Various types of online business models are discussed below from legal perspective.
Blogs are usually employed to facilitate social interaction. Most of the blogs these days employ social widgets, such as, for example, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube etc. A blog should generally include disclaimer to minimize legal liability and disclaim any warranties. Additional information regarding name and contact details of company (individual) publishing the blog should also be stated.
If blog employs editors and / or guest authors, corresponding editorial and publication policy is mandatory, which should include writing & editing guidelines, disclaimers regarding original content, infringement of copyright (intellectual property rights or IPR) of third parties, moderation guidelines etc.
2. Membership Sites
Membership sites generally charge a fee (one-time, monthly or yearly) from users to provide exposure to valuable information, which may be used by the users to learn important skills.