Home Blogs, News, Advice Personal Blogs NEW POLL: Will you Pay Rs. 99/Month to Support Lawctopus? Blogs, News, AdvicePersonal Blogs NEW POLL: Will you Pay Rs. 99/Month to Support Lawctopus? By The Admin - October 13, 2013 230 14 ShareTweet+1Share11 SharesLoading… ShareTweet+1Share11 Shares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Corporate Lawyer Writes a Letter to His 1st Year Law Student Self He Earns From the Lawyers! The Man Behind ‘Dinkar Book Store’ and Dukkis The Myth of ‘Mind the Gap’: How Lower-Ranked NLUs are Fast Catching Up Comment via Facebook 14 COMMENTS Okay first of all it will be good for the Admin/Owner of the Lawctopus to place before the law students how Rs. 99/- [a major sum if there are more no. of students going to pay 99rs.]is going to help Lawctopus now after its successful run for 3 years. If this position is justified I don’t think there will be any more commenting on not to give as this portal has helped a number of students with useful information. 🙂 Reply The content is definitely useful, and I, for one, won’t mind paying Rs. 100. However, I think you should provide some extra benefit to those who do decide to pay. I mean, in an ideal world, people should be willing to pay 100 bucks considering all the useful info that they get from Lawctopus, but we don’t live in an ideal world. Reply Hi Rahul, We don’t want to restrict access. Those who want to pay, can pay. Or maybe we can have an exclusive monthly newsletter with original, useful content for the subscribers [99 Rs./month] Reply I don’t think the content on Lawctopus is at par with some of the other websites which have restricted access to certain articles. If you improve/add better content then maybe a few people might pay. Given the current quality and frequency of articles, I would not be willing to pay. Voluntary payment seems like a weird idea. I don’t know how that would work. Law students do pay Rs 99 for coffee. But then, there you get good coffee in return 😛 On a more serious note, I think Lawctopus needs to improve the quality of articles to quite an extent to be able to make people pay to read them. Reply We’ve never tried for content which is high in ‘creative’ or ‘literary’ merit Apoorv. Our criteria is ‘usefulness’. If the content is helpful to law students, it goes up. Reply @Apporv: What other websites are these that you speak of? Reply 100% pro paying for good content. Kshitiz, misplaced freeloader mentality is why mainstream print media is in pathetic shape today. It’s why an entire page of every major paper is dedicated to who threw up over whose make up after quaffing whose free hooch. Profit models are the only way to keep a great thing going. And you may kiss transparency and credibility goodbye if sites like this one had to be financed by folks with different stakes. Ok, You don’t earn. How do you pay for law school? Take all the reasons you just thought up (because you thought of “why” not “how”:)) and explain how most of them don’t apply to Lawctopus today. @admin: What does “voluntarily” imply here? Would those who don’t pay have restricted access? Would those who do enjoy privileges? Reply Don’t know about others, but if some one who get to know about the events and later on win it or use this forum to promote their events which turns out to be successful should contribute a little from what they have earned ‘as a reward’. Reply No way man! We don’t earn yet :X Reply It will be a ‘voluntary’ thing; those who want to pay can, those who don’t want shouldn’t. Rs.99: that’s how much you spend for coffee in a decent place! Reply Ha ha an average law student spending Rs.99 for a cup of coffee? Now that’d be a sight to see. Reply I pay just 6/- and get a hot and decent coffee. We have student friendly canteens Reply For all the experiences we share and the updates we painstakingly assemble for you all, let us know our worth 🙂 Reply Everyone sends in to you, for dissemination; how many times you find out and help out those who don’t send it in to you ? Reply Comment via Wordpress Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.