March 3rd, 2021 | Shutting down a project
Today was bitter sweet. I said goodbye and shut down to a project of mine that was making money. It was a stupid bot that pushed commits for you on GitHub. I built it completely for fun, but it ended up going strong for over two years. And it was my first project that ever made money. If it wasn't for it, I would have probably quit before reaching here. However, it was time to move on: - It would require maintenance due to some upcoming changes in GitHub's API. - It would require maintenance due to outdated software packages that will be deprecated. - It would require maintenance if I wanted to legitimize it. Issue VAT for customers, send invoices, and communicate all about it with my accountant. That's too much work for a stupid project making around $100 per month. I prefer to shut it down, drink a beer in it's name and focus my energy elsewhere. This morning, I canceled every single subscription that was running. Sent a goodbye note to everyone. And took the website down. I would never have guessed this. But it feels like a sad day. Thank you GitGardener. You helped me make my first dollar online, and made me believe that making a living online can become reality. In order words, you helped me achieve my dreams.