It’s no secret that software developers can make beaucoup bucks.
But Vue is open source, which means that it’s free for anybody to use. So how in the heck does its developer make money from it?
Well, with a simple Patreon page Evan was able to secure over $17,000 per month in funding in June 2019. From developers chipping in $10 per month to larger organizations pledging hundreds, Evan was able to raise enough money solely on Patreon so that he can work comfortably on the project full time.
But that’s not all.
In addition to his Patreon funding, Evan’s Vue project is getting financial support through Paypal and Bitcoin. There are no doubt other revenue streams coming in as well! It goes to show how profitable a project can be, even if it’s open source and free to the public.
Provide value, provide a solution to a problem and the money will follow: even if there’s no price tag on it.