An interesting new monetization strategy for bloggers is emerging today – letting readers subscribe to your blog via Text Messages.
TextMarks has launched this new service which allows bloggers to either charge $4.99 or $9.99 per month to their readers to get these instantaneous alerts.
It’s currently only available to US cell phone users on Cingular, Verizon, Sprint or Alltel.
I’m not sure it’d work for the majority of blogs as an income stream – but for those who break news that people must know – then it could be a worthwhile monetization stream to look into.
Some questions for readers:
- Would you pay for this type of service?
- What type of blogs/sites would you pay for this type of service on?
- Do you think your readers would pay for it?