Ok, this is how frugal we are. Consider it a part of the overall leanness assessment.
Currently our total monthly bill is $6.30. This goes to assembla.com for hosting of our project code base, tickets, release plans and time tracking (Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with them in any way, but no complaints so far).
Other things we use:
- Fee App Hosting – Google App Engine
- Free Document storage and sharing – Google Docs
- Free voice calls and video conferences – Skype
- Free blogging – WordPress
The next “big” expenses will be the domain name(s) and a real Google Apps account.
Getting to alpha will cost a total of $200-300 excluding the cost of labor. :)