Occasionally I get requests for free copies of my apps and games. Usually by someone out of work or folks in school (or sometimes just plain broke). And I have been inclined to give it to them when asked. I mean, it's not like I'm loosing money there, right? I call it my "Try Not To Be A Gigantic Jerk-Face" approach to life.
But, I'm going to try something new (while still trying to stick to the whole "Not A Jerk-Face" thing). From now on, I'm going to ask anyone who wants a free copy of Illumination Software Creator (or any other software I make) with a little help spreading the word. That way we help each other.
Here's how you can get a free copy of any one piece of software I make (including Illumination Software Creator):
Post one of the following pages...
To one of the various social media or news sites below. If you your posting reaches any of the following levels (which I tried to make reasonable with a little elbow grease), email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a link to your post and let me know which application (or game) that you want.
- Facebook - 40 Likes
- Google+ - 40 +1's or 40 Re-Shares (or a combination of the two adding up to 40)
- Twitter - 40 Re-Tweets
- Reddit - 40 upvotes
- Slashdot - Link in a story that makes it to front page
- Some other site (there's a lot of 'em). Just ask me first to make sure it'll qualify.
Or you can write your own blog post (or YouTube video!), linking to the links above (with the same requirements of reaching a certain level on the social networks), and you can have a free copy of the "Everything Bundle". Just, you know, make sure it's not a mean blog post.
That's it, really. Sort of a "You scratch my back, I scratch yours" thing. Of course, if you'd prefer to simply buy a copy, I won't stop you.
Plus... the less time I need to spend spreading the word about the cool software here... the more time I have to write the actual cool software. Which is a good thing.