[JOURNEY] Building a $1000 per month Business from Android Apps

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Hey Everyone,
I have been creating Android apps since last 4 years and have made good money from admob. All the apps created were niche based apps so far like religious apps, relationship apps, self help, hacks etc. All the money earned has been from admob

Today, I am starting with a new developers account and new admob. My plan is to build a email list + reach $1000 per month from this account in next 3 months. This will be more or less like an experiment because I will be reskinning source codes from codecanyon and other marketplaces from where we can simply get android apps source codes and reskin them.

I have tried reskinning in past unsuccessfully but with content based apps slowly dying, I decided now reskinning is the way to go again.

Plan: Publish atleast 1 android app per day for next 30 days and then do small promotions via Bing, twitter and IFTTT.

Wish me luck and Lets get started. I will try to update this thread once a week.
Have any questions related to android apps, feel free to ask here.
#admob #android #android apps #android development #apps #building #business #journey #month #reskinning
  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Update: 2 APPS published yesterday. My developer decided to work for me on sunday. Purchased 2 templates/source codes from codester. One is a coloring book and another one is daily fitness app.

    Both apps published and available on Google play.
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  • Profile picture of the author memccool
    Any new updates? How is it going so far?
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by memccool View Post

      Any new updates? How is it going so far?
      4 apps published so far. $3 made in last 1 week.

      Originally Posted by Slippers View Post

      Ambitious! How the hell do you create 1 app a day?
      If U use templates and decide to reskin them, it should not take u more than a few hours lets say 6-7 hours to reskin the app.
      Publishing it can take another 30-45 minutes.

      I have my developer who is reskinning these templates for me because he is proficient in android studio and eclipse.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slippers
    Ambitious! How the hell do you create 1 app a day?
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    2 more apps published. One was rejected for inappropriate ads policy but after 2 attempts approved.

    6 apps so far, money made $3.17
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    • Profile picture of the author Shana Walters
      Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

      2 more apps published. One was rejected for inappropriate ads policy but after 2 attempts approved.

      6 apps so far, money made $3.17
      Keep up the hard work.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

      6 apps so far, money made $3.17
      ok, so I have to ask... you can " produce " the apps.. but what are you doing to foster sales? just putting them up? or is there some base that you are working with to help promote your products?
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      • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        ok, so I have to ask... you can " produce " the apps.. but what are you doing to foster sales? just putting them up? or is there some base that you are working with to help promote your products?
        I have added a squeeze page to capture leads and eventually I plan to do list building and promoting something relevant to those who join my list.

        Also plan to make recurring passive income from my apps via admob.


        Update: Made $5.55 so far this month
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        • Profile picture of the author savidge4
          Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

          I have added a squeeze page to capture leads and eventually I plan to do list building and promoting something relevant to those who join my list.

          Also plan to make recurring passive income from my apps via admob.


          Update: Made $5.55 so far this month
          So if this was me... and the goal was to sell apps, I would do things a bit different.

          As time progressess here you will have a library of apps I am sure will cross many uses and applications. Someone that will download one app may not really be interested in the others. So the squeeze page concept is probably not going to work well for you in the long run.

          I would spend some time up front and BRAND my product. - in this case each and every app should be branded by a name. I would then develop a website with said BRAND and list out the apps by category of interest and have links for the appropriate app store. Making this website your point of contact throughout your onboarding / advertising efforts centralizes your efforts. ( a note here - in my advertsing for a specific app I would link to that apps specific page and not the home page.

          from THIS centralized location if you wanted to develop a mailing list by all means do so.

          Something else that can be done at this point is offering the services of custom white labeling the apps as you are doing for yourself. We know with a bit of knowledge this is easy to do... but how many people actually have the knowledge? so you could charge something like $300 plus for the service.

          This also gives you a platfrom to list future apps in the works, AND a form to request specific apps.

          Within the realm of advertising, using the website as a hub has many many advantages. Because you are going to have multiple products again you can centralize your efforts by advertising to one location and controlling your traffic flow vs direct linking to the app store where you have little to no opportunity to communicate your BRAND.

          Just food for thought - hope that helps!
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          • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
            Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

            So if this was me... and the goal was to sell apps, I would do things a bit different.

            As time progressess here you will have a library of apps I am sure will cross many uses and applications. Someone that will download one app may not really be interested in the others. So the squeeze page concept is probably not going to work well for you in the long run.

