Creating the best subscription website business models starts with understanding your minimum information units—both the free minimum information units you'll use to build a loyal audience and the premium minimum information
Online Publishing 101: Creating and selling blockbuster digital white papers, special reports and handbooks is a core skill for many successful online publishing companies. With low production costs, no inventory
The four-legged stool technique for marketing your business was developed originally by Bill Bonner of Agora Publishing, specifically for selling financial newsletters. However, these four elements also work when selling
If magazine libraries and magazine memberships are being combined with magazine subscriptions to transform the publishing industry into a growth medium, magazine libraries are the nexus of this trend.
Few things fascinate subscription website publishers more than the relationship between cost and revenue for the various operational centers inside their business. We have long known for instance, that editorial
B2B subscription sales are beyond the age of phone sales and the most successful subscription marketers we know are selling them online through effective pricing and copywriting strategies
Arthur C. Clark, a
Publishers sometimes forget that they, themselves, are retailers; publishers sell subscriptions, memberships, books, ancillary products, events, etc. It’s smart for a publisher to think like a retailer: Get people into
Today’s new media landscape can be utilized to better serve your business
Have you embraced new technologies and trends within the online publishing environment?
By now we’ve all heard about the benefits
The Mequoda Pyramid supports the notion that products have a natural hierarchy
Publishers implementing a vertically integrated strategy use outside media to acquire new customers, leveraging “free media” first. They use content
How recycling, repurposing, and repackaging content can create alignment in your marketing efforts
The number of steps required to create an effective audience development plan often confuses people new to organic
Digital content marketing drives surge in digital product sales for publishers
While many organizations have discovered the power of digital content marketing to sell products and services, perhaps no organizations are
What your ecommerce website design should look like from the first page to the thank-you page
Publishers sometimes forget that they are retailers; publishers do sell subscriptions, memberships, books, ancillary products,
Three critical questions every website publisher must answer.
Who runs audience development for your organization? When a website publisher asks me to help them increase website traffic and build a loyal
The recent Facebook IPO and surrounding uproar has created a robust discussion about the future of online advertising business models.
Advertising works for a couple of fundamental reasons. Advertising works when
The art of audience development blogging requires great service journalism wrapped around a best-selling product
While audience development blogging can take many formats, I teach my clients three basic templates to