September 17, 2015 in Income Reports
Welcome to my online income report for August 2015. So I was actually working on a new book in August. It’s the 6th book in a series I’ve been working on. If you look back on my past reports, you’ll see that self-publishing has always been the biggest income generator in my portfolio. So in the last week of August, I published my book on Kindle and Createspace. I am now starting to outline my next book in the series. One of my goals I want to reach is a four-figure income with my books. Books have been the best source of passive income for me ever! There’s practically no maintenance at all with them!
I have around 10 books total on Amazon but only 5 of them really make any money. I plan on un-publishing the ones that have zero sales. Those books literally get no sales at all. I’m also researching a new topic to pursue in my publishing goals. I think I’ve found one and I need to make an outline before I can get started. The first series I have I wrote myself. For this new one, I think I’m going to hire someone to write the main copy and then I’ll take it and put my own spin on it. This will hopefully save me some time.
As far as YouTube goes, I’m still making videos. I recently picked up three Android phones for $15 each and started making tutorials with them. Here’s one video that has gained more momentum than any of the other ones recently.
As I write this, the video has 637 views and 26 thumbs up after having uploaded it 3 weeks ago. It’s only about 1:30 in length but that’s all I needed to cover the topic. I never know which videos I make will start gaining views but I figure if I keep making high quality videos, the viewers will be there. The phone in the video is the LG Optimus Exceed 2 and I’m using mostly as a podcast player in my car. Ok let’s get to the income report!
Here’s a snapshot of my totals for easy reference.
- Kindle Publishing: $112.05
- Amazon Associates: $149.03
- Banner Ads: $15.35
- YouTube: $36.48
- Createspace: $311.20
- Udemy: $14.50
- Linkshare: $0.00
- Mobile Apps: $69.18
- Template Sales: $0.00
Total this month: $707.79
- Last month total: $667.53
- Difference: (+$40.26)
Total earnings per day: $22.84
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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.
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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.