Each month I publish a fully transparent income report which documents my online earnings. These income reports exist to demonstrate my progress, share my experiences, and motivate others who want to make money online.
Check out my online income report for October 2015.
What I Did In October
October was a productive and highly profitable month.
I recently announced my new book called Learn To Make Games. I have been working on this secret project for a few months now, and I’m excited to finally launch it. This book is designed for absolute beginners who are looking for an entry-point into the world of independent game development. Learn To Make Games is currently available to pre-order at a heavily discounted rate, and you can earn special benefits for ordering early too.
I had a massive workload this month, but I made the time to design several new games. My portfolio has been far too static this year. I currently have 5 new games in development including an experimental high-budget game, and I have been reskinning some of my older games too.
I won’t reach my goal of having published 50 games this year, but I should reach 40 at least. That’s a lot of games!
I worked 116 productive hours in October and took 10/31 days off.
Here’s a quick look at how my online platform performed during October 2015.
The games I publish were played 697,163 times (29,843,386 total).
My websites were viewed 45,677 times (5,550,406 total) by 24,486 unique visitors.
I have a total of 36,027 subscribers across various platforms, up 1,650 from last month. My current Klout score of 54.66 places me in the top 10% of influential social media users.
As was the case last month, social media growth has been exceptional once again. However, Facebook remains the weak link and has dwindling value to me.
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Online Income Report
I put in the extra effort this month and subsequently reaped the rewards.
During October 2015 I earned $10,022 USD solely online ($243,956 total), up $3,257 from last month. My average income over the past 12 months is $5,620 so this was a significantly above average month.
Finally, another five-digit month. I haven’t had a month this good since April when I made $10,463 online. I didn’t quite reach that mark this month, but this is a fantastic result regardless. I sold a ton of my HTML5 games in October, including some that aren’t publicly available yet.
As I predicted, the demand for HTML5 games is skyrocketing as the holiday season approaches.
Sales of my book Making Money With HTML5 were strong following last month’s major update, and I even gained a new client for my HTML5 consulting service which is always welcome. With the launch of my new book Learn To Make Games I expect book sales to become an invaluable part of my online income. The consistency of book sales really helps to counteract the volatility of game sales.
I have a whole lot of work planned for November. I need to continue my sales push and make the most out of the year before Christmas arrives, since business historically slows once the holiday season concludes. No matter how November and December turn out, I will end the year on a high after this month’s results.
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