today somebody posted the very first issue on my project (https://github.com/SaaS-Idea/saas-boilerplate) and I feel so happy. Why? Because I see the power of the community. People look into your code and find bugs, suggest improvements etc.! It's so impressive.
Now here is the question, how to make money.
My first idea was to create 2 versions of the product - one is for free and the second one is paid, it would have more functionality (like the integration of payment system). But now I have some doubts about it. First of all, it's not easy to support 2 different versions (I'm currently working alone). Secondly, the paid version would probably not have a feedback, or am I wrong?
I have a couple of ideas on how I would sell some services integrated into the project (scaffolding can be one of them) but generally, I'm still in doubts. Can you suggest some ways to monetize the open source project like mine?