📱 How Much Money I Make with Apps (Updated)

📱 How Much Money I Make with Apps (Updated)


Hi! This is the Daily Overpass! My name is
Eric and I make apps! Now today, I want to talk once again about how much money I
make with apps. Okay, one of the questions I get asked
most frequently in the comments is, ‘How much money do you make each month or how
much money do you make each day?” Now, I’ve answered this question before
and I’ve talked a lot – I’ve tried to being very transparent about how much money I
make and I usually refer them back to a video I did last August 2017
called “Can you make money with apps?”, where I just showed you my daily revenue
report and how much I was making through from the apps, through passive income,
through the apps from different sources. So what else? Making from AdMob, iTunes
Connect, Google Play, AppLovin and Facebook Audience Network. It changes
from time to time, but those are the ones I’m – I’ve been with for quite a long
time now. And I do this for a few reasons. I did this for a few reasons.
First of all, you guys say such kind things to me in the comments. Sometimes
that I think I don’t want you, guys, to think that I’m more successful than I am.
Someone asked me, that was a family member, like a niece that I don’t see
very often, asked if I was a billionaire! (laughs) Yeah, I get it. I got a chuckle out of this. I’m not a billionaire. I’m not even – I’m not a
millionaire. I’m barely a 100,000aire, whatever. So, it’s still a work in
progress. But you know, when I get together with other app developers, one
of the things we’re always thinking about, so I wonder how much they make
from their app? How much do they make from that app? And I was in a group
of – I was in a Mastermind once that somebody’s finally just said, “Look, I’m
gonna ask the question everyone’s thinking, how much money are you, guys,
making from these apps?” And we just went around and just talked about
it, and in a closed group. And it was just – it was kind of liberating because we
knew things. So, I want to show you, guys, a an updated spreadsheet, so this – the last
one I did was back in August of 2017. That’s six months ago, over six months
ago. It’s gone down a bit so I wanted to give you an update of where everything
is now. Mainly not to show off because for some of you, guys, you might be
making less than I’m making. Some of you, guys, are making more than I’m making but
I wanted to be completely transparent about that. So yeah, for those of you who
do watch the video every day, you know where I’m coming from and just be
completely transparent. You might even offer me advice sometimes. I mean, a lot of you, guys, who are doing really well. Time
to time you give advice that really works out and I really appreciate it .So,
have a look at my screen here and I’ll to see my updated daily revenue
report. So, when I show you the one last August, it wasn’t as bad as it is this
month. The daily revenue report is something that every morning one of
my team members, Rowena, will go to all the different sources and put everything
into a spreadsheet so that I can see at a glance how much we’re making. I mean, I
check AdMob – to be honest with you, I check AdMob like three or four times a
day. Not that I could do anything about it, but it’s just sort of, you know, I do check it, like I check email. So, because I do. Alright, but you look here, this is um – this is where we are now. Have a look at this
column here on the left. We have over here, we have the date, we have the total
in GBP in BritishPpounds and for those of you who don’t use British Pounds, we have
the exchange right here at the top, which is 82 P is one dollar, that’s right. Yeah,
I always get – I always get confused even though I’ve been living here nearly
20 years. I’m still always doing the conversions for it because every time I
talk to family members and I’ll mention something, they’ll say how much is that
in real money. So anyway, that’s to give you an idea of that. If you look
at this column here on the left that is the total and then we have broken
up my AdMob, Google Wallet minus the 30% that they take out, iTunes and US dollars but
then we have it converted to pounds. and then we have AppLovin and AppLovin
GBP and then Facebook Audience Network and that’s in US dollars. But we’ve kind
of – I’ve kind of given up on on Facebook Audience Network just because it
was not delivering well for me. And now, I talked to other people who make a lot
from Facebook audience network so every so often, I’ll go back and turn those
back on just to see what it’s like, but yeah, the reason I turned off was because
it’s – for some of the lower level Android phones, I’m talking like 2.3, the SDK
for Facebook audience network was not working. So, I have two versions of the
app out, one for lower version Android devices, one for higher version
Android devices. Even though hardly anybody goes to those lower versions
anymore. But every so often, I’ll remove the Facebook on its network I think it
asked for an additional permission that I didn’t like using. So anyway, so
that’s it – so that’s this month and this is – the months not over. I mean, this is
a few days since it’s been updated. Alright, now, if I go – let’s go through and
look at January so we get an idea of a full month. Here you see in January,
AdMob has been very low. For the longest time, for like nearly two years, it was at 120
pounds each day and the thing is the impressions are still consistent. We saw
the same level of downloads, we saw the same impressions, but our rpms are much
lower. I’ll go in a few minutes, I’ll show you why that is. Why I think it is.
So we go we here – we got to AdMob, we got Google Wallet,
it’s still neck and bury, you know, up and down, but usually it’s pretty consistent.
And then we’ve got iTunes Connect so in-app purchases and app purchases. And
then we’ve got so, yeah, in US dollars and then we got AppLovin again. AppLovin
is one that I just – every so often I’ll switch it off. I mean, I had really good
success with AppLovin for quite a while like 10 or 20, oh it’s like 10 or
20 pounds a day and then it just sort of dried up and I don’t
know, maybe I need to update an SDK or something like that. One of these
days I’ll get around to doing that but it is what it is. So, I said you
see here, for the month I made. This is through passive income sources. Like I
said this is not – this is not a client work. So, client work is additional on top
of that. I made 3,841 over that month for apps that have
already been on the market. You know, if I was and I did a calculations if I did a
40-hour work week as a developer or whatever, that would have been 24 pounds
