Free Android Apps make you Money – Affiliate or Private Marketing?

Are you in the app business for fun or would you like to ensure that while you are busy creating apps you are ensured of an income from all your hard work? No matter what your reason behind making an Android app, no one will dispute that a little extra income would be welcomed. Well guys, it is true, free Android apps really can make you money.

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There are a number of ways in which free Android apps can make you money, but the most common is through the use of banners on your app. However, there are a number of ways in which you can utilize your banners and each way will involve you devoting a different amount of time to ensure you get the according revenue.

Let me explain, there are two main forms of banner advertising, affiliate and private. Different advertising styles suit different app makers for various reasons, but in general, most will choose affiliate due to the convenience. Let’s look more at both advertising styles.

Affiliate Advertising

What is affiliate marketing? Everyone has heard about it, but most people don’t fully understand what it means. In simple terms you give space on your app through a banner to a company, such as Admob, who will find advertisers for your app. This is a simple way of earning money, all you need to do is sign up for an account, enter your account details in your AppsGeyser monetization tab and that’s it. Admob are then working for you. They will ensure that there are ads being shown on your app for which you will be paid every time one of your users clicks on the ad. You are able to track your account on your Admob dashboard, this will show you how many ads have been placed on your app and how many ads have been clicked on. Revenue from this form of advertising will be paid to you by the affiliate company.

One thing that is important to note with pay per click Affiliate marketing is that revenue is not high. You need to have good usage ratio to make any money because not everyone that uses your app will click through to the advert. One great thing about this form of affiliate marketing is that you don’t need to do anything once it has been set up.

Private Advertising

Another way in which free Android apps can make you money is through private advertising. This method of advertising in general generates a lot more revenue than affiliate marketing, but it does require you to work much harder.

Private advertising simply allows you to sell space on your app to private companies who are willing to pay an upfront fee for a specific period of time. This revenue source is guaranteed, however, if you want to keep your advertisers happy, you will have to put in a lot of work to ensure that users are using the app and the advertisers are getting clicks through to their websites and companies via the app.

Only you can decide which advertising options best suits your needs. We will always suggest that you combine different advertising methods in your app to help you build up greater revenue. At first you will find you are trying and testing different sources to see what best suits you and after a few months things will click into place. Do not be afraid to try different methods and do not panic if you are not seeing instant results immediately, these things take time.