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What's the best way to monetize a desktop application?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Compubear, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Compubear

    Compubear Newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I have a really nice desktop app. Currently I'm monetizing it with one of the toolbar/search brokers, but they're ripping me off.
    What's the best way to monetize a downloadable desktop app?
    Thanks!
     
  2. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Depends on what your product is about ? May be a little more description about your product
     
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  3. Compubear

    Compubear Newbie

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    It's a weather app. But a very nice one.
    Thanks!
     
  4. mfde69

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    You have many options. You can do PPI such as solimba or others which let user download other applications then yours. And you get money whenever user install other software.

    Other is simple ads in your app, say every 10 min (or whentever) instead of weather display, change it to ad. And you can then create paid app which doesn't contain ads.

    Just download any free app on ishit or spydroid, and see for yourself how they display ads.

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    I guess you can have quite high conversion rate if you display ads geo located based weather display.
     
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  5. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    definitely pay per install has got to be the best way. OR build a premium version.
     
  6. desktopad

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    you can search for some websites to promote your desktop app, like nativeX,desktopad.
     
  7. Shadexpwn

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    Since you say you are getting ripped off, have you tried another network?

    Bundling offers as you are doing now is the best way.

    You can also add a donate button somewhere within your app.
     
  8. TeKn1qu3z

    TeKn1qu3z Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Find someone to put a hidden install. Lots of people will pay for this