Leaky Paywall Monthly Updates – June 2022

New Looks at Old Favorites

We’re taking a back-to-basics approach to the summer. It’s time to review your paywall, ensure that you’re using the best practices and settings to maximize your subscription revenue.

We have tips, tools, and techniques for avoiding paywall pitfalls, attracting upgraded subscriptions, and finding creative ways to monetize your publication.

Ready to put your best foot forward? Let’s go.

Featured Appearance: Pete on Nearview Media

Not sure if you’re getting the most out of your paywall?

Our own Pete Ericson was recently interviewed on a Nearview Media High Value Publishing session. The roughly forty-minute session, titled Successful Paywall Strategies for Publishers, covers keys for success, different paywall types, and how to avoid the biggest mistakes publishers make with their paywalls.

Check it out.

Recent Features

Just making life a little easier

Setting up coupons and discount codes
The Leaky Paywall Coupons add-on makes it easy to entice your readers to upgrade their subscription level. See the setup.

Adding a one-time fee to a recurring payment
Want to add a one-time sign-up fee (or similar) to a recurring payment? Now there’s a lovely bit of code that allows you to do just that. Learn how.

New Episode: Paywall Podcast

How many articles should you give away for free on your publication’s website?

In the latest episode of the Paywall Podcast, Pete discusses how many free articles you should allow before locking down the content on your publication.

In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get guidance on the best meter setting for your publication. .

Listen to this episode now. All episodes can also be found on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.

The Tech Corner

Updates & Integrations

Basic Shipping Plugin Update
This Leaky Paywall add-on now includes a filter allowing you to adjust the countries displayed during registration. Find out more.

Stripe Checkout
In case you missed it last month, you can now enable Stripe Checkout as a payment gateway, managing your payment methods directly from your Stripe Dashboard. Learn more.

Leaky Paywall 4.18.2
The newest update to Leaky Paywall adds some new hooks and includes some code cleanup.

Recent Success Stories

How to attract a sponsorship for your free registration level

Not a podcast listener? Watch the video or read the transcript of the last episode to learn how to monetize your free registration level with a sponsorship.

Check it out.

How many articles should you give away for free on your publication’s website?

This six-minute video and article write-up walks you through the whys and wherefores of setting your meter for maximum subscription growth.

See for yourself.

More tips and updates are always available on our site. 

Until next time, be safe and be well!

Pete Ericson & Jeremy Green

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