Is AppCoiner A Scam?

App Coiner

Welcome to my AppCoiner review.

You may be looking for ways to make money online and wondering is AppCoiner a scam or could you make money with this app.

You are at the right place to find out.

My review will provide you with information that will help you decide whether AppCoiner is a money spinner or if it’s just another shiny object.

Check out the details below to find out.

Company Name: AppCoiner
URL: https://appcoiner.com
Release Date: September 29th, 2015
Owner: Unknown
Price: $47$27 (Discounted for UK customers)  If you are from another country, you’ll probably see the same offer.
Guarantee: 60-day money back guarantee
Membership:  Worldwide
GoWorkFromAnyWhere Rating:  3/10

What is AppCoiner?

AppCoiner is a special website that pays you for testing and reviewing applications.

Anyone can join as long as you have a smartphone or a tablet to be able to test the apps on.  By testing and reviewing these apps you are spreading the word which will hopefully lead to popularity and sales of the apps earning you, and the people behind AppCoiner money.

Check out the short video clip below that shows you what AppCoiner is about.

Sign Up To AppCoiner

Sign up is fairly straightforward.  All you need is an email address.

You can sign up using the link here.  But before you do, please continue to read the review –  you may be in for a few surprises.

How Does AppCoiner Work?

It’s a simple 3 step process as follows:

  1. Choose an App to test from the App Coiner Review Database.
  2. Write your review of the app.
  3. Get Paid.

or is it?

These are more like the steps you will have to take:

  1. Build your own website outside of App Coiner
  2. Choose an app to test from the App Coiner Review Database
  3. Write the review of the app on your website
  4. Add your personal link to the app review (your link will identify you as the reviewer so that you will get paid)
  5. Promote your review through SEO – to get visitors to your site
  6. Wait for visitors to your site to click the link and download the app
  7. Wait for visitors to purchase the app
  8. Once a purchase is made, you get paid

So, you can see that it’s not quite straightforward as 1,2,3!

App Coiner isn’t being upfront about what it is they provide you with.  Basically – and if you read between the lines of the blurb regarding why you have to pay the $27 –   they are just ‘hosting’ the apps for you to select from.  They will not host the reviews.  You will need to set up a website for this.

App Coiner is simply Affiliate Marketing sugar-coated as something else.  So why don’t you learn to become an Affiliate Marketer?

Check out my review here on Affiliate Marketing to see what it is all about.

Rather than paying someone to promote their service, you get paid for promoting other peoples services.  Isn’t that a better deal for you?

How Much Can You Earn From AppCoiner?

According to their earnings calculator, the average amount you can earn is $15/per review.

So if you reviewed a different app each day for a week, the potential monthly income will be $455.  Not bad eh?

Is AppCoiner A Scam

However,  what is strange is that YOU can select the ‘Average amount earned for each review’ and the calculator will still work out the income based on those values.   It is highly unlikely that you will be earning the amount calculated.Is AppCoiner A Scam

When I saw the option to change the average amount earned, alarm bells started ringing.

If AppCoiner is going to pay people for testing their app, they should be the ones setting the amount that you are likely to earn, not you the tester.

Is AppCoiner A Scam

So, it’s difficult to say how much you can earn.


The idea behind AppCoiner is for you to promote these new applications to the market through your reviews.  However, because there are so many applications on the market these days, it is very difficult for these new apps to become popular.  So is it a case of a lot of effort for little return on investment (ROI)?

Word of Mouth is your best option to promote apps.  Most of the apps that I use were recommended to me by friends and family.

Cons Of AppCoiner

  • Membership Fee – You shouldn’t have to pay this.
  • Having to create your own website – Additional cost
  • Misleading – they are advertisers in the world of Affiliate Marketing and their ‘program’ should be FREE to join

Pros Of AppCoiner

  • You can earn money through the app especially if you have an established website
  • Anyone can join


If you are a serious gamer and love to test out the latest apps, then this might be for you.  However, if you are serious about earning money online, then I would give AppCoiner a miss because you don’t know how much you are going to earn.  You can spend hours testing and reviewing apps only to receive less than the minimum wage.


The $27 you pay for joining is for administrative costs.  AppCoiner does not pay you directly for reviewing the app.  They are the middleman between you and the app developers, providing the infrastructure for you to download apps, write your reviews and get paid.

