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A Game Developer's journey to $5,000 a day!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by v3ctor, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. v3ctor

    v3ctor Registered Member

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    Hello BHW,

    Let me introduce myself. My name is Martin and I live in Hungary, a small country in the heart of Europe. I'm doing internet marketing for more than 4 years now and I had both pretty successful and unsuccessful businesses in the past. My other passion besides internet marketing is developing games, especially for handheld devices (iOS, Android).

    Until a few months ago, I was making a LOT of money from my websites but I got lazy and everything collapsed. I got depressed, and I lost all my inspiration because of it but I knew it was my fault.

    In the past few weeks, I started to feel inspired again. I wanted to make something big, I wanted more... wanted to make MONEY again! And I thought why not do this with something I love to do...? Developing games! And then, I started to WORK all day and night to make this happen.

    I started this thread to keep my inspiration, inspire others, and to book my goals and progress.

    PLANS


    • Release AT LEAST one game every month, but keep in mind: "quality over quantity"

    PROGRESS

    Games released:
    0 (releasing the first one in the next week)

    Revenue per day: $0

    Total installs: 0

    GOALS AND "MINI GOALS"

    • $25/day
    • $50/day
    • $100/day
    • $500/day
    • $1,000/day
    • $2,500/day
    • MAIN GOAL - $5,000/day

    Also:

    - my goal is making STABLE income.
    - expose this business, start a company, hire other people to make a great team, open a STUDIO

    Thanks for reading my post and following my journey,
    I hope you will enjoy! :)




     
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  2. v3ctor

    v3ctor Registered Member

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    I will finish my first game in this journey in a few days, and publish it on the next week! Wish me luck! I hope you will enjoy my journey! :)
     
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  3. The SEO

    The SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good luck for your journey, and let me tell you one thing its first journey on BHW who makes money with developing a game.
     
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    Wow! I am also in somewhat similar situation. I was in the IM field previously but then took a break due to offline work. Now I am again trying to get started.

    You have a pretty interesting goal. Best wishes from my side! Keep us posted.
     
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    Good luck with your journey.Looking forward to your games as well.
     
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    Wootey Registered Member

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    Goodluck. Developing games for Android & iOS is profitable if you do it in the right way, even a very simple games or apps with good quality, it will work. Do you code by yourself alone?
     
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    on what platform are you building ? Subscribing ... this quite different journey .
     
  9. v3ctor

    v3ctor Registered Member

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    I'm doing this alone. :)

    Good luck to you as well! :)
     
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    DTjai Regular Member

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    Good luck to you as we always need quality games as gamers.
     
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    I'll be following this journey, games are a really profitable thing too! I hope you make your goal!
     
  12. v3ctor

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    Thanks guys! Can't wait to push out the first game! :)
     
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    wiso4151 Regular Member

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    Why just 5000 dollar ? Get big like Clash of Clans and make millions a day with mobile games.... :D
     
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    Would have been better if you had posted goals in milestones about what you are developing stating challenges
    wishing you best of luck with your journey
     
  15. v3ctor

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    I didn't say I wouldn't stretch my goals once I reach it. :)

    There will be more information in this thread regarding the games as well. :)
     
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    This could be big. I've got a friend who is a programmer and we hope to delve into the phone app/games market soon. Have to figure out where to start.

    Good luck!
     
  17. Deathrow

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    So you want to make 1.2 mill a year?

    Lol, good luck with that bro. I'm currently making 300k a year. I'm only 18. In like 5 years, I will be making around 800k a year. I also have a business partner I do everything with that makes these amounts also. I can't even imagine what I'll be making in something like 20 years. xD

    I think you can do it if you work hard enough. Stay dedicated. Even if it takes a year or two, I think you can still do it.

    What I'm currently doing took a year of planning, working flaws out, etc. So don't give up early if it's not going well :)
     
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  18. seosky

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    This is first time I am reading a Game Developer Journey...I read lots of Journeys here at BHW in last few weeks, Took all my time to reading and planning and Testing. As I was also in almost same condition. Anyways, Good luck with your Journey.
     
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    Best of luck to you man
    I'm also a developer and I just started to create games with unity for mobile platforms.
    If you want exchange experiences PM me.
     
  20. cindyrose888

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    Lower your expectations $5 per day and you will feel better....No stress...lol