Experts opinion needed on membership site model

by RobVJ
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Hi, i am very new to all this so i would like some verification on how to monetize my site and if you consider my idea to be worth creating

Basically from my research I've done my idea goes like this

Modernization 1
Create a niche website
have a free membership (for email)
paid membership (1 month - 6month -1year membership)
populate site with good plr content and personal unique content

Modernization 2
Sell items relating to the niche using affiliate links from eCommerce stores

Modernization 3
use social media ads to get people into a sales funnel (either via lead magnet and extra value for email then pitch funnel OR direct to a sales funnel .... pitch a digital product to them - up sell extras, use membership into my site as one of the up sells

Modernization 3.5
(ive been reading about these "mini membership" ideas where you drip feed content to them over a few months for a monthly fee... still undecided on this....)

Modernization 4
have an affiliate program in place so affiliates can help promote my site or funnels

make use of distributing my articles with back links for better SEO and traffic

set up a youtube channel using some of my content, again with links etc


I am very new to this but i hope this is understood - love to hear from some expert members of the community on their views and ideas - Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by RobVJ View Post

    Hi, i am very new to all this so i would like some verification on how to monetize my site and if you consider my idea to be worth creating

    Basically from my research I've done my idea goes like this

    Modernization 1
    Create a niche website
    have a free membership (for email)
    paid membership (1 month - 6month -1year membership)
    populate site with good plr content and personal unique content

    Modernization 2
    Sell items relating to the niche using affiliate links from eCommerce stores

    Modernization 3
    use social media ads to get people into a sales funnel (either via lead magnet and extra value for email then pitch funnel OR direct to a sales funnel .... pitch a digital product to them - up sell extras, use membership into my site as one of the up sells

    Modernization 3.5
    (ive been reading about these "mini membership" ideas where you drip feed content to them over a few months for a monthly fee... still undecided on this....)

    Modernization 4
    have an affiliate program in place so affiliates can help promote my site or funnels

    make use of distributing my articles with back links for better SEO and traffic

    set up a youtube channel using some of my content, again with links etc


    I am very new to this but i hope this is understood - love to hear from some expert members of the community on their views and ideas - Thank you
    This response isn't personal, what you have written represents how thousands of people think, and we see it every day here at Warrior. I'll be brief.

    What is WRONG with your idea is>>>>>>>

    IT is all about you. YOU.

    YOU want to make money. Monetize a NICHE. ...get people into a sales funnel...affiliate program...pitch a digital product...yada, yada, yada.

    The steps are what you would do, AFTER you have something of value to offer to this mystery niche.

    And it is the NUMBER ONE mistake made by all who seek online Internet Marketing riches, and it fuels the buying of WSO (good for the sellers and host), and the looking for the how to, the method, the system, the mechanics, the metrics of making a buck.

    Maybe 2 in 100 find it. But an easier, quicker, surer way to make money online is

    BRING SOME VALUE to the table.

    Instead of YOU, you wanting, YOU getting, YOU receiving...spend a bit of time on thinking what you have to offer, to GIVE to other people in an exchange of VALUE.

    GordonJ
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      Thank you for reply. I fully understand what you mean and in someways agree. the only difference is that this niche and due to my circumstance i have the ability to offer what most people cant (not a simple site populated with only PLR content) and i was thinking with some additional information from PLR stuff (high quality of course) i could create quite a well informed membership site - free and paid sections.

      in addition to that i could supplement it with products that highly relate to the niche,

      I do understand that a lot of people do something similar and i'm not expecting to get rich from this - i do know that what i can offer will be of huge interest to people who are interested in this kind of niche.

      I really appreciate your feedback! thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mihai1555
    i prefer Modernization 1 you can also give free trial
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      Thanks for feedback! Yes this is something i will do addition to perhaps some of the other steps. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
    I would 100% go with option #1. Affiliate marketing will direct your traffic into other people's funnels in exchange for a small commission.

    Having your own products and services gets people into your own marketing funnel and sets yourself up much better for long term success.

    People do make money from affiliate marketing, but it is just not for me personally.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      Thanks for the feedback! i will go with the site for sure, all the other options i am just considering and was looking for others opinion on it - as im completely new to all this i feel its best to ask i like the idea about directing traffic - ill look into this. thanks
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