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Guide to create Android apps and make money

Place ads in your app to make money

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To make money with our app we have to put ads on it. There is another way to make money that consists in establish a price to download the app but we must say that it's certainly a difficult way to make money because very few users are ready to pay to download an app that doesn't know.

Therefore we will focus on make money by placing ads in the app.

It's really easy to put ads on our app and make money with it. Obviously the money we will win depends on the number of users that visit the app but is also comforting to know that there is no minimum number of users to start to make money with our app.

We don't have to take care of search advertisers for our app. It works as follows: We must sign up in Admob.com, Appnext.com or Facebook. Once account is created, in the Admob, Appnext or Facebook control panel we will create "ad units" codes. We will go to the AndroidCreator.com control panel and will put these codes in the "Ads" section of our app. After a few minutes our app will begin to show ads and these companies will pay us based on ads performance.

Let's see the process in more detail:

Admob.com

For Admob.com, once we have created the account, we need to access our Admob.com control panel, go to the "Monetize" tab and click the "Monetize new app" button. First we're asked which app we want to monetize. We must select the option to manually add the app, put the name of the app and select the Android platform.

In the second step we have to select "Banner" and leave all the default options as they appear. Only we have to enter a name for the banner (Eg "banner1"). Then click the "Save" button.

When you save, banner code (Ad unit ID) will appear. Eg. ca-app-pub-5241285385654134/2685649315.

We have to copy this code and paste in "Ads" section in AndroidCreator.com control panel. In "Ads" section we have to put it below of "BANNER ads" in the field "Admob Ad unit ID". We can also choose if show the banner at the top or at the bottom of the app pages. Then click "Save" to save settings.

By now we have set up Admob banners in our app and, in a few minutes, our app will start to display ads.

Now we need to configure the interstitial ad type (full screen). For this purpose, in the Admob control panel, we have to press "New ad unit" button.

This time, in the page that opens select "Interstitial" instead of "Banner". We leave the default options and put a name such as "Interstitial1". Then click "Save" button and our interstitial code (Ad unit ID) appears. As we have done with the banner, we have to copy the code in the "Ads" section of AndroidCreator.com, but this time we put the code under "INTERSTITIAL ads" in the "Admob Ad unit ID" field. We can leave the other options as they are or modify them as we wish. Finally press "Save" button.

Now we also have configured the interstitial ads, so in a few minutes these kind of ads will appear on our app.

From our Admob account we can track the number of daily impressions of each banner, clicks and the benefits we obtain. Admob will pay us for every click that users make in our ads. Needless to say that is absolutely forbidden that we click on ads of our app. Admob easily would detect this situation and would cancel our Admob account. Is also forbidden to ask our users for click on ads.

In the following address you can see the Admob official support and rules for the apps managers:
https://support.google.com/admob/

Appnext.com

Appnext, unlike Admob, rather than pay per click, it pays for installing apps that it promotes. Admob contains very different ads types and products, instead, Appnext only announces apps for Android and you will be paid for each installation your users make of these apps.

This doesn't mean it's better or worse than Admob, it's just different and it turns it into a nice complement to monetize your app.

The first step is sign up in Appnext.com. After, inside the Appnext control panel you have to go to "Apps" section. Then you have to press the "Add app" button. In the window that opens we must select "Android" platform and we can check the box "My app is not yet published" so we can press "Next" button to continue.

On next page we will put in the "App name" field the name of your app (don't have to be the exact name). No need to put an icon so we can press "Next" to continue.

On the next page we select 3 categories related to the app. (Games, Music, etc.).

On the next page where it says "Note from the Publisher" no need to put anything. We can press "Next" to finish. Now our code (Placement ID) will appear and we will copy it and paste in the AndroidCreator.com "Ads" section.

We will go to the "Ads" section of our AndroidCreator control panel and we will put the code in the two "Appnext placement ID" fields. If we want to have a different code for BANNER ads and INTERSTITIAL ads then we have to repeat the above process to create a new code.

Then click "Save" button and from that moment Appnext ads will appear in your app.

Facebook Audience Network

Facebook ads network is called "Facebook Audience Network" and commonly is abbreviated as FAN.

To show Facebook ads we suggest to go directly to Facebook Audience Network and to follow steps explained there.

You'll have to create a Facebook app from your personal Facebook account and, from that application control panel, create ad units.

Once you have created an ad unit, you can copy its identifier (Placement ID) and paste it in the corresponding field of the "Ads" section of your AndroidCreator.com control panel.

While the app is in Test mode it will only show ads to your Facebook user. You must have the Facebook app installed and your user logged in.

Finally you have to send the app to Facebook for review (there is an option in your Facebook app control panel for it). Take into account that before sending it for review it's necessary to publish the app in Google Play.

If you put the codes of more than one ads network, these will be alternated in your app.

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