            I would spend some time up front and BRAND my product. - in this case each and every app should be branded by a name. I would then develop a website with said BRAND and list out the apps by category of interest and have links for the appropriate app store. Making this website your point of contact throughout your onboarding / advertising efforts centralizes your efforts. ( a note here - in my advertsing for a specific app I would link to that apps specific page and not the home page.

            from THIS centralized location if you wanted to develop a mailing list by all means do so.

            Something else that can be done at this point is offering the services of custom white labeling the apps as you are doing for yourself. We know with a bit of knowledge this is easy to do... but how many people actually have the knowledge? so you could charge something like $300 plus for the service.

            This also gives you a platfrom to list future apps in the works, AND a form to request specific apps.

            Within the realm of advertising, using the website as a hub has many many advantages. Because you are going to have multiple products again you can centralize your efforts by advertising to one location and controlling your traffic flow vs direct linking to the app store where you have little to no opportunity to communicate your BRAND.

            Just food for thought - hope that helps!
            Thanks for the valuable insights and ideas. Once I start with promotion/advertising, I will keep all these things in mind. Thanks once again.

            Update: 10 apps Published, Money made so far $7.79
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  • Profile picture of the author ayushsocial
    All the best on your journey mate. I will start one myself very soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author shehzadarby
    nice start will follow this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Congrats on the 5 smackers bro. Growth, expansion, and evidence you are moving in the right direction. I dig it.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Good going. This should be interesting as well as inspiring for others.
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  • Profile picture of the author salsym
    Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

    Hey Everyone,
    I have been creating Android apps since last 4 years and have made good money from admob. All the apps created were niche based apps so far like religious apps, relationship apps, self help, hacks etc. All the money earned has been from admob

    Today, I am starting with a new developers account and new admob. My plan is to build a email list + reach $1000 per month from this account in next 3 months. This will be more or less like an experiment because I will be reskinning source codes from codecanyon and other marketplaces from where we can simply get android apps source codes and reskin them.

    I have tried reskinning in past unsuccessfully but with content based apps slowly dying, I decided now reskinning is the way to go again.

    Plan: Publish atleast 1 android app per day for next 30 days and then do small promotions via Bing, twitter and IFTTT.

    Wish me luck and Lets get started. I will try to update this thread once a week.
    Have any questions related to android apps, feel free to ask here.
    Thats a tough target. Wish you all the best.
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  • I believe that if like to earn real money from apps you need to know that this is a large market with big sarks, buying templates is nice but you need a very good app for successes. I can give you a tip that may help you, not only good app you need, you also need to do an ASO and this may help you rank higher in the app market. good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Update: Published 15 apps so far, made $10 last month and $4.5 this month.

    Last 5 days, no apps were published as I was on a spiritual tour but previous apps have got some downloads automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Made $35 so far and 23 apps published.

    The apps have started to get more downloads automatically. Once I reach 30 apps, I will start with marketing of apps.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Total 30 apps published so far. Made $75 so far.

    Now, using IFTTT to post on social media sites for free traffic. Revenue is increasing day by day without any work.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    $90 so far. No work done in last 1 week. Just automated posting via IFTTT to social media sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigcoolio
      Hi. Can you explain a little bit more how you are using ITTT? I'm looking to get some more traffic to some of my apps.
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      • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
        Originally Posted by bigcoolio View Post

        Hi. Can you explain a little bit more how you are using ITTT? I'm looking to get some more traffic to some of my apps.

        Just search on Google How to use ifttt with facebook, reddit, twitter etc and u will get ur answer my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author debmedia
    Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

    Hey Everyone,
    I have been creating Android apps since last 4 years and have made good money from admob. All the apps created were niche based apps so far like religious apps, relationship apps, self help, hacks etc. All the money earned has been from admob

    Today, I am starting with a new developers account and new admob. My plan is to build a email list + reach $1000 per month from this account in next 3 months. This will be more or less like an experiment because I will be reskinning source codes from codecanyon and other marketplaces from where we can simply get android apps source codes and reskin them.

    I have tried reskinning in past unsuccessfully but with content based apps slowly dying, I decided now reskinning is the way to go again.

    Plan: Publish atleast 1 android app per day for next 30 days and then do small promotions via Bing, twitter and IFTTT.

    Wish me luck and Lets get started. I will try to update this thread once a week.
    Have any questions related to android apps, feel free to ask here.

