Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Christmas/Updated goals

To all you who are reading this blog, I hope you and your families have a great Christmas.
Stay safe and have a great time.

Meanwhile if you would like something to read briefly, please have a look at my goals, which I have updated on the About me and my Goals page.
I'll catch up with you all very soon.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

What's new?

I thought I'd provide an update as to where I am currently in my efforts to make money from Android development.

I am currently working on a new feature for the Pro version of Computer and IT Quiz, which should hopefully entice a few players to move to the Pro version instead of the free version.
That will be my next app update, so it may be a week or two before I get that released, depending on spare time etc.

You may also have noticed that I have now exceeded my original deadline of earning my living by my 30th Birthday (which was on the 13th December 2013), but as I have restructured my goals, it's all good. I will post when any of my goals have been reached.

Lastly, please remember to Like my Facebook page - I only need one more Like and I hit 20!

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you all have a great Christmas.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another price adjustment...

I've decided to lower the price of the app in US dollars. At first after putting in the price in GB pounds I roughly went with the auto-conversion price, but it does seem a little high, and the last thing I want is to put people off buying the app.
That's pretty much all I have to say today. Off to Blackpool Zoo shortly!
Thanks for reading.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

November 2013 Profits

I was expecting a low payment for November. This was before I picked up the pace again, and so I only have myself to blame.

The grand total from app sales for November 2013 is:
$5.78 ...wow!
Well, I can't live off that now can I?

I had a grand total of 3 sales of the Computer and IT Quiz Pro app. I have also noticed a drop in total installs of the Computer and IT Quiz Lite app, which I use to promote the Pro app, but I am hoping this will again pick up now I have started work on the app again.

I suppose many people would give up at this point, but I will not give up because I want to reach my goals so much.

Watch this space - I just hope the app price increase I implemented earlier today won't put people off downloading.

Please remember to go over to my Facebook page and give me a 'like', I would really appreciate that.

Thanks for reading,

Latest app release and price increase

Hi folks.

I've been quite out of tune with how much I am charging for the pro version of the Computer and IT Quiz app.
I took a look this morning and had a good think about raising the price up a bit, and have decided to do so.
I have actually more than doubled the price of the app, and am hoping this will still be low enough for those kind enough to buy the pro app. It's not exactly expensive, but it is quite a bit jump relatively speaking.
I just hope it will help me to earn more money from my apps - in my opinion if someone is willing to pay $1.99 for a decent app, then hopefully they would be willing to pay $4.99 for the same app, if it's good (and of course they can try it and get a refund if they don't like it, or use the free version if they so desire).

We shall see.

Moving on to development, I have been making great use of the morning time I have now, just for adding questions to the quiz, sketching out ideas for new apps, research etc. It's a brilliant time of day to work with very few distractions.
When I do end up working full time as a self employed developer, I may just find myself starting work very early and getting what I can done before everyone else wakes up!

Thank you very much for reading today's post - please check out my Facebook page and hit that 'Like' button.

Cheers, Mike.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Making Money with Android... and Facebook

Good morning,

I have spent more time on my Facebook page, and would love if you could pay a visit and 'Like' it - if you have enjoyed reading this blog, using my apps etc I would really appreciate it.

My goals for Facebook, which I can use to promote app releases etc, are as follows:
20 likes (currently 17)
I will put these on the About Me and My Goals page.

My intention for Facebook is to release new app information, release information, and other information relative to earning a living with Android, and I am hoping the updates will be interesting and fun, as well as great for getting the word out about my apps.

As you can see, I am working harder than ever on my project to earn a living from Android, and only time will tell if I will be successful, but I do need all the help I can get.

Thanks again and the link to my Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/spiderdog.spiderdog

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Latest Release

No real rise in numbers of paid applications since I started updating again, but it will take time.
I have also, today, rolled out another update of the Computer and IT Quiz apps.

I have also spent some time recreating my goals, which can now be found on the 'About Me and My Goals' page for this blog. The goals I had were to spaced out and once I reached a difficult one, I had nothing close to aim for and I think that is part of the reason I stopped working on the project.
I have also added to my Facebook page, so please check that out and give me a 'Like' if you would be so kind - I'd love to get to at lease 50 likes (currently only 16!).

Thanks again for reading and sticking with this blog.