Twitter’s Subscription Payments

How Twitter’s Subscription Payments Could Benefit Publishers

You may have heard that Twitter is considering adding subscription capabilities to its platform. If the social media company starts allowing users to receive subscription payments from their followers, some digital publishers could be in for a windfall. If you’ve ever solicited contributions from your readers through Patreon, then Twitter’s new subscription payments capabilities might…

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Membership Programs

How Membership Programs Succeed — 5 Takeaways from The Membership Puzzle Project’s Newest Guide

In order for the membership model to work, digital publishers have to be selling more than just a product or a cause. Publishers need to be offering transparency and meaningful opportunities to actually contribute if they want their membership programs to succeed. That’s just one of the many lessons laid out in The Membership Guide,…

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online memberships during coronavirus

How to Increase Online Memberships During a Pandemic

Digital publishers are seeing surges in website traffic as people search for information about Covid-19, but capitalizing on that interest and asking visitors to pay for online memberships or subscriptions is a delicate proposition. Membership and subscription programs have become one of the key revenue streams for digital publishers, so it makes sense that publishers…

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What is a membership editor?

What Is a Membership Editor?

The Atlantic has one. So does Quartz, The Guardian, and dozens of new media organizations. Over the last year, the number of membership editor positions at digital media publications has exploded. But if you’re like many publishers, you’re probably still wondering what is a membership editor, and what role does the membership editor fill at…

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Membership Programs for Directory Publishers

Membership Programs for Directory Publishers

Consumers are finally warming to the idea of paying for premium content, and directory publishers are capitalizing on the sea change. Like news organizations, a growing number of directory publishers are launching membership programs for their most frequent visitors. Similar to subscription packages, premium memberships offer incremental revenue for directory publishers who’ve grown tired of…

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