# Pricing an application [closed]

I decided to make my application for free but introduce donation button. For this I would use paypal. What are the advantages of this monetization model and what are other models to consider? My application is kinda educational so that's why I am thinking to make it free as I will try to send it to schools.

• Whoever down voted this question should explain why, it's not really helpful at all to just -1, and let them assume they made no mistake. I recommend you add more detail though, I believe that's why you got a -1 :P. Try talking about what kind of app it is, and what reasons you have thought of to make it free or cost money etc. – Joshua Hedges Dec 18 '11 at 6:41

I'd include ads and make sure they're in a part of the screen where you don't have controls, as well as a "Do you hate ads?" Button where they can download a full version without adds for maybe 2$or so. Donations work too, it's rare that people will donate, but when they do I can guarentee you'll be happier to see the "well I've got 10$ to spare" people than 4 sets of $2. ($2 less only,) When it's a larger number it makes a bigger difference. It's all about whether you want the app to cost money to begin with or not though.