Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Readers will pay 'as little as possible' to access news websites: paidContent poll reveals
The paidContent:UK/Harris Interactive poll today asks the question: "how much would readers be prepared to pay to access news websites?" and gets the answer "as close to nothing as they can get away with..."
paidContent says: "When asked the maximum amount they would be prepared to pay, respondents who read a free news site at least once a month gave us the lowest possible amount in each category - annual subscriptions under £10, a day pass costing under £0.25 and per-article fees of between 1p and 2p."
The poll has already revealed that only five percent of regular news site users would pay if their favourite site started charging, and that readers would prefer to subscribe annually.