• Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, 5 years ago

    Curious, if subscription isn't a good fit, what would be a better business model for Pttrns?

    2 points
    • Nathan NNathan N, 5 years ago

      I think the biggest issue is being told to disable adblock. Forbes did that once and people got malware. Maybe sponsored ads would be a better fit? Matt Gruber's Daring Fireball is a good example.

      0 points
    • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 5 years ago

      Unfortunately having an opinion on what isn't right doesn't equal knowing what is right.

      It would be better to know directly from you if the subscription model is actually working.. Do you have a lower than expected MAU rate since you implemented the subscription model? Are you seeing an increase in bounce rate? I can see that paying the subscription allows people to remove ads.. So are you getting reasonable ad revenue from unsubscribed users? Or do ads only serve the purpose of being a motivator to subscribe now? Is there maybe a value in allowing full archive access to users who are not subscribed so that you can get more ad revenue?

      These suggestions may be bland, but without knowing your business the way you do, I can't be expected to have the answers.

      2 points