Why Subscription Retention Rates Slip Over Time for Newer Paywalls

Dan Burkhart of Recurly just posted a great chart showing why it’s dangerous for paywalled publishers to forecast revenues based on their first year’s
Dan Burkhart of Recurly just posted a great chart showing why it's dangerous for paywalled publishers to forecast revenues based on their first year's retention rates especially if your content was originally free. Your biggest fans and long-term readers of your free content are not only more likely to convert to paying than any other audience, they are also more likely to pay for a lot longer. Old-time fan paid membership accounts tend to have fabulous…...

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