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Monetizing Browser Add-ons?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Herion, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Herion

    Herion Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, I recently finished coding a browser extension, but I have no idea how to properly monetize it. At first I planned to release it without trying to monetize it, but decided otherwise so now I'm looking for any advice someone has to offer.
     
  2. Fakker

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    Bit hard to help if we have no clue what the extension is about :)
     
  3. Hinkys

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    Well the obvious thing would be to somehow incorporate ads in it. Since you didn't write what the extension is about I can't really help you but I'm sure you can figure it out.

    Also, maybe you could create a stand-alone app (or android / iphone app) that expands on the extension and charge $1-5 for it?
     
  4. Herion

    Herion Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Currently unable to disclose more information about the browser extension though, sorry. I was searching around yesterday and came up with a network called sterkly, though I have been unable to get in contact with someone from there. Anyone know any networks that offer similar services?
     
  5. bumblead

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    Hi,
    We've developed an innovative monetization solution for browser extensions (adding mobile experience to browser extension) and would like to invite extension developers to try it.
    Visit our website - www_bumblead_com
    bumblead_site.PNG and we'll be waiting to hear your feedback!
     
  6. Herion

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    Looks great, will check it out.
     
  7. bumblead

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    Hi,
    Have you looked over our site? Do you find it useful? Please fill our test drive form so you could join our network and start monetizing your extension.
     
  8. similarproducts

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    We do browser extension monetization at similarproducts_net/enroll, along with RevJet.io, BumbleAd (above), TweakBar, etc.

    I recommend split testing
     
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  9. diginoise

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    Stay away from bumblead we sent them traffic since last December and got absolutely nothing but stories
     
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  10. magicbuckster

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    The best way to monetize chrome extension is Tweakbar.com,
    they have several very profitable in-house monetization methods, which are work good.
     
  11. blackhabit

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    Does anyone have any $ numbers for tweakbar?

    For example how many installs do you have and how much are you earning per day?
     
  12. somedevil

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    The guy who designed AdBlock follows a donation based approach. Pretty persuasive too.
     
  13. LisaHamilton

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    if you are thinking to give it a good look you would need a designer... they may help you better in this regard...
     
  14. Sergey Skokov

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    Hi ! If you still want monetize your browser extension, please add me on Skype - kokovihin_serg
     
  15. samsaam

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    Monetizing an extension in a way that maintains a good user experience is extremely hard to do.
    why don't you add me on skype : adam.adsverge so we can discuss further
     
  16. The Mentalist

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    I don't think many people are making money off of their browser extensions. The reality is you either have to charge upfront, or pray that kind souls give you enough $5 donations you make a respectable amount of money because they love the extension.

    The latter is extremely unlikely to happen.