google Play's Store search recommendation. So, lets start this now. Since we are making a guide app the first thing that would come to my mind is keyword “Guide for Clash Royale”. Just type “Guide for” in search and look at the search recommendation. Think of various possibilities, spy on competitors to get more keyword ideas.

    5. ASO

    Once you have finalised the keywords now comes the tricky part on how to use these keywords since google doesn't have any keyword field while publishing the app.

    Google Play uses 3 things to pick up keywords:

    a). Title: 30 characters

    b). Short description: 80 characters

    c). Long Description: around 3000 characters

    In order to get ranked on keywords you need to make sure that your title keywords are repeated 3 times and the secondary keywords should be repeated 2 times. Now, don't over do it otherwise google will detect this and may suspend or reject your app. Once you write description, create attractive graphics: Banner, Screenshots & Icon; this increases the app install rate.

    6. Some Tips:

    a) Once you publish your app wait for 2 weeks and check whether you are getting downloads or not. If not then try changing the keywords.

    b) You can try to buy ratings and review to boost your app conversion.

    c) Use Appannie to keep track of your keywords.

    If you guys need any help you can add me on skype: gamernayan. I will try my best to answer your queries.

    How I make money ?

    I make money from freelancing, using the above method with more twist and some other android apps(other than guides, cheats)
     
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  2. ghostmigi

    ghostmigi Registered Member

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    Great journey bro good luck !
     
  3. musicbid

    musicbid Newbie

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    It might not be as easy as you say. Google Play is crowded and much more competitive and complicated.
     
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  4. androidexpert

    androidexpert Junior Member

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    Nothing is Easy! Get you facts right. Play store is much easy to bank!
     
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    Weblycos Senior Member

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    Good tuts for sure but how many days actually those apps stay alive in app store? I guess you have some experienced right?
     
  6. shubhamm

    shubhamm Junior Member

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    First of all thanks for the Method

    I am also an android developer but i use ads and earn 0$ almost :p

    So my question is for how long your app is live on google play .Will Google play ban you ?
     
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    samimcpa284 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for your post, but please your Skype I'd pm me bro..... I have some thinking
     
  8. androidexpert

    androidexpert Junior Member

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    3 to 4 months.
     
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    a hungry bear Regular Member

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    What's the difference between android studio and eclipse?
     
  10. FreeMan228

    FreeMan228 Newbie

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    There is no difference, just with eclipse you need install android sdk in addition
     
  11. llucas

    llucas Newbie

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    I like it! Thank you for your time and for this very well made tutorial.
     
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    Claudiu23 Registered Member

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    Don't know nothing about this, but you made me wanna do it. :))
     
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    Long time not seen any great method @ BHW !! appreciate !
     
  15. androidexpert

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    It allows!
    You need to make sure you are not using phishy keywords.
     
  16. Imslife

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    Thank,it'a amazing. This is for google play store, Do you have tutorial for ios?
     
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    Thanks man, I was looking someone like you.
    Bookmarked
     
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    please reupload the pictures .I cant load them
     
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    Thx my bro
     
  20. dizsoft

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    Hello developers Android. I have a question Want to make a online game how to game it is necessary the server so I want a lot of people played the game online. If You have such information. Please give a book or some information that you could download and read