This is a similar set up to Swagbucks acting as the middleman between you and the advertisers (shops, those behind the surveys and so on) but they do NOT charge a fee for joining their program.

In fact, this is the set up used by all advertisers that want you to market their apps.  So Amazon, Boots, Virgin, Clarks, Macy’s and so on will allow you to join their program for FREE so that you can promote their products, earning you a commission on sales for doing so.


I find it strange that AppCoiner is requesting that you to pay to earn.  You are actually doing them a favour by promoting their services which means that your time and effort, should be rewarded.  Instead, you have to pay them for your service.

The people behind App Coiner are in a win-win situation as they get your $27 sign-up fee and they will earn further money from people buying the apps that you have tested and reviewed.

There are better ways to earn money by taking surveys without having to pay a sign-up fee.

Swagbucks is a cashback site which is free to join and you can earn Swagbucks which convert to cash by taking surveys.  Check out my Swagbucks review here.

CJ (previously known as Commission Junction) is a great network that you can join for FREE too and they have brand named advertisers whose goods you can promote without worrying that they are scammy products.  Check out my CJ review here.


AppCoiner is a product of ClickBank.  It is even stated on the App Coiner website.  Here is the disclaimer:Is AppCoiner A Scam

ClickBank is the retailer of products on this site. CLICKBANK® is a registered trademark of Click Sales Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 1444 S. Entertainment Ave., Suite 410 Boise, ID 83709, USA and used by permission. ClickBank’s role as retailer does not constitute an endorsement, approval or review of these products or any claim, statement or opinion used in promotion of these products.

So basically, if the product is scammy and you have sold it through your review site as being great, and it turns out to be useless, they will have nothing to do with it.   That’s really harsh!

Clickbank is well known for a lot of scammy products being promoted by advertisers and sold by affiliates.  Whose to tell whether App Coiner is to be trusted?

Are you willing to let your reputation be tarnished by reviewing apps in good faith only to find that what is being sold is a waste of money?

What about the $27 fee?  This is free money for the people behind AppCoiner.  You shouldn’t have to pay to join any scheme.

Not only that, what about the cost of setting up your website?  You will need to purchase a domain name,  a hosting plan and possibly training on how to set up your website in a way that will drive traffic to it in order for you to sell the apps.

With that $27 you can make better use of your investment and time.

When I was looking for ways to make money online, I came across Wealthy Affiliate.  This is a platform that I have used to create this website.  You can purchase your domain name, host your site and get the training from within this platform.  I also didn’t have to pay a fee to sign up.  It was FREE.

Why waste $27 on something that is not guaranteed?  I’d rather check out something that is free so I can leave when I want.

I’ve now been with Wealthy Affiliate for over a year and I can say that what I learned during the free trial was more than enough for me to know that it was the real deal.

In fact, I signed up for the Premium program during the free trial period because I wanted access to more of the training – it was that good!

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If you have any questions or comments about AppCoiner or you would like to know more about Affiliate Marketing, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

Until next time.  Take care!

Go Work From Anywhere



  1. Thanks for this review I was literally about to pay them until I wasn’t sure so I searched online and saw ur review. Do you know any apps that pay you ? And are 100% reliable?

    • Hi Eunice,
      Have you tried Ibotta? However, this is for US residents only.
      Check out Amazon Turks

      There are tons of survey sites that will pay you. However, to make a decent amount of money you will need to spend a fair bit of time completing surveys.

      Wishing you all the best!

  2. Thanks for this great review. I think the App coiner fee is too huge because anything can happen and besides App developers already paid them so why not share that revenue with members instead of demanding another funds.

    • Thanks for your comment Kennedy.

      Unfortunately, that is how some people make their money by exploiting others.

      Wishing you all the best with your online journey.

  3. Hi Jacqueline, thank you for the honest review. I have chanced upon AppCoiner and I am glad to have read this. It is indeed interesting that they charge something. I’ll have to think about it though because sometimes, it is a red flag for me when something like this initially asks for a fee just for them to pay you back. But still, great review as it open my mind to both its pros and cons.

    • Hi JR,
      Yes. Most ‘review and test’ apps are free to join so I was shocked when I found out I had to pay a fee to join AppCoiner.
      I’m glad the review helps.

      All the best!

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