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Keeping it frugal (or running a startup on less than 25c a day)


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. :)