- Nov 12, 2015
I've seen a lot of sites offer no ads as a feature with the paid subscription. I know this alone is not enough, but did you consider doing this at all? What made you get rid of ads completely instead of offering it as one of the perks?
I personally hate ads. I thought it would be a more valuable experience to my users. And adsene was paying crap. Actually I was inspired by Consumer Reports and how they don't have ads at all and are completely member supported. It gives an air of independence and non bias to the institutions and products we cover.
And while I have nothing to support this idea, I think people might be more willing to purchase if it's the only source of income for the site.
Have you ever had to prevent the people who can access more information from freely spreading it to the people who aren't paying?
(I'm considering a similar approach, which is the reason I'm wondering about these things.)
While I don't think this has been a problem for me it would be impossible to prevent. If you provide enough value at a reasonable price this won't be a noticeable problem.