Wednesday 26 September 2018

Is It Working will stay free for some time...

I started Is It Working as a 'side project'.

I admit - I had hopes that it would be a huge instant success with hundreds or even thousands of users - and I'd be instantly rich :)

Sadly this didn't happen. Folks are using IsItWorking - but the numbers are not huge.

On a related note, EU tax law has an annoying 'feature' where if you sell a single pound worth of digital services, you need to register for sales tax and send reports every three months.

I'm allergic to that kind of admin.

So, given that I don't want to do the admin, and that it would be a chunk of work to add a payment system to Is It Working - I'm not going to.

This is not to say that I'll never charge - but if I do start charging, I'll give reasonable notice, and I won't charge current users more than $1 / month for 10 checks.

This also means that I'm not doing significant work on Is It Working.  I'll keep it running because

  • I think it is cool
  • I use it for my own purposes
Of course - if you have a feature you'd like to see, I'm happy to add features on a sponsored basis.

I hope Is It Working will still be useful for people. If you like it - please tell your friends.

Perhaps I'll still be rich some day :)