In light of all the talks we have been having about the use and opportunities presented by social media; do you think its Ok to make money through these platforms? An excellent blog I follow asked this question: Twist Image Blog: “There is nothing wrong with making money”
I agree. If the content or community is of value and the owner sees an opportunity to make money from it, why not?! Paying a little fee not only raises expectations regarding quality of content, it makes those who are paying for the content feel special for participating and/or acquiring knowledge or information they know not everyone has access too.
I wonder though. Since we are all such bright students and will hopefully some day be leaders in our respective industries… would we ever charge for the insights and thoughts posted on this blog? I guess considering the purpose of our blog, the answer would be: NO. But what about the future? Maybe our thoughts are worth more than we think.