AppCoiner claims to pay people all over the world just to download apps and test them out… But is this place really as good as it seems it could be? Can you really make easy money just by testing out apps? Is AppCoiner legit or is this all just a big scam that is going to be a waste of your time?
The truth is that… Yes, you can make money testing out apps at AppCoiner… However, this place is nothing like you are led to believe it is. In a nutshell, it is a big old scam. In this review I will be going over all that you need to know, including how this place works, how much you will be able to make and more.
It might seem a bit strange that a place like this is going to pay you to test out apps, but it actually makes perfect sense.
AppCoiner basically provides a service for app developers. They help apps gain popularity and gives developers real user feedback of the app so that they can improve them. Well… At least that is what they lead you to believe.
There are tons of apps that are coming out on the market each and every day, the large majority of them you have never heard of because they just end up getting lost in the mix. If you think you can create an app in automatically start making tons of money selling it, you’re in for a rude awakening. You can make the greatest app ever, but if you aren’t able to market it effectively, and get in the hands of the right people, then it isn’t going to sell.
App developers pay places to give their apps exposure and they also get user feedback on them. It is a legitimate service and there are other places that do the same type of thing which I have reviewed in the past, such as AppKarma, AppMan, and even TimeBucks.
HOWEVER… AppCoiner is not what you are led to believe. It is very different from these legitimate app review places that will pay you to review apps. They claim to be helping out developers and helping apps gain popularity, but in reality this is a nasty little scheme that I would definitely recommend avoiding.
How It Works
It might seem pretty simple how the whole thing works but in reality is not at all..
You might think that this is like some of the other app review places out there that pay you to review apps, like AppKarma. At places like this you are provided with a list of different apps that are available for people to test out. You simply choose an app, download it, test it out for a certain amount of time, and then leave a review of it. After that… You get paid.
At AppCoiner it is much different… Much much much different.
What you actually have to do is create your own app review site to review these apps that you test. On the website they do not make this very clear at all. They just say that you have to write a review on “your site”, but most people probably just think they mean you write your reviews when logged into the AppCoiner website.
Also, you don’t get paid for simply reviewing the apps as they lead you to believe. Instead, you get paid when you purchase the apps. Get paid as an affiliate… By buying them through your link on your website.
So in a nutshell this is nothing more than affiliate marketing… You are promoting products, in this case apps, and getting paid one other people by the apps or when you buy the app. When people click through your affiliate link that will be included in your review and proceed to purchase the app, you get paid.
The only upside is that you might come across an app that you really like.
However, this obviously isn’t much of an upside at all.
The big downside is that AppCoiner is much different than what they lead you to believe. It takes a lot more work and a lot more dedication to make money with this then you may think. You have to build a site, write reviews, and get traffic to those reviews. This is much easier said than done. Traffic generation is the lifeblood of online business in everyone is out there fighting for more of it. If you think you can just write a review and start getting bunch of traffic from search engines then you are in for a rude awakening.
Another downside is that your feelings might be hurt after finding out that these people are playing you, and others like me, for a fool.
Upon first coming across AppCoiner you probably thought, or maybe still think, that it is free. I mean some of the other similar places out there that pay people to test out apps, such as AppKarma that I mentioned, are free so why wouldn’t AppCoiner be free?
The truth is I do not know why this thing is not free.
They charge you $27 to activate your membership which I think is absolutely ridiculous and see no real reason for them to do this. Why do they have to charge you an upfront cost like this? You are supposedly providing a service by testing these apps and writing reviews… Why can’t they just take a little bit more money from their clients, who are the app developers?
Oh right… I forgot… This place isn’t set up to actually help out app developers…. Is basically very misleading and illegitimate scam.
How Much Can You Make?
Well.. I’ll tell you one thing for sure… You certainly can’t make near as much as they lead you to believe you can. On the sales page they have an income calculator where you can calculate how much you can earn. By default the average amount earned for each app you review is set at $15, which means that if you only review 3 apps per day, 5 days per week… You will earn $11,700 per year.
What is even crazier is that this income calculator says you can potentially earn $43,680 per year if you are reviewing 4 apps per day, 7 days a week, and earning $30 per app that you review. They literally are leading people to believe that they can make a living reviewing apps like this, which is absurd.
The income calculator that is featured on the sales page is a complete lie.
There is no telling where they got these numbers from. They likely just made them up and set up this fake calculator to get people all excited so that they join this crappy opportunity. These numbers mean nothing.
Can you make money with this? Absolutely you can… But this is definitely a scam in my opinion. People that actually get into this have no idea what they’re really getting into. There is no way for anyone to know what they’re getting into based on what they tell you because they don’t tell you much and mislead you a lot.
How the heck is anyone supposed to know that they will need to create their own review site and will be making money by promoting these apps on the review site? There is no way anyone is going to know that based on what they tell you on the AppCoiner website.
Of course you have to actually purchase your membership before you know anything about what’s going on. We all have our own opinions of this sort of thing, but this is definitely a scam in my opinion.
Final Thoughts – Avoid
I have no idea why anyone would buy into this after reading my review here and finding out that this place is a complete lie, but it is your money and you are more than welcome to buy into this membership if you want to.
There are much better options for making money online out there. Affiliate marketing, which is when you promote products and earn commissions when you help make sales, is actually a legitimate way to make money though… Although this scam program might make it seem less than legitimate.
I actually make a living as an affiliate marketer online and if there any beginners out there looking for ways to make money online, I suggest reading this post I wrote on how I went from $0 to over $6000 per month online. In it I explain exactly how it all works, what I do, and I show you the best way for beginners to get started doing the same.
Anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review. AppCoiner it is one of the most ridiculous scam programs I have reviewed in a while and was extremely misleading. It was even confusing for me to figure out what the heck was going on at first. You can leave any comments, questions, or concerns below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