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March 2014 Profit Report: -$244

March 2014 Profit Report: -$244

Shane Labs April 2, 2014 0

(Every month I reveal stats about my side projects, which includes how much I’ve earned. The info below is slightly censored. For the full financial figures, sign up in the sidebar to the right)

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Successfully Rebranding My Side Project – Before and After

Successfully Rebranding My Side Project – Before and After

Shane Labs April 1, 2014 6

Back in December I had one of my side projects torn apart at the first entrepreneurial event I went to. I received lots of great feedback about AmpedSense, and one of those was making the

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Flappy Bird Update – 50k per day to extinct!

Flappy Bird Update – 50k per day to extinct!

Shane Labs March 20, 2014 0

Last month I posted about Flappy Bird, a super simple app game that was making $50k/day in advertising revenue. It sounded like the dream, and I reminded everyone that this isn’t going to happen

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February 2014 Profit Report

February 2014 Profit Report

Shane Labs March 11, 2014 0

(Every month I reveal stats about my side projects, which includes how much I’ve earned. The info below is slightly censored. For the full financial figures, sign up in the sidebar to the right)

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How to Declare Side Project Income on your Tax Return

How to Declare Side Project Income on your Tax Return

Shane Labs February 25, 2014 0

It’s that time of year – tax season! For most people it’s pretty straightforward, but for us sidestrappers who have income from their side projects in 2013, it can get confusing figuring out how

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Learn From My Failed Attempt at Private Advertising

Learn From My Failed Attempt at Private Advertising

Shane Labs February 24, 2014 6

Most of you know that I use Google AdSense to monetize most of my sites. I always wonder, is there a more profitable alternative? Here’s my story exploring one of those alternatives, which as

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How My Crappy App (Created in One Weekend) Made $2,500

How My Crappy App (Created in One Weekend) Made $2,500

Shane Labs February 13, 2014 5

Last year, I made a crappy app. I banged it out in one weekend and never looked back.  I wasn’t proud of it, but it ended up making me $2.5k. Here’s how. It all

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Reality Check: You’re not going to win the lottery

Reality Check: You’re not going to win the lottery

Shane Labs February 6, 2014 4

Did you hear about the latest amazingly successful app? Flappy Bird. A super simple game where you tag the screen to make a bird fly. It’s more addictive than heroine (not like I would

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January 2014 Profit Report

January 2014 Profit Report

Shane Labs February 2, 2014 0

(Every month I reveal stats about my side projects, which includes how much I’ve earned. The info below is slightly censored. For the full financial figures, sign up in the sidebar to the right)

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8 blogs every sidestrapper should be reading

8 blogs every sidestrapper should be reading

Shane Labs January 24, 2014 4

I have about 70 blogs that I follow in my RSS reader (yes, I still use RSS feeds). I feel like it’s an  effective habit to always be learning, and reading blogs is one of

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