Well, the video on the sales page certainly makes it look good…
Product Name: App Coiner
Release Date: September 29th, 2015
Guarantee: Full 60-day money back guarantee
If you search for App Coiner reviews on YouTube, you will probably find a bunch of videos like the one above. It doesn’t really tell us much, does it? It’s just a short promotional video copied from the one on the actual sales page, and so it doesn’t actually tell us anything from the point of view of anyone else.
But what about this video?
Well, he just seems to be promoting App Coiner as an affilliate, which is fair enough. I have my affiliate link here too in case you really want to try it out. There’s nothing wrong with that as such. And he is realistic in his view of it. It’s not going to make you rich overnight. At least it’s better to be more balanced than all these videos which are just copies of the original sales video.
How Much Does it Cost to Join App Coiner?
The really annoying thing is that there is no price stated on the sales page. In fact, there isn’t much on the sales page at all apart from the video. So in order to find out any more information I have to click “Join Now” and put in my email address:
After I had put in my name and email address I was taken to a second page with more information. So, how much does App Coiner cost to join? $27 reduced from the original price of $47. Seems like a pretty good price to me, and apparently there are no monthly fees either.
How Much Can You Earn from App Coiner?
They say that the money varies from app to app, which is to be expected really. However, they do have an earnings calculator that says that the average earnings per app tested is $15:
This doesn’t sound too bad, but I do wonder how true that figure really is. Also, I have seen that style of earnings calculator on a bunch of other websites, mainly survey sites that turn out to be a disappointment. So either that is a standard tool that gets used a lot, or App Coiner was created by the same people.
What’s Really Going On…
Although I didn’t want to sign up with App Coiner myself, because I don’t want to test apps for a living, I did decide to take a deeper look into it. I did some searching for what other websites had to say about it. Unfortunately, many of these are fake reviews which are merely out to promote it to make a commission by referring you to App Coiner.
However, I did manage to find a couple of genuine reviews and found out something interesting…
You see, it turns out that you won’t actually really be testing these apps. Sure, you will get to try the apps, but they won’t be relying on you for the testing. What you will be doing is writing reviews of the apps and then earning commissions as an affiliate when people click through from your reviews and purchase the apps.
So what the people behind App Coiner have done is taken the whole affiliate marketing concept and given it their own twist. Because many people don’t know about affiliate marketing, App Coiner is marketed to appeal to ordinary people who might be attracted to the idea of earning easy money using their phones or tablets. But then once they sign up, it turns out to be something rather different.
Is App Coiner a Scam?
I would say it’s not a scam as such. I’m just a bit disappointed that they don’t tell the whole truth on their sales page. They make it seem like you will get paid just for trying out the apps when actually the whole process relies on you earning commissions from referring people to these apps from your reviews.
And this is why App Coiner doesn’t have any upsells. The reason they can get away with charging just $27 for App Coiner and nothing more, is because they will earn money from people buying the apps that you try out and then write reviews for. So once again, as is often the case with these kinds of things, the people who really make the big bucks are the people behind App Coiner. If they can get enough people to test out their apps and write reviews, they will get a lot of people buying these apps and the App Coiner people will end up earning a lot of easy money from other people’s work.
There is a Better Way to Earn Money…
Look, there is nothing wrong with earning money by promoting other people’s products. It’s called affiliate marketing, and it’s been going on for years. In fact, Amazon probably has the longest-running affiliate program on the web, having started 20 years ago in 1996. So you can actually earn money by promoting any of the products that Amazon sells, which is a LOT!
In fact, I wrote a blog post all about this a while back:
But Amazon is not the only affiliate network where you can earn money by promoting other people’s stuff. There are many others, but another popular one is eBay. Yes, that’s right, you can earn money from eBay without ever touching any products yourself, by just promoting products that other people are selling. I have also written about this a while back:
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