The Daily Needs to Fix its Paywall Offer Screen: Two Suggestions

The viability of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's high-profile iPad magazine, was the subject of debate this week when Nieman Lab released a report suggesting the app is struggling to attract and retain readers.While there may be plenty of other reasons for the decline, we noticed one way The Daily could boost its subscriber base: Improving their paywall offer screen.Although the marketers at The Daily haven't done an awful job with the page, it's not remotely…

Down-and-Dirty Paid Newsletter/Membership Site Launch: 6 Days from Concept to Creation

See how a business coach launched a premium blogging-tips email newsletter and membership website in just six days and for less than $1,000. Insider's exclusive interview with Need a Topic founder Justin Lukasavige reveals how he was able to go from concept to live service so quickly.In this Case Study you'll discover practical advice for:- Creating email newsletters with actionable information that subscribers will pay for- Ideas for low-cost and no-cost marketing tactics, such as blogger outreach and working LinkedIn connections- Six technology platforms that enabled a quick launch -- including an all-important plugin to help an email database communicate with a membership platform and a payment processor
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Case Study Lesson: Profiting With Gift Subscription Offers & Groupon Campaigns Year Round

We recently interviewed BookSwim co-founder George Burke for Subscription Site Insider's newest Case Study on how his team developed a profitable book-renting subscription site.Word-of-mouth and savvy media relations drive most of the site's new subscriptions, but the team also found a strong market for gift subscriptions and have developed several ways to market them on the site itself and in outbound campaigns. The key lesson is that online subscriptions and membership sites make great gifts -- and you can…

Blogger Outreach, Media Relations and Gift Subscriptions Drive Growth for Book Rental Subscription Site

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.
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Print Newsletter Grows Subscription Base by Launching Membership Site: Lessons Learned

Insider spoke with Children's Book Insider co-founder Jon Bard to learn how he transitioned his print newsletter to a membership site. Includes lessons on content, communicating the change to members, and dealing with a WordPress-based membership site
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Cart Abandoners Spend 155% More – If You Remarket to Them

This new study cited at SeeWhy's Blog reveals what most sophisticated ecommerce marketers already knew -- people who come to your site and get part-way through ordering before they abandon are among your very best future sales prospects. Key - you must have an automated campaign in place to reach out to them within hours or days (less than a week generally) of the abandon. How long precisely changes based on the offer. But, recency matters a…

Case Study Lesson: Highest-impact Places to Promote Trial Subscription Offers

In this week's new Subscription Site Insider Case Study, we interviewed SmartCredit's CMO Ethan Taub. SmartCredit is duking it out in the consumer credit info industry against such brand giants as FreeCreditReport.com. So, his marketing has to be hugely effective to gain market share. One of his best tactics -- putting free trial offers for SmartCredit on marketing partner site's thank-you pages.  For example, a mortgage company might feature a SmartCredit offer on the thank-you page…

How SmartCredit Uses Partnerships, Savvy Direct Marketing and Unique Services to Stand Out from Competitors

Ethan Taub, CMO of SmartCredit, describes how his site is thriving in the competitive consumer credit reporting/monitoring market thanks to co-branded partnerships and better direct marketing. Includes must-copy tactics for B2C subscription sites, such as thank-you page offers.
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B2C Boating Enthusiast Site Combines Magazine-Style Articles with Multimedia Content to Attract Subs and Ad Revenues

Publisher Glen Justice describes how Mad Mariner created a successful consumer boating enthusiast site with a hybrid business model. Discover how their experiments with social media and audience surveys are driving lots of traffic -- and see our five suggestions for how they could improve lead gen, conversions, site design, and ad sales.
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How Compete.com Uses Search Marketing to Attract 3x More Traffic Than Competitors & Turns Those Visitors Into Paid Subscribers

Insider's interview with Sr. Internet Marketing Manager Drew Fortin reveals how Compete.com uses SEO to get double and triple the amount of traffic as its more-established competitors. Also discover how a homepage design borrowed from B2C subscription database services is one of the site's most effective subscription marketing tactics -- and something every business information database should try.
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