an hour which is as a developer, it’s not that great. But for a lot of other
jobs, it is, of course. I didn’t do anything here I spent the – I spent a
month working on client work, you know, talking to working with the team
talking to you, guys, every day, all that kind of stuff. So, those the passive
income sources going through. Now, this is
actually really low. II you look the reason why it’s red here it’s because we
have a, we have a little bit of logic here that says if it’s below 150 pounds
in a day it’s red and between 150 and 180 then it’s white which was at one
point that was what was expected. And if it’s above 180 or above 200
then it’s it was green. So, those were like the really good days. Let me
just show you really quick to give you an idea a year ago. So, January from 2017,
here we go. January 2017, starting here you can see here we got a lot of green a
lot of yellow, and all white and no red. So we we never had a day that was
below 150 pounds. That was – that’s kind of when i look at the revenue and i
think is so low lately. It’s not low, but it’s low for me and like i said,
some of you, guys, are gonna look at this and you’re gonna pity me thinking, “Eric,
how do you live? Do you need some money?” “Yeah, we’re doing okay. I’m doing all
right. We’re growing the team, all this
kind of stuff.” But the passive income sources that the apps are going down a
little bit, you know, every so often you’ll put an update out there. And I
haven’t released anything brand new in quite a while. So, it’s still out
there, still still earning. Now, I talked about how the big reason – the big reason
for the going lower, I mean, if you look at in-app purchases and stuff like that,
it’s actually stayed about the same. The big thing going lower is AdMob. So,
and I look at this all the time. I think
why is AdMob so low now and the reason is not the impressions. It’s not the
number of downloads, it’s all consistent. it’s because the rpms are lower. And one of
the things – another question I always asked is how can I increase my rpm and I
can’t tell you. There’s so many different, I mean, I could tell you lots
of different things. It depends on the quality of the ads that you have being
shown. The location that the app is in, you know, all kinds of different
things, but let me show you one of the big changes that have happened to my
biggest app over the last year. So, here we go. Let’s look at my dashboard – for the
longest time my biggest market was the US. In fact i started thinking
nobody else was using apps because the US was like 70% of all my users. And then it was Brazil because we’ve
translated into Portuguese and then the third one would always it was never the
UK – by the way, which explains why nobody, I’ve never met anybody who was
actually heard of my app. Then, I haven’t told them about it. So, it’s always been that and then you know, lately it’s India’s really taken off
in India. And so, you see, here’s the choice of the users are in India and India just
has lower rpms. There’s just – there’s not a lot of ad inventory over
there or something, but it’s just, it’s just gone down a little bit. I’m not, I
mean, it’s not great, but I’m not too upset about it because deep down, I’m an
app developer. And the fact that people are using my app, I’m really thrilled
about and I love the fact that – that’s actually happening. So, but we
could bounce back. To just show you some of the things on the ASO side, I go
over to AppAnnie, which is my favorite ASO tool, so, you see
here it says India, let me just show you the United States here, this is looking
at over the last was this 90 days, was together the last 90 days and it looks
like at the keyword SPY. Now, SPY is the biggest keyword that I’ve had. It’s
someone that always looked if I go into Google Play. I’ll type in spy and my app
came up first for like years. It was fantastic. But it was in the title,
it was in the description, all over the place and then when the – when I was
getting a bit nervous about policy changes, I change the name from Ear
Spy to Ear Agent. I thought it would drop like the next day. I thought it would
drop days later and it still stay consistent. It’s only in the last
few – like since the end of January – that we really started to see it dip. This is
the United States, we’re only like in the last few weeks has it started to drop a
little bit there, two to three and four. It’s really showing you the number
of downloads. Let’s look at the United Kingdom, United Kingdom it hasn’t been
that favorable there. It’s dropped, started dropping around the
beginning of January and then let’s go back and look at India which is – which is right now my biggest market I guess. And then you can see here, it’s never really been the top one over in India,
but we have had it translated into Hindi and all kinds of other languages. So,
that’s it. That’s where we stand today. That’s trying to be completely 100%
transparent. Like I said, I used to say this all the time, but I haven’t said in
a long time, I am NOT an expert, right? I’m trying things out all the time. You
know, a lot of times, people will ask me of either through Skype or they’ll send
me emails, or through the comments saying, ‘Can you tell me which ad networks should
I use? Which should I go fo,r apps or games? What’s a good
idea to do and all this kind of stuff. They’ve asked me to give them the secret
and for me it’s like, it’s always experimenting. Always changing. I
consider it the same way that when my kids asked me when they’re gonna
microwave something they say, “Hey Dad, how long does this take to microwave?” (laughs) “Put it in for a minute and then check it
it was still cold. Put it in for another 30 seconds…” You just – you’re
testing things out and you know, that’s just the way it is. That’s the way,
I think that’s way it’s always going to be because the app market is always
changing. But you know, with you, if you, guys, have any advice there in that area,
you can. And I’m very wary about people who are experts in the field. Who
tell you they know everything. I was talking to a Salesman earlier this week
where he was saying, “You know, they’re big ASO service and it was a good,
super expensive and all promises and stuff like that. I just didn’t quite – I
just wasn’t quite on board, be nice to think that somebody out there
had all the answers, but I don’t think anybody does. So anyway, I hope that’s
been helpful. Like, again, please understand I’m not trying to show off
here. I’m just trying to be transparent. Please let me know what you, guys,
think in the comments. Anyway, that’s it for today. I’ll talk to you, guys,
tomorrow.

