Some people get confused when they realize they have to pay a small amount of money in order to get full access to the My Fishing Cape Cod website.
The reality is that the website's monthly membership fee is exactly what makes everything you see here on My Fishing Cape Cod possible.
Today I want to take a moment to explain a bit more about the pay-for-access concept.
I originally published this post in 2017, however I like to re-publish this post every so often because we always have new people here on the website.
So without further ado, below are my top 3 reasons why charging for access to MFCC makes perfect sense. 👇
1) No Banner Ads
Most fishing websites are supported through advertisements. When you visit these types of websites, you will see all sorts of ads begging for your attention.
I believe banner ads take away from the online experience. Banner ads are distracting and often annoying. Personally I just don't like them, and I no longer visit websites like the Saltwater Sportsman because of them.
When I started My Fishing Cape Cod in 2011, I quickly realized I did not want to populate the website with a bunch of ads. I knew banner ads would annoy visitors to the website and detract from their experience.
By charging $9.99/month for full access to this website, you are essentially paying to maintain the "advertisement free" browsing experience.
Imagine if you could pay to have advertisements removed from the entire internet? How much would that be worth to you?
I know I would pay at least $25/month to never see an online advertisement ever again!
2) Paying Eliminates "Haters"
Have you ever tried posting a question to an online fishing forum, only to receive a bunch of rude and disrespectful replies from "haters and bashers"?
Have you ever read the nonsense and profanity left in the comments of videos posted on Facebook and YouTube?
Here on My Fishing Cape Cod you will encounter exponentially less "hating and bashing" due to the simple fact that our members pay a small amount of money each month for full access to our website.
Even our $1 dollar 30 day trial is enough to scare away almost all the haters and bashers out there. As soon as you start charging money for something (no matter how small that amount of money is) the vast majority haters and bashers go away.
This is particularly true in regard to online fishing forums.
Because of our $9.99 monthly membership fee, I can say with confidence that our forum is one of the friendliest and most helpful fishing forums on the web.
3) Constant New Additions
As our membership base grows, I am able to create and improve upon everything we offer. This means I am consistently re-investing in an effort to create a better and more valuable experience for members.
The table below highlights some of the additions I have made to My Fishing Cape Cod since the website launched in 2011.
As our membership base grows, I can continue to add more services and improve the overall MFCC experience.
Simply put, none of what you see in the table above would of been possible without the revenue generated through our small $9.99/month membership fee.
I hope this helps explain a bit more about how My Fishing Cape Cod works the way it does. If you have any questions, just let me know by commenting below.
Tight lines! 🎣
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