    I like your idea. I am also a software developer. I also started a business by purchasing some source codes and then modified them. BUT, do you have authenticity to use those code?? Means from where you are buying, did they provide you resell license or authority to re sell them?? Make sure about it before go for a sale. Otherwise it can lead you to big trouble.
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by debmedia View Post

      I like your idea. I am also a software developer. I also started a business by purchasing some source codes and then modified them. BUT, do you have authenticity to use those code?? Means from where you are buying, did they provide you resell license or authority to re sell them?? Make sure about it before go for a sale. Otherwise it can lead you to big trouble.

      Yes, I have the license to resell. Thanks for ur recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Making $7 per day now with these apps. I think I have to create more apps or maybe do some more promotions of my apps.

    My previous content based apps have also started making more money in last 1 month so I am updating them with new content also.

    Lets see how it goes...
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    • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
      Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

      Making $7 per day now with these apps. I think I have to create more apps or maybe do some more promotions of my apps.

      My previous content based apps have also started making more money in last 1 month so I am updating them with new content also.

      Lets see how it goes...
      Nice! Really good to see that you are making some progress. I hope you find success. I'm watching this one closely.
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  • Profile picture of the author wlader1
    HarrieB,

    Stumbled accross your thread and am very intrigued. How does one start a business such as this? I would not know where to begin and would like to learn.

    Congrats on your success and all of the work you performed!

    Thank you,

    Bill
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by wlader1 View Post

      HarrieB,

      Stumbled accross your thread and am very intrigued. How does one start a business such as this? I would not know where to begin and would like to learn.

      Congrats on your success and all of the work you performed!

      Thank you,

      Bill
      You basically need to find a Android apps developer who has good experience working with android studio. If you can hire someone full time, it will be great. He can work for you and create apps. U can then sell your apps as well as make money via admob.
      There are templates for android apps available at codecanyon and other marketplaces.
      A good developer can easily modify the templates in about 2-3 hours and integrate your admob codes inside apps.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    May i know where is the source of the android apps? Did you make by your own? How can you create and publish at least 1 app/day?
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by affmarketer101 View Post

      May i know where is the source of the android apps? Did you make by your own? How can you create and publish at least 1 app/day?
      You can use templates from codecanyon and chupa mobile. The templates range from $20 to $50 depending upon what kind of apps u wanna create and publish.

      If you have a knowledge of android studio or know someone who can do that for you, for them creating 1 app everyday by reskinning template codes is a piece of cake.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Really nice to see that you're progressing really nicely!

    After reading this one I'm thinking that maybe I can add another income stream by building and selling apps just like this. Still watching this one to see how you finish!

    All the best! And remember to stick with it!
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by oppyeaunome View Post

      Really nice to see that you're progressing really nicely!

      After reading this one I'm thinking that maybe I can add another income stream by building and selling apps just like this. Still watching this one to see how you finish!

      All the best! And remember to stick with it!
      This has taken a backseat in last 1 month or so because I have a lot of content based apps which I created in the past which will be disabled by November 1 if I don't update the SDK (which means I need to upload new version of my apps) on playstore.

      I now make between $7-$10 daily with these apps but my content based apps make well over $300/day so I need to edit them before I work on these apps again.
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      • Profile picture of the author snaveed
        Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

        This has taken a backseat in last 1 month or so because I have a lot of content based apps which I created in the past which will be disabled by November 1 if I don't update the SDK (which means I need to upload new version of my apps) on playstore.

        I now make between $7-$10 daily with these apps but my content based apps make well over $300/day so I need to edit them before I work on these apps again.
        Hello, this seems to be a good idea to make passive income online. If you don't mind can you share your content based apps links so I can get some more knowledge and inspiration.

        Good luck with your journey though!
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        • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
          Originally Posted by snaveed View Post

          Hello, this seems to be a good idea to make passive income online. If you don't mind can you share your content based apps links so I can get some more knowledge and inspiration.

          Good luck with your journey though!
          Type anything on Google play like chest exercises, juice recipes, fat burning foods or anything u can think of and u will get plenty of content based apps. Anything else u can think off will also already have content based apps already.

          I cannot share links to my apps as if I share one link, it will reveal all my niches.
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          • Profile picture of the author anwar001
            Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

            Type anything on Google play like chest exercises, juice recipes, fat burning foods or anything u can think of and u will get plenty of content based apps. Anything else u can think off will also already have content based apps already.