100 Comments

  1. shridhar dongare says:

    Even you are not a billionaire Millionaire you're are great teacher sharing your knowledge with us. thank you sir

  2. Jack Sparrow says:

    You sir doing great, wish to make this kind of money from passive income and life were I'm living in Poland.

  3. Bitter Lime says:

    That's so honest of you to share this. Thanks. Can you tell us what this app does and how it helps people..

  4. ucheucheuche says:

    😥 I thought from the title you would talk about how much you made from using 'Make Money' apps.

  5. Illinux says:

    I hope you do not mind me asking however, is this based on one app, or multiple applications, and if so, what kind of apps are they?

  6. PolarisHD says:

    0:42 What is that white device from the bottom right corner?

  7. Tekashi says:

    I wonder how much a freelance app developer makes

  8. Chiko Shogun says:

    Thank you very insightful video

  9. Qoop Official says:

    Have you tried Qoop?
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qoopandroidapp

  10. bxcinderella says:

    Thank you for your transparency and for sharing your knowledge with us!

  11. nexgengraphics says:

    so what exactly is your app out in the appstore?

  12. Torii A. says:

    Lmao "how much is that in REAL money"

  13. scorlin gonzalez says:

    does this money gets taxed at the end of the year or did they already taxed the money by the time you get it ?

