April 16

Should You Create a Membership Site?

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Create a Membership SiteYou may have heard that membership sites are one of the best online business models that you can use. So you may be wondering if you should create a membership site and if you have the know-how to pull it off. Read on for 5 great benefits of this model to consider and a solution for making the process much easier:

  • Monthly recurring income

    This has to be the number one benefit of starting a membership site. When you have 100, 200 or even 500 members paying you on a monthly basis for your information, that’s pretty cool. Imagine the possibilities! At just $10 per month, you could be looking at  $5,000 a month with 500 members.  The question to consider is: Do you have enough content to keep 500 people or more interested and engaged to continue their membership?

  • Affiliates promoting for you

    Affiliates love membership sites. Think about it. If you, as an affiliate, have the choice between recurring monthly income and a one-time ebook sale in the same niche, you’d most likely choose the membership site all day long. The question to consider is: Do you have an affiliate program that makes it easy to integrate with your membership site software?

  • Dominate your niche

    When you create a membership site, you have a platform to totally dominate your niche. Within the gates of your membership site, you can offer a wide variety of content like articles, short reports, teleconferences, videos, webinars, podcasts, ecourses and more.  There’s no faster way to brand yourself as an expert within your niche than by creating a membership site. The question to consider is: Do you have the expertise or access to the expertise to produce high quality content on a regular basis?

  • Backend sales opportunities

    The income from a membership site doesn’t stop with the monthly membership fees. There are plenty of opportunities to make additional income from your site. You can sell private tutoring, advanced products and platinum memberships. Once your membership site grows sufficiently, advertisers will be interested in paying you to place their ads on your site. The question to consider is: Do you have a plan to leverage the membership site content into other products?

  • It’s never been easier!

    It used to be that a web programmer was needed to create a membership site. Today with WordPress and membership site scripts like Digital Access Pass, for example, you can have a site up and running in a few hours. The question to consider is: Will the prospect of making steady monthly income in the future allow you to invest a few dollars in the tools that will make it all happen?

 

Deliver Digital Coaching by Christine CobbI have built several membership sites for myself and others and have discovered along the way, the best and easiest tools to use. I have recently launched a new course that will show you step by step how to create a membership site. It’s called “Deliver Digital Coaching — The Secret to Delivering Your Expertise to Thousands“. You’ll have illustrated ebooks as well as screencast videos to look over my shoulder as I show you everything from how to install the best software to how to run a successful affiliate program.

If you answered yes to the questions above and the thought of steady monthly income appeals to you, then you should create a membership site. Take a look at Deliver Digital Coaching to make the whole process easier!

Christine Cobb

Christine Cobb

is a web technology consultant, a small business online marketing consultant and provides information for new bloggers and affiliate marketers.
Christine Cobb

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  • Hi Christine,

    Great article on membership sites. Yes, this is the best way to make recurring or residual income.

    My blog is in its infancy yet but I am quite clear that if I want to make a fairly decent income I will have to take that route.

    Currently I am taking a course unrelated to membership sites that keeps me totally busy. Therefore, I have not signed up for your course (sounds great based on your sales letter) at this time, but I have subscribed to your reports and so you will have me on your list.

    I should be finished in about two months.

    Regards,

    Dita

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