Publishers need to diversify revenue streams for long term success. But how?
Eric and Pete dive deep into free registrations and paid subscription strategies. Make sure you check out Eric’s High Value Publishing podcast (where this interview is also published).
Get the rundown on boosting your revenue with the simple pricing of yours publication’s digital subscription, in this five minute video.
Paywall Optimizer is a visual walkthrough of your subscription funnel, identifying issues and offering easy tactics for improvement.
Wilderness Living has built a slick, modern website with a strong, consistent user experience using no Big Tech providers.
This month, we go in depth on creating a user experience that converts casual readers to paid subscriptions, along with a few other tips.
Our formula for revving up your paid subscriptions and, with them, your revenue.
This month we have a deep dive how your email newsletter can grow paid subscriptions, along with tips and tools for your reader experience.
Covering the importance of your email newsletter.
A framework for how publishers can grow subscriptions: from email registrations and free levels to increased traffic and paying subscribers. (Video and transcript)
This month we have news on Leaky Paywall security updates, a way to fine-tune your meter, and successful examples from our publishers.
The Texan has created an example of the perfect subscription page, with great cards, good benefits, and a compelling layou
IssueM can help local, real-time news publishers create quick-loading e-editions without cluttering their workflow.
Tips on subscriber behavior, fine-tuning your site, and integrations for partners you trust: get squared away before the holidays!
Understanding user behavior guides subscription messaging, but Western Standard has taken it a step further to aid in content creation.
Better tools help you gain more subscriptions. This month’s update is all about improving and enhancing existing tools for your benefit.
This month we’ve got new tips, partners, integrations, and inspiration for your journey to subscription success.
Paywall Podcast Episode 16 explores different ways to sell group subscriptions and explains how, when, and why you should use each one.
Rugby News has found a way to combine a free registration level, email-based bulk subscriptions, and advertising sponsorships into something new.
This month, get tools and techniques for understanding subscriber behavior and pulling them into your subscriber funnel.
The complete intro to IssueM, a publishing framework for every publisher. It creates searchable, shareable, mobile-friendly digital editions.
This month, learn how to generate revenue from tools you already have. Make the most of renewals and donations, build new products.
With Leaky Paywall, Tea Journey Magazine has found a way to make easy money with donations, with just a few clicks of a button.
The May update shares ways to increase subscriptions with new uses for existing tools: your paywall, your touchpoints, even your renewals.
The April update shows off increased functionality in WooCommerce, corporate and group accounts, custom fields, VAT tax rates, and more.
The March update includes tips and tools to reduce friction, streamline your workflow, and master the mystery of social media marketing.
Working Together Building new tools and functionalities is a collaborative process at ZEEN101. Sometimes the ideas arise internally: trends we see in the industry, weather-proofing the software for changes in technology, and so on. But often, we build new tools because a publisher had a wild idea and wanted to see if it was possible. […]
New Uses For Old Things We’re well into the new year and it’s time to take a look at the things we have and think: How could that be better? The result is a host of new ideas for using tools you already have in new and exciting ways. Now you can do AB testing on […]
Don’t get caught out by website accessibility. Fortunately, compliance with the ADA website requirements doesn’t have to be difficult.
A Lifetime of Knowledge It shouldn’t be a surprise that outreach tactics can be shared between print and digital publications. The two formats are inextricably linked in many ways. In this episode of the Paywall Podcast, Pete chats with Greg Wolfe of Four String Media, who has spent an entire career helping magazines of both […]
Happy New Year! It’s a new year for the world and for your publication. We’ve got some great new tips and tools for boosting your revenue and optimizing your publication. Now you can easily create a paid newsletter or charge individually for premium content. You can track your revenue on the dashboard and find new […]
A Different Kind of Content Strategy Wouldn’t it be nice if someone else generated some of your content for you? Wouldn’t it be even nicer if they paid you for the privilege? The richness of your content is what draws and retains your readers. Valuable content that caters to the needs and interests of your […]
Gifts That Keep On Giving The holidays are right around the corner and to help you spruce up your publication for the season, we’ve got a few new tips and tools. Add a flipbook, run some promotions, reduce your stress with simplified processes or new information, find some inspiration in the journeys other publications have taken: […]
Fine-Tuning For Fall You already have a fully-stocked tool kit for the success of your publication. But are you using every feature and function to its full potential? With a handful of updates, small and large, new integrations, and a whole bunch of tips on optimizing what you already have, it’s time to take your publication to the […]
There’s Something About MailChimp… Your email marketing isn’t just a sales funnel, it’s a sales vortex. It doesn’t just direct your readers to a paid subscription, it sucks them in. A reader on your email list is 10x more likely to purchase a subscription. Which is why, this month, we’re all about MailChimp and its […]
“We already had a digital magazine going out once a month that people were paying for,” he says. “But we also felt that the content we put out daily was of sufficient value to people that they probably wouldn’t be completely adverse to paying for that as well.”
