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Newspaper Websites With Paywalls Doubled In A Year – Infographic

Newspaper Websites With Paywalls Doubled in a Year [INFOGRAPHIC].

There are many more major news websites putting up paywalls these days, charging subscription fees to those who had been receiving that content free for years. We wanted to find out how widespread the shift from free to pay is on today’s Internet, and the result is this infographic that illustrates the extent of this phenomenon.

What did we find? Over the past couple of years, major news sites have been jumping on the paywall bandwagon, with more than 300 newspapers now charging for online content. That number has doubled in the past year, and continues its upward momentum.

Given the dire straits of local newspapers, their parent companies needed to supplant their dwindling income with revenue directly from readers. In the old days when paper dominated, newspapers could earn tidy sums selling advertising, particularly classified ads. That business is a mere shadow of its former self today, thanks to online ad juggernauts such as Craigslist and dwindling subscribers to print editions of newspapers.

But isn’t there a problem with traffic loss when a newspaper builds the paywall? As you’ll see in the infographic (presented by bestcollegesonline.org), some papers lost large percentages when switching over to paywalls — upwards of a third of their website traffic. Counterintuitively, others did much better. And, some sites have failed miserably when attempting to charge for their content.

Take a look at this exclusive infographic, and then tell us what you think of paywalls, paying for content, the state of newspapers in the U.S. today, and whether you think this phenomenon will continue on its upward trajectory on a long-term basis. Is the content worth the money?

Source: Mashable.com

Infographic courtesy bestcollegesonline.org

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Business: Why Startups Fail – Infographic

Building a successful business is every entrepreneur’s goal – but only 1 in 12 succeed. Why do startups fail? The Startup Genome project analyzed data from 3,200 companies and came up with some answers. At the core of any successful business are two things: a good product and a large market for that product. In other words, a startup should be able to scale. And to scale properly, it must balance the growth of five core dimensions: customers, product, team, business model, and funding. The dominant reason for failure: premature scaling of one or more of those dimensions. View the infographic for more!

Source: Visual.ly

Changing Business Model? – From Basement Podcast to Dating School

Your business model needs love too…

LinkedIn beats estimates with a surprise profit – Aug. 4, 2011

LinkedIn beats estimates with a surprise profit – Aug. 4, 2011.

Of all the social media sites, this is the one with the best perspective and that will stick. LinkedIn has a good business model and multiple sources of income. That times are rough right now, is not really an issue for the company. The site is used by job seekers and by companies for hiring services, besides other activities.

“Levron B2B Network Brokers Home”

“Levron B2B Network Brokers Home”.

Levron, Daniel Modiano, President.This guy has a great business model. Take a look all and see if you can be of help.

LinkedIn IPO on May 19th?

linkedin1 As it looks like the much anticipated LinkedIn IPO seems to happen on Thursday, May 19th. The target price for LinkedIn shares is $32-$35. The company hopes to raise around $274 million and with those targets the value of the company could reach $3billion. Watch the video below for more information. My personal tip: This is a go, from all the “Social Media” sites out there, this appears to be the best business model to me. 

What is your opinion? Do you think the LinkedIn IPO is a good idea? Participate in my poll.
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