My November 2014 Income Report

January 3, 2015 in Income Reports

Monthly Income ReportWelcome to my online income report for November 2014. Again, this report is extremely late! Today is the last day of 2014 and I’m just posting this one. I hate to say but maintaining this site has become one of the last things on my priority list. There are way too many things that take up my time and those are the activities that can potentially make money.

November was quite a busy month. I released a new iPhone app and started working on 2 new books. I’m going to keep this report short but I’ll give you a little detail of my projects to keep this a little more interesting.

New App Launch

Ghost Camera Prank iOS app iconMy latest iPhone app is called Ghost Camera Prank. It’s another photo app based on the Mustache Bash source code. I have reskinned this code several times and I can still think of more themes to use with this one. With Ghost Camera Prank, users will be able to superimpose ghostly images onto their photos to spook their friends. The interface is simple to use but I do find reskinning this source code to be VERY time consuming. However, I want to keep my expenses low so I do everything myself.

If you have an iOS device, please download the app and let me know what you think! It’s free on the iTunes App Store.

Ghost Camera Prank Screenshot

Getting Back to Kindle Publishing

I also starting writing again this month. This time I’m building upon a book series that has been generating consistent income for quite awhile. I already have 3 books in this series and I’m working on my 4th and 5th title now. I originally was writing one full book and another shorter book as a giveaway on my site but I ended up turning the shorter book into a full book also. So I’m actually writing 2 books at the same time. I plan to build out this series into a complete resource on my topic. I probably have 10 more titles I can come up with and then I’ll finish off the series and start the search for another topic and series.

The current series I’m working on is written entirely by me because I’m not confident in hiring out the work for this topic. I find that the writers I’ve hired in the past are not very detailed in their writing. This is most likely because I’m not paying them that much but I hope to be able to increase my budget for writers to get more quality results.

Udemy Sales Are Up

Udemy Course ScreenshotOne thing that was noteworthy in November was the income from my video courses on Udemy. Sales was way up thanks to promotions that Udemy ran for their subscribers. I gave them permission to promote my courses during their “12 Days of Savings”. What happened was that I got a lot of sales but my courses were dramatically discounted like up to 90%! On the first day of the sale, my courses were available for only $10 but my commission was only like $3. That’s very low but if it wasn’t for the Udemy promotions, I would hardly have any sales. Each day, the price of the courses went up by $1 so I continued to get sales at the lower prices. My courses are all normally priced from $47 to $97.

However, in my experience, I almost never sell any course for full price. I’ve offered a few coupons here and there that have trickled in some sales but rarely do people purchase at full price. I think that’s because there are so many Udemy coupons floating around that people wait for the deals to come around. I know I’d never buy courses at full price knowing I can buy them for less. But Udemy has been a good source of income where I don’t really have to do anything to maintain it. Now here’s the income report for November.

Kindle Publishing

  • Total: $81.91
    • Last Month: $106.40
    • Difference (-$24.49)

Amazon Associates

  • Total: $81.67
    • Last Month: $47.50
    • Difference: (+$34.17)

Banner Ads

  • Total: $23.81
    • Last Month: $34.07
    • Difference: (-$10.26)

YouTube

  • Total: $51.38
    • Last Month: $42.71
    • Difference: (+$8.67)

Commission Junction

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

Createspace Publishing

  • Total: $174.70
    • Last Month: $216.40
    • Difference: (-$41.70)

Udemy

  • Total: $217.50
    • Last Month: $90.00
    • Difference: (+$127.50)

Rakuten-Linkshare

  • Total: $55.00
    • Last Month: $14.50
    • Difference: (+$40.50)

Mobile Apps

  • Total: $155.03
    • Last Month: $197.17
    • Difference: (-$42.14)

Template Sales

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

Summary

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

  • Kindle Publishing: $81.91
  • Amazon Associates: $81.67
  • Banner Ads: $23.81
  • YouTube: $51.38
  • Commission Junction: $0.00
  • Createspace: $174.70
  • Udemy: $217.50
  • Linkshare: $55.00
  • Mobile Apps: 155.03
  • Template Sales: $0.00

Total this month: $768.00

  • Last month total: $764.08
  • Difference: (+$3.92)

Total earnings per day: $25.60

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.

WordFind_iOS_SourceCode_400

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.