Most bloggers offer all their content to their visitors for free. If your site is not getting a lot of traffic, you are going to have a difficult time make a living off of it. Adopting an aggressive social media strategy could improve your site’s chances of getting more traffic. One way to do that is by offering some of your content in return for tweets or likes. People may not be ready to pay you for your content but they could always spread your content on their favorite social networking sites. These 4 WordPress plugins allow you to lock your premium content and give them to those who support you on Twitter:
Social Locker: we had the chance to review this plugin a while back. It is a highly versatile social locker that provides support for top social networking sites. It also has built-in analytics tools so you can see how well your site is doing.
Share Locker: it hides your content behind a social wall. It is compatible with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. You can have multiple lockers on the same page.
Viral Lock: locks your content and unlocks them for those who like, tweet, or +1 your stories. Pretty simple to implement too.
Tweet2Download: allows you to require a tweet and a follow in exchange for downloads. This is a very aggressive approach, so you should try it only for your very best content.
Should you add social lockers to your premium content? That is up to you. You should pay attention to your readers’ feedback to make sure you are not turning them off with your approach.