Is it really possible for Pinoy bloggers to make money online? Some have been writing and blogging away for years, and have only a fistful of dollars to show for it. Perhaps there is another way…
Was reading When Will Blogging Be Accepted as a Career Choice (by Angus Shaw), when I saw a resource for online lesson plans for teachers.
If you look at that model (which relies heavily on content), they make money by selling annual subscriptions. The little under $30.00/year subscription gives you access to 30,000 plus K-12 worksheets.
Wow, great value, you say.
And that’s what makes it quite attractive to potential subscribers (parents, students, and teachers alike).
Realistically speaking, you can’t go through 30,000 worksheets in one year. Even if that’s the only thing you do. You’ll be bored silly.
Still, at $30 a year you still get good value for your money.
Pinoy Bloggers: Make money by selling access to content online.
And if you don’t have time to build some kind of content membership model, or if you simply want to make the most of what you have already have published online, then check out MediaPass, where you get to decide which pages you will charge for, and for how much.
This is also like Cleeng where you can protect certain parts of your article and charge for premium access.
(In the future, I’ll compare MediaPass versus Cleeng.)
Anyway, with MediaPass, you can sell access to premium content in your site for 1 day, 1 month, 6 months, or 1 year.
What’s the point of all of this? You don’t need to rely on only one business model (i.e., earning via online advertising). Online publishers should seriously look into the possibility of charging for content.
There are too many people offering “free content” online. It’s time for you to stand out from the crowd. 😉