The Texan has created an example of the perfect subscription page, with great cards, good benefits, and a compelling layou
When it comes to gating access to content, there’s no shortage of plugins out there designed to help make it happen. Here at Zeen101, we are laser-focused on serving news and magazine publishers. Our Leaky Paywall product is more than your typical WordPress plugin. It’s an enterprise purpose-built solution designed to accelerate your paid subscriptions. […]
IssueM can help local, real-time news publishers create quick-loading e-editions without cluttering their workflow.
With dozens of different WordPress-based plugins in the subscription/membership space, it can be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. Here at Zeen101, we are laser-focused on news and magazine publishers. Our Leaky Paywall product is more than your standard WordPress plugin. It’s an enterprise purpose-built solution designed to 3x your subscription revenues. Let’s […]
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.
Leaky Paywall and WooCommerce make it easy to set up and sell your digital subscriptions, with a versatile collections of tools.
By adding a free registration level, Small Boats increased their email signups by 20% each month. Your email list is 10x more likely to subscribe.
The Subscription Accelerator™ shows you how to make your digital publication profitable, starting with The Free Subscription Level.
This month we’ve got new tips, partners, integrations, and inspiration for your journey to subscription success.
Foreign Lobby is making the most of their content with a regular subscription, with donations, and with pay-per-post articles.
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.
IP Blocker stops incognito browsers from bypassing your paywall. Add a free level registration and they join your subscription funnel.
This month, get tools and techniques for understanding subscriber behavior and pulling them into your subscriber funnel.
Having an app can increase your paid subscriptions by 10-30%. It opens up a whole new base of subscribers and improves reader experience.
ZEEN101’s Ultimate Guidebook for News & Magazine Publishers is a quick start guide for accelerating your digital subscriptions.
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.
Learn how to create new, revenue-generating products with features that already exist on your site, in Episode 15 of the Paywall Podcast.
This episode of the Paywall Podcast walks you through the different ways of targeting your subscribers and what to say to them.
Learn how to use your touchpoints to improve the reader experience and convert paid subscriptions in this short installment of the Paywall Podcast.
With Leaky Paywall, Tea Journey Magazine has found a way to make easy money with donations, with just a few clicks of a button.
Groups can be as unique as individuals. Find the four different ways to sell bulk subscriptions to different organizations.
The May update shares ways to increase subscriptions with new uses for existing tools: your paywall, your touchpoints, even your renewals.
Stone Soup, a magazine for and by children, offers individual, group, school, and gift subscriptions with Leaky Paywall and WooCommerce.
In this Paywall Podcast episode, Greg Grisolano of LandLine Media discusses the redesign that brought a legacy publication into the future.
The April update shows off increased functionality in WooCommerce, corporate and group accounts, custom fields, VAT tax rates, and more.
When your content is unique, it requires tailored protection. Setting a tightly-metered paywall with easy subscriber access is the key.
Episode 11 of the Paywall Podcast looks at how a digital edition sells print subscriptions and how to take an annual conference virtual.
Leaky Paywall is built specifically for the needs of news and magazine publishers that use WordPress. In fact, you can generate more revenue streams than you thought possible by taking advantage of its core flexibility. Flexibility = More revenue streams We thought it would be a good idea to showcase how different publishers are using […]
The March update includes tips and tools to reduce friction, streamline your workflow, and master the mystery of social media marketing.
Episode 10 of the Paywall Podcast is a primer on social media and email marketing from a career expert, based on real life successes.
Easily add a paid newsletter subscription with Leaky Paywall and MailChimp… complete with automated payments and expiration cut-offs
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.
