The successful user-driven startups of today are the ones who offer subscription-based services. As a magazine or newsletter publisher, you know a subscription-based business takes the revenue of one product
A magazine or newsletter subscription site paired with a portal subscription website leads to publishing success
If you've been reading this blog long enough, you're quite familiar with the Mequoda Method
Minal Bopaiah, Editor, Subscription Site Insider, Anne Holland Ventures Inc., Newport, R.I.
How did you come to this industry?
Circuitously. I was the international editor for Boston Metro. Then I decided on
‘Chatting’ With Peers Can Be a Good Thing (like today)
Conversation from last Wednesday’s SIPA Twitter Chat:
What system do you use to host/run your webinars?
For webinars: @BeaconLive and @ReadyTalk thus far
No matter how profitable a website can be, using “conventional” revenue sources, like AutoTrader.com’s classified approach (augmented by banners and context-specific ads), new revenue possibilities appear after analyzing the site’s
MeansBusiness.com, while a very viable and intriguing online content model, makes some critical areas in their website design practices, lagging behind their peers in the areas of community building, affordance
Subscription site success is heavily dependent on email. Subscription publishers use email to keep members informed about timely information, new site content, and upcoming events.
There's only one problem: the email
Create "print and read" email newsletters
Many subscribers prefer to "print and read," rather than read on screen. But, often, printer-friendly pages appear only marginally better than the original web page.