Hey I would like to know if it's still profitable to publish/sell apps and make a passive income (5000$ > a month). These are the ways I could think of, but neither of them is really promising: 1. Publish high quality apps and buy ads/reviews/installs to get them trending/ranking and get organic downloads=> high risk that you will never get back what you spend, accs/apps gets suspended or your apps never get enough traction=> you probably will never get a higher LTV > CPI, if you just buy ads from adwords/facebook, even with many ads and IAPs=> sell them for 0.99$ will get you nowhere, also these customers will except the world 2. Publish huge amounts (1k-10k) of low quality apps split over several accounts and just get organic traffic=> average low quality apps make less than 1$ a month, buying source code even for as low as 10-15$ is therefore not worth it=> it is very time consuming, even if you reskin these apps several times=> you will have problems hiding your fingerprint, and there will be chain-bans 3. Sell your source code on codecanyon, cupamobile, ...=> you either effectively sell your code for like 4$ and make like 10 sales (40$) and have to also provide support and documentations=> or you try to sell your code for effectively 50$ and probably make like 1 sale (50$)=> your code gets pirated and resold It seems to me that the good times are over (2012 - 2014) and the market is now oversaturated, for small indie devs. The only ones, that currently make serious money are these who have been around since < 2012 and still rank for the good keywords, or those who can buy themselves to the top for millions of $. So, can someone enlighten me? Is it still somehow profitable? Or is it time to move on?