Many webmasters offer all their content for free and monetize their website using AdSense and affiliate offers. There is nothing wrong with that approach. But AdSense in most cases will not provide you with enough funds to keep your business going. Building your own products and offering useful services to your visitors could always provide your business with the necessary funds to go on. Charging for your premium content or using it to better promote your site could also work.

Some large publishers have already started trying the idea of putting up a paywall to fund their operations. You may not want to do this for all your stories. But it is worth trying for some of your premium content to see how it will work. These 5 plugins let you create a paywall in WordPress easily:

Restrict Content Pro: turns your website into a subscription-based community. You can create multiple subscription levels and even offer your audience with a free trial plan.

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