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Is it okay to add paid subscriptions after launching a project without a way to use it for free?

I'm thinking to launch my project soon and everything is left is paid subscriptions. I feel like I will spend about 1 week on implementing this but I already want to validate an idea and get feedback about my project because I already spent about a month on working on it. So I'm thinking about launching it now and then add paid subscriptions if the idea is valid. I was anyway thinking to give a trial for 2 weeks without registration and filling any billing details.

What do you think about it? Isn't it kinda wrong to do something like this?

17 y.o. maker from Uzbekistan (unfortunately). Twitter: @silencerweb


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You can give a trial for 2 weeks without asking a cc. Make sure they know this upfront. Converting people that don't fill in a cc to a paid user seems difficult and I'm very happy I asked for cc for Simple Analytics.

Yes you could do it this way. Explicitly say 2 weeks free trial, no Credit Card required and manually follow up after 2 weeks. This allows you to have feedback from freeriders on launch day

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As long as you’re upfront about it I think it’s okay.

Like Adriaan said you can just call it a free trial for now. I think that’s how Basecamp started as well. They launched with no billing system in place and figured they had 30 days (time of trial) to implement one.

I know nothing.

Yes you can do it. No way is wrong way. There are some apps that just do direct paid subscription like blurt.app & Corey said it better in 1 comment I think www.producthunt.com/posts/blu… & some apps like getpixelsnap.com which is one-time fee but they do have a 30 day money back guarantee. So you can go either of the 4 ways -

  1. 7-day free trial without entering Credit Card details
  2. 7-day free trial by entering Credit Card details
  3. No trial; just paid subscription
  4. Free Plan & Paid Plan

Nothing is wrong. Just depends on your application & the way you want to go :)

17 y.o. maker from Uzbekistan (unfortunately). Twitter: @silencerweb

I think I will go with 14-day free trial without entering Credit Card details because it is much easier :)

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