Much love, @kat!
Speculating with time, especially valuable professional time, shouldn’t be any less scary than speculating with money. There aren’t any magic spells to turn a risky endeavor into a sure shot. But the general advice of getting feedback fast, including feedback in the form of payment, holds true in dev tools as well as anywhere else.
I felt it was very on target for what we want to promote here: devs paying for other dev tools.
If you’re privileged enough to be able to – pay for early experiments!