            I cannot share links to my apps as if I share one link, it will reveal all my niches.
            That is cool! Thanks for triggering few ideas for us.
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  • Profile picture of the author afrikgold
    Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

    Hey Everyone,
    I have been creating Android apps since last 4 years and have made good money from admob. All the apps created were niche based apps so far like religious apps, relationship apps, self help, hacks etc. All the money earned has been from admob

    Today, I am starting with a new developers account and new admob. My plan is to build a email list + reach $1000 per month from this account in next 3 months. This will be more or less like an experiment because I will be reskinning source codes from codecanyon and other marketplaces from where we can simply get android apps source codes and reskin them.

    I have tried reskinning in past unsuccessfully but with content based apps slowly dying, I decided now reskinning is the way to go again.

    Plan: Publish atleast 1 android app per day for next 30 days and then do small promotions via Bing, twitter and IFTTT.

    Wish me luck and Lets get started. I will try to update this thread once a week.
    Have any questions related to android apps, feel free to ask here.

    Admob is one best sources of revenue for Mobile Apps. Weldone guy
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    I think sharing earnings screenshots/videos are not allowed and maybe deemed as self promotion otherwise would have shared my earnings proof here.

    But, wil try to update this as often as possible..
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    • Profile picture of the author kakamaka
      Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

      I think sharing earnings screenshots/videos are not allowed and maybe deemed as self promotion otherwise would have shared my earnings proof here.

      But, wil try to update this as often as possible..
      you are already doing a self promotion here . Its not a success story but forcing people to believe you are making money and contact you for coaching. NICE..!
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      • Originally Posted by kakamaka View Post

        you are already doing a self promotion here . Its not a success story but forcing people to believe you are making money and contact you for coaching. NICE..!
        This is a WF administrator approved subforum. It was set up for the purpose of people sharing their successes and failures. I see nothing wrong with what has been posted so far but being human I could have missed something.

        No self-promotion here that I can see. If you can find some, feel free to report it to the moderators.

        Mark
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      • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
        Originally Posted by kakamaka View Post

        you are already doing a self promotion here . Its not a success story but forcing people to believe you are making money and contact you for coaching. NICE..!
        Well, I am not forcing people to believe me but actually making money with this.

        Thank u for the great idea of coaching. NICE..!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabriel
    The chance of your apps being deleted by Google for fast publishing is pretty high.
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post

      The chance of your apps being deleted by Google for fast publishing is pretty high.
      Thanks for stopping by Gabriel. Your apps posts have always been inspirational.
      Well, every day u can publish atleast 5 apps if your developers a/c is a little older.

      If it's a new account, u can publish 2 apps a day easily. I have been doing apps since 6 years and always do kind of similar things with a new a/c.
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  • Profile picture of the author thepoet
    just wondering how is your app journey going? increase in #s?
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by thepoet View Post

      just wondering how is your app journey going? increase in #s?
      Around $12 per day from admob + a 100 people in my get response list.
      I am finding it hard to find good templates for a reasonable price now. Don't want to create and publish crappy apps or apps which are too simple and have hundreds of clones already.
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  • Profile picture of the author afgan8448 mido
    HarrieB : thank you for sharing this with us, it really motivates me to start Reskinng, and i have a question if you don't mind:
    i want to start but i think that i will have problem when google play banne my account when there is something wrong with the application, because i hear a lot of people in my country (Morocco) talk about that problem, so i'm asking you how do you resolve that problem? because when your account is banned you need an other credit card to oppen a new developer account...

    Thank you!
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by afgan8448 mido View Post

      HarrieB : thank you for sharing this with us, it really motivates me to start Reskinng, and i have a question if you don't mind:
      i want to start but i think that i will have problem when google play banne my account when there is something wrong with the application, because i hear a lot of people in my country (Morocco) talk about that problem, so i'm asking you how do you resolve that problem? because when your account is banned you need an other credit card to oppen a new developer account...

      Thank you!
      Major problem people have is they are too worried that their account will get suspended. So, they never start with that method at all.
      Read articles on google on how to avoid bans if you are reskinning.
      A thing that u need to reconsider is changing all the assets (Images) and using copyright free images inside your apps. Before reskinning, check how many clones of that template are already there in google play, how many sales that template has on the marketplace from where you are purchasing the template.

