Thanks for sharing. Very interesting for newbies to get an idea on earning from making apps.
However, you make it sound easy and "passive" while it's not.
Most of your incomes come from your freelance work. Which is not passive I assume.
As you have to sell a good story on your blog to sell your products, I won't blame you
Btw, are you selling your apps through flippa because it's more profitable than publishing them on stores with admob?
For those apps, I also assume that you purchase cheap apps which don't look nice and replace the graphics to make them nicer and resell them with a good margin. Quite clever
I'm not here to criticize, troll or whatever, just want to exchange with someone transparent enough to speak about money
Oh it's definitely not easy to make the money passively every month. It never will be.
I sell my apps on Flippa because its indeed more profitable than myself publishing them myself with ad networks like Admob, Chartboost, etc.
As far as purchase other's cheap app source code, maybe 10% of the time. Most of the time, I've used stuff that I've developed myself awhile back and replace the graphics. I don't like to the spend money when I don't have to.