Make Publishing Pay

How to Make Publishing Pay in 2022 (and Beyond)

When we talk with many digital publishers, they often tell us about their desire to increase website traffic. When asked why website traffic is important, the answer is usually that they need to compete with other publications. What this really means is that publishers want more traffic so they can generate more revenue. They’re looking…

Selling Products Directly to Consumers

Why More Publishers Are Selling Products Directly to Consumers

BuzzFeed is doing it. So is Vox Media, POPSUGAR, and dozens of other new media publishers. Selling products directly to consumers has become one of the latest ways for online publishers to generate revenue in 2021. What’s behind the push to sell, and what does it mean to use commerce as a product? The topic…

E-Commerce Monetization Opportunities

E-Commerce Monetization Opportunities for Publishers

Throw out what you think you know about e-commerce. Today’s digital publishers are finding all-new e-commerce monetization opportunities. Here’s what you should know. The surge in traffic across e-commerce websites has spilled over into the media sphere, and savvy digital publishers are capitalizing on the opportunity. Consumers have grown far more comfortable shopping online during…

Merchandise On-Demand

6 Platforms Digital Publishers Can Use to Sell Merchandise On-Demand

As consumers grow more comfortable purchasing gifts and other products online, digital publishers are asking how they can get in on the e-commerce action. Being able to sell merchandise on-demand can be a lucrative source of recurring revenue, particularly for those publishers with dedicated subscribers. From t-shirts and book bags, to stickers, water bottles, notepads,…



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Revenue Diversification

Why Revenue Diversification is Vital in 2020

Have you heard people say revenue diversification has never been more important? They’re correct. Digital publishers can’t afford to rely on any single stream of revenue. At least not now. It’s not that there is a problem with any particular revenue strategy, per se. Plenty of digital news and magazine publishers are still bringing in…

Bundled Subscriptions

How to Use Content to Drive Ecommerce Sales

With online shopping on the rise, publishers are looking for ways to get in on the action. Niche and B2B publishers, in particular, are discovering that they can use content to drive ecommerce sales and bring more revenue to their sites. Some publishers have had more success using content to drive ecommerce sales than others….

Distributed Newsrooms

Hosting Live Events In the Covid Era

Live events are one of the many casualties of Coronavirus, as thousands of conferences, trade shows, forums, and other networking opportunities have gotten called off since the pandemic began. For digital publishers who relied on hosting live events to generate revenue, the disruption has been especially painful. According to Forbes Magazine’s Coronavirus Cancellation Tracker, more…

Online newspapers make money

How Do Online Newspapers Make Money?

Are you curious how online newspapers make money? News publishers generate the most profit when they take a multi-platform approach to revenue optimization. If you’re thinking about launching an online newspaper as a hobby, then revenue might not be important to you. For most publishers, though, finding a way to generate revenue is an important…

Digital Media Companies

How Do Digital Media Companies Make Money?

Digital media companies make money through a combination of business models, including digital advertising, subscriptions, affiliate linking, and ecommerce sales. A growing number of publishers are also generating revenue by hosting live events, either virtually or in-person. The biggest difference in how traditional media companies and digital media companies make money is that digital media…

Publishers Selling Travel Packages

Why Are Digital Publishers Selling Travel Packages?

As publishers look to generate new streams of revenue, they’re moving beyond the screen. By selling travel packages, publishers are diversifying revenue and strengthening the relationships they have with readers. Thrillist became the latest in a string of high-profile publishers to start selling travel packages earlier this year. The publication, which is a part of…