Today, I noticed that Forbes.com now requires a subscription:
I like the following tweet from @cfoandrew:
And I agree with the following tweets from @korlando2251:
Absolutely! And its only $6.99/mth. The value we get from those articles far exceeds the cost imo.— Not That Karen (@korlando2251) January 6, 2021
I also get so much value from reading posts by @taxgirl and other Forbes writers. But I currently don’t need to subscribe to Forbes.com because I can read posts from Forbes.com and articles from Forbes magazine (and many other news sources) through Apple News+.
The point that @taxtherapist505 in her tweet is important:
Yep. Me too. And @janetnovack. Want all those Tweeps to keep writing and keep getting paid.— Amber Gray-Fenner, EA 💚🦈💚 (@taxtherapist505) January 6, 2021
I wonder: How will contributors now be compensated when some readers, like me, will not subscribe to Forbes.com because they get the content elsewhere? While it is true that the prior monetization strategy for Forbes.com – serving ads – was not as effective for people who get their content delivered elsewhere, there were times when I went to Forbes.com directly to read posts there. Now, after my 4 free articles, I cannot access posts at Forbes.com, so they cannot serve me any ads.