Launched in 2006, Sustainable Food News jumped on an emerging food-industry trend to create a premium daily news service that covers sustainable, organic, natural, and fair-trade products. See how the team compiles up to 15 stories a day, and why Publisher Dan McGovern's heavy trade-show travel schedule has been crucial for site growth.
Blogger Outreach, Media Relations and Gift Subscriptions Drive Growth for Book Rental Subscription...
See how a book-rental subscription site billing itself as the "Netflix for books" overcame catalog, inventory and shipping challenges by targeting a specific niche of the book-reading public. Plus, see how their media- and blogger-relations strategy is driving subscription growth, and how they use gift subscriptions for social buying promotions on services like Groupon.
TV Sports Markets (TVSM) started a newsletter business in 1997, and has been able to thrive while transitioning to a digital-only (PDF) edition in 2008. Chief Executive Julian Turner spoke with us about how the TVSM generates 7-figure revenues by selling only group subscriptions --despite having a less than optimized site. Plus, learn about TVSM's tiered pricing system, how it adds subscribers by data-mining its existing subscriber base, and its plans to adapt to market changes. This is a great Case Study for any B2B sites looking to sell more group subscriptions or create a lucrative PDF e-newsletter business.
See how the stock-photo subscription site Fotolia, which is aimed a design professionals and corporate users, launched a whole new subscription brand to target a new audience of small businesses and nonprofits. Business Development Manager Leo Tran tells Insider how they simplified pricing and licensing for small business, and how they're upselling large prospects to the parent-site's branded service
How a Niche Business Information Publisher Uses Conversion Optimization Strategies to Maximize Profits
Since launching its web-based business in 1998, BLR-Business & Legal Resources has come a long way in converting visitors into subscribers online. Starting with basic testing in the early 2000s and graduating to more advanced, segment-based testing during the past four years has helped BLR hone offers and page design to get high conversion rates.
What's the most important rule of innovation? Fail fast. Innovation Excellence Research (IXR) - a website dedicated to innovation for business professionals - takes that to heart with its new premium subscription model. Chief Research Officer and Principal Analyst Doug Williams spoke to us about the company's pivot to an innovative revenue model after a disappointing launch. Plus, discover interesting pricing benchmarks and why retention is so difficult for research library models.
By cleaning up publicly-available SEC data, Equilar Insight generates approximately $20 million a year by selling group subscriptions, priced above $11K/year, to large corporations. CEO David Chun spoke to us about how the site uses old-school B2B sales techniques to close deals, while investing heavily in technology to create online content that's consistent and convenient. Plus, find out why Chun thinks usage, not renewal numbers, are the most important retention figures.
B2B Publisher Triples Revenue by Expanding Target Audience and Diversifying Content through Licensing...
David Foster, CEO of Business Valuation Resources, tells Insider how he's tripled revenues by diversifying the site's target audiences and content mix. See how they use content licensing and widespread repurposing of their own resources to create more than 250 products with a range of subscription plans or one-time usage fees. Plus, he explains why one-off content purchases, like an ebook, have become the primary source of new customers who are converted through direct marketing and a sales team to a subscription plan
In 2010, Popular Science was one of the first consumer magazines to launch an iPad edition and has made more than $1.5 million from it to date. In this in-depth Case Study, Robert Cohn, Consumer Marketing Director at parent company Bonnier, reveals the many lessons learned from abandoning a free trial model for a composite prototype model that converts better, to the frustrations of getting data from Apple. This Case Study also includes tips and tricks for publishing and pricing tablet editions for Nook, Kindle, Android devices and Zinio. If you're remotely interested in tablet publishing, this is the a must-read!
Dhar Mann, CEO of LiveGlam, will be presenting at Subscription Show 2019 leading an informative session in our Subscriber Acquisition track on Referrals, Affiliates And Influencers: How We Grew From $600 To $20m In 3 Years. Subscription Show 2019 is the conference to be at to stay on top of the latest trends impacting your recurring-revenue business and connect with the people and companies that can help both you and your business grow. Get the preview of Dhar's session here.