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User Experience Will Suffer from Growth in Video Advertising. There Must Be a Better Way.

How to Plan and Execute Your Content Monetization Strategy

Monetizing your content, particularly from reader revenue, is an inevitable reality for most publishers today. The diminishing revenue from advertising forces publishers to supplement monetization by selling content to their readers. But for most, it’s not as simple as just putting up a hard paywall. It’s much more complicated than that and there are many ever-changing factors to consider. So how ...

How To LaterPay: Do’s and Don'ts from 8 Years’ Expertise

TL;DR: It is entirely possible to make money with paid content, but you have to follow certain rules and patterns. There is no magic bullet, but rather its a process and a mix of low-friction and high-friction models that will ultimately give you an edge over those who have placed all their eggs in one basket. For eight years, LaterPay has been experimenting with and optimizing paid content ...

How to price your content

Pricing is a big part of deciding what offers suit your audience and bringing in the most revenue for your business. Testing different price points and offers is always a good idea, because everyone’s business is different. Getting started, however, can also be overwhelming because of all of the variables that can impact your success and all the different ways you can structure your offers: ...

pv digest: Achieving Digital Distribution Revenue as a Self-Publisher

pv digest is one of Germany’s best sources for in-depth research on media distribution, payment models and paid content. Managing directors, sales managers, reader market managers and product managers in German publishing houses all rely on Markus Schöberl's regular analyses and assessments.

Audience Engagement: Easing Your Audience Into Conversion, And Nurturing the Relationship For Retention

There are various ways of engaging audiences through your content, from getting them to visit and browse your website, to actually making a purchase, and so much in between. There are also multiple reasons why engagement is important not only in the beginning of your relationship with the reader but also after they complete a transaction. 

The Danger of Zero-Sum Publishing - For Me to Win, You Have to Lose

TL;DR: Users already spend their media budget on multiple subscriptions, including streaming services like Netflix, Spotify etc., as well as some news publications. But they don’t want more of the latter.  The industry now runs the risk of embracing a zero-sum game where, for one publisher to win, every other publisher must lose. Rather than rely solely on subscriptions, the revenues of which ...

Audiences Value Local Media, But Aren't Paying For It

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 ...

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.

You’ve Built an Audience, Now What?

It’s no small feat to consistently produce content that people want to consume and to generate a base of readers among millions of content sources. If you’ve gotten this far, congratulations, it’s a huge accomplishment!  It’s also an accomplishment that you should be compensated for.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at some options you might consider when thinking about your content ...