We’ve been following Andrew Sullivan and his attempt to run The Dish via subscriber support only, and now that it has been six months since the site launched, he has provided a status update. According to Sullivan, The Dish has 27,349 subscribers and revenue is at $715,000 – not too short of his goal of $900,000 by the end of the year.
Conversion rate for the site is also at 2.5 percent, which is pretty good. However, as Sullivan notes, most of the revenue came within the first few days after The Dish debuted, and things could get hairy if all those people who signed up in the beginning don’t re-up when their year subscription is done.
If you’re one of the many people who hit the metered paywall limit — Sullivan says there are now 28,000 of you — why not subscribe? It’s only $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year. We keep bringing this up because if Sullivan succeeds it’s a positive step for digital journalism, so don’t expect us to stop nagging you anytime soon.