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[TUTORIAL] Get profit from sharing Android apps (screenshots, statistics)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by JamesJack, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. JamesJack

    JamesJack Newbie

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    This is a step-by-step guide explaining how to earn with Android apps.

    The guide will be useful for:
    1) Webmasters with APK store sites/blogs
    2) Webmasters with APK file sharings
    3) Uploaders and people that share APKs via social networks, torrents or whatever
    4) People looking for a new way to monetize their blogs/sites/groups

    Few words before we start:
    I have a couple of sites where I publish Android apps and games (APK files). The profit from ads is fine, but the biggest problem was that I didn't get anything from installs. I used to waste around 2-3K installs a day before I found this method. But today to monetize my installs I add SDK to APK files.

    SDK is an advertising code provided by some networks.

    In other words, SDK is like a link or script that people add to their sites to show ads. But in the case of SDK, you integrate ads right in your apk files. When users download and install these apps they see ads like this:

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    Step-by-step guide

    Step One
    Find apps that will give you a lot of installs.

    For those who have apk stores that will be easy, just study your download/page visit statistics. If you don’t have an apk site or need some fresh ideas - search for “top android apps for...”. Study list of top/most popular apps of other apk stores. At least you need to find 10-20 apps. It will be enough for the first time. But remember: more apps → more installs → higher profit

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    Step Two
    Find ways how to share apps

    For APK store owners it will be less interesting, but I will describe it anyway.

    Where to store: It is great if you have your own file hosting, but if you don’t, use public file sharings. Use services that allow making multi-uploads to different file sharings at the same moment. It saves your time.
    How to share: I have my APK store sites, a couple of accounts in FB, twitter, and other social networks. If you don’t have a site - use social networks, write posts like “top 10 apps for ...” or mention popular apps and titles to attract more attention, for example, “Best apps if you like Pokemon Go”

    Step Three (the most important)
    Add a custom SDK to your APK files

    Take into account the following recomendations searching for a custom SDK.

    First, you should know how to code to add SDK (I have a poor knowledge). But even if you know that, it will take a lot of time to integrate. Let’s say you have 20 apps, and as far as I know it takes about 30-60 minutes for one app – 20 apps * 30 minutes = 10 hours. I think you don’t want to waste your time. There are only a few nets that have automatic converters.

    Second, most of the networks are not very tolerant to this monetization technique. It’s extremely easy to get a ban and payment block if someone will claim that you don’t have usage rights. In my case, it happened during the second/third week of using SDKs of some big networks. But anyway it is possible to find a few more liberal networks.

    So when you will search for a "custom SDK", take into account these recomendations.

    Step Four
    Upload the files with SDK to your sites/groups/…

    Just follow recommendations in Step Two. Do you best to attract more users. Test and experiment with new methods to share files, and you will find your niche.

    Step Five (the final step)
    Track your profit.

    Results of my first week sharing APKs with custom SDK

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    One month later

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    The revenue that I received

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    Pay attention to

    1) You can not earn much with a couple of installs per day. You need at least 200-500/day. Pay attention to GEO: US is much profitable as usual
    2) Be careful choosing network: first, be ready that not all networks will share SDK with you. Second, they should have automatic converter, that will save your time
    3) Try, test, experiment to find your niche. There are about 3 billion android users in the world and the number is growing, so you will find your users
     
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  2. John Swanson

    John Swanson Registered Member

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    Awesome guide, and not exhausted technique, I will try this, thanks master.
     
  3. poxaxo

    poxaxo Registered Member

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    nice share!
     
  4. jamesalfa

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    Admob will work?
     
  5. dekadent30

    dekadent30 Power Member

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    Which networks offer automatic sdk converter?
     
  6. TheBlackDeath

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    Interested too
     
  7. ihabhamed

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    can you please suggest a networks.
    thank you
     
  8. Joker951

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    Can you please pm me...nice share...
     
  9. H3CBL

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    You can you tell which networks you use please?
     
  10. redarrow

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    James jack what about the networks pleaae , nice method but what network to use please ?

    Thank you , can pm me if you want to....

    Cheers
     
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  11. Kode

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    Just clarifying, nothing big, but SDK means standard development kit. It's not advertising code, but it can contain it.
     
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  12. JamesJack

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    Thank you for clarifying :) I just tried to explain what is SDK in this case as simple as possible (even it's not accurate enough), so people can easily get the main point
     
  13. JamesJack

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    Sorry I can not share the link or name here. My previous post was deleted because of that. If you want to ask some extra questions check my contact details
     
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  14. TheBlackDeath

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    Was it an affiliate link? It's not against the rules to share links as long as you don't own the site and it's not affiliate link.
    Sharing the name of the network is definitely not against the rules, why don't you share it with us?
     
  15. couper

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    which ad network do you use which one pays with bitcoin?
     
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    asankae06 Newbie

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    Hi could you please explain this : "Add a custom SDK to your APK files"

    how to integrate our own ads with apk file? we dont have the code of that app/game?
     
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    I can upload to piratebay if someone knows the technical detail of integration the SDK code.
     
  18. Soulriders

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    Thank you man awesome share, but can you pls share some sites, not particurarly the ones u use, but sites that convert, and accept aswell . maybe 2 sites will be enough so we can manage to start up :) Thank You :)
     
  19. JamesJack

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    People asked me to share the names. So I will tell you about two options, so anyone can choose between

    1) affilight[dot]com. If you don't want to spend time tuning ads, testing number of impressions, bla-bla-bla. Their statistics are not really detailed. If you have, for example, 100 files you will never know what file brings more installs and revenue. They show statistics for all files. But it is simple and effective.

    2) ads2apk[dot]com. Start with a free account, test it first. Cause that was complicated for me to understand what should I do. There are a lot of settings and ad networks. So if you are experienced in the topic and can invest some money, give it a try.
     
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  20. JamesJack

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    Check my previous comment: admob is available with the 2nd option
     
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