I'm in the preliminary stages of creating a membership site. Specifically, it's looking like it will be a fixed-term membership site of about three months. For those not familiar with this idea it simply means that the member joins for $X/mo. and they pay only for a certain length of time--three months in this case. The membership site will be in a lesson format. Each week the members will receive access to a new "lesson" that teaches them how to do something.
I'm planning to sell the membership at $29/mo. and offer a 50% commission to affiliates. I'll be offering a two-week free trial to the membership site to (hopefully) encourage people to subscribe. There will also be some OTO upsells in the $39, $49 and $97 range, which I'd be willing to give 75% commission on. I'll be using Clickbank as the payment processor so they, of course, get their cut too.
Those are the basics. Now for the questions:
To affiliates: Is this enough to entice you to promote such a membership site? After Clickbank fees the affiliate and I would each get about $12/mo. per member for three months. Then, of course, there's the one time payments for any OTO the customer buys when they sign up to the membership--which you'd get 75% of. The two-week free trial means that the recurring commissions don't kick in for two-weeks (though I'm hoping the OTO commissions would make up for that slight flaw). So, if you're an affiliate--"super" or otherwise--would you promote something like this? If not, why? And what could I change to get you to?
To List Owners: I plan to get the initial influx of members via some JVs with list owners. Would the $12/mo. and single payment OTO set up be enough to get you to promote it to your list? I realize list owners get a lot of requests for such things so I'd be willing to go the extra mile and offer you a permanent promotional email within my autoresponder sequence and promotion of one of your products as a recommended resource within one of the membership lessons itself. I'd also give you a free report (about 10 to 15 pages) that promotes the membership site which will be branded with your affiliate link. You can do whatever you'd like with this report--give it to your list, sell it, use it as a bonus. Whatever. Would this get you to promote the membership site to your list? If not, why? And what could I change to get you to?
Thanks in advance.