Contributing Columnist Ken Doctor sat down with TheStreet's Tracy Byrnes to talk about the bump in paid subscribers some U.S. media outlets are seeing after Donald Trump's election.

He breaks down some of the vital ingredients for a successful paywall. That includes having the technology ready before Trump's victory, enticing potential subscribers in with free articles and increasing both national coverage and a trust with readers.

When it comes to winning the paywall game, it doesn't hurt to have President Trump declare you as an enemy.

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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.