This applies in so many places in life, not just in software, so it’s a great lesson to teach. Yeah, asking people to pay is uncomfortable and you’ll get some people who say “no” or “how dare you ask for money!”
There are a couple lessons you learn when you ask for money though:
- Good things come to those who ask for good things and are willing to have uncomfortable conversations.
- Everything cool in life is on the other side of fear. Having a high fear tolerance (not being immune to fear, but being able to do stuff in spite of fear) is how you live an awesome life.
Thanks for using simple software side projects as a way to teach life lessons. And thanks for writing this article! I enjoyed it!