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Discussion in 'General Business' started by ETA, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. #1
    I've just started my new website, allowing drivers to track their gas mileage.

    I've also released an app on the apple marketplace.

    Would it be better to launch the app as free (with ads) or for 99 cents (without ads).
    SEMrush
    What's the best way to make money from this niche.

    All advice welcome.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
    ETA, Jun 20, 2011 IP
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  2. RB!

    RB! Active Member

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    #2
    One word: Freemium. Meaning do both. Launch a free version with ads and launch a premium version without ads.
     
    RB!, Jun 20, 2011 IP
  3. ETA

    ETA Notable Member

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    Good idea.. nice

    Anymore ideas
     
    ETA, Jun 20, 2011 IP
  4. sambling

    sambling Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Free will get you coverage make sure you have the right amount of ads though- too much and people won't buy premium version, too little and people won't buy premium either.
     
    sambling, Jun 20, 2011 IP
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    Exactly. Thats why you should do both. Offer it for free and do a 99cent in app purchase.
     
    .Andy, Jun 20, 2011 IP
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    IMO the good way is to cut off some functionality for free app.

    Then you have one free app and one premium. And the difference will be not only the ads but functionality.
     
    helen_k, Jun 21, 2011 IP
  7. ETA

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    Cool, anymore ideas
     
    ETA, Jun 21, 2011 IP
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    Dhamodharan Peon

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    you can do business in online. For More information:
     
    Dhamodharan, Jun 22, 2011 IP
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    Have a free version (with ads) and a paid one that serves as a sequel of the free version. Make sure the free version is a great product but 'not enough' so you make the potential client buy your paid product.
     
    jipjap, Jun 22, 2011 IP
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    Yeah good idea... cool
     
    ETA, Jun 22, 2011 IP
  11. JPMiddleton

    JPMiddleton Well-Known Member

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    Great advice. Definitely the best thing to do, best of both worlds.
     
    JPMiddleton, Jun 28, 2011 IP
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    Jon1771 Well-Known Member

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    I have sent you a PM ETA, if you could read it and get back to me that would be awesome
     
    Jon1771, Jun 29, 2011 IP
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    SSC Active Member

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    Offer it free for better coverage but @ the same time limit the features and functionality in your app
    limited features & options will encourage users to go for paid version.
     
    SSC, Jun 29, 2011 IP
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    i agree with this idea :D
     
    fokerss, Jun 29, 2011 IP
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