      If an app is rejected/suspended, u can always contact Google with a explanation and many times, google accept your appeals.

      If u do 3 violations (suspensions/rejections) in real quick time , let say 1 month, ur account can get suspended quickly. Whenever a suspension occurs, try to work around that problem by asking Google how to fix it, what is wrong inside the template and the employees will respond to your queries.
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      • Profile picture of the author afgan8448 mido
        thank you so much for these ideas, and wish you good luck in your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Update: Making $20 per day with reskinned apps. I have duplicated some apps by changing graphics and have around 60 apps at present.
    I am not getting enough time as well as good source codes to reskin. Many templates had more than 100 sales and a lot of competition already so it won't be wise for me to buy those templates as my app will never outrank apps which are already sitting in first 5-10 positions as they already have tons of downloads and good reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author im599331
    Hi, HarrieB
    Great Journey! For me the most interesting part is your previous experience in content-based apps and earnings from AdMob You have mentioned that made good money from AdMob. Could you share please how much You have made? It is in x xxx$ range or even in $xx xxxx?
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by im599331 View Post

      Hi, HarrieB
      Great Journey! For me the most interesting part is your previous experience in content-based apps and earnings from AdMob You have mentioned that made good money from AdMob. Could you share please how much You have made? It is in x xxx$ range or even in xxxx?
      I am creating apps since almost 5 years. I started with android studio and complex apps but then moved to content based apps coz there was very little competition when I started with them.

      I still make good money from those apps but cannot disclose the income here as doing it is against the policy of WFO and will be considered as self promotion.

      This thread was started to tell people about using reskinning and templates to publish apps on google play. I see very less people talking about android apps here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      At the request of the OP I am closing this thread. Good job - and interesting read.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Update: I am making almost $30 per day from my reskinned apps and games these days. 1 of my app seems to be very popular with Nigerians so I am also running ads to promote that app to Nigerians.

    Spent $10 so far and I have 460 clicks to my app as of today. I am sure even if 30% people install my app, it will still be about 150 additional installs in only $10 which is great.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

      Update: I am making almost $30 per day from my reskinned apps and games these days. 1 of my app seems to be very popular with Nigerians so I am also running ads to promote that app to Nigerians.

      Spent $10 so far and I have 460 clicks to my app as of today. I am sure even if 30% people install my app, it will still be about 150 additional installs in only $10 which is great.
      THIS is someone paying attention to data, and acting on it. I LOVE to see this, and look for the same types of things day in and day out. Most of the timeit is not really what it is you are offering as it is understanding WHO is most likely to use / buy what it is you are offering. And as this post suggegsts... targetting people based on interest or geography is extremely cost effective!

      Way to Go,and best of luck man. You are getting there! Keep up the GRIND!
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    • Profile picture of the author Idol
      Originally Posted by HarrieB View Post

      Update: I am making almost $30 per day from my reskinned apps and games these days. 1 of my app seems to be very popular with Nigerians so I am also running ads to promote that app to Nigerians.

      Spent $10 so far and I have 460 clicks to my app as of today. I am sure even if 30% people install my app, it will still be about 150 additional installs in only $10 which is great.

      Congrats! Which ad network do you use to get those installs?
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      • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
        Originally Posted by Idol View Post

        Congrats! Which ad network do you use to get those installs?
        Normal Google ads.. (ads.google.com) universal ads campaign...
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    Hello HarrieB.. I also following you. I reskinned app. But the google new privacy policy against me. They told me to update my apps permissions. I couldn't do that coz without that permissions my app can't work properly.

    I like to know is there any of your app get that kind of issues & what's the lataset of your journey?
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by IshChaz View Post

      Hello HarrieB.. I also following you. I reskinned app. But the google new privacy policy against me. They told me to update my apps permissions. I couldn't do that coz without that permissions my app can't work properly.

      I like to know is there any of your app get that kind of issues & what's the lataset of your journey?
      In your app, have a privacy policy which mentions all the permissions ur app requires and why app needs them... Please mention the full message that google sent to u and maybe i can assist.
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      • Profile picture of the author IshChaz
        Action required

        Below, we've listed apps from your catalog which do not meet the requirements for permission requests. Please remove any disallowed or unused permissions from your app's manifest (specified below), migrate to an alternative implementation (e.g. SMS Retriever API for most cases of OTP verification), or evaluate if your app qualifies for an exception.

