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INTRODUCTION

Hi Everyone…Have you heard about the game app called Pokemon Go? I thought so…You would have to have been under a rock NIT to hear about this app…

Since there has been so much buzz about it, I thought it might be fun to have just a bit of a deeper look at it…

Also, since this site is about making money online with your own business, I also wanted to throw out some ideas on how to monetize the craze…

I do not think you are going to make a million bucks with this app and craze, but there are some ways that you can get a few extra dollars that can help you out…

First, let’s have a look at what this game is and how it works…

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WHAT IS POKEMON GO

Pokemon Go is a game developed by a company called Niantic…You may or may not have heard of this company before

Here is a good description for you…

Have a look at this video to learn for yourself what the game is all about…

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Here’s another YouTube Video where a poster has gotten a HUGE number of views…More about that point later…

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Now you know what it is…Let’s learn a bit more…

Background Of This Game…

Direct from Wikipedia, we see that Pokemon Go is a cool new app that this is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality game…It was developed by Niantic and released in July 2016…

Since that time it has taken off in popularity and masses of people are jumping into playing the game across the world. The game uses the GPS capabilities of smartphones…

To play the game the player locates, captures, battles, and trains virtual characters called Pokemon…These creatures appear in real life scenes on the screen of user smartphones…

The player can also build their game prowess through in-app purchases – and this is where the monetization comes in for the app developer…

Concerns About The Game

The reviews were mixed from the start of this app, but despite any negative or slightly negative reviews this game has become a global phenomenon…

It is one of the most used apps ever and has been downloaded by more than 100 million people worldwide. It is credited with popularizing location-based and augmented reality gaming, promoting physical activityand even has helped local businesses grow. 

The “other side” of this story, however, is that it has also attracted some negative publicity for contributing to some weird accidents and even one death…Some would argue that people playing the game have become public nuisances.

Governments have expressed their concern and passed laws regulating the use of the app in certain places to protect the masses that are NOT using the app…

There are of course, as with any other popular craze, ancillary parties that are thinking up ways to make money outside the app itself.

Now that you know a bit about the game and how it works, let’s look at what these geniuses are doing to make money for themselves!

HOW CAN YOU MAKE SOME EXTRA BUCKS

There are many ways you can cash in on the app. Here are just a few that I have seen so far, and I am sure that you can add some more in using the comment section below!

Ways to Cash In On Pokemon Go

(1) Write a Book or Report

Already I have seen Pokemon Go books on Kindle and other sites. People are slapping together such books to cash in on the many people that want to learn about the game and how to play it.

(2) Sell a Training Course

I have a lot of emails with offers that come in daily to one of my email accounts I use for such mail…Two days ago I received the first “training package” that was offered as a PLR (private label rights) product…It was a dime sale ($10 USD or less price), but hey, sell 1000 and you have 10k USD!

(3) Make some related videos

Posting related YouTube videos and getting them ranked can make money a couple of ways: First you can sell something from within the video and add in a string call-to-action to get viewers to your sales site. Secondly, because the game is so popular, you can latch onto that and make money by getting paid ads on the video…

(4) Sell Pokemon Go Toys

I am sure that China will be pumping these out by the millions if they are not doing so already. Just as with any such  game or toy, people will want to have a memento or two, and you know how much the kids like such toys…

(5) Hold a Public Event

You can leverage the popularity of the game to get people out into the open and away from their computers and phones, When you bring them out, sell whatever it is that you promote. Food, toys, services, you name it…

(6) Write a Blog Post

See what I did with this one? I am writing a post right now, tapping into the popularity of the game, plus the video side…The idea is to get more people to come and read about this popular subject, then hopefully stick around for all the other great stuff you will find here!

(7) Become a Guru

I have seen this already come about. There are advisors, trainers, and subject matter experts that are offering their services to others on a paid for basis…What you charge is the perceived value you offer…So get busy and become an expert!

(8) Offer Your Services to Players

This can be so many things…Food deliveries, Doing the legwork, watching the dog so the player can play, etc. This is where your entrepreneurial spirit will help you out…Be creative!

(9) Become A Stop/Player In The Game

By this I mean when you are a place that players can capture, battle, etc you will get footfall…I mean traffic…Real traffic! This is of course the “holy grail” for business…When you get more traffic, you get more sales…

(10) Create a Website

I have also seen related domains (using the keywords) snapped up and more than a few websites created. These likely can be monetized and later flipped using a site such as Flippa…

OK, now you have some ideas…I want to hear how you think we can make some money off of this game…

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CONCLUSION

Pokemon Go is a fun game that has exploded on the world scene. It has become wildly popular and many are asking how they might make some money from the craze…strong points and low points

This lighter side post explains what the game is, who developed it, how to play it, and then adds in some ideas on how to monetize the phenomena…

I hope you enjoyed the post and I look forward to reading about YOUR ideas on how to make some extra money with it! Lighten up and get out….Maybe play some Pokemon Go?  

 

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FINAL POINT

Please take a moment and rate this article on monetizing the Pokemon Go craze sweeping the world…The feedback helps me get better and it will help others stopping by – let them know what you think about this article!

In that light, if this article WAS helpful please share it with others in your tribe…I have added very convenient social buttons on the site (top right side of this page) for you to do so…

Lastly, please take just a couple more minutes and add in your feedback on the lighter side subject of Pokemon Go. Thanks a LOT for your participation. Let’s grow together…

Cheers!

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ABOUT DAVE:  

Dave has been involved in sales for 20 years with offline products and has been fortunate to have traveled the world while realizing up to $4 million USD a month in gross sales of products he promoted.

He has brought that experience to the online world and this is one of his online ventures. This site is intended to present ideas, products, tools, tips and more that will help all those seeking to make money online have success.

Subjects covered are diverse, but in totem, you can learn a lot about the things that you will need to have success with online business right here. This includes things to do and things NOT to do!

Enjoy!