My April 2015 Income Report

May 22, 2015 in Income Reports

Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my online income report for April 2015. Again this is a very late report as we are already heading into the Memorial Day weekend. Lately, I haven’t really done anything to advance my business except for shoot a few videos for YouTube. These videos are mainly product review and how-to videos.

Usually when I buy a product, I’ll try to shoot a video unboxing it and then eventually do a review on it. I’ve been trying to set a goal of about 3 videos per product. They consist of:

1. Unboxing Video

2. Product Review

3. Product Feature or In-Depth Feature Video

Shooting and editing videos are fun and easy for me to do since I’m a professional video producer in my regular job. I hope to do more in this area and grow my YouTube income. One of the things I want to try out are toy unboxing videos. There are numerous YouTube channels with people opening toys in front of the camera and making millions of dollars doing it. I’m sure I won’t get to a million but at least I can get a piece of the action. Right now my main channel is about tech gadgets and handyman repairs.

Everything earned in April was totally passive since I didn’t really work on anything. There is a lot of red in this report as everything is down this month. I also have a little bit of analysis paralysis going on. Can’t figure out what to work on next! But I do know that a new YouTube channel will be in the works as well as a new Udemy video course. Enjoy the report!

Kindle Publishing

  • Total: $87.03
    • Last Month: $95.36
    • Difference (-$8.33)

Amazon Associates

  • Total: $54.79
    • Last Month: $89.63
    • Difference: (-$34.84)

Banner Ads

  • Total: $35.27
    • Last Month: $43.49
    • Difference: (-$8.22)


  • Total: $39.97
    • Last Month: $37.53
    • Difference: (+$2.44)

Commission Junction

  • Total: $0.00
    • Last Month: $0.00
    • Difference: ($0.00)

Createspace Publishing

  • Total: $279.80
    • Last Month: $365.63
    • Difference: (-$88.27)


  • Total: $15.00
    • Last Month: $99.20
    • Difference: (-$84.20)


  • Total: $71.00
    • Last Month: $51.50
    • Difference: (+$19.50)

Mobile Apps

  • Total: $96.94
    • Last Month: $154.19
    • Difference: (+$27.97)

Template Sales

  • Total: $0.00
    • Last Month: $30.80
    • Difference: (-$30.80)


Here’s a snapshot of my totals for easy reference.

  • Kindle Publishing: $87.03
  • Amazon Associates: $54.79
  • Banner Ads: $35.27
  • YouTube: $39.97
  • Commission Junction: $0.00
  • Createspace: $279.80
  • Udemy: $15.00
  • Linkshare: $71.00
  • Mobile Apps: $96.94
  • Template Sales: $0.00

Total this month: $679.80

  • Last month total: $967.33
  • Difference: (-$287.53)

Total earnings per day: $22.66

How to Reskin Apps with No Programming Experience

I don’t know how to program, yet I manage to generate income from building apps myself. Using a method called reskinning, I am able to consistently publish apps to the app store without even having to hire a programmer! In the end, my expenses are much, much lower than developing an app from scratch. And I do it without hiring a developer or graphic designer. I’ve been doing this for about a year now and have 9 apps in the Apple app store.

The way I did it was buying source codes that have video courses that accompany them. This is the way to go when starting out! Since I had no idea what I was doing, the reskinning courses were perfect for me. I just finished my 9th app and feel pretty comfortable now. I still don’t know everything but I could not have done it without video instruction. In fact, I have to go back and watch the video tutorials every time I reskin those source codes.

If you want to get started with app reskinning, one of the courses I recommend is from an excellent teacher named Yohann Taieb. He explains everything you need to do from getting your account and devices set up for development to uploading the actual app file. Check out Yohann’s crossword puzzle source code and video course if you want a complete walk-through of the app reskinning process. The source code comes complete with video instruction and can be found here.


The reason I recommend this code is that it is not trendy and you can reskin it many times with different themes. Crossword puzzles are always popular and will never go out of style. That’s the type of source code I look for when I buy. The videos tell you exactly what to do from the standpoint of someone who has never built an app before. It starts from the very beginning from setting up your accounts with Apple to setting up your devices for testing. You’ll be able to go from knowing nothing about app development to publishing your first app.

If you want an inexpensive and uncomplicated way to get into app development, the Word Search Puzzle source code and video course is an excellent way to start! The source code has 3 ad networks already built-in. You just have to create accounts with those ad networks and enter your unique ID numbers into the game to generate income with this app. Once you’re done, you can reskin the source code multiple times to make new apps.