Developer Income Report #8

March is almost over so it is a high time to sum up all me income from February. In February I have spent a lot of time to start my new projects like my eBook "Make Money on Android" and iPhone applications. The first one has been finished and have already generated some income in last days of previous month. Moreover I am very happy for your great feedback about my eBook (please give me more!). The second one is still work in progress and I will have some work to be done and a lot of things to learn before building income from it.

How is it in total...?

Unfortunately spending  a lot of time on new projects had negatively affected my current income stream. My Android applications have generated a lower income than usual. Fortunately it is looking much better in March (you will be able to see it with my next report). I will not write about it a lot as you will see everything in the numbers that are the best way for showing all income trends.

Inspiring other people...

As one of main purposes of blogging about my income was to show to others that they can do the same! I am proud and very happy to let you know that my posts was not only some interesting reading for a few people. In this place I would like to introduce you one of my readers - Pawel Bialecki (BTW he was one of the winners of free copy of my eBook). He is writing his blog in Polish so I will just write a little summary here.

He has decided to write a summary of January 2011. He has written there that my blog has inspired him to write some Android applications and he hopes that those will let him make some money. He has not planned what his income level may be as the previous applications added by him to the Android Market has not bee too successful.

In the February report he has shared the information that he has generated $1080.07 from his free application just with the ads! With a daily record of $91.61 (see the attached graph below).

He has not yet shared his March report as this month is not finished yet but you can see in his post from 9th of March that he has already generated a sum close to $2000.00! He has posted this screenshot from his earnings:

So as you may see I am not just a one guy that had some luck! The success may be repeated and may be a way higher as he has earned on Android free apps more than I did! In this place I just wish a good luck to Pawel! I am waiting for your March income report as it is supposed to look very interesting. You may follow Pawel on his blog (if you don't know Polish Google Translate may be helpful...).

So here are my numbers...

As usual I will write about all my income sources from lowest to highest with a difference to last month. So here are the numbers:

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In total in February I have generated ...[PLEASE LOG IN TO READ]... So as you may see my Android applications income has dropped a little but thanks of building multiple income streams my total is even higher than in previous month! And what is best my March Android income is back to normal plus new projects still generating revenue!

So what about future...?

Last month I have finished my eBook that has took me quite much of time. So I have finished that project but it is still consuming some of my times as I am going to keep this book updated and actual. I am still working on one new Android application plus I am slowly submitting my current apps to other Android markets (I will post about it later).

Besides Android I am still learning iPhone apps development and I am going to release my application for iPhones in next months. Besides I am doing some experiments in building niche websites that would bring me a few bucks (thanks to freelancers as I am not able to maintain all of those things at once). So there is still a lot of work to be done and so little time...

Anyway if you are still interested in my income building adventures as an independent developer - stay with me to read my next report in about a month! So if you still have not seen my Facebook page or twitter account… or even my old-fashioned RSS feed you are welcome to bookmark them!

13 Responses to “Developer Income Report #8”

  • What can I say? WOW! ;) Thanks Kreci for free marketing ;) My income report from march will be released 1st april, but now I can say that my current income from Android in march is 3747$. This is definitely the best “job” in the world!

    I’m interesting in iPhone development too. Is Objective-C that hard as I hear from web?

    I like your income from iStock. Stable and 99% passive. Big gratz!

    • Wow! That is really awesome! Is it all from one application? Congratulations!

    • I would say that I think objective-c is easier (but I have been doing iPhone development since March 2008). I took a 4 week course in Android development and found Java more difficult. It may be because I am more familiar with objective-c but that is just my 2 cents :)

      @KreCi Thanks for posting this! It’s interesting to see how well being an indie developer is working for you.

    • That’s incredible! I’m curious about copyright issues of apps like these. Though I guess it isn’t too much of an issue since there are a lot of apps that plays off of popular franchises. Thanks for sharing the numbers, both of you :)

      For myself, I have a free app out right now that I spent well over 4 month to develop. My daily average income from ads hovers at around $1… You can probably sense my envy for the both of you. But no matter, blogs like these keeps my hopes up!

  • Thanks for sharing these data. I also got inspired by your success.
    By the way, I am planning my first Android application. Hopefully it will become popular :)

  • “My Android applications have generated a lower income than usual.”

    Don’t forget that you have about 10% fewer days in February to serve ads versus December and January!

  • Hi Kreci,

    Don’t you have paid applications in the Android Market? You should definitely give it a try, even if only as an “ad-free donate version”.

    This is exactly what we did several months ago for one of our applications (“Spell Checker”), and the revenue stream of the paid app has greatly outpaced the ad-supported one. You’d wonder “who would pay for a spell checker?”. You never know!

    We’ve recently added some more mechanisms to drive the traffic from the free to the paid application, and the results are impressive. We shared our experience in this post in our blog

    And no, this is not shameless spam for our blog, just trying to help out a fellow developer!

    Give is some thought.

  • Hi Kreci, this is first time for me visit your site and I’m happy to be here

    I don’t know how to start make money by developing phone/android application. What I’ve done just utilize adsense and amazon link to generate income. I wish I can do same like you

    Keep posting & be inspiring for others

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