  14. Vili Mo0re says:

    Add globalhop.net on top of it. It does work with other monetization methods. Might help you out to boost it further.

  15. منوعات مغربية says:

    https://bit.ly/2THZKp8👈👈((I bring you cakes))===5000uS an day

  16. Alex Peters says:

    could someone build a app, that would turn on when a phone gets within a certain distance for a activator unit?
    Lets say if you have a store app installed, then you drive by the store, could the app turn when you get with in range?

  17. Kash Kang says:

    Please make a video earn money

  18. matjazkranjc says:

    I made 0,33€ in first month with small util app "Project Costs". I am still in startup mode 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Josh Cha says:

    You look like a mix of chandler and robin williams

  20. Edgar Ogechi says:

    Love your honesty. The way you started your video, loved it. Subscribed.

  21. Driven Digital Marketing says:

    Such an honest man. I've happily subbed. Hope to learn as much as I can from ya as I have found myself a first-time app owner.. (entered a bid in on flippa and won the dang thing) hahah but I'm excited and we'll see what happens! Good luck with you and all of the other developers and owners here on your channel seems like a bunch of nice helpful folks!

  22. khairul islam says:

    please give me your work method skype id ([email protected])

  23. Abdlrhman Shehata says:

    Thanks Sir
    Best of luck in your life ^__^

  24. Odoakur says:

    You could use Zapier to auto generate that spreadsheet for you…

  25. Kazem Mohammed says:

    Thank you very much for the Arabic translation ester

  26. Дмитрий Савостьянов says:

    This money you make from all your apps? If so, please tell me the total number of downloads, it is extremely interesting!

  27. Ryuuhi says:

    subscribe for the honest and kind person 🙂

  28. Gurpreet Chand says:

    Please add me WhatsApp 8847517784

  29. Joao Freitas says:

    Wow
    This ir really helpful

    I have question
    How can I connect my back account with my app ??
    It's like how I install my bank account with my app that I have developed??
    Bcoz in my country is a lack of using Master Card and VISA Card.

    I will apreciate your answer .

  30. Travis Littrell says:

    Can someone tell me how to develop/ create an app or game for mobile? Or at least point me in the right direction

  31. Mike Goldman says:

    Great interview with APP GURU Shaneal Sharma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqFRYpAthqY&t=2062s

  32. Haures Bogdan says:

    I've made 0 $. I have 0 Installs. Only 5 friends downloaded my app: Orange Explorer – classic retro puzzle platformer. I'm discouraged to make another.

  33. Franklin Ejike says:

    Let's all in the comment create a whatsapp group or something so we share our new apps with each other(testing and initial downloads) , learn from each other what works and doesn't….I created the group already

    https://chat.whatsapp.com/DJtMPS39XES9wZ4V81Pwzm

  34. dalia saad says:

    I believe I've great ideas for apps, but my problem that I don't know how to develop an app.

  35. Lou Joseph - RE/MAX says:

    How many apps are bringing you this revenue?

  36. Zionic Gaming says:

    Thankyou for the value you gave in this tutorial I now have a better understanding of what and how an app works in earning money with them I appreciate the golden nuggets and that mostly everyone is constantly trying to learn new ways in the wonderful world of our ECO system the Internet.

  37. HBXO1 HBXO1 says:

    Finally English

  38. Gilian says:

    I thought making apps using just the emulator would be sufficient; but the code-test cycle is working out to be code + wait 5 minutes for emulator to fire up and assimilate my recent changes. Compare this to the 20 seconds it takes to upload the app to a real smart phone… it's really no contest what the smarter move is.

  39. sandwichtube says:

    Apple gets 30%, income tax gets 35%. Here when you spend it sales tax gets 13%. A freelance programmer doesn’t get benefits like company pension, health insurance, prescription drugs, etc.

    If you create an app for your local website, you can get advertising money directly from local businesses. Eliminate the middleman and charge real rates.

