I will sell the service to the people who want to host their blog on Blot. I will not generate income in any other way. Here is Blot’s business model as a mathemtical function
Where f is the total proﬁt, x is the number of customers, y is the average variable cost of a customer and c is the ﬁxed cost of running the service.
The cost of the service is slightly higher than the average amount I spend on the infrastructure needed to host your blog, returning a proﬁt with which I pay for the labor of the people who work on Blot. I set the price of Blot at whatever I would be comfortable paying myself. When I started Blot, it cost $1 a month. I’ve improved Blot since then and now Blot costs $4 a month. I feel that’s still a fair price since I provide web hosting and personal support. I’m sure I could get away with charging more but I won’t. However, I’m interested in having Blot in the hands of more people, even if it means generating less revenue.
I do not plan to raise investment in Blot. Since I opened Blot to the public, it has been proﬁtable and it remains proﬁtable. I’m sure it makes business sense to raise money: I’d be able to bring on other full-time employees to accelerate the development of the service.