Why don't I charge for my software?
charge for every one of my software projects and I'd probably make a decent income.
Instead I use a 'pay what you like' model, where I give my software away* and trust that people will tip me
or maybe buy one of my ebooks
or even become a patron
Many people can't make online payments, and that's fine too. Telling others about my software or novels on twitter or facebook is also a nice way to say thanks.
Contributions motivate me to work even harder!
* Some of my apps, such as yWriter for Windows, allow you to register your copy, and you're welcome to do that instead of donating. The free/donation model doesn't apply to FCharts Pro or my Android apps.