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 Prepare Effective App Search Keywords For International App Stores Fast?

When you prepare App Search Keywords, you usually start with the keywords in English.

Once you define and enter the English Keywords in iTunes Connect, they are used also in all the international App Stores.

At the moment, there are 43 international App Stores:

International App Stores

These App Stores do not necessarily use English as the communication language with their users but the corresponding country language.

For instance, Spanish is used in the Spanish App Store and French is used in the French App Store and so on:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Greek
  • Turkish
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Vietnamese

The users in the international App Stores usually use their local language to find apps. A good portion of them, though, use English as well because they know that they can find more apps that way.

That is, to be found in international App Stores, the best strategy is to use both: international and English keywords.

But what is the right tactics for this?

Here you go:

The fastest, most cost-effective and discovery-effective way to be found in international App Stores is to translate only the App Title. There is no urgent need to translate neither App Keywords nor App Description. This because the App Title has most weight in the search algorithm used by Apple when the users search for apps.

Once you have translated the App Title into different languages, you need to specify your App Keywords for each language that is not English. To do so, take your English keywords and remove the ones that are least effective in your point of view. Then, add the most effective keywords from your App Title in English. What you get is the most effective English keywords from your English App Title and Keywords. Make it 100 characters long including separating commas and use it in ALL international App Stores.

This way, you get:

  • the most effective keywords
  • for all international App Stores
  • for the lowest price possible
  • in record low amount of time
  • with record low effort

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How To Prepare Your App Business For A Virtual Assistant?

When you prepare to bring a Virtual Assistant (VA) on board of your app business, you need to take certain steps to:

  • bring the business to an organized state that can be understood by other people
  • prepare a small assignment to give the applicants for the VA position. This will help you quickly disqualify uncapable applicants and shortlist the capable ones
  • prepare 4-5 assignments for the VA to work on immediately once hired

Moreover, you need to think about:

  • how many hours per week (min and max) you want your VA to work for you
  • what is the way to exchange digital files with your VA? (Dropbox, Google docs etc.)
  • what overlapping time of day both you and the VA can communicate with each other?

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How To Agree On Compensation For Developer Delays?

When you negotiate a timeline with your development team, you shall always agree on compensation for developer delays.

That is, how you will be compensated if the development team does not meet the previously agreed deadline provided you have not changed the work content. 

In this case, the compensation is fair because every day your app is not in App Store, you lose the daily revenue the app would earn if it was in App Store (as agreed). 

One way to define such a compensation is to defer the agreed payment until a later date.

For instance, you may have agreed to pay the development team once the app is ready to be submitted to the App Store. That is, after you have approved the app for submission and before the actual submission is done by the team, the team gets paid by you.

A compensation agreement for delays longer than 2 days may state that the payment will be deferred until the app has been in the App Store for 7 days.

That is, the development team gets paid only after the app has earned 7 days of revenue.

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1 App Reskin Does Not Make Sense But Many Do!

When you reskin games, doing just 1 reskin of a source code will rarely be profitable.

Rather, doing 3-5 reskins of a source code is usually what it takes to take a reskin project to profitability within a reasonable time frame.

However, you must be aware of how fast the 3-5 reskins can actually hit the App Store and start generating revenue.

Apple may reject 3-5 reskins of your game when submitted for review at once.

If you do it one by one, however, you delay the time until all reskins are in App Store and generate revenue.

The remedy is to have 2-3 Apple Developer Accounts to distribute the reskins across.

This way, you can submit the reskins at once to different developer accounts!

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