Anyone doing good with a member site?

by AFD
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I'm planning to create one but I need feedback first.. thanks

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#good #member #site
  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I did very well with my membership sites when I had them. (I sold them last year).

    What type of feedback are you looking for

    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author AFD
      Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

      I did very well with my membership sites when I had them. (I sold them last year).

      What type of feedback are you looking for

      Kim
      Hi Kim,

      Are you charging members per month subscription or one time payment?

      Thanks,
      afd
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Someone must be, I just saw my PayPal account notification I'd been billed again..
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    • Profile picture of the author AFD
      Originally Posted by KansasDragon View Post

      Someone must be, I just saw my PayPal account notification I'd been billed again..
      I wish its me.. I think I need to think it first and do some little research...
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      • Profile picture of the author VeitSchenk
        Steve,

        could you be so kind and give us a little bit more feedback (don't have to
        give specific names...) -- I'd love to hear why you thought it failed you as a consumer.

        then, if everybody who is member of a membership site/continuity program
        adds their input, we'll have some fantastic market research here for all of us.

        I'll give it a go:

        joined

        - Rich Schefren's founder's club: started off with fantastic content, however:
        too much content, couldn't consume it all. Then they quickly
        changed from the initial 'wow'-factor webinar to having 'just' teleseminars
        (sometimes with handouts). I'm still in there because I like to
        study their model (they keep changing on a regular basis and there
        is actually good content (from my perspective of course, so even the stuff
        I don't like, is probably very good for others). The KEY idea I like about
        their model is that they sell each piece of content as a lead-gen low-ticket
        item (very similar to Ryan Deiss)

        - Jimmy D Brown's listandtraffic. At only $10 a month, it's the kind of "ah well,
        might as well stay, because I "might" use the content at some point.
        Sometimes it's really good, most of the time it's definitely ok, but have
        I taken 'real', measurable action on a specific report? No. And I'm still in it,
        2 years in....

        - Ryan Deiss' TAC: was a free member for a month, total overwhelm.
        absolutely terrific content though -- and you get most of the stuff he sells as
        premium products (between $97 and $197 when they launch it) for free.

        almost any upsell "hey, buy this product for cheap and get 1 month for free" I take, test-drive for a month, then cancel. I even set my outlook to
        remind me to cancel on time. And usually, because it's free and not super-
        relevant, I don't even look into it.

        if you want to set up something in this direction, and need more specific
        feedback from me, PM me (or, if it's relevant to everybody, ask here and I'll
        respond here)

        I'd love to hear from anyone who may be in a health/beauty/weight related
        continuity program.

        Cheers

        Veit

        Originally Posted by Steve Porcaro View Post

        I have not yet created my own membership site, though I want to but I know in advance I am not committed enough yet. I am talking about a true membership site....most of the membership sites I have joined are all failures in my opinion as a customer.

        See to me a membership site unless otherwise specified is to be lifetime, yes I know it may not be lifetime...but to many membership sites are like meteors and fizzles super fast!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
    Have had mine since 2007. 20% of my members have been paying me monthly for almost 3 years.

    Yes - it is VERY profitable if done right.
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  • Profile picture of the author krispy
    I think paid subscription forums are a better idea
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  • Profile picture of the author Strange
    I like the idea of having a membership site mainly because you can have a recurring payment system, but coming up with an idea that people will pay for is difficult.

    How do you guys know what to sell? I was thinking of creating a product and allowing members to access a secured place for additional modules, updates or forum.

    Matt
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