1. richidirk's Avatar
    Hi,
    my application is the top 5 free application in my country (Switzerland) and in other countries too. I'm not a marketing expert, and this is my first app, so I was wondering: what would you do to make some profit from this application? Maybe make a "premium" 0.99$ version, and let this free, so that it remains in the charts, or simply change the price to 0.99$ ?
    Please give me some hints, I don't want to loose this occasion

    Thanks in advance!
    Ric
    05-10-2010 03:29 AM
  2. iMario's Avatar
    almost 40% of the customers of "pro" applications come from a free version.

    What I would suggest you is to create a lite version of ur app with admob banners (or iAd as soon as it will be possibile) and a "Full" version at a fair price. Put a link somewhere on your free version to upgrade to the full app and you will not regret it
    Last edited by iMario; 05-10-2010 at 06:04 PM.
    05-10-2010 05:03 PM
  3. racfreelink's Avatar
    that a good idea for me
    07-08-2010 12:52 PM
  4. iPhoneStartup's Avatar
    I agree with iMario lite and full version is a good combination
    08-09-2010 02:02 PM
  5. waterplanet2010's Avatar
    it's a good idea for me too.
    08-18-2010 10:44 PM
  6. msencenb's Avatar
    You might also look into an in-app purchase option.

    Using in-app purchases allows you to upsell your users better. You can even use a third party service like urban airship to make it easier.
    08-20-2010 04:35 AM
  7. cmsell's Avatar
    There's always the ads option. Haven't really heard how much success people have had with that...
    09-09-2010 04:34 PM
  8. milanika's Avatar
    We shall try the same thing with our first game (1 hero invincible)
    09-10-2010 09:44 AM
  9. superaj#IM's Avatar
    You may want to try an in app purchase, or possibly putting ads in your app
    10-10-2010 02:54 PM
  10. zmotion's Avatar
    I am very interesting in this also.
    Hope that my apps will get popular
    10-26-2010 12:12 AM
  11. MacPeterson123's Avatar
    I only put admob in my apps.
    I am thinking of other ways to generate income too.
    Making a free app then later make a paid pro version seems quite feasible.
    10-26-2010 02:05 AM
  12. AvisNocturna's Avatar
    I am the developer of TitanTower HD and I also made a lite version with iAds included. So far, iAd revenue is 1 US$ per day despite good downloads. But the lite version promoted the full version and that's why it is worth making a lite version.
    11-17-2010 01:49 PM
  13. storagepipe's Avatar
    Congratulations on your success with this app!
    11-18-2010 11:18 AM
  14. legalradiation's Avatar
    Go for it.
    Lite and paid version usually works.
    11-21-2010 04:49 AM
  15. FORTUNEX's Avatar
    iAds, App Purchase, the combination Lite and Full,...

    In twitter there are nice information about this, i dont remember now the name, but its something like markenting app or mark your app
    11-21-2010 03:37 PM
  16. iSpindle's Avatar
    I agree with iMario, I believe a lite and full version would be best. Best of luck!
    12-28-2010 01:43 PM
  17. WordHooker's Avatar
    I released a free version of an app which runs iAd banners on Dec 21st and it is averaging about $.30/day with only 400 downloads total so far. Does anyone know if it is possible to run full page ads automatically with iAds? Words With Chess runs a full page add after each move, but they use greystripe for these.
    01-11-2011 06:55 PM
  18. HuaxuCC's Avatar
    Lite version and full version is the must do, and we put iAd in lite version only. In app purchase is definitely the next thing to learn.
    01-21-2011 10:01 AM
  19. bandw's Avatar
    try admob?
    01-31-2011 02:39 PM
  20. Skyscanner's Avatar
    If you have a website, join the iTunes affiliate programme, and link to the App Store via your affiliate link.
    You will get 5% commission from apps that that user buys - even though yours is free.
    Its indirect revenue - but its revenue.
    Go to either Tradedoubler or Commission Junction.
    02-04-2011 11:39 AM
  21. monitoronly's Avatar
    I would skip adds, users might find it annoying, unless you limit them or target them based on peronal interest.
    02-10-2011 11:33 AM
  22. hitcode's Avatar
    Free application can advertise any apps
    02-10-2011 02:03 PM
  23. Artcue's Avatar
    I think you can only make money with ads, if you are in the top 25 in US or other really big markets and are able to stay there for long.....
    04-23-2011 06:29 AM
  24. supersuraccoon's Avatar
    Use the iAd, that will help you I am sure.
    04-25-2011 03:17 AM
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