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How To Monetize Your Bubble App?


How To Monetize Your Bubble App?

Sometimes, the biggest roadblock when it comes to putting out stellar apps isn’t the app development process, per se. The no-code revolution has proven a multitude of times how virtually any willing person can now whip up software from scratch. Additionally, Bubble has proven successful in empowering a ton of visionaries to create their own digital offerings. 

The biggest problem in this context—at least to thousands of serious tech entrepreneurs—is being able to sustain the growth and expansion of a dynamic app.

That said, how do you monetize your Bubble app?

For this feature, allow us to share a few tips we’ve gathered from Gaby on a Bubble forum thread

Top 3 ways to monetize your Bubble App

Ads

A lot of the platforms that exist online today get to do so because of the convenient placement of ads. For instance, although Youtube and Spotify have premium versions, their free ones allow users to generally consume media at the expense of having to go through ads every now and then.

The same practice can be implemented with your Bubble app as there are multiple types of advertisements you can place around your app’s visual real estate. 

For example, native ads appear more organic and unforced as these ads subtly exist in certain corners of an app. Whether in the middle of a blog post or on top of a header, it isn’t drastically disturbing for users to see. Apart from that, studies also cite that banner ads generally attract both mobile and web users. Mostly seen on the bottom and top of a page, these static photos make use of large text that typically includes brand promos and announcements.

If something more eye-popping is what you’re going for, automated video ads can be a strategy you can check out too.

The truth is, ads are everywhere. So if you’re planning to monetize your Bubble app, consider including ad sections on your UI to make it easier to pitch to potential businesses and clients. 

Subscriptions and Freemium Services 

Perhaps the best examples of successful subscription-driven apps are streaming empires like Netflix and Hulu, although platforms like Skillshare and MasterClass are great too.  

And although the given examples are video-heavy, it’s worth noting how other app types are making clever use of this money-making route, as well.

Take the dating app, Bumble, for example. While most of the product is free, some of its features warrant a fee, giving users the opportunity to unlock exclusive perks if they shell out a few bucks each month. This strategy works because, although not everyone is drawn to the idea of regularly paying for a specific amount, it allows the company to strengthen its brand and broaden its market. 

In any case, app developers can even combine both monetizing strategies as entrepreneurs can very much put out ads and subscriptions at the same time. 

The freemium route is a strong strategy, too. Apps like Skype, Dropbox, and Google Drive all have free versions that allow users to take advantage of their services to a particular extent. Should a user need more access to their products, they’ll then have to pay. 

White Labeling

One of the best ways for Bubble developers to make good money is through white labeling. 

If you’re new to the term, white labeling means creating a product other businesses can sell as their own. A popular example of this is when apparel makers, for instance, create clothing pieces only for other businesses to add their logos to the shirts. 

The same practice can be done with apps. Say, what you do best is to create apps that allow end-users to book rentals and services. You can then sell your app to hotel-booking platforms or travel agencies, allowing them to make the most of your app’s innate features. 

That way, when they buy your app, it isn’t “yours,” by definition, anymore, but by the brand that buys it. You simply add their logos and abide by their brand schemes and visuals—and just like that, it’s theirs now. 

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