So, what is my evil plan and why would I have one? In a nut shell the evil plan is to publish a new app to the Apple iOS app store every two weeks. Each app is part of my own personal app network that helps build up an income stream. Slowly, after I have published many apps, the income stream will build to the point that I no longer REQUIRE a job to make ends meet.
It's an important distinction - the requirement of a job and the wanting of a job. Right now I require the job to pay the mortgage and keep everyone from going hungry. This is the 'Why' of the evil plan: I hate being dependent on a source of income that could potentially be taken away at a moment's notice.
To get things started, I've spent the last two weeks implementing a very simple little application called DailyWiki. The purpose of the app is to provide you with a daily dose of education without the cost of tuition. A random wikipedia article will be chosen on a daily basis. At the time of your choosing, you will receive a notice on your iPhone that a new article is ready. Read, enjoy, feel smarter - everyone likes being the know-it-all in the room.
I'll update this post with a link to the new app once it's approved by Apple. I'm also going to continue posting updates here when I release new apps. There is no target number of apps, this is primarily an experiment in income stream development.
If anyone else has had success building an income stream like this, please drop me a line, I would love to talk to you about your successes and failures in this market.