Subscription for Edugeek : Would you pay?
The whole "we need the adverts to pay the costs" discussion pops up again and again and each time the "well, nobody would pay a subscription" position is trotted out as the reason for it but nobody, to my knowledge has ever actually asked the question... So, here goes.
1. Would you consider paying a nominal subscription fee of say £5 a year to use the Edugeek site advert free?
2. If you wouldn't would you accept the adverts as is, without adblocking software? (be honest).
To get this started:
1. Yes... I'm already paying £15+ a year for eventid subscription and this place is very useful so £5 - £10 a year is an investment IMHO.
2. I've already installed the adblocker and whilst that means the post-1st post adverts aren't appearing I'm not blocking the main index page ads unless they are a flash hell to look at.
... and just to be realistic here, I'm pretty sure you can offer a dual level system here... Adverts for those who won't/can't pay and advert free for those who can/will.