On Tuesday March 5th The Local Denmark followed in the footsteps of our sister sites around Europe by asking regular readers to become paying Members.
What does that mean?
It means that we are asking readers to pay a small contribution either each month or annually to become a Member.
What does that get me?
In short membership gets you this:
- Access to an unlimited number of news and features articles on the site
- Exclusive features just for members on all kinds of subjects to help explain Denmark and life in the country
- Improved coverage – with a freelance budget we aim to get improve our coverage and get more voices on the site
- As a member you'll be able to comment on all articles from now on
- Fewer adverts – as a member you'll see less advertising on our articles
- Unlimited access to all the other Local news sites around Europe
- Special newsletters just for members
What else will my money go towards?
Our primary aim is to continue to grow amid an increasingly tough media landscape and your contribution will help us to not have to rely on advertising revenue in future. That will help us improve what we write about and make us more accountable to readers rather than advertisers.
As members, we will be asking for your views and seeking your contributions on a regular basis. In short, we want you to get involved.
How much does it cost?
The offer, which gives you 30 percent off the price of annual membership, is to give loyal readers the chance to join at a cheaper rate before we introduce the paywall at the beginning of March. The special offer is time limited.
That means if you are in Denmark you can sign up today for 245 kroner per year, rather than the normal annual price of 350 kroner. If you want to pay monthly, you will be given the first month for free, so that you will pay the normal monthly rate of 35 kroner for your first two months of Membership.
If you are are outside Denmark you can pay €34.99 for the first year of annual Membership instead of €49.99. Please note, if you are in the US or the UK the money will be taken in your local currency.
If you've read enough you can join now by CLICKING HERE to see the sign up page. Your support is much appreciated.
Please explain why you have introduced a paywall again?
If you want to know about why we have taken this step then you can read this article. An important factor is that advertising alone is no longer enough to survive in the ruthless modern media industry.