The Jump Pack Story – How I Made $40,000 with a Mobile Game

Jump Pack is a mobile game available for both Android and iOS devices. It was created by my friend Trey Smith, who is simply crushing it with video games for mobile devices. Jump Pack has been downloaded over a million times (the game free so go try it out) and the game has made Trey over $40,000 in only eight months. Trey’s mobile gaming business is making over $700 per day.

When Trey was making Jump Pack, he documented the entire process in a series of videos. These videos have been put together into a DVD that you can get for free ($5.95 shipping). The Jump Pack Story is a fascinating documentary because Trey has no coding skills what-so-ever. The story shows how Trey comes up with the game idea, how he found the programers to write the codes, and how he marketed the game in the Android and iTunes app stores.

Anyone who has seen the power of Angry Birds (they recently turned down a $2.25 BILLION offer from Zynga!) knows there’s a ton of money to be made in mobile gaming. What most don’t know is how inexpensive it is to create a mobile game. The Jump Pack Story takes you behind the scene to show you exactly how to create and market your own mobile game. Trey has a limited number of DVDs available, so go grab your copy now!

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22 thoughts on “The Jump Pack Story – How I Made $40,000 with a Mobile Game”

  1. GlennsGuides says:

    That is an amazing amount of money for that short of a period of time on the App Store. I don’t know if games would be the easy  genre to get your feet wet in terms of creating apps but it would be excellent to create a game regardless.

    1. John Chow says:

       @GlennsGuides Games are the number 1 category. More people download games than anything else. If you want to make money with mobile, go after what’s making money.

  2. Kyle says:

     @John Chow  Did you receive $40,000? Or did your friend Trey? A bit confused by the title of the post.

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s Trey business. That’s the title of his DVD.

      1. Kyle says:

         @John Chow  Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up. Definitely interested in his story and planning on getting that DVD.

  3. Fishing Blog says:

    i remember seeing his video some months back, very inspiring!

  4. Zac Johnson says:

    Mobile games are ridiculous… so much money to be made in this space. $200 million this week for the makers of “Draw Something!”… I’m kicking myself for not getting into the mobile space earlier.

  5. Hi John,
    I am so fascinated that people have time to play so much.
    I lift my wine glass tonight for your friend Trey.

  6. Abhik says:

    Got the link from your broadcast. The video on the sales page looks promising.

  7. Whoa! huge and I am interested, with $700 per day is equivalent to my one month of working at fast food. I admire you, I hope I can have like that for a few days of work only.

  8. fas says:

    wow, mobile apps is the next gold mine.

  9. KennyFabre says:

    pretty cool I’m thinking of going into the gaming niche because of this, its a big niche market
    Kenny Fabre

  10. nemrut says: long can the gravy train last if everyone is trying to cash in by producing crappy games?  reminds me of multimedia hype in 90s when everyone started churning out crappy titles resulting in collapse of market demand.

  11. Ernan says:

    The market for games especially with the rising popularity of mobile devices is a promising niche to watch out for developers. Whether the game is crappy or not, it doesn’t matter. Gamers, or people curious about what the game is will download and buy it if they enjoy it. I have played a lot of games since I meet the PC and there are lot of earning possibilities as long as you know the right method on how to create/promote and make money.

  12. ScrewLife says:

    I think is time for me to also consider the mobile gaming market then. We all want some of the cash and deserve it right?

  13. Josh says:

    Wow John, I just went through the process and as exciting as this guy makes it sound he lays on the sale pitch so thick, I feel a little grimy afterwards. He says at one point one of the offerings is free and I was about to order it as well. Only after about minute 10 does it say that its free to TRY for 15 days and then its 200 bucks a month… this guy may have good content but I won’t spend another dollar past the 6$ DVD without some reviews and honestly now I’m worried that this guy will spam the crap out of me. 

    1. Josh says:

      BTW I used to be a car salesmen.. so if it sounds shady to me… he’s laying it on too thick

  14. Brendan Carl says:

    I am assuming that he hired a programmer to make the game for him?
    If he did, then wow.  It is amazing that someone can become so successful by hiring someone else to make a product for him. And, the mobile app market is excellent because customers can find new applications/games without much marketing from the creators.

  15. It is very generous for Trey to share his DVD video with all of us since it costs him so much time and effort to go through the process of coming up with his fascinating mobile games. I am happy to get myself a copy. Thank you so much!!!

  16. Wonderful article. am beginning to consider the mobile app niche, but dont know where to start from

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  18. Mobile Apps are interactive plus people love these. They are so handy!

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