We opened a company and in the first five weeks took over $2000 USD.
We made a brave decision and went opensource with our base code. Expecting a reduction of sales and loss of profit.
As predicted are profits went to near zero
What did change was our traffic! increased by 500% and out product is now downloaded from our servers maybe 30 a day. Hotlinks exists all over the net now so maybe 100s of downloads a day now.
It's a exiting place to be- yet unnerving of the direction it will take us.
would love to hear of success stories and yes the bad ones too.