PPV is something that some of us really enjoy. Whether its a UFC PPV, or a Boxing Fight, people have always been willing to pay money for access to things they value. That PPV world is about to get a whole lot bigger and some of you might not like what you are about to read.
GQ magazine is just one of many companies that will be forcing you to pay every time you want to read their articles if you are not a subscriber to their site.
They require their subscribers to not have ad blockers running, this ensures advertisers on their site that they will get the maximum exposure they want.
If you are not a subscriber but want to read one of their articles without seeing ads, you will have to pay a fee to make that happen. I am already seeing blogs where they don’t want followers, they want paid subscribers.
This would be like me charging people a monthly fee just to have access to read my content. Do not be shocked if this becomes a normal thing.
Forbes is working on this as well for their site. In the future you will be paying for access to content to most major companies websites. You’ll have a virtual piggy bank on the site that you put money in and as long as their is money in it, you can browse their content.
This is an attempt to control viewers and also save their asses. They are losing so much money on advertising these days that they had to come up with something to offset the losses……this is what they have come up with so far.
Do not be shocked if you have to pay 50 cents per article you read from now on on certain sites. A lot of companies like this idea because they know people are loyal to certain things and information sources is one of those.
People only go to 1-2 main websites for all their knowledge. Much like the news, some people only watch one channel or network and they are bias to that so online sites are now starting to capitalize on that bias.
Michael Opolski is an Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor, Mentor, Music Producer, Blogger, & Author.