You may think that I have gone crazy after reading the title of this post, but I haven’t. I may be crazy, but it has nothing to do with the post title because it is true. Free Android apps earn more money than those that have a download fee.
Experience has taught us here at AppsGeyser that people love nothing more than getting something for nothing, and that goes for apps too. Take a look at why you took a chance on creating an Android app with AppsGeyser. Would you have tried our amazing service if we had first asked you for money? The truth is that the majority of people will not pay for a service that they are unsure about. Many app makers create apps with us, and they do not pay anything to AppsGeyser until they have created enough revenue from ads that they feel confident enough in our product to upgrade to premium services. The same goes for your app users. Until they have built up confidence in you as an app maker, your audience will be reluctant to spend a cent to download your apps.
AppsGeyser helps app makers get started in the app business by offering top of the range app making tools to make a free Android app from scratch, without having to have any technical knowledge. It is so easy to choose a template, upload your content and click on the create button to have your first app ready to distribute. However, this is not enough for many app makers. Most people want their free to create app to make money for them, and straight away consider applying a mere $0.99 download fee to their app. This is the first and biggest mistake Android app makers can make.
Do Free Android Apps Earn More Money?
$0.99 – Turns App Makers into Millionaires
Everyone does the simple math, and comes to the conclusion that even a mere $0.99 per app would earn them a very handsome income. All you need is 1000 downloads a month and you have earned yourself $999. Great. Wrong. If your app is free and you have an average of 1000 monthly downloads, be prepared to have only 30 downloads if you add a fee. Sadly, the statistics show that only 3% of people will be prepared to pay a download fee for an app.
Remember, until people know you, they will not be willing to trust you enough to part with their cash.
Ask yourself the following questions:
1: Would you pay for an app from an app maker that has few to no reviews?
2: Would you pay a fee for an app that has free alternatives?
3: Would you pay a fee for an app without first trying a free version?
Getting money from app users is not easy task, but every cloud has a silver lining. You can charge successfully for an app, but you first need to build a loyal audience base.
Don’t feel down – AppsGeyser offers you alternate ways to earn a passive income from your app. Click here for more details on our alternate ways to earn an Android app income.