Can You Make Money From Free?

Recently, I was contacted by a couple Free App A Day type networks asking if I’d be interested in featuring one of my apps on their network. If you’re not familiar with them, they pick an app and an available day and I make that app free for that one day. Hopefully, the resulting publicity is enough to increase sales even after the app is no longer free.

So I said, “Heck yeah, I’m interested!” But then I found out that not only do you have to make your app free for the day, you also have to purchase one of their promotional packages which range from $699 to $3500 depending on the network. I don’t know about you, but that’s way more than I make on my apps in even a month so it seemed a bit much to gamble.

But then I was thinking, there’s nothing stopping me from just making one of my own apps free for a little while. So I posted a thread on Touch Arcade to generate some publicity. If it gets at least 100 replies, we’ll move on to phase 2 of this experiment!

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