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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Membership Programs for Publishers

How 5 Publishers Use Membership Programs to Maximize Revenue

Membership programs have become a source of sustenance for independent local publishers struggling to make up for decreasing ad revenue. While there’s no firm count on exactly how many local publishers are selling memberships to readers, the number is clearly growing. Forward-thinking publishers are finding new ways to maximize revenue through their membership programs, as…

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Hyperlocal Publishers

The A-to-Z Guide to Membership Programs

As they look at declining ad rates, independent publishers are searching for new paths to financial sustainability. While there is no single solution that works for everyone, membership programs are growing in popularity among online news publishers. Premium memberships aren’t the same thing as subscriptions or paywalls. Paywalls block access to content for visitors who…

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