Ha, exactly what I thought. Marketing. Maybe this here, participating in such a discussion, is a kind of marketing, since people may recognize you and checkout your stuff. I dunno.. it's hard to tell.
Of course, there are publishers or other partners that might help, but ideally one is building an audience without a revenue share - since this is the usual way of working with those partners.
If this happens to be where your customers hang out, it totally is. All kinds of businesses are built on forums, craigslist, etc.
My first apps got really popular with an audience on a skiing website.
That's the thing devs should learn. You need to start with your audience and work backwards to the product.
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