I realize that this post is nearly… well exactly a half month too late. Better late than never – even though, in a word, August online income was a real drag. I was expecting a month similar to July, but ended up with some rather disappointing results.
Again, August turned out to be an ok month for my iPhone apps, which I haven’t touched in well over a year. I’ve been finding that my single small niche app (WOD Timer) has produced a steady stream of between $100 and $150 per month for a while now. Passive income at its finest. Get a few more of these coded up and I’d be really happy. These results are really making me consider working exclusively on the iOS platform for my next app(s). Especially after the month I’ve had with my PlayBook apps.
So my last post indicated a nice little load of cash in my pocket, having had great results with my Beats Brainwave Entrainment PlayBook app. That was July. I really don’t know what happened, but August results took a serious hit and in total, between both of my paid PlayBook apps, I’ve only seen around $35 for the month of August. Ouch!! That’s an order of magnitude different than what I saw last month! My wife tried to make me feel better by suggesting that “there will be peaks and valleys” in my app revenue. Hope she’s right But alas, I have a trick up my sleeve that I’m looking forward to experimenting with. I’ve yet to attempt this sort of app SEO method. Does that make sense? “SEO for apps”… Maybe it’s more like “ASO” – App Store Optimization. But then you’d have to be careful using that acronym in a sentence – I could seriously be taken out of context if I suggested that “I do ASO”
Last month was my first LinkShare cheque. It was only $5. This month, according to LinkShare, I’ve made over $13! That’s a 160% increase in LinkShare revenue month to month. I like that. I guarantee this is not going to continue. I’ve more or less jumped off the affiliate marketing bandwagon… as a publisher anyway. Certainly next month will not be as good.
And that’s that – I’ll blame rough August app revenue on the rough August weather. It’s all your fault, Irene.