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Should I get an office?

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Should I get an office? (scroll to bottom to watch video!) This question is on the mind of almost every beginning or veteran entrepreneur. It's an important question that should never be taken lightly. But I've got a pretty definitive answer. Why do I come to the office and work, even on Saturdays? To start, having [...]

How to make more money with In-app Purchases

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Everyone knows you can turn a profit selling your app, but you can make a lot more money with in-app purchases. (scroll to bottom to watch video!) We're talking all about the ways to make money with in-app purchases. This is not a new concept; in fact, the topic that comes up all the time. But [...]

App Store Conversion Rate Optimization – AIDA

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Conversion Rate Optimization is something you've probably heard a lot about. (scroll to bottom to watch video!) It's important to know exactly what we're discussing before going forward. Conversion Rate Optimization is, generally speaking, a method of analyzing traffic and user feedback to improve the performance of your app. The idea can be used for improving [...]

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If you're going through the trouble of developing apps, of course you want them to be downloaded - that's the whole point, right? If you want your apps to have some traction in the app store, then you need to be aware of app store keyword optimization - generally referred to as ASO (app store [...]

Putting In The Work – How To Build Your Business

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Today's post is going to be a little different (scroll down to watch video). Instead of digging into the latest app development news or offering up tips on ASO and other app store monetization techniques, I wanted to take a moment to give you some recognition... And some motivation to build your business. See, in [...]

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I'm about to head out to Hawaii for our annual Bluecloud Live Event. YES. Before I go, I wanted to share something that's been on my mind. I thought about this on the way to work today and edited this when I got to the office. As business owners and entrepreneurs, we have a responsibility. [...]

[VIDEO] How Do Free Apps Make Money?

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How do free apps make money? (scroll to bottom to watch video!) This important question can be answered in a quick and easy breakdown. The hard work is, of course, up to you. The great news is that the work itself really isn't that hard. Of all the myriad ways of making money with an [...]

How To Make Money In The App Store

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  Generating income from apps happens in essentially two ways: ad revenue and in app purchases (IAP). For app developers of all stripes, whether they've got one big hit app or a smorgasbord of free games throughout the app store, the money they earn is generally coming from one (or both) of those two places. [...]

How to Use App Reviews for Market Research

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If you're considering developing an app (or if you have an app already), reviews are your bread and butter. Why? Glad you asked! To start, apps with a high review volume are indexed higher on the app store.  Meaning, the more reviews your app gets -> the greater the exposure. The second reason reviews are so vital, is because they will tell [...]

Do The Work – Life Lessons And Flight Tickets

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Here's an email I got from a Bluecloud student this week: Hello Carter,  My name is Anonymous Student and I recently joined your Bluecloud community. I'll try to keep this story short, but today I traveled from XYZ, to San Francisco to present an App idea to you. I went to the Twitter building first, then galvanized, [...]