Paul Timmins (noweb4u) wrote in suggestions,
Paul Timmins

Free 1 month paid account as a teaser

Free 1 month paid account as a teaser

Short, concise description of the idea
Basically, when you order cable TV, there's always a time when the cable company is giving away a free weekend of one of the premium channels, hoping you'll like it and order it. Livejournal should have something similar to entice more paid account purchases.

Full description of the idea
A similar scenario was this BBS in town more than a few years ago. When you signed up, you got a free week of full functionality. It showed you why it was worth paying. I have a feeling most users have no idea the coolness level the benefits of a paid account bring.

An ordered list of benefits

  • More signups
  • More money
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • No income for that month
  • Might cause backlash from free users when they see how crippled their accounts are in comparison
  • You'd have to give paid users a free month too because they'd complain about not getting a free month (quite fairly)
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Probably just unlock the features for a month, not actually giving anyone paid account status
  • Add a month to all paid accounts
  • When I say month, consider it (insert amount of time here). A Month is probably too much.
  • Tags: account types, § historical
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