The Question of Revenue Should your publication be seeking subscriptions, encouraging donations, or offering memberships? The three main revenue models are a hot topic in the publishing world at the moment. The simple answer? All three. Episode 8 of the Paywall Podcast is a roundtable discussion between ZEEN101’s Pete Ericson, Jeremy Green, and Tyler Channell […]
The Lifecycle of an All-Digital Magazine In Episode 7 of the Paywall Podcast, ZEEN101’s Jeremy Green talks to Todd Moen of Catch Magazine. The Official Journal of Flyfishing Photography and Film, Catch has been an all-digital, high-resolution publication for over a decade. In that time, the magazine has weathered every storm and survived every evolution of […]
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 […]
Consider selling individual access to live stream concerts as Deutsche Grammophon does with Leaky Paywall
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: […]
More subscriptions, less stress Paid subscriptions are a key revenue source for most publications. Fortunately, there are any number of easy promotions and strategies a publisher can run to increase those crucial subscriptions. In this episode of the Paywall Podcast, How To Generate More Paid Subscriptions With Promotions, Pete, Jeremy, and Tyler go through a […]
In this video Nick Pataro from MagHub and I go over the strategy to building a strong email list that, in turn, attracts paying subscribers and advertisers. Follow along step-by-step to understand how to develop a free registration capture for your publication to rapidly build your email list, then convert paying subscribers, and also become […]
Knowing the waters The success of a magazine, digital or otherwise, hinges on knowing and appealing to its readers. Understanding and catering to the needs of your target demographic is vital to your publication. The Fisherman has gone all out to do just that. Fishing is, of course, a variable experience. It depends on the […]
A profile of a successful publication Every profitable publication is born out of a wealth of experience that can be shared. In this episode of the Paywall Podcast, Interview with Street Photography Magazine, Pete sits down with Bob, the founder of Street Photography Magazine, to discuss the journey and strategies that built its success. Listen […]
New ideas for a profitable publication Every publication is different, but even small or unusual publications can be profitable. In the third episode of the Paywall Podcast, 6 Examples of Successful Publication & Product Launches, Pete, Jeremy, share diverse examples of publishers who found creative ways to generate revenue. Listen now. Our featured publishers […]
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 […]
An Overlooked Opportunity A profitable digital publication has a lot of moving pieces. Your ever-growing archive of content, your paywall protector, the teasing newsletters, your various subscription levels: all of these play a part in your success. So it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller players. But every page can help the subscription process […]
Our WooCommerce add-on can cater to the payment needs of your specific region without disrupting the smooth subscription experience you’ve crafted for your readers.
Find Your Cornerstone This month, we’re focusing on perfecting the fundamentals. The first step to a profitable publication is getting the basics right. We kick it off with a few words on Leaky Paywall’s full compliance with SCA regulations. Then we unveil our new Paywall Podcast and a couple new integrations to simplify your workflow, […]
Looking to generate more subscribers with your paywall? We discuss paywall strategies and tactics for news and magazine publishers. With over 900 publishers running our subscription platform we have learned quite a bit about what works (and doesn’t) in digital publishing. Join Pete, Jeremy, and Tyler for a deep dive that will help you grow […]
Grab a pencil and a couple of sheets of paper… this (true) story starts with a person I call the frenzied publisher. A big mess Some time ago I walked into the office of this publisher who was scanning a conference room table (with about 30 pieces of paper on it) in order to re-design […]
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 […]
Catch Magazine: The Official Journal of Fly Fishing Photography & Film has a ten-year history of visually stunning digital editions. The magazine’s contributors are avid fly fishers but they are, first and foremost, gifted photographers.
How would you like to add 1000 new email addresses to your list in a week? Or 7000 new in just a few months? This is exactly what happened when The Business Journal launched their free registration wall, and new subscribers continue to sign up. After limiting access to free subscribers they turned on Leaky […]
The Welch News, a small paper serving McDowell County, West Virginia for almost a century, nearly buckled under the weight.
“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.
From Casual To Committed The key to winning the subscription game is capturing the attention of your casual readers. Most of those readers will find you by searching for a specific topic and finding a specific article or through a recommendation on social media. (That’s why you have a metered paywall, after all: to make […]
Strong Content, Strong Protection The Heisenberg Report is a digital publication of real-time political and financial news. They pride themselves on content that is current, accurate, rich with information, and just snarky enough to be engaging. All of which means that the Heisenberg Report has much to protect with its paywall. And that is why […]