An Overloaded Site Total Football Analysis provides exactly what’s in the name: in-depth analysis of the current world of soccer: its leagues, its players, its tactics and strategies. It’s an embarrassment of football riches. Between the monthly magazine and the daily site content, Total Football Analysis was providing so much material that their old site […]
Let your subscribers select their topics of interest with a low profile custom news feed.
This year, ZEEN101 observes its 10th Anniversary. That’s a full decade of providing publishers with the tools they need to be a true and vital presence on the web.
Value & Simplicity Publishers focus their efforts on crafting valuable content for their target audiences. That’s their main purpose. But the revenue comes from making sure that people are seeing and paying for that content. Making your content easy to access gives readers more reasons to subscribe. Making the subscription process frictionless increases the likelihood […]
Chatting With the Experts Digital subscriptions are an issue critical to the world of publishing. So it’s not surprising that it would be a popular topic for discussion. That’s why ZEEN101’s Pete Ericson sat down for a chat with Vahe Arabian of the State of Digital Publishing podcast. The podcast runs for about 50 minutes and […]
The Finishing Touch Most of our efforts are focused on convincing readers to become subscribers. It’s easy to forget that there is still one last step: actually purchasing the subscription. Most subscription checkouts are an afterthought: one long, scrolling page collecting all the vital information at once. As if the publication is afraid that the […]
Personal Generosity What goes around, comes around. It’s not a new philosophy and it comes in many forms and phrases, but the general idea is this: do the right thing and rewards will find their way back to you. The Coloradoan – the main news source for Northern Colorado – has hit upon a great […]
Theoretically Valuable Classifieds are an effective resource for a digital publication when bundled with a subscription. They are particularly salient for the readers of Small Boats Monthly – a publication for the aficionados of small watercraft. Small Boats Monthly’s audience is primarily the type of people who fix up or build or experiment with one […]
Leaky Paywall Makes Your Life Just A Little Easier A metered paywall is a necessity for a digital publication. It protects your content without locking away its value from the search engines and social media outlets that drive reach and visibility. A flexible metered paywall like Leaky Paywall can do even more. It allows you […]
Take a Bow! Many congratulations to Modern Drummer and Einstein Magazine (and if you can’t wait… see the Folio winners now). Their rockstar digital publications nabbed them a place among the prestigious Folio: Ozzie Awards, winner and finalist. Who are they? Einstein Magazine serves the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Modern Drummer is 40 years of […]
The Challenge: Valuable News Hidden Away The Austin Monitor is an online news publisher dedicated to the local political and business happenings of Austin, Texas. Though their content was prolific and valuable, their original hard paywall severely limited the growth of their readership. After all, it’s hard to court new readers when they can only […]
A Powerful Tool That Molds To Your Hand All on its own, Leaky Paywall is a powerful tool for increasing paid subscriptions. Just using the standard set of options and configurations allows web-based publications to increase their readership, their reach, and their social media footprint. Now, imagine what we can do if we start to […]
Tea Journey Magazine began in 2016 with the knowledge that its readers were out there. A successful Kickstarter campaign (they raised almost $100,000) gave it everything it needed to launch its digital publication as an offering to tea connoisseurs.
A Year of Effort, A Year of Reward 2017 was The Year of Modern Drummer’s Digital Magazine. Originally a print magazine with a decent news blog and articles hidden in PDFs, Modern Drummer expanded to include a true, issue-based online publication. ZEEN101’s Anvil suite of products played a significant role in the process. Over the […]