Income Report for April 2017

I’m making my income reports, including traffic numbers, public. That way, anyone thinking of starting something similar can see real world numbers. There are a lot of other sites sharing their income, so why does the world need another one?

I’m sharing the figures from month 1, which isn’t that common. Also, I can’t see many income reports from mobile app developers. So I’m hoping that this is something unique.

My hope is that these reports will inspire someone else to try something themselves. Please let me know if you think I can improve them. I’m always looking for ways to improve.

Current Status

This site is still being neglected, but I am slowly getting back into spending some time on things.

I’m finally comfortable using my MacBook, and have managed to setup a dev environment. I started working on Basic Pairs again, but failed miserably. Note to self, don’t go chasing version numbers when you don’t need to.

Hours this month

As always, I track the hours I’m spending on this project. It helps me track “return on investment” and highlights how much effort is required for something like this.

Topic Hours
April Income Report 1
Setting up MacBook 8
Upgrading Basic Pairs 5

Total Hours this month – 14

Traffic for MM YY

Audience Overview - April 2017

Audience Overview – April 2017

Audience Stats - April 2017

Audience Stats – April 2017

Acquisition Overview - April 2017

Acquisition Overview – April 2017

Page Views Top 10 - April 2017

Page Views Top 10 – April 2017

I won’t comment on the above images as the numbers haven’t changed. I’m leaving them in for future reference.

Monthly Income

Description Value
AdSense £0.97
Chitika Ads £0.00
CodeCanyon £0.00

Total Income £0.97

Monthly Expenses

Description Value
Site Hosting £1.25 (£14.99 a year)

Total Expenses £1.25

Profit over time

Total Profit £0.97 – £1.25 = £-0.28

Income Over Time - April 2017

Income Over Time – April 2017

Analysis

Despite adding nothing, the site has had a good month for adverts. Almost breaking the £1 barrier for the first time.

Lessons learned this month

Don’t Chase Version Number

When I finally got the MacBook setup with React Native, I decided to upgrade Basic Pairs to the latest versions. Huge mistake. There was absolutely no need (that I’m aware of) and it took ages.

If you do want to chase version numbers, at the very least, try to keep up with more frequent updates.

Target for the next month

Keep chipping away at something. My aim is for May to be the last month where nothing meaningful gets done.

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