Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chasing the dream - making a living with Android App profits

For some time now I have been working towards my dream of earning enough money, with my Android apps, to live off the profits (or at least drastically reduce my working hours, and get out of the rat race).

I am still working (very hard) to reach this goal, spending as much time as possible developing my skills and also working on the apps that I am hoping will make my dream a reality.

I do have a date by which I would like to reach (or get close to) my goal... December this year (2013). As I stated in one of my first posts, I wanted to be earning some decent money by the time I turned thirty. It is now April, so I still have eight months left to reach my goal. I reckon it's very possible.

I am trying to develop myself in as many ways possible in my spare time (when I'm not developing the apps!), particularly topping up my knowledge of Java, the foundation of Android development. Continuing to learn like this improves my coding efficiency and maintainability (it stops me using workarounds which cause problems in the future!), and it's always great to learn extra things you miss out the first time you learn a new skill.

A little advice I can offer to anyone who has the same goals as me, and is worried about motivation:

  • Never think you can't do it - everyone has it in them to earn money creating apps.
  • Have patience - sometime results take a long time to show - keep working away and eventually you will be rewarded.
  • Do the best you can do - don't give up and release something worse because you couldn't be bothered doing it better.
  • Test everything thoroughly. Test it again. Then get someone else to test it :)
  • Keep developing your apps, and your own skills.

So, keep up the good work, or if you haven't started yet, I wish you the best of luck with your ideas.


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