Today is a huge milestone because Keep Track of My Games is now commercially viable. 🎉 For over 8 years Keep Track of My Games has been a totally self-funded side project that I've put hundreds of hours into. Donations have come in from generous members but it never amounted to much more than one month's hosting for a year.
In 2019, there was a new games API startup that offered a paid service but had zero restrictions on use. The choice was clear: if I ever wanted KTOMG to earn money, I had to migrate.
After a few months and a lot of work, I was able to successfully migrate my database over to the new provider.
This means that now I can start to implement paid or premium features that my users have wanted while keeping everything that I've already built free. I haven't yet nailed down every possible way to monetize but I can finally take the time to plan out what I want to do and start turning KTOMG into a profitable side project.