When I posted my last update in the beginning of May, I had just gotten my first monthly subscriber and netted around $500 in one–time sales. I’m happy to report that number is now only a few bucks shy of $700!
My infrastructure costs scale with the number of videos people are rendering, but I made more than enough sales to cover it this month. It definitely helped that I downgraded my render server, going from the $40/mo CPU–optimized one to a $15/mo normal one. So I guess the takeaway is, make sure you’re not overprovisioning your infrastructure — it can make the difference between profit and loss!