I'm a personal trainer and weight loss coach, who has been told many times he's a very good writer. But how best to monetize this skill-set?
- Write Kindle books or articles?
- Set up a blog and hopefully build up a big readership which I can monetize via affiliate links and honest product reviews?
- Set up a membership site?
I actually started setting up a membership site, but am already second guessing that decision. Why? Because google likes good content, and ranks you largely based upon that. But if all my good content is locked up behind a members only paywall, it seems my member site will not exist in the Google universe in any meaningful way.
I know for a fact I can set up a free blog that gets traffic, but how do you get a member site to generate traffic?
I'd really prefer the membership model overall I think, as I feel it would provide a much better and more stable monthly income that promoting affiliate products.
But I have serious doubts about being able to get enough people to a member site to justify the huge amount of work involved. Especially considering only a small percentage of visitors will actually become paying members.
Then another part of me says to hell with "internet marketing" entirely, and let's just write for kindle.
Thoughts anyone. All will be greatly appreciated, and may also save me a LOT of wasted time.