Moving to Android and Increasing the stakes
February 25, 2014
What is I decide to play this game a bit more serious? At the moment the revenue is a mess… ups and downs… downs and ups…
Am I sad?
Am I super happy?
One of the most difficult things of the app business is that is unpredictable… although the idea of passive income is nice… this is an emotional business. Everyone loves and hates something. Everyone blames me, you, the guy that makes money and they are fast to point the finger.
The App Industry is like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Podcast #4
February 25, 2014
So before I launch my app income report in February …. I have decided to share what I learned during my climb to Kilimanjaro…
But I couldn’t stop thinking about the co-relationship between Kilimanjaro and the app industry.
Climbing Kili is easy…. making money with Apps is easy… the problem is to keep doing it… while you face so many troubles and small small issues
Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity System and how to apply it to App profits
February 17, 2014
[I wrote this article over 2 years ago, I decided to tweak it, while waiting for a plane in Dubai airport - & having a beer at a very unusual time of the morning]
Love Seinfeld… dam, who doesn’t love Seinfeld.
In fact… I believe in not trusting people that don’t love Jerry Seinfeld. Period.
That’s why I found so interesting the idea behind Seinfeld’s productivity secret. Mainly the story goes back when Brad Isaac a very smart developer and wanna-be comedian asked a while ago to Jerry his best tip to become a great comedian .
What Jerry Seinfeld answered was simple mind blowing.
Initially you expect Seinfeld to answer something like :
be funny, listen to more jokes, improve your acting, or write funnier than the other guys out there.
But Jerry’s answer was 100% perfect for anyone looking for a REAL answer:
The App Building Process – Podcast #3
February 12, 2014
Some disclaimers of my app creation strategy, errors making during my 1st full month…. (January)
Learn what I’m doing wrong and the things I can improve.
This podcast was recorded just before my App income report in January.
The Importance of Building a Factory – Podcast #2
February 12, 2014
Why building recurrent income is so important… and why cutting costs it’s so important.
In this podcast I go in-depth to analysis of my business and how I decided to change my angle in my entrepreneur path and talk a little bit about Evergreen apps.
A different approach on choosing a source code and a market research in the app industry.
The Idea Behind App Income Report – Podcast #1
February 11, 2014
This is the first app income report podcast. I recorded 3 shows before leaving on my trip to Tanzania… enjoy
in this show I talk a little about
- Who I am
- My ASO Podcast episode $200 per day.
- The Article in TUAW
- Info about my ASO course.
App Income Report January $6219 revenue
February 6, 2014
My app income report, not as flashy as expected but not as bad as it could have been.
January was a very interesting month in a personal way and also in a financially way.
First I got a huge rush of traffic thanks to TUAW posting an article about my “spammy tactics” and then after that post my group of fans and haters increased dramatically. For many I was the next Spiderman… and for the other ½ I was the next anti Crist . Go figure.
Financially I achieved my goal of $5000 clean profit, I should be ultra happy but deep inside I believe my method still very mediocre and although I’m improving some systems I want to be able to have a cleaner factory, where apps are produced faster and with a more clear “prediction” of how apps will perform.
Interesting enough paid apps are not working as well as I wanted to believe… surprise surprise….
How I went Bankrupt while flirting with 2 useless hot secretaries.
January 25, 2014
[this post was scheduled to be published while I climb Mount Kilimanjaro, if you want to help buy a cow at www.10awesomecows.com ]
If you have never been bankrupt, well, let say it’s not fun.
By 2003 I was bankrupt, oh boy very bankrupt! .
It all started in 2001 when I open business called Jungle Games.
The business was mainly a PlayStation games rental shop, that slowly became a computer repair shop and eventually was transformed in a web design start up.
(Pretty logical, right?)
The business lasted around 3 years. It was fun. I learned a lot. Wasted all my money. Wasted others people’s money. Made some money but overall lost it all, and I end up feeling like cr*p for many years.
Fear of failure and why we stop making apps
January 20, 2014
After my first post I received around 20 to 50 messages via Facebook…. many of those messages focused on the same points : Doubts, fears, dreams, and many “what ifs” .
Many of the people that contact me already know that the app business is a business and any business requires human involvement, time, energy, dedication….
But in the last days t I have come to the conclusion that the way you approach your business has a direct correlation with the way approach your life.
To succeed in life and in the app world you require a certain level of risk – a certain level of cheekiness
Let see… we build apps, we hope they will work, we risk, we gamble, we trow them to the universe and we wait…
Achieving $175 daily and Mid January Income Report.
January 19, 2014
So after all the drama with the stupid TUAW article, I have received so many emails and questions that here is an new report.
To be honest, I’m OK with it… many of the apps planned are not even up and Apple seems to be very slow approving some of them, so is all good…
So knowing that I’m flying to Kilimanjaro in 4 days (OMG) I decided to publish a 1/2 month income report , and answer some of the questions sent via email, Facebook, Etc.
As a disclaimer I post this on January 19th, living in Australia makes reports arrive a bit slower than the rest of the world – but hey! I live in an awesome place.