Hey fellow developers, I am trying to build my indie journey with mobile apps.
Recently, I have been exposed to a lot of content, which points in the direction that it is extremely difficult if not impossible to be a full time indie mobile developer in 2020. The mobile landscape has changed, only the early adopters made a lot of money and now its almost always the big guys making money.
Today, Apple's tax reduced from 30 to 15 percent for indie developers. Even though it is a very welcome news, I also found this.
Put another way: Apple is keeping its 30% commission on the roughly 2% of companies that generate 95% of its App Store revenues.
So I assume the indie developers who make about $50K a year, will be a very tiny fraction of the remaining 5% who make less than $1M.
An experienced entrepreneur told me that all those developers who look like they make a lot on the mobile apps on social media are most likely following "fake it until you make it".
Today when I saw a developer's profile, it felt like that. I can't provide specifics because it will be demeaning to that developer.
Now, I want some inspiration and truth from fellow indie mobile devs, to keep going ahead. Kindly answer as many of the following questions as possible.