The Internet is a proven medium for information sharing and content dissemination and e-content sites flourished with the introduction of the World Wide Web. Initially these sites relied on Internet advertising as a means towards profitability but that proved to be short-sighted. In order for most e-content sites to be successful today, they must re-examine, modify and re-adjust their online business practices. One way to do this is to adopt a ‘some free-some fee’ services based model. In this model, content remains free but is enhanced with a collection of services to which fees are assessed. A review of e-content Web sites utilizing this model was undertaken and findings suggest variation in the types of services provided and the pricing structures employed.
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