I’m not sure if someone created something similar to this, but I decided a seperate thread would be great for this, especially to start a discussion and share our thoughts on Glitch premium. (I will be calling boosting ‘premium’ because it pretty much is).
Before glitch premium came out, I expected it to be something like “one project boost for a low price monthly” but it is quite different.
Let me start off with the price. I do kind of understand the price of $10 monthly, mostly due to being able to boost 5 projects with 1 subscription, however I will get to that in the next paragraph. Most people on Glitch are mostly teens that are interested in programming/find it as a hobby, so they do not have that kind of money to spend on supporting a service they use, which also receiving perks for doing so.
Secondly, “5 projects for one subscription” is mostly the factor driving the price to be $10 a month. Most people really only want to run their bot on Glitch, which is one project. I can imagine some members only use one project out of 5 because they don’t really need more than that.
Thirdly, I don’t know if this is intentional by Glitch, or they are planning to add it later on, but I do not like the idea that you can only purchase premium with a credit/debit card. Here are my reasonings:
- A lot of people on Glitch do not have access to a card and can only pay with PayPal.
- A lot of people do not feel comfortable (including me) to enter their card details on a website, especially for a recurring plan.
Lastly, other services offer much more for that kind of price, such as full root access, which allows people to host/run whatever they want as long as they are within the resource range. I understand something like this isn’t possible for Glitch, but I feel it’s still a bit too much. Though instead you get an easy and stylish interface, which I’d say is good.
What I would personally like to happen with premium: There are multiple tiers, for example people who only want to boost one project, can actually pay for one project, or people who have 2/3 projects and want them all boosted, can pay for 2/3.
And of course, implement the ability to pay with PayPal.
Please share your ideas here as well, I’m happy to hear and listen your opinions on this, and also this is just my personal opinion as a user who used Glitch for a long time.
TL;DR - Let people pay for what they want to use, not comfortable paying with a card, add PayPal support, make premium more ‘worth it’/decrease price.