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Local Media Outlets are in Trouble - But Audiences Don’t Know

To those who work in the media world, more specifically the local media world, it’s no secret that the industry is struggling to make the shift to digital and away from ads. Financially, many local media organizations have seen a downturn in recent years. However, the audience’s perception of the industry’s well-being is quite different. In fact, according to a recent report from the Pew Research ...

Geofencing as a New Tool to Monetize Content - Part 1: Local Publishers

In this first of a two-part blog series, we will discuss the value of “Geofencing” - the process of building a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area - to different types of publishers in terms of monetizing previously untapped audiences.

Publishers Are Generating Incremental Revenue on Top of Subscriptions - Without Cannibalizing the Funnel

Paid digital content is becoming more common, with the decline in publisher ad revenues and shifts in tech trends working against publishers. Asking readers to pay for a subscription to access content was the natural first step in content monetization as a means to sustain the digital publishing business. We now know that only a very small portion of an audience will commit to a subscription and ...

Learning from the International Publisher Community at INMA

In addition to providing an overview of key trends and takeaways from the INMA Media Subscription Summit, the LaterPay team also had the opportunity to attend multiple keynote addresses and industry discussions, pulling together a highlight reel of the top moments below:

Building the Future of Publishing at the 2019 Mega Conference

At the end of February, LaterPay attended the 2019 Key Executives Mega-Conference in Las Vegas – joining over 700 media executives from across the country to explore new approaches and solutions to the issues facing the industry today. Over the course of three days, the team had the chance to speak with national and local publishers about the challenges they face and the opportunities they see ...

Leveraging the power of communities: How local journalism is ahead of the game

Here we explore what local publishers are doing to understand and reach their audience, the opportunities community trust offers them, and how they can translate this into various paid-for models to better suit their readers.

A prediction for 2019: The year we flex our funnels

To kick of 2019, we're re-posting an article first published by one of our team members last September because of it's spot-on forecast for the New Year—as publishing industry trends continue to develop, we think it's more relevant than ever. September 10, 2018 Remember how paywalls were going to save journalism? Sure, they’ve been massively successful at a national or global scale, but for most ...

Best WordPress payment plugin to monetize your content

Are you looking to start monetizing your site by offering article purchases, time passes, subscriptions or contributions? The LaterPay WordPress plugin is the only full-featured plug-in that’s free to download and gives content creators greater control over their website’s pricing, look and messaging.

Navigating the paid content ecosystem: paywalls and beyond

Content creators are facing a serious business dilemma, with Facebook taking away a good chunk of traffic to news and content sites, and ad blockers eating into what’s left of it while slashing ad revenues. The overnight impact has forced content creators to seriously consider or reconsider direct revenue from readers as a way to gain back control.

Supporting Quality Journalism the LaterPay Way

In the wake of the 2016 election and the era of #FakeNews that followed, the push to promote and reward quality journalism has never been higher. Tech companies, like Google and Twitter, have been implementing programs and initiatives in order to both promote quality journalism and ride the internet of fake news and bots. YouTube, owned by Google, recently announced that they would be earmarking ...