I am a creator of a project and I want to ask a basic question: how to give it free to everyone and still have a sustainable living from it.
I suppose "give it to everyone" can be understood as "cultivate a community", if the product is welcomed enough. But since it is mostly interactions between the users and me, not the interactions between them, I wonder it is on-topic or not.
From What topics can I ask about here?, it seems that the answer is yes, as it's relevant to these two points:
- Creating, expanding, and cultivating communities, their content, and the relationships among members.
- Questions from both the leader's and user's perspective.
However, I agree that calling a group of users a community is quite a stretch. However, again, I suppose many communities start with a group of users of a product.