Need to find a sustainable way (Kickstarter, Grants, ect) to keep working on full time otherwise I will need to start freelancing again and spend less time on pixelfed. Any ideas?
@crushv Will do, thanks!
@dansup what about paid accounts?
@dansup A kickstarter for a mobile app could be a thing to try. Just being on Kickstarter should give the project some additional visibility and the app would make it easier for people to use Pixelfed.
@dansup This just scrolled through: https://mastodon.social/@ricardojmendez/101026762934246277
I am not sure what to think of it and didn't have time to read deeper. So, caveat emptor.
@dansup pixelfed as a service?
@dansup Liberapay account to collect direct support like Mastodon does? You have my support
Do you have a Patreon?
@dansup would patreon for the market?
@dansup add a visible donation link, include Paypal, Bitcoin, Liberapay, Patreon links. Include information on how to fund specific issues. Many projects lack this simple way to finance.
@magicfab I agree, I have signed up for OpenCollective today (just waiting for the application to be approved) and am working on updating pixelfed.org!
@dansup also ELI5 what it is and whyit's important.No idea from the website, no demo that I could find.
@dansup what are you thinking?
@jdormit I applied for a grant, am in talks with potential clients and am on the hunt for higher tier patreon sponsors.
@dansup clients for PixelFed or doing consulting?
@dansup nice. I'm super interested in how the Patreon turns out, I think exploring funding/business models for the Fediverse is crucial for securing its future
@dansup When will Pixelfed start federating?
I think that will be a huge milestone to get it on the hyper-speed track 👍
@noplanman Federation support is just around the corner, been testing it for a week!
Awesome! Can't wait to set up an instance. Whoop whoop 🚀
@dansup Saskatchewan has a co-op incubator, they could do all the heavy lifting, let you focus on your work.
@acaiSG Interesting, do you have any more info? I'm in Alberta, maybe its limited to Sask only.
I'd go through #Liberapay rather than #Patreon. Firstly, your audience are mainly #FOSS geeks who will appreciate it. Secondly, #Patreon can get very nasty about closing accounts with no warning. I only ever used my account to give to #FOSS projects, never to ask for money, and they closed my account just because I donated to #Armory3D (who they also closed despite *delivering* what they promised and more!)
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