A few years ago, I started making word clocks as presents for people. After a while I started teaching a workshop on how to make a simple clock at a local maker space. Now I have a refined design that my wife and I are producing in our basement and starting to sell at low volume: www.finewordclocks.com
Making clocks is also a great excuse to buy cool tools. We have a probotix asteroid cnc in the basement. I have a 3yo and 6yo. It’s been fun getting them involved in making things. Most of the presents for their friends’ birthday parties are home made (mostly by me but with the kids’ participation) and are REALLY well received.
If I purchase lifetime access will that include future updates? Will I be able to retrieve all my data if you stop offering the product?
Since then, I have expanded it to Amazon product data as well - https://www.commercedna.com . But, haven't started charging for it yet.
You can read more about it in "How it works?" section here - https://www.commercedna.com
I'm just about to upgrade my sound equipment to probably the Electro-Voice Evolve system, which has bluetooth, can be operated by a phone app, sets up easily, and sounds incredible. This is an investment which will make my band more marketable but also set me up to do more paid sound gigs. The day job will always be my main gig but this is a great side project.
i'm considering two new offerings:
1. lower-priced option where the servers would be overcommitted.
2. bringing up a SAN (VMs currently run on local storage) and charging for storage and compute time separately. this would also enable things like spinning up VM based on a custom disk images.
Not as bad as it seems. You can ignore the first two for now and fix the "0 traffic". How are you marketing it? Maybe try some SEO, paid ads, speak at a conference. Maybe convince some friends to get their companies to buy a license. $49/m is reasonable.
If I get it correctly this is a more sophisticated pingdom? Definitely a need for that I'm sure?
Ping me on my email (see profile).
I have been running this for a while, along with my full-time job.
Husband doesn’t talk about it a lot.