File Under: Glossary

Subscriptions


While a few sites rely on subscriptions for their primary revenue stream (see the Wall Street Journal and, um, Slate), most content providers use subscriptions as a supplementary revenue stream (i.e., a way to eke out a little more money). Usually, these “all the extras” subscriptions offer users such exciting baubles as a free email or special discounts from advertisers. (Oooh! Aaah!)