March 15, 2015

Atheist Making A Fortune From Selling Bibles Says The Money Is Too Good To Be True

Who says you can’t make money off religion, even if you aren’t a believer yourself? After all, isn’t that what some of the most famous Evangelical Christians do?
You might think that an atheist selling Bibles is a contradiction in terms, and definitely an oxymoron, and you might be right. However, that hasn’t stopped Trevor McKendrick from making $100,000 a year selling the “Word of God.”
The whole Bible-selling thing all started for Trevor back in February 2012 when he was out for dinner with his family and learned that a relative of his was making $8,000 to $10,000 a month just by selling iPhone apps.
At the time, Trevor was between jobs and thought the idea sounded good, because he needed to supplement his income by around $600 a month.
He then found some Spanish Bible apps that were not good quality. After hiring a Romanian programmer to build a better app for him, he began selling the new product.
He added to the app by including an audio version which took off, generating a cool $5,000 to $6,000 per month.
As Trevor said, “That was the moment where it was: Oh this is not just a side project. This is a living,” adding that the money “doesn’t feel like real money because so little work is involved. Dude, I spend maybe an hour on this thing.”
Speaking about the irony of selling Bibles as an atheist, Trevor said, “We don’t believe in Christianity. We don’t believe in the Bible. I would describe myself as an atheist.”


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