I wasn't sure what section to put this question in, but it is Delphi related. My apologies if it's mis-placed.
Having written quite a few Delphi programs, (mainly utilities), I'd like to make them available to everyone in case someone else might find them useful.
I want to make them available free, but I'd also like to make a bit of cash from them if it's possible. So, I'm thinking about putting some kind of optional 'sponsor' URL links in them so users can show their appreciation by clicking on the links (only if they want to) and I would receive payment by one of the many pay-per-click services out there.
What I want to know is if anyone has any recommendations on the best way to go about this in a Delphi program and what referral services are the best to use?
I don't want anything underhand going on with these links which would get my programs labelled as spyware, so the sites linked to would have to be safe - virus free and don't install any junk onto users systems.
I also like the idea of having say three links to click on when the program is first run which would permanently unlock the program. What are your thoughts on this method? Would you use software like this?
Does anyone have any other suggestions or comments on the viability of doing this in Delphi please?