Despite the popularity of social networks, paid membership sites aren’t going away any time soon. In fact, they are expanding at an unprecedented rate with more members-only websites being started. Membership websites capitalize on the fact that people are willing to pay for any information that they find useful, and that by associating and communicating with other people who share their passions, they add to the general wealth of information and knowledge that the Internet plays host.
Membership only sites charge a minimal fee, however, with membership numbers in the hundreds or thousands, they provide a steady stream of revenue for owners, advertisers, and content generators. They have also spawned an entire industry of web developers who look to create the next big thing in content and payments management.
Membership sites offer a distinct advantage over those sites that offer free content. Blog entries and other content are strictly moderated, as well as the interactions between members, which helps to lessen the risk of conflict. Plus, each member feels an exclusivity that is otherwise missing in similar, more open sites.
For owners of membership sites, the advantages can be summarized in two words: Cash Flow. Compared to the brick-and-mortar business, membership websites take relatively little effort to establish and have low overhead, while having almost nonexistent physical limitations. The only thing that they are limited by is the imagination of the owner and the members of the website.
Owners of membership sites will find that every new member brings in not just money, but the possibility of more members coming in due to referrals. This means that the most successful membership websites find ways to constantly re-invent themselves, by introducing new content whenever they feel a change is needed.
To start a successful membership website, you will need to learn how to set up the site, manage the content and membership, and learn how to get revenue from it. The chapters that follow will show you how to do this as well as provide you with tips about how to make people aware that your website exists and how to draw more visitors to it. Finally, you’ll learn how to let go of the site in the rare occasion that you feel it has outlived its useful life.
Can be sold [YES]
Can be used for personal use [YES]
Can be packaged with other products [YES]
Can modify/change the sales letter [YES]
Can be added to paid membership websites [YES]
Can put your name on the sales letter [YES]
Can be offered as a bonus [YES]
Can be used to build a list [YES]
Can print/publish offline [YES]
Can convey and sell Personal Use Rights [YES]
Can convey and sell Resale Rights [YES]
Can modify/change the main product [NO]
Can modify/change the graphics and ecover [NO]
Can be given away for free [NO]
Can be added to free membership websites [NO]
Can convey and sell Master Resale Rights [NO]
Can convey and sell Private Label Rights [NO]