How to make money with apps … fast

I just posted a new video over on the YouTube channel.  Some of it’s a repeat of an earlier video.

HOWEVER, this video goes into much more detail on how to get this done than the previous version.

The part that I “repeat” is there so that the additional information makes sense and isn’t given in a sort of vacuum.

Anyway, check out the video by clicking here now.

How to increase app revenue

Okay, in a video just a couple of days ago I gave a full blown model for how you can make MUCH more with apps.

However, that video was about the model and was “thin” (as in I didn’t cover it at all) on exactly how you actually increase app revenue.

In this post I’m going to give you the nitty gritty details on exactly how to increase app revenue in a video series that shows how this is done in greater detail.

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The #1 App Monetization Method Almost Everyone Misses

Are You Missing This Simple Method For Monetization?

Almost everyone that creates apps makes money with them in the exact same ways.

  1. Charge for the app or have in-app purchases for things
  2. Advertising

The problem is that most people going the advertising route are simply using Admob (google), iAd (apple), or Adwhirl to allow for multiple ad networks.  A few will actually have some (very) small amount of affiliate advertising … but most of the time this is so small as to almost be laughable, limited to little more than throwing some affiliate links onto a more screen or something.

While those monetization methods are great and everything frankly they miss the boat.

The number one method for making money with your apps is offering some kind of consulting/coaching service.  Now obviously this won’t work for game apps, but then if you have expertise in almost anything, you can create an app around that thing, get some downloads, and make a fortune through the consulting service that you offer.

I have an app (in a market that shall remain nameless) with a grand total of 923 downloads to date and the app has been out for nearly 18 months.  However, the market the app is in is fairly (actually it’s very) small.

The app has none of the traditional monetization methods.  No nag screen, no advertising banners, no affiliate advertising, and the app is free.

What the app does do however is offer a very specific service.  The app sets me up as an expert, has a form so that people can join my mailing list straight from the app and Facebook integration means that the SSO (single sign on )gives me their email address with two finger taps (they don’t even have to actually type in their email address).

Now, I get to demonstrate expertise in the app through the content and the things offered there.  Then I get to demonstrate expertise through the videos and special reports that they get from joining my list.

The consulting service that I offer is overwhelmingly the single most expensive service of its type in the market (it costs more up front than most people make an entire year) … and I literally have a waiting list because I only take two clients a month.

My point here is that offering some kind of consulting/coaching service … and be almost brazen with how much you charge for that service, after all you’ve got nothing to lose anyway.  Now even if you only get a couple of clients a year it’s worth it!  Again, this could amount to a couple of hundred grand a year doing just this.

This week I should be coming out with some tutorial videos where I show this in action in an actual app.

How To Increase Your App Revenue By 41.3% Without Doing Much

This simple little addition to your apps can help you to make A LOT more money.

To say that it was surprising was a dramatic understatement.

My app development mentor suggested such a small change to my apps, but when I implemented his suggestion, revenue skyrocketed a whopping 41.3% almost overnight.

It honestly blew me away.

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Making Money With Apps That Aren’t Games

Games aren't the only way to make money. In this post I show you how to make A KILLING with other kinds of apps.

In some ways, it’s easier to make money with game apps.  However, that ease of making it also means that you don’t make as much.

Apps that are for fitness, business use, and so on can make A LOT of money if they are done correctly.  However it is a little more “tricky”.  You see while I will include banner ads with non-game apps, they tend not to perform as well and all too often the ad networks just don’t have anything to give you.

Lets say for example that you have an app for people that want to market their business, and because you’re giving it away, you’re putting banner ads with it.  Well, that kind of app won’t get many ads so you’ll find upwards of 60% of the time your app won’t get a banner.

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Make the most from your iPhone apps

Make sure you fully monetize your apps

A few simple tricks can make sure your apps make you the most money.

There are a lot of apps out there but the problem is that far too many leave far too much money on the table simply because they don’t take advantage of all of the places where money can be made.  This post is going to focus on helping you make the most from your apps by giving you a list of things that should be included in every app that you develop.
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