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Hi David,

You should be proud of what you have built with your team at Interest, it's a great financial website.  You and your staff work hard and deserve to be remunerated accordingly.

The irony is not lost on me, that for a financial publication, you're struggling to get enough income to do what you want and need with your site.  Finance 101 would suggest that if you provide a top service to someone, that someone should pay you for the use of that great service

I would simply suggest to provide your paying supporters more benefits over the free-loaders.  

- For starters restrict the comments section to paying supporters.

- Delay new articles to the freeloaders by a few hours

- I'm sure you could think of a few more 


Well said


Property articles for subscribers only 🥴. 

Your points are well made though. Great website to support. The amount I use it, the subscription is worth it just to clear the ads alone. 


Hi all,

Many thanks for the kind words and excellent points raised. David and I will have a chat about it and see what we can use and implement. Much appreciated!


When has the controlling anything been successful??  None of the ideas suggested make any sense.

The best way to grow is marketing and getting advertisers. 

I click on most of the advertising on the website and if I have a need, I will buy too. 

Let's help the website by posting links for stories on other social media platforms, that helps bring in the web traffic.

Be creative not restrictive. Just my two cents. 


NGK, do you work?  If so, if you're an employee, do you not expect to be paid for your work?  If you own your own business, do you provide you products or services for free?  How do you pay your employees?  Why would you then expect Interest to provide their services free to you?  Does that not make you greedy, expecting to read all their articles for free ???


Maybe a small icon next to our usernames could indicate if the member is a paying supporter? Even better could be a number on the icon, indicating years of support.  It'd be there on every post then, a gentle reminder for non-subscribers.


A limitation on free access to articles per user per day could help, just like what Harvard Business Review does.


Boo (downvoted)


Agree, potentially absolutely disastrous suggestions.


Ozzy2 & ZS,

"Boo" and "disastrous suggestions", can you two not come up with some more constructive suggestions to help Interest?