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My Android Quiz Apps Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Kode, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Kode

    Kode Junior Member

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    I know, I know. My journey is kind of very left field. Everyone else is doing like a instagram or youtube journey (I might do it later after this). So why did I choose this?

    Actually, I didn't at first. I made my first quiz a year ago for a friend and it kind of just sat there for half a year (I did made a couple of more quizzes here and there) while I try to dive into other niches: blogging, dropshipping. And I was scratching my brains out trying to find the perfect product to sell (having bleak results).

    I didn't want to be running around in circles forever, so I buckled down on something that was already doing "good" and I was like. "I'll focus on that!"

    BUT there was a little more thought to that:
    - At my core, I'm a programmer, so (mobile / web) apps will always be my thing.
    - Mobile apps are indeed a saturated market, but that only applies to games. The other niches are relatively tame.
    - Easy to reskin my apps and it gives off a brand feeling instead of just spam, spam, spam.
    - Having multiple apps also increases my visibility like blog posts
    - But unlike blogs, you can't put an adblock on mobile apps. So even with just a few hundred visitors, I can make a few bucks.

    And here's what I've done:
    I was basically busting my ass on the weekends on trying to write more content for my quizzes, but I only got trashed on the reviews for not having enough questions... So I locked the content so people can only access it when they share or rate it. Now my apps are shared more and it helped my ratings.

    I also wanted to capitalize on US, UK and AU viewers since they give more moola, so I integrated interstitial ads. And now I've added a little customization section to increase retention rate.

    It is passive now, but it's still in its infancy, only giving enough to pay for hosting. My developer account is free, but I setup a website, inquisitivesociety.com, to hopefully and eventually build a brand for it.

    I want to make this work, if not, there's really no point in trying the millions of other ideas. I would love any advice or critique on how to push it from growing steady to exponentially.
     
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    is the app on play store currently?
     
  3. Kode

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    yes, they're all on the playstore. i don't do ios cause the developer fees are expensive. :O
     
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    I know some people that are doing great with this kind of venture. goodl luck! I'll keep an eye on your journey
     
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    How much are you making currently ? from android apps ?
     
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    Thank you! I'm also reading on successful app makers, trying to learn from them as well.
     
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    Sounds like a solid plan, I've done some stuff with Android apps and it can be a good money maker if done correctly.
     
  8. Kode

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    I prefer not to disclose real numbers. It's small, enough to cover any hosting, but stable as I don't do any work to get the same amount each month. Any work I put into it is to try to make it grow bigger and faster.
     
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    Actually i am an android developer i have made games.
    But i am not making anything these days less then 1$ so that's why i asked :)
     
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    Dude, I so get your pain! I actually started out as a game developer too. I published a game that took me 6 months to make (I feel like every programmer eventually dives into game development for some reason). It was well received, but I didn't make much money out of it. It was like $50 bucks or something (still haven't cashed it out since I didn't hit the release limit yet). So I thought, I can't be doing this forever, I need to think of a better way. So I decided to learn more about business and marketing.

    I'll go back to game development in the future, but just for fun.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Update: Setup the basic social media accounts. Facebook, twitter and gmail. It was kind of tricky setting up a gmail account with a phone number though. But I did it. :D
     
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    Good luck with your journey!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Your "left field" is an extremely profitable one! Stick to it! Followed and good luck!
     
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    Very interesting journey have to say, learning how to code is always in my dream list, its cool to see such a journey, good luck!
     
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    Thank you for the support. I definitely will!
     
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    Thank you so much. Coding is hard at first, but once you get the basics, it's just simply writing a book. But your book is only for the computer to read.
     
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    Update: So I tried to search for my website. Couldn't find it. I did come across a bunch of third-party play stores that had my apps.

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    But instead of getting mad (cause I know this happens all the time to any software), I wanted to take advantage of it. So I updated my descriptions in my playstore to have a link to my site. I figure it'll be okay since Google spam a bunch of links on their own apps and I only used one.

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    And it worked. Not really sure if this actually gives me any link juice, but it doesn't hurt me and it's worth a try.

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    So in conclusion, I like content scrappers. :D