My April 2014 Income Report

May 23, 2014 in Income Reports

Monthly Income ReportWelcome to my latest passive income report. I’m proud to say I broke another record and reached a major milestone in April! It wasn’t easy getting to this point because for a long time, my earnings were very disappointing and that made it hard to continue when I wasn’t generating the kind of results I wanted. At this point, my earnings are not spectacular but I can see that if I continue to be productive, my online income will continue to rise as it has over the past year.

New App Launch

Penguin Match iPhone App logoI’ve been very slow to reskin any apps lately so I’m glad to say that I finally have a new app release. My latest app is called Penguin Match and it’s also my first game app. This one wasn’t too hard to reskin but it still had a lot of graphics in it. When I first submitted it to Apple for approval, it got rejected. There was an error in the source code where iPad users couldn’t complete any In App Purchases. Luckily, I bought my source code from Udemy that came with full instructions. The videos that came with the source code were an integral part of how I was able to make this app without a developer.

However, equally as important was the discussion section in this course. When my app was rejected, I was able to ask a question inside the course and got help from a few people. One of the other students was able to help me correct the issue in a very simple way. Once I made the changes and resubmitted the app, it got approved and now my 4th app is live in the app store!

Penguin Match Screenshots

New Book Release

Along with the release of my app, I also published a new book for Kindle and Createspace. I hired writer on Elance to work on this book. I chose this person because of some of his responses to my questions prior to awarding him the job. However, when he started on the project, I realized that he wasn’t the actual writer. I’m pretty sure he just finds projects and then contracts those projects to another person. The final manuscript was not the best but at least most of the content was there.

For this particular book topic, I’m not sure many people would’ve been able to write on it in the amount of detail I want. That’s because I’ve already written 3 books on the same topic and I already know the topic inside out. However, I don’t really want to write books anymore so that’s why I hired this out. This book was originally written in January but it wasn’t until now that I went through it and made all my edits to it and creating the covers. I haven’t done anything to promote the book yet so sales are really low… almost non-existent.

Why I Haven’t Been Posting Much Lately

If you’ve noticed, I haven’t really posted any regular blog posts lately except for my Income Reports. That’s because I’ve been busy exploring other sources of income and testing out new online projects. Much of my time has been spent building and designing video templates for app developers. I have about 4 of them but only one of them is complete and on the market. It’s been a good test and that’s why I’m pursuing the template industry a bit more lately. It’s been very satisfying to work on and it’s an area I have a lot of interest in especially because I’m a professional motion graphic designer. I’m excited to pursue this industry further this year. The mobile app space has a lot of potential and I’m working to find my niche in this area.

That’s all I have to report and I’m sure you’re ready to see the numbers for April. Let’s get to it!

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My April 2013 Income Report

May 1, 2013 in Goals, Income Reports

Welcome to my April 2013 income report! This is the place where I report how much I make each month through my various online projects. I post my income reports here so that I can keep track of my progress and so that I can look back and see how I’m doing over time.

April was another record setting month! My efforts this year have finally allowed me to break the $500 barrier! For a long time, I never thought this would happen and now I’m half way towards my goal of reaching $1000/month (or $35/day) by the end of the year. In this report, I’m excited to share record breaking sales from Createspace publishing and also see how I did with a new publishing platform over at Barnes & Noble.

I didn’t do a whole lot in terms of any of my online business but was able to maintain and grow my income a little bit. May is going to be a great month because I plan on publishing a new book and trying out a few more things. I’m happy to see that every small thing I do starts adding up! Let’s get to the details! Read the rest of this entry →