This whole store thing has been an experiment from the get go, and after a month, I can make some conclusions:
- I was right, it is not making me rich, but it is covering my expenses, and will continue for now.
- Good News: The expense of “free” downloads is not very much so I can afford to host free content like the Date Ariane patch. This is good news for future content I want to offer for free “for a limited time”.
- Bad News: Between Payloadz and Paypal fees, it isn’t worth pricing things at $1, so the android files will be increasing to $2 in mid February. Call it a 50% off sale until then.
There is probably a good essay to be written on “Patreon” vs, “Store front”. For me, store front is the way to go, as I am not one of those who likes to stick to a time frame. I have not worked on any new content this month, which would be a Patreon failure. With store front, I just need to make sure it is all running, with only a few complaints to handle. Patreon offers a fairly stable income stream, vs the up and down demand of store sales.
That being said I still need to do some promotion, which means I’ll be doing images of the week again soon.