Some of you are probably wondering how I am going to be generating money, now that I am out on my own! I put a lot of thought into this since before I decided to leave a sinking ship, but the world always changes and plans change, too. Here is where I am currently looking to grow in 2012:
1. I am a software developer by trade, specializing in Android and mobile development.
I want to focus both on writing my own apps and writing apps for other people. I worked as a mobile software developer in my past corporate life, and I started getting into Android in 2011 and loved it.
What do I still need to do?
I have not incorporated for now, and I’m not sure it’s the right point in time to do that. The taxation and reporting regulations are onerous for someone like me who is currently earning less than they did at their day job. As income increases, it becomes more worth it.
2. Write a book.
I also plan to write my first book ever this year. As this will be my first book, however, I would love to network with those of you who are also planning to write a book or for those of you that have already done so!
3. Continue to expand my technical knowledge.
I have been working on a 3D tutorial site called Learn OpenGL ES. This site is all about how to develop 3d graphics for Android devices, and it will also contain more information on WebGL and iPhone in the future. I am a software developer by trade, and I think that there is a dearth of information in this field.
I believe there are so many opportunities to develop this niche and develop my own technical skills at the same time. I am less sure on how to monetize, since the same strategies that I have applied to my personal finance site will not map directly onto a technology and informative site. Nonetheless, I have many ideas in my head, including using the site to branch into consulting and training down the road. I am really looking forward to putting more time into this niche.
I should also look into emerging platforms, such as Windows Phone 8. I think that iOS is a crowded platform, but if it makes sense, I’ll learn about that too and try my hand there.
Read more about the plans of others to boost their online income in 2012.
- Joe’s 30k Mission Impossible
- Justin’s Plan to Earn 30k in 2012
- How Sandy Plans to Make $30,000 in 2012
I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. 🙂