Over a month ago I have shared two Android Developers Success stories of my loyal followers. Today I would like to publish one more email received by Android Developer that has achieved income close $1000.00 per month. He has been kind enough to provide screenshot of his Admob stats with exact description of his revenue periods. Make sure you read this post to the end for a chance of getting free copy of my "Make Money on Android" eBook.
Here is the screenshot attached by my reader:
And here is the story. Have a nice reading!
Hi KreCi !
I would like to thank you for having writen your eBook. That's also because of you that I can write this success story.
My first app was a chinese chess game. As you may understand, this app took me a lot of time ( about 2 months )... But I didn't published until my boss ( I'm an independant dev on my free time ) told me : "you don't already know what your users will want to have in this app, so just publish it and then, you will be able to prioritize the next features to add !" So I published the app... And that was a real disaster : many bugs appeared, the design didn't fit on many phones, etc. More important : many users gave bad ratings and bad comments. I was like shocked !
I just stopped developping android apps and started trying to understand what the global mobile users want and how to easily make money on Android. I looked at many apps ( fun, games, product, wallpapers, etc ) and many blogs ( yours included ). That's how I found my business model :D
So I began to test AdMob on apps and created my own app factory. I published my first "official" app ( not a test app ) -> the Magic 8 Ball. At this moment (1), my incomes where not really impressive ( like 10$ / month ). And I published another app ( the magic love ball which is just a copy/paste from the M8B ) and my revenues grew up to 100$ / month (2) ! I was already happy but still, there was something wrong in the process !
And I came again on your blog and bought your e-Book. What I discovered made me smile, I agreed with you on so~ much points ! Reading your eBook gave me back the courage and the hope :D
After that, I took a while to think about what other apps I could make and published 5 other apps. I began to translate my apps by google, added house ads and some other features etc. My revenues came up to 800$ in a month (3) !!
Then I decided to test a month without any update on the apps (4) and the result was about 500$ this month ( test failed :) ).
As a conclusion, I would like to say that buying your eBook wasn't a mistake and can teach anybody some important points and give more confidence. As Android developer is not my full time job, I'm very happy to earn 1000$ / month, I will continue to publish apps until I reach this goal !
I did pause my blog for a while, but I'm thinking about post more interesting things about marketing and maybe write my own eBook...
If you want to read me or contact me, please take a look at my blog : MDB Softwares