AppCoiner is a platform that claims you can make money by downloading an app, and writing a review online. Then they will monetize the review for you, allowing you to make money. Sounds a little too good to be true right? So, is AppCoiner a scam?
On the forefront, it makes a lot of sense. App creators love reviews, which is why a lot of times when you are using an app, a little prompt will appear asking if you love it, and then it will ask you to leave a review in the App Store. Happens to me every day.
When you’re looking over the sales page for AppCoiner, you may get the feeling that it’s no more than a regular survey website. A lot of survey sites are pretty legit, so this may or may not comfort you a bit. On top of that, they have a nifty little calculator showing the earning potential, and it shows that you can potentially make $15 per review.
It’s a great sales page, but it leaves a lot to the imagination. They don’t go to far into detail about how you’ll make the money, where exactly you’ll leave the review, or the reality about how much you can earn. Let’s go into some pros and cons about this website.
The Good & the Bad
This is a little unusual but I’m going to flip this section around, usually I do good then bad, but I feel the need to discuss the bad first.
A Little Misleading, AppCoiner gives you this idea that you’ll simply be reviewing these apps through their platform, and somehow making money from the developer of the app. In reality, you are writing these reviews on your own website. I say “your own” website, but really it’s a sub domain. (I.e. yourname.popularreviewer.com)
Their claim of monetizing your review is also a little shady itself. The only way that they actually do this is by placing ads on the page that you write your review. Essentially they create a small-time affiliate marketing website for you, and you place your reviews on it. This is misleading, and also has low earning potential.
Reason number one: sub domains have a harder time ranking on search websites. (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) Reason number two: there is honestly no way of knowing how much you’ll make per review. It all depends on how much you sell through the affiliate links, IF you sell anything.
If you honestly want to go the affiliate marketing route, I recommend training platforms like Wealthy Affiliate, and/or seasoned trainers like Frank Hatchett. They can show you how to pick a valuable niche and create a money making website on your own.
They also charge up front for a membership. There are a few sketchy things that stand out to me when it comes to how much they charge. For one thing the sales page shows a price of $47, but then says some pitch about how reviews are in high demand for your country, and because of that they’re willing to give you a $20 discount, knocking the price down to $27. But THEN as you’re leaving the website it says that it will offer it to you for $17. Also, after you put in your email, it will offer you the $17 price via email.
Is it possible that’s just how they value it, and if you’re paying the $27, you just paid more for no reason? It feels that way to me. They also say that you’re paying up front because they care so much about you and put a lot of money into setting up your website, which again, is a sub domain. It’s not really even YOUR website. As a general rule of thumb, be very careful about ever paying for something up front.
You can potentially make money. Here’s why: Affiliate marketing is very real, and it is a proven method to make money online. You can review products, potentially driving sales to a product, and earn yourself commissions. You may not make as much money as they are having you believe on their nifty earnings calculator, but a few dollars here and there may be possible. You also probably won’t see commissions right away, but that doesn’t mean you won’t ever see them.
It says you don’t need to be a good writer, but if you are a good write, you have a higher chance at making more money. This is true because you will likely be able to create more quality content, which means you may actually rank and you could potentially make money. I wouldn’t say you could make a full-time income, but it could be a good side hustle.
Who is AppCoiner For?
AppCoiner is geared towards those looking to make money online. I should say it’s really targeted at those looking to make EASY money online. If that’s you, you should know that products like this know you well, and they know what you want. What they don’t want you to know is that’s making money online is easier than it looks. With training out there like Wealthy Affiliate, you can easily learn the four simple steps to make a full-time income online.
AppCoiner Training & Support
At the beginning, they really try to help you get started. They walk you through setting up an account with an affiliate marketing network, then they help you get set up with your “website.” After that, I wouldn’t say you get too much training. They have a bad reputation for service, including delayed email responses. They do offer a 60-day money back guarantee, but who knows how on top of their refunds they are. 60 days is more than enough time to see if they’re platfomr will work for you, so this could be comforting if you decide to give it a try.My Final Opinion of AppCoiner
I’d say it’s a “don’t buy.” It’s not necessarily a scam, but it’s also not upfront or completely honest. I suggest never paying for something unless you are absolutely positive about how it works. You can easily start up your own website and get going writing reviews about whatever you want, without being tied to a sub domain or a limited app selection. If you want to make 2019 your best year ever, and start an online business, check out the training where I myself am still learning every day.
Price: $27 ($17 if you put up a fight)
Overall Rank: 25 out of 100