I'm looking into ways of monetising this site, in order to help fund running costs, and help pay for future development. I thought I'd consult you all first and get some feedback before proceeding.
First up, all current site functionality will remain free. You wont be forced to pay in order to continue using this site. Instead, additional functionality may be added that is only available to premium members.
With that in mind, what additional functionality would make you consider becoming a premium member? The ability to upload your own photos is something that has been requested in the past. Would this alone be enough to tempt you to become premium?
If premium membership was to be offered, how much would you be willing to pay? £1 a month? £5/month? £10/month?
It would be great to get your feedback and opinion on this.
If you would never consider becoming a premium member and would instead make do with the free functionality currently offered, reply below so I can see a rough count of how many may and may not consider premium membership so I can better calculate if it's going to be worthwhile doing.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
you could ask for donations first. how much I would pay I have no idea (it depends on the management(wife)). but a 6 monthly or yearly subscription option should be considered as well, but would I pay the answer is yes.
I, too, would be happy to pay a subscription or a monthly rate. I would probably not use the photo option that you mention but I'm still happy to pay.
thanks for the feedback everyone, it would be good to get some feedback from a few more members though, so please post below and let me know what you think.
As requested, I have now added a "donate" button to the side of the page. Anyone wishing to do so can now place a donation of your choice to help towards the running costs of the site. Processing is via PayPal, you can donate using credit card or a paypal account.
Thanks in advance to anyone choosing to donate.
You can also help out by promoting this site. Be sure to mention it to all of your friends, post links to us on any websites you run or forums you visit.
nighthawk you should put a target of what you require and how much you have received in donations. if that don't work then subscriptions is the only way to go.
I would be happy to pay a subscription or monthly rate. A good idea to have a photo section
How would us folks accross the pond pay for the subscription? Thx
£1 a month seems like a good idea
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