In this post I am going to show you how to start making small, very low cost niche membership sites on the fly. These sites will earn you an on going income for as long as the sites are kept up.
Membership sites are gold for niche marketers. They are the closest thing you can get online to a regular pay check. For as long as your members stay with you, you will get paid every month. Creating a niche profit business these days costs less then $50 and a few hours of your time. Years ago it was a lot harder to start a membership site. Software was buggy and expensive, it was hard to find a reliable biller and people were a bit unsure about the whole monthly payment scenario.
Unique content + profitable = $$$$ on the resale. Remember that guys when you are creating any online business. If you have outstanding content, whether it be in a content site, membership site, ebook or even video series and you then make that business profitable, you will never go broke.
Step 1 – Find a Hot Niche Market
Copying your own or someone else’s success is a quick way to make yourself a success online. When I say copying, I do not mean taking their work and selling it as your online, be smart people. It’s about finding a hot market and idea and coming up with your own spin on it which I will talk about in the next step.
So where is the best place to see what is selling well? My first favorites are
You should be able to find a lot of interesting niche markets from the above sites. Just keep in mind, a membership site must have an endless source of ideas for articles.
Step 2 – Create an Idea to Wrap Your First Low Cost Membership Site Around
Never blindly run into a niche market and create a whole bunch of products without knowing they are going to sell well.
I don’t know of anyone is using low cost membership sites but let me explain. For example, let’s say over the course of 2 months I run a membership site on horse training. In that membership site, after two months, there could be near on 10 or 11 articles or reports in there for members to read. After that two months, I go and check out in my Awstats or any stats program what articles the members are reading most and then I go and create a productbased around that report, It could either be a membership site or ebook or anything.
You find out EXACTLY what people are reading and what they want and you get paid to do it. This is why I always create a low cost membership site first before I launch fully into a market with other membership sites. I can now with good certainty guarantee success.
I can create another higher cost membership site based around one of the reports in my membership site and I’m almost 100% sure that this is what a lot of my members want to read more about.
Step 3 – Creating Your First Low Cost Membership Site Easily
There are many many different scripts on the market that can create a membership site for you. I have used scripts ranging from $20 to $500. Infact the easiest membership site script that I use, and I use it a lot for my lost costmembership sites is….
Step 4 – Getting As Many Members As Quickly As Possible
There are 4 ways to get massive amounts of traffic to your paid membership site quickly.
1) Setup an affiliate program
2) Give away free trial subscriptions
3) Price your membership site low and backend
4) Let other people sell your membership site for you
Combine these methods with the article I wrote on getting instant traffic with your product launch, and you will have no problems getting all the subscribers you want.
Step 5 – Create Smaller, More Expensive, Spin Off Membership Sites
Now, after a few months, the site is earning you money, you have a few hundred regular members who come to your site often, you now have enough data and enough customers to market your next more expensive membership sites too. Here comes the milk and cookies for your hard work
The idea here is to sell to your current members new membership site slots.
They also have to provide more value, which means they need to be a bit more personal then your low cost membership site.
All you have to do is put a link in your membership site that you have limited spots in a new membership site and watch the members roll in. You could also send out an email as well.
Step 6 – Sell Your Membership Sites For Large Instant Cash
A profitable product or business or content site that is unique and original that no one else is selling ALWAYS WILL HAVE VALUE. You cannot go wrong by creating a profitable unique…. content site, membership site, email course, ebook, video series.
Step 7 – Repeat the Entire Process
A membership site with only 50 members paying only $9.95 a month is still $500 a month And every time you add content to your site, that’s more value you are adding when or if you want to sell it.