Businessinsider.com is a publication I check out several times a day since it usually publishes 100+ articles on every topic from Tech to Sports.
BusinessInsider.com is starting BI Intelligence a paid subscription service that will require a membership to view certain articles.
In the case of BI Intelligence cost range from $199 a month (intro Price) all the way up to $3,999 (intro Price) which will wind up being $499 a month and $4,999 a year once the intro pricing ends.
In the domain name space both Domainincite.com and DotNxt.com both a have paid section
Domainincite.com has Domain Incite Pro, which costs $799 a year, Dotnxt.com paid section requires that you become a member.
So we would ask is this the future of blogging?
Other than advertisers blogging is a lot of work with minimal returns. Many bloggers incur a lot of travel expenditures attending conference like ICANN to report stories, that alone is going to force more and more bloggers to go to some to some sort of pay for info.
Selling access to exclusive content, something that was pretty untenable years ago looks like it maybe more the norm in the next couple of years