How To Use Free Chartboost E-Mails To Increase Your App Revenue?

When you create a Chartboost account, you can opt-in to receive an email each time Chartboost has new advertisers in their network.

As Chartboost gets new advertisers quite often, you may become annoyed with the “New creatives in the network!” email in your inbox several times a week.

However, this email may contain a treasure for you each time you receive it.

Here is WHY:

  1. You can use the email to identify game genres you should be creating because there are advertisers to make money from in that genre.
  2. You can use the email to identify design trends that lend themselves to monetization by the advertisers in the network.
  3. You can use the email to identify long lasting monetization trends in App Store if you detect an advertiser playing with different creatives and localizations over a longer period of time.

So, why do not you opt-in for the Chartboost “New creatives in the network email!” soon?

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How To Go Cross-Platform Right From The App Business Start Fast?

If you are serious about your app business, you shall think about publishing apps on several platforms at once.

In gaming, this can be achieved through Unity or Cocos2d-X.

In other genres, this can be achieved through Phone Gap.

In Android world alone, there are more than 20 App Stores, you can publish in.

Even very small App Stores, such as Blackberry, might be interesting if you are targeting a very specific niche, such as entrepreneurs over 50, operating in very traditional industries.

The goal is to reuse as many assets as possible across platforms:

  • app content
  • app design
  • app icon
  • app title
  • app description
  • app search keywords

Here is the rule of thumb:

  • Always start on iOS first when you are a beginner in the app business. This will bring you the most revenue.
  • As you progress in your app business understanding, find a team that can publish on many platforms simultaneously.

It is so much fun to go cross-platform reusing most of the assets you created for iOS. It will most probably not double you revenue but it will definitely significantly improve your Return On Investment (ROI) in the assets.

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Forget About Marketing Outside The App Store! It Does Not Work!

There are many online services that offer to market your apps outside the App Store.

What they do seems great until you try to calculate or ask for Return On Investment (ROI). In many cases, this is unclear. That is, you pay for the marketing service upfront bearing the entire risk of the investment.

Here is the rule of thumb:

To avoid disappointment, do not use marketing services outside the App Store if the Return On Investment (ROI) is not clear at all.

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How To Do App Reskinning Avoiding App Rejections?

When you do App Reskinning, your worst enemy is an Apple Reviewer REJECTING your App, right?

Right!

So, what can you do to avoid App Rejections?

  1. Have multiple Developer Accounts. Yes, this can be a pain to get but there is no way around it if you want to publish app reskins in volume fast.
  2. Submit a new code reskin to a developer account only after the previous reskin of the same code was accepted 10 days ago.
  3. Develop your own unique app code and publish its reskins. When finished with the reskins, sell the source code reskin licenses to other developers to recoup your initial development costs.

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How To Make A Profit Calculation For A Larger App Reskin Project?

When you plan a larger app reskin project consisting of 10+ app reskins, you want to calculate your profit before you start.

This can be done using the method described in an earlier blog post: How To Calculate App Profit Before You Start App Project?

However, it is also important to calculate for app reskins that may fail – that is, perform under expected revenue.

Here is the rule of thumb:

To be on the safe side calculate for 25% of planned app reskins to perform under expected revenue.

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How To Develop An App From Scratch The Fastest Way?

To create a custom app from scratch the fastest way, follow these proven steps:

1. Decide what the app shall do based on a thorough market research.

2. Create sketches of all app screens on a piece of paper and show the user paths between the screens.

3. Hire a designer to create a simple design of the app based on the sketch. Only native UI elements shall be used.

4. Hire a developer to create the app code based on the design. This shall include ad network handling.

5. Have the developer submit the app to the App Store.

6. Have an ASO professional create metadata for the app based on a verbal app description.

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How To Take Full Advantage of the Apple Affiliate Program?

Many app developers have heard about the Apple Affiliate Program. It offers a way to earn commisions on app sales generated through affiliate links to apps, and other content on iTunes.

The affiliate links can be conveniently incorporated inside your apps.

For instance, you can have a free version of your app link to the premium version of the app, which contains premium features.

The link you use shall be not plain but affiliate.

For instance: https://itunes.apple.com/app/instant-fitness-10-best-ways/id692164177?uo=4&at=11l6aA

As you can see at the end of the link, it has the uo=4&at=11l6aA suffix on it. The suffix identifies the affiliate to Apple.

We use this strategy heavily in the Dr. Bargak Mobile Brand. Have a look at the example here:

Link To Premium Apps

On the New Tab shown, we link to Premium Apps using affiliate links.

Every time a user clicks the link and gets to the App Store, Apple knows that the user was referred and brought there by the affiliate as defined in the affiliate link: uo=4&at=11l6aA 

For the 24 hours after the click happens, Apple tracks all the iTunes Purchases done by the user. And they pay the affiliate 7% commission on those purchases.

Nice!

Imagine all the content on iTunes that your users might buy!

You can conveniently see all the Apple revenue generated by your affiliate links in the dashboard on http://affiliate.itunes.apple.com There, you can also see your earned commissions like that:

apple affiliate program

The nice feature of the program is: once set up in your apps, the system is fully automated: you continuously earn commissions without doing a thing.

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