A membership site is a great way to make money with Internet
Marketing. You can make a lot of money from the actual sale of
memberships and you can also make a lot of money by marketing other
products and services to your members. Plus, depending on the type
of membership site you have, you may not even have to put in a lot
of work. The three major types of membership sites are traditional,
fixed term, and newsletter.
A traditional membership site is probably exactly what you guess it
is. It is the type of membership site that is more popular. A
person becomes a member by paying a reoccurring fee and they remain
a member for as long as they want. The sites give them new content
all the time. Being a member continues to cost them money but it
also continues to give them value for their membership fee.
These types of sites are great for Internet Marketers because they
continue to make you money from each and every month for a very
long time. However, they are more work too because you have to
continue to provide value. So while operating a traditional
membership site can be the most profitable, it is also the most
work to maintain.
The second of the major types of membership sites is the fixed term
site. This is when a member joins a site for just a specified
amount of time. So they might join a site for a year long (52
weeks) lesson on how to lose 50 pounds in a year. They might pay
once or they might pay every week, every other week, or maybe every
month. Once the 52nd lesson gets delivered then they are no longer
charged a membership fee and they stop getting the content.
Fixed term sites are often the least time consuming to operate.
This is because you just have to do the initial work of creating
the site, getting up and running, and creating the content. Once
all that is done then you just have to worry about marketing your
site. So you will continue to make money without doing a lot of
work. However, every member you have will only pay a specified
amount of money. You can’t count on one person being a member far
into the future.
The final type of membership site is a newsletter membership site
(also known as an autoresponder membership site). A newsletter
membership site can be either fixed or traditional. With this type
of site you simply deliver all the content via email. So you would
just send the content every week, month, or whenever you promised
it would be. Then the members will just open their emails and click
on the link you provide for them.
Obviously the newsletter membership site is really fast and easy to
set-up. You don’t need to worry about a site with a member’s area
or anything. All you have to do is set-up the site with a sales
page, a thank you page, and an autoreponder. Then load the content
into the autoresponder and you’re done.
The three major types of membership sites are a traditional site, a
fixed term site, and a newsletter site. All three of these sites
have the pros and cons. Choose the one that fits you, your niche,
and your topic best and then market your site. In no time you will
be making money.
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