We’d be preaching to the choir if we started this off with facts and figures about how the print newspaper industry has been struggling for years. Suffice it to say, people simply aren’t buying papers anymore, cutting you off from the ad circulation revenue that caused papers to take off a few decades ago.
We also know that some have developed options that work for keeping a paper afloat in these troubled times, but simply staying afloat isn’t enough. Wouldn’t it be nice to see revenue actually grow?
A 21st Century Newspaper
No matter how you cut it, people just don’t like papers anymore. They’re bulky, use paper (recycled or not), and spending money on something you’re just going to be throwing away or recycling at the end of the day or week just doesn’t seem financially viable.
This has caused more and more people to get their news over the computer or through a smartphone, and the industry response has been to simply put up paywalls. A 21st century solution that adapts the old school beauty of print with the digital era is possible, through web portal development.
Rather than just putting stories up like a blog, a news portal allows you to provide a digital copy of your actual newspaper to consumers, as well as two new ways to generate revenue that can either be used individually, or in combination.
New Lines or Revenue
By using our system, you can run a subscription service that allows only those with a subscription to access your newspaper, on any device they choose. Through digital transactions, which studies show are more reliable than traditional subscription services that require action on the part of the buyer to renew, you can generate a rather consistent revenue stream once again for those that want to read your paper.
Another option this provides is the ability to charge advertisers both for their ad showing in your paper edition and your digital publishing edition, with the digital edition providing even more in-depth analysis of the demographics their ads will reach.
For more information on how you can increase your revenue through a news ePortal, providing your readers with a more convenient way to read the traditional looking newspaper you work hard on every day, contact us.