For the purposes of a different community project (to the one I just posted about in my ‘Does anyone have any experience of attracting a sponsor? topic) I was wondering if anyone knew of any communities that were successful in charging for membership (or perhaps you run one) that I could check out? It’s something we are contemplating for a membership scheme we run with 30,000+ members and are just interested to learn from others experiences to help inform the strategy for this area of the business.
Personally (the above is more for my director) I would also be interested if you knew of any who had tried to charge for membership but failed. Preferably epically failed as for the current community I manage I am pretty sure we will kill it if we charge and prefer the sponsorship route to monetise…so the more examples I have illustrating that the better!
Thanks in advance for any replies!