        Next steps
        Read through the Permissions policy and the Play Console Help Center article, which describes intended uses, exceptions, invalid uses, and alternative implementation options for usage of Call Log or SMS permissions.

        Update your app or submit a Permissions Declaration Form.

        Option 1) If your app does not require access to Call Log or SMS permissions: Make appropriate changes to your app by removing the specified permissions from your app's manifest or migrating to an available alternative implementation by January 9, 2019.

        Option 2) If your app is a default handler or you believe your app qualifies for an exception: Please submit a request via the Permissions Declaration Form. You do not need to have implemented APK changes in order to submit a form. Declaration Forms received by January 9, 2019 may be eligible for additional time to make changes to bring their app(s) into compliance. If you have recently submitted a Permissions Declaration Form, we are in the process of reviewing your information and will respond to your application.

        Make sure that your app is otherwise compliant with all other Developer Program Policies to prevent your app from being removed.
        Alternatively, you can choose to unpublish the app.

        Our Developer Program Policies are designed to provide a safe and secure experience for our users while also giving developers the tools they need to succeed. That is why we will remove apps that violate our policies. In cases of repeated or serious violations of our policies, we may also terminate your developer account and any related developer accounts.

        We appreciate your willingness to partner with us as we make these improvements to better protect users.

        Affected apps

        Affected apps and permissions are listed below, up to 20; if you have additional apps, please ensure that they are also compliant with the Permissions policy.

        WRITE_CALL_LOG, READ_CALL_LOG
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        • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
          Originally Posted by IshChaz View Post

          Action required

          Below, we've listed apps from your catalog which do not meet the requirements for permission requests. Please remove any disallowed or unused permissions from your app's manifest (specified below), migrate to an alternative implementation (e.g. SMS Retriever API for most cases of OTP verification), or evaluate if your app qualifies for an exception.

          Next steps
          Read through the Permissions policy and the Play Console Help Center article, which describes intended uses, exceptions, invalid uses, and alternative implementation options for usage of Call Log or SMS permissions.

          Update your app or submit a Permissions Declaration Form.

          Option 1) If your app does not require access to Call Log or SMS permissions: Make appropriate changes to your app by removing the specified permissions from your app's manifest or migrating to an available alternative implementation by January 9, 2019.

          Option 2) If your app is a default handler or you believe your app qualifies for an exception: Please submit a request via the Permissions Declaration Form. You do not need to have implemented APK changes in order to submit a form. Declaration Forms received by January 9, 2019 may be eligible for additional time to make changes to bring their app(s) into compliance. If you have recently submitted a Permissions Declaration Form, we are in the process of reviewing your information and will respond to your application.

          Make sure that your app is otherwise compliant with all other Developer Program Policies to prevent your app from being removed.
          Alternatively, you can choose to unpublish the app.

          Our Developer Program Policies are designed to provide a safe and secure experience for our users while also giving developers the tools they need to succeed. That is why we will remove apps that violate our policies. In cases of repeated or serious violations of our policies, we may also terminate your developer account and any related developer accounts.

          We appreciate your willingness to partner with us as we make these improvements to better protect users.

          Affected apps

          Affected apps and permissions are listed below, up to 20; if you have additional apps, please ensure that they are also compliant with the Permissions policy.

          WRITE_CALL_LOG, READ_CALL_LOG
          If u have reskinned this app, ask the seller who sold this template to you to help you out.. If u remove this sms permission, will the app not work properly?
          Too many permissions required in a app will result in violation of some kind of policy so make sure that your app doesn't needs too many permissions...
          Google is very strict these days because there are too many apps and app developers out there who try to scam them some way or other. Any app which requires excessive permissions doesn't go well with Google...
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          • Profile picture of the author IshChaz
            I tried to contact seller. But he removed it in selling market.
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            • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
              Originally Posted by IshChaz View Post

              I tried to contact seller. But he removed it in selling market.
              In that case, file a refund with Paypal or payment processor from which u purchased and also contact that marketplace about the same. Tell them u require help with the template and seller is nowhere to be found..

              Every template/source code has different settings which might need some changes at the seller end if google is not accepting the app.

              Then buy a new template.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Update: I am earning close to $40 per day now and have made more than $1000 in last 30 days so my journey is successful. My income is stable right now and is between $35-$45 every day although no work has been done nor any new app published in last 15 days.
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