  40. omar kurdistan says:

    Awesome video
    love from kurdisran

  41. Marbella Marlisa says:

    Great info. Here's a good question. How do I become an affiliate of Google app play store. Like say I play and review a new game from the Google play store on my YouTube channel and share the link to the game in video description. How can I become an affiliate. Maybe I'm not explaining myself in the right way and I apologise but I hope I'm making a little sense. Would appreciate ne feedback. Great day

  42. Janis Basis Basovs says:

    Ty for income info, but it would be nice to know how many and what type of apps u have made and earn money from. How long it took for u to make these apps and if u r updating these apps. Need to know all this to make a mote correct calculating. Thanks.

  43. Lamerak says:

    I mean that's definitely not horrible money,

  44. Temidayo Jaiyeoba says:

    Thank you for the high opener sir.. You're fantastic! I Subscribe

  45. Ir GEEK says:

    You mentioned you have someone to 'go to all the different sources' can you elaborate? Does that mean all the app stores? My apologies for my ignorance, just getting into app dev. Great post! thanks so much!

  46. Acid Blood says:

    that's an interesting way to keep track of your earnings. I'm brand new to this and I got so much insight

  47. Erik Kubica says:

    With passive income like this I would make about twice more money than with my normal full time php developer job. I can develop apps in flutter for mobile, the only problem is that in last year I did not have any great idea for app that´s worth to do, when I had that app already existed like 20 times on Play Store.

  48. Arboreus Arboreus Video Chanel says:

    Most of all I like in this video the staff behind author … Dell monitors (I suppose 2413), computer parts and devices, Mac Book pro … This is real staff of real developer … My own dev-place looking very similar, but I am working "on foot", I am not sitting

  49. Blue Dot says:

    I even haven't earn $1 a day. However thank you for sharing 🙂

  50. adam mudianto says:

    i make about dollar a day, really sad, but i keep fighting, put everything i could

  51. Football highlights says:

    Nice

  52. Sean Gillespie says:

    Super helpful, thank you for sharing!!

  53. Med BJ says:

    http://cashload.net/?ref=Medbj
    Make free money from this link

  54. Toblerusse says:

    Is there a way to specifically control which advertisers you promote on your app?

    Like, if you have one specific company you want to display ads for

  55. Luke Thomas says:

    Can someone here explain why I wouldn’t just hire someone to make my app rather than learn to make it?

  56. Kamlesh Gorasiya says:

    Hello Eric, Hope you doing well,
    I am an Android developer from India having 3+ Years of experience, If you want to develop an app then I am Available full time. I can develop a high-quality Android app using Development patterns like MVP/MVVM, Data binding, Dagger, Writing Unit, and integration test and have almost all kind of domain knowledge of programming concept. here is my email address [email protected]

  57. ል 17 ყеая ፅߊd says:

    Millionaire and Billionaire is not everything. I loved your honesty and thus liked your video ♥️

  58. RaisedByCats says:

    What's your advertizing budget?

  59. Pavithra Kumar says:

    I am Tenthousandiare lol 😂

  60. Edwin Guerrero says:

    Do any of your apps have a monthly subscription?

  61. Aniket Prajapati says:

    I think if you are a programmer, you might be knowing web scrapping. Common, scrap the pages, don't waste time on opening each page daily.

  62. Max says:

    i really like your personality. keep it going!

  63. Mina Malcolm says:

    Eric is the best he change my life contact him +1(281) 766-3372 he his honest and legit.

  64. damilare soneye says:

    how do you make the apps

  65. MOO P says:

    F L E X

  66. Hot Rod says:

    LMAO brother I wish I was at least a 100,thousandnar…I would say something like that

  67. MADiFold Studio says:

    Awesome…I hope people will get the main message from your video: Develop because you develop. Make money by experimenting with how people like what you developed. Don't turn it around, don't look at making money and think what you should develop. That will just not work..or perhaps it does, but is that really you?

  68. Rishabh Raj says:

    You're really a nice and honest man! And thanks for such an information ..it's really motivating..and one more thing …Lots of Love from India 😉😉😋🤗

  69. Drunken Pirate says:

    looked for "how to earn with play store" and even though there was a white guy in the thumbnail i was still afraid it will be indian.

