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Aileron
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Released a product. It's a Product Key Manager. Lets you write all your product keys for software and games and shit in one place. I was going to use it as an opportunity to use jAva but instEad I stayed with C# again. Have not had a single website visitor ever and the only sales I've made are my own because I've been doing live tests lol. :/

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    I remember people doing these on mass as a learning experience roughly a decade ago, heavily saturated market, especially with ones being out there that sync, (sometimes encrypt) and self-gather product keys on live systems.
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    In general you want to gather a user base first or build a brand, before making it premium, people that depend on a program and if you implement most of what they talk/need/complain about, they'll happily spend some appropriate scaled price to keep using what they got used to and had a positive experience (support+development) with.
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    @JoshBent thanks yeah I understAnd. I've always sucked at getting a user base though, so I thought, Maybe i'll just make sOftware that I liKe, make it work the way I need it to work, and complete it, and release it and hopefully it will fulfill somebody else's needs. But I always manage to forget that people rarely like the things i like lol. :)
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    @RantSomeWhere I am as stupid as always, I really hope it's him :') @Aileron in case it's you, welcome back buddy, we really got worried about you.

    @bittersweet if this checks out please make sure the police is informed.
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    @RantSomeWhere You sir!
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    @RantSomeWhere I truly want this to be true, but there's no proof yet, it could be anybody.
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    @RantSomeWhere you posted the same comment again?
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    @JoshBent Yes! Because it's DEFINITELY intended!
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    @Cyanide ah didn't catch that
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    @RantSomeWhere shit happens, just was weird because it usually gets posted twice immediately, rather than 3/4 minutes apart.
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    Glad to hear that you're doing okay buddy 🙂 also props for creativity!
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    @Condor ❤️🤟🤟👌👌🤘🤘🤘🤙🤙🤙💪💪💪

    🦵
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    I think you should definitely try open source first in my opinion.

    Build someone people need within their projects, once it’s popular and maintained, create paid software that utilizes your open source software.

    See Laravel as a prime example. Taylor Orwell built a brand people love and now makes a living off of services that use Laravel.
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    @SauceBoss

    Build something **
    Taylor Otwell **

    Couldn’t edit :’(

    Also, doing open source builds long term trust in your customers that you have an actual passion for what your building.

    I mean, Linux is the most prime example. It’s still free and the top maintainers make a living off it. I will always write open source first. I WANT people to scrutinize all of my code, otherwise I’m never going to get any better.
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