How to monetize a mobile application that shows online deals and coupons for customers in different fields and for different webstores?
Share your app link. I'll give you options based on your app content and your app audience
The ideas shared for you are things that have already been done and years old. I am in the process of looking for partners but am very particular about who I will bring on. My question is this, if I can't share my system, (I can't without a NDA/non-compete) how do I go about finding partners? My idea is big and will require a lot of ambition.
The bigger and wilder the idea, the harder it is to convince others about its potential. IF they dont see the potential, they wont copy. IF they see the potential, they might be put off by the execution part. IF they see the potential and HAVE the ability to execute, they will probably need a partner who is familiar with the business, which is ...YOU. WORST case scenario, IF they see the potential, CAN and want to execute it, BUT don't like to work with you? Then congratulation, you have just validated your million dollar idea. And you also got your first competitor/ Nemesis, which will motivate you more than anything else to out-hustle the copycat! Ideas are a dime a dozen, if you don't share it with potential cofounder, you will never find one. Chances are just so slim that a regular person would copy your idea, that you should just pitch it more often. Just beware of people/companies that has higher propensity to COPY, and have the fund/resources to execute, like Facebook.
Implement Ad Network, try affiliation marketing, sell the space on your mobile/website app to different vendors to advertise on your app.
As Aruna told, I also recommend you to gamify your application which helps you to increase your user base and then you can think to affiliate with vendors and sell space to them for advertisement of their products/services.
It depends on what type of deals and coupons your apps are offering.