How to make money from a free, Linux, and Open Source software projects

This is a John’s guide to earning an income from a Free and Open Source software project.

From the article:
This is a collection of methods and strategies to make income from an Open Source project while keeping it thriving and freely available. The methods take into account project brand strength, and the real opportunities available while owning your project’s web space, building up its community, and exploring non-restrictive means of monetizing your efforts.

The idea is very simple – It is right and good to make a living while developing an open source project. If you disagree with this statement then you may as well stop reading here 😉

Table of contents:

Guide Summary
Introduction
Wrong Path
Cutting your Life Line
All This Bad News
About You
Owning Your Project Space
Time For a New Brain
The circle of growth
Promotion Mindset
Find Me
Search Engines
Your Brand
Psychological Prep
Revenue Streams
Advertising Intro
Advertising Types
Low Content Pages
Image Advertising
Making Your Own Ad Deals
Affiliate Programs
Adsense Tips
Asking For Donations
Selling Software
Selling Related Products
Traditional Income
Passive Vs. Active Income

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