  70. Daniel Brown says:

    Want a million dollar app idea: An app that blocks products from
    China…………Install it, and boom all the crap blocked and we save
    the planet somewhat from all the plastic rubbish……….Make your
    country strong again buy inside it……….

  71. Daniel Brown says:

    Want a million dollar app idea: An app that blocks products from
    China…………Install it, and boom all the crap blocked and we save
    the planet somewhat from all the plastic rubbish……….Make your
    country strong again buy inside it……….

  72. peekeyeseek says:

    You are a Grandair.

  73. Ugur Toy says:

    I'm happy for you Eric;
    I hope i can earn my life by coding too… That's my dream…

  74. Trucker Dave 215 says:

    Great video guy look really honest I definitely trust this guy with my money to create a app 5 stars video

  75. Aleksander Bast says:

    So i made a game with Unity and i am going to publisert it on appstore. How do i out in ads when i can?

  76. R F says:

    So.. How much money per day in US dolars is generated on average per day?

  77. Abdurauf Ghani says:

    Doubt that you will even see this but still would like to ask whether this is a revenue from several apps or only one and could you please tell how many users on average were using your app in order for you to make this income.

  78. eYyb0oSs says:

    Hello there,i'm new here i mean this is my first video that i watched from you. so i spent around 10 hours per day Playing games on my Computer,and i got idea that i should try to make games for Android,so i wan't to start making 2D games for android,Can you give me advice's and basic tips ? Like what Program is best for making such games(if there's any free) and if program require something like codes,etc… Where can i learn all that.
    is it hard to make 2D games for android,i have bunch of idea's and i wan't to use them.and try to make some money.

  79. Haji Khan says:

    if one person watch multy time one add is play store pay for first watch are for every watch.
    i'm waiting for your replay

  80. ghastpie says:

    $24 an hour for dev work? You should be charging at lease $100/hour

  81. Ray Schwarz says:

    U seem like a rly awesome and nice person. This World is happy to have u 🙂

  82. Louis Phillipe Dubois says:

    Hi Eric, how are you? I'd like to know how many apps do you have to do this amount of money. I really like your work.

    Good luck!

  83. G Michael Price says:

    Are you free to choose how the ads look and what they promote?

  84. Jeff Sellers says:

    Are you looking into using Flutter? build once for Android and iOS and eventually Web and Desktop. btw thanks for your video!

  85. glitch gamer says:

    If i consider ur daily avg earning its about €150 a day and converted to dollors its about $183 thats heck of a lot
    I mean as an india to me it converts to ₹13,000 and to me thats even enough salary for my whole month and i am also software engineer and wanna start game development when i get my laptop right now doing pygames on my phone and it sucks..its near impossible to develop game on smartphone

  86. yasser aboamoud says:

    How many apps are we talking about?

  87. Des Hampton says:

    I want to learn how to make a app

  88. Alexander Tazh says:

    Thanks for the vid! Please tell us, many people are wondering, how many apps is this based on?

  89. EgyptUSAPharmacist says:

    Hi, nice video…how many apps is that revenue for? and how much money did you spend in advertising those apps ? Thank you 🙂

  90. Jose Marquez says:

    I got a idea on mind for a App Are you able for hire to if yes how can we contact you

  91. Asd fasd says:

    if you want earn real money try this

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appybuilder.test.VideoPay

  92. Code Man says:

    How much can I make from app wuen i deoloy it in okay store

  93. Acid Freak says:

    What is the best way to learn Android development? Couple of years ago i started a coursera course but left it midway. I want to learn again to try out app ideas that i have. Can any one guide me in the right direction?

  94. Santosh Naik says:

    How many applications you have in the market which uses admob?

    150 = ?apps

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  96. Александр Карачёв says:

    You are not a millionaire, you are a lakhpati! 🙂

  97. Tribe Awoke says:

    Hi Eric, i was wondering if I could get a consultation with you. I have an amazing idea. But im not a developer and im at a wall

  98. Kanchan raut Raut says:

    Sir you are too nice

  99. Thiscord d says:

    Hi, how many apps make up this income?

  100. Egycoder says:

    When did you start programming apps?

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