I’ve been contemplating what to do with my freebies lately. I’ve been discouraged by the ratio of downloads to comments but that is nothing new and from speaking with some other designers on Twitter it seems that I get many more than most. I thought that 5% of people thanking someone for a freebie was pretty sad until I heard that another designer exceed 1000 downloads and received about a dozen comments. Really? That’s pretty sad. I’ve also been informed by my loyal readers of several TOU violations regarding my CU freebies. All I ever asked for was credit and evidently for some that was even too much to ask. The violation is generally rectified after I email the designer and is an oversight. But it’s still frustrating.
In light of all this I thought about what to do. I really enjoy designing freebies and I really appreciate those who thank me every single day. (You know who you are! I love you guys!) I didn’t want to take the blog down and punish those readers who really do appreciate my freebies. I thought about making everything Personal Use only but then what to do about all the previous downloads that I’ve allowed CU for? It would be a mess and too confusing. There really is no perfect solution and I don’t want the stress of selling my things in a store. Hopefully the solution that I came up with will be agreeable to everyone.
Hopefully you all won’t be too upset with this change. I feel the license is reasonable. Unlimited CU Use for all the CU freebies (past and future) for $20 or individual licenses for $2 per download. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this. (Don’t beat me up too bad!)