May 27 2022

Asking for Support

While putting together DBaaS Review I’ve been wondering how to sustain it. At some point the bills must be paid. I began evaluating some monetization options.

I considered and rejected display ads. There are privacy concerns, and my target users are likely to be banner-blind and/or blocker-savvy. That said, I have enabled privacy-friendly Plausible Analytics on both that site and this one here. One can’t understand or improve on what one doesn’t measure.

Inspired by content producers like Jason Kottke and John Gruber, I’ve decided to try direct sponsorship. Jason uses a service called Memberful, but I’m going to start small and see how it goes.

I’d like to give people the opportunity to sponsor or work with me personally too. That’s why I added the “Support” button in the footer. Here are some income/monetization options I researched:

Support