Hello, I am Usha , it has been just over a year since I started to work as a freelancer(Web and Android Dev).
I live in India which is considered a place to get cheap labor, so I don't make much. The most I have made ever is $2800 a month. I average around $2000 a month.
I have saved around $5K till now and hope to accumulate a total $10k by the year end.
So please note that I don't have much to invest.
I get my gigs through online freelance websites, so they take around %10 and then they send it to PayPal which deducts approx %7 and then the Government takes 12.36% as Service Tax and then another 30% as Income Tax, so if I make $2000 I end up getting $1027 after fees and taxes.
I want to make more money but I don't where exactly to start, I have short listed the following options and would like to know what you think about it:
1.) Build Android Apps, Games and LiveWallPapers: I know much about android and have more than a couple of ideas. I just need to know more about graphics(OpenGL, game engines and Math), I can sell them/put ads/offer in-app purchases on Google play for $$.
2.) Build HTML/Email templates, WordPress Plugins/Themes and sell them online for $$. I know enough of to get started but need to brush up on designing skills
3.) Build a very simple SaaS site and offer services. Ex: A website that makes Facebook contest apps for you. I have absolute knowledge of working of SaaS.
4.) Freelancing, I have knowledge of more than a couple things so there is always a job out there for me, but in most cases it sucks the life out of me, being repetitive and I end up getting much less $$.
5.) BugBounty: I can get involved in BugBounty programs online. The only thing stopping me from doing this, I am scared of wasting my time and not finding any bugs or finding duplicates, and being not particularly a definite source of income.
I am a bit foolish and think that I can do all this (One at a time) on my own (only tech side), but when I see huge corporations doing these I get scared. Do you think, I can do these all by myself? If yes, why do corporations so many people then?
Why is there EA games if there is Indie?
1.) I have worked as a web security for a SaaS based company for 3 months and am currently involved in bug bounty programs, so I know basics about Web Security.
What I will be learning/revising in the next 3 months:
1.) Vector Maths
3.) Basic laws of Physics
4.) ( Game || Set || Graph || Number || Color ) theory
6.) Basics about SEO
7.) Communicating better in English
9.) More about designing and topography. Get a taste of graphic knowledge.
10.) WordPress Theme dev.
11.) Git and SVN