Originally Posted by sipero
I personally know of others using these methods earning more than $1000 per month
Your statements are completely incorrect, and misleading to anyone reading here. I challenge you to PM me privately with a list of people you know who are making $thousands monthly--with all due respect I know you cannot.
Reality is that 99.99% of app developers do not make money, and that is not conjecture. It is factual and supported by articles on authority sites, plus one can go to any app developer forum and see thousands of developers crying that they have near zero monthly downloads. Analogy: There are tens or hundreds of thousands of wannabe singers (and loads of damn good ones) but only a handful make it to stardom. The term "starving artists" applies to singers and actors and painters, and also to app developers, all who cannot support themselves in their craft, because there are too many people competing at the bottom of the pyramid, and room for only a select few at the top. (Apple & Andriod app stores have limited "top visibility")
As every app developer knows, ASO (app store optimization) is 10x harder than website SEO.... i.e. Getting on first page of Google results is way way way easier than getting noticed in the app store. (look, if you can't rank websites on Google page 1, then forget about being successful with app marketing!)
There's over a quarter million app developers, and only less than 1/100th of 1% have any visibility whatsoever in Apple or Andriod's app store. Over the years there's been only a handful of "Cinderella Stories" where some guy quit his job because his new app made it to #1 or #4 or #10 on the charts.
I personally know of others using these methods earning more than $1000 per month from just 20 apps and others than are earning less than $100 per month from 100 apps. The key is the quality of the app and keyword research. Those I've seen that meet this criteria do perform well.