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 know), and it’s spreading like wildfire.
And it makes $50k a day from advertising.
$50,000 per day!
Yup, $50k/day. That’s insane! Been downloaded over 50 million times, and has more reviews than the app store can handle. The creator (Dong Nguyen) is a 29 year old from Vietman, and he admits he got lucky. He spent 2-3 days making it in his spare time after he got home from his full time job (yes, he’s a sidestrapper, just like us!). Somehow it caught on and he’s been overwhelmed with the success.
So what are the odds of this happening to you and me?
So what are the odds of this happening to you and me? Slim to none. I like to compare it to winning the lottery. Don’t count it. Seriously – accept this: You and I will not have a huge overnight success like this.
You and I will not have a huge overnight success like this.
My strategy is not to get rich quick with a lucky strike. My strategy is persistence and patience. I’ve been programming since I was 15 years old (I’m 30 now), and it’s been a great ride. I have had some success, and many failures, and I’m going to keep on sidestrapping day by day until I am successful enough to make it my full time gig.
So, Mr Nguyen – congratulations! I’m sincerely stoked for you from the bottom of my heart. It’s fun to hear about your success and dream that it will happen to us. But I know it won’t. So tomorrow I will wake up and work on my side projects, slowly and steadily.
I’m a tortoise, not a hare.