It's very very hard to get people to donate to support your software.. but there are things you can do to encourage it:
- make it easy for them to donate
- let them know that their donation is important to you
- get out the word about your software (this is the most important part!)
i wrote an article that discusses some of these issues here: http://www.donationc...icles/One/index.html
You'll notice on the entries (http://www.donationc...ests/bcb/entries.php
) page that people can click a gold coin next to your name to donate to you using our microdonations donationcredits system.
But this is not ideal for you because if they are not already a member of our site it is more trouble for them to first join before they can donate.
So, if you have another way people can donate to you (I suggest paypal, or amazon donations, google checkout, or a shareware service like shareit or plimus or kagi), then you should go to this page in your forum profile:http://www.donationc...ile;sa=CreditOptions
And put the link to that payment page in the box marked "Alternative External Donation Link: "
When you do that, anyone who clicks on your gold coin will also see instructions for donating DIRECTLY to you using that link.
I am here to help you if you need help with this stuff, or just give general advice on getting donations.
An important thing to do as well is to get out the word about your software. One very good way is to submit it to software listing sites. To help you do that, you should learn how to make a "pad" file, which most sites accept. We can talk more about that if people need more guidance.