Income Report for May 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.

Milestone – 1 year

Wow, where has the time gone? This is the 12th monthly income report, so it’s more reflective than normal.

Starting with some numbers.

Yearly Totals

Category Total
Hours Worked 265
Profit -£36.70
Apps Released 1
App Downloads 15
  • I didn’t log hours in the first 2 months, so assumed the average from the rest of the year

So, purely from a return on investment point of view, this site has been an epic failure. How about from my original plan?

Target from June 2016

12 months ago, my main target was simple:

“By June 2017 I want to be earning an extra £10 a month”

Again, I’m nowhere near hitting that target.

So why am I still extremely happy I created this site? Very simply, it’s because the skills I’ve learned have allowed me to quit the job I no longer liked and find something I enjoy.

As for the “normal” income report…

Current Status

Last month I said that this site was being neglected. Compared to the peak of late last year (when I was unemployed) that’s probably true. However, with a change in my work routine, I’m finding it easier to spend more time on this.

I think I have to admit though, my enthusiasm for this experiment has dropped a lot.

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
Income Report for April 2017 1
Studying other apps 5
How to create a local npm package of React Components 5
Updating Basic Pairs Level Over Screen 8
Updating CodeCanyon listing 2
Blog Post on Level Over Screen 3

Total Hours this month – 24

App Downloads

This is a new section for my monthly reports. I should’ve added one before, but as you will see shortly, the numbers aren’t exactly earth shattering.

App Monthly Downloads Total Downloads
Basic Pairs 5 15

As you can see, there was a peek in downloads this month. Not sure why.

Traffic for MM YY

Audience Overview - May 2017

Audience Overview – May 2017

Audience Stats - May 2017

Audience Stats – May 2017

Acquisition Overview - May 2017

Acquisition Overview – May 2017

Nothing to report for any of those graphs.

Monthly Income

Description Value
AdSense £2.60
Chitika Ads £0.10
Chitika Referal £0
TsoHost Referal £0
Amazon Associates £0

Total Income £2.60

Monthly Expenses

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

Total Expenses £1.25

Profit over time

Total Profit £2.60 – £1.25 = £1.35

Income Over Time - May 2017

Income Over Time – May 2017

Analysis

The best month, yet again, for ads on the site. It’s all luck driven though, as the number of visitors hasn’t changed.

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