After giving it much thought I’ve decided that selling my plugins would be a bad idea. They’ve literally become a part of me, who I am and what I do. To part with them would leave a hole, so in the end this becomes an emotional decision for me rather than one that is solely based on monetary gain.
The Medeek plugins will continue as they are for the foreseeable future.
I’ve also noticed sales of the plugin has completely dried up over the last two weeks, I don’t know if this because I was considering the sale of my plugin or if is indicating a saturation point. It does make me wonder if lowering the plugin price even further would drive a larger volume of users.
Lets say for example I lowered the price to $10.00, would I then expect a double or triple increase in sales? When I look at the number people who have actually installed the plugin it is well over 10,000 now, and I only started keeping track about a year ago, so the number could easily be double that. If the price was lower ($10.00) could I get at least 10% of the installed base to upgrade to a registered version, if so this type of marketing makes sense.
But then again perhaps I have hit an actual saturation point, where “real” users have all been potentially exposed to the plugin and everyone else is just testing it out but never will purchase it for serious use.
Ultimately, I am just trying to find a way to monetize my efforts more and somehow enable myself to spend even more time developing this plugin and all of others I’ve started cooking up.