Originally written on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Starting here in the month of May, the website is moving toward a hybrid “free content/paid content” system. There will still be daily content that will be free to everyone, but there will also be several features a week that will be behind a subscription wall that will just have small portions be “free for everyone” to see. Why is the site going to a hybrid system? I run this site full time and have for a while as my “job”. I have made money from advertising and the sale of the prospect guide, but advertising rates simply keep getting worse and I am currently getting about 20% per advertisement that I did when the website first started using ads. With getting further on in my life, it is at the point where I simply need to bring more revenue in or I simply can’t continue with the commitment of time for the website. I am basically all in at this point for 2013. If the site can be successful enough under the new format, then it will be able to continue. If there isn’t enough interest...
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