Software Monetization – How to make money from your own coded applications

SoftwaresThis article is about something I’ve wanted to do since I started coding. I have coded a few applications by myself in my time, but all of them are free. So, my next step was to find out how I can make some money from these applications. This article is all about that; telling you just how you can make some money from your applications.

Now, if you’ve been on the internet for a long time, you might have heard about affiliate networks and how they work. For those that don’t know, affiliate markets work by making a potential customer buy something via the link that you give them. The link you send will come with some info about who they are being referred to the product/service by. Once they purchase the item via that link, you’ll get a commission paid to you by the product seller. Simple right?¬†The only thing you have to do is get your affiliate link from the seller or the affiliate¬†Agency.

Now, heading back to monetizing your software. You may wonder how you can achieve this. You have a free software, how can I make money from this? Easy! This is where advertising agencies come in. Some advertisers head to these advertising networks for solutions and for selling their products or services. All you have to do is apply for an account and submit your application, it’s that simple. Their software will embed products from the advertiser alongside your application installer and then you can distribute your app and wait for people to download it! You’ll get paid for each and every download and installation of your software provided the user chooses to opt-in for the embedded product bundled with your software.

A word of warning however, be careful choosing these type of services before opting in for a program. If the program that is being embedded has been flagged as malware, spam or other nasty stuff, then you could damage your own reputation as well as affecting the number of downloads your product will get.


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