Membership Site Models: Montly Postings or Emailed Content?

by Iceman Baldy 3 replies
I'm in the process of launching a subscribers-only area of in my internet marketing forum. My forum caters to newbies and beginning internet marketers in my niche. I intend to provide my subscribers with access to paid ebook content in addition to weekly IM lessons. I will also have special threads for productivity tools and an ebook library. Each month, the paid ebook access will change with new books offered but the tools and library would remain available every month with additions as they become available.

I have two questions:

First, should I plan on removing content each month or not posting content at all and using my autoresponder to mail new content to each subscriber every 30 days? I don't want to make the mistake of having everything available all the time and become a target for content scrapers. What has worked best for others in terms of managing subscriber content?

Secondly, do most find that a monthly subscription model works best or is a one-time annual fee the better route? I suppose that I could offer the one-time annual fee at a substantial discount in order to ensure the most profit but I'm open to suggestions.

Regards,
Ice
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Originally Posted by Iceman Baldy View Post

    I'm in the process of launching a subscribers-only area of in my internet marketing forum. My forum caters to newbies and beginning internet marketers in my niche. I intend to provide my subscribers with access to paid ebook content in addition to weekly IM lessons. I will also have special threads for productivity tools and an ebook library. Each month, the paid ebook access will change with new books offered but the tools and library would remain available every month with additions as they become available.

    I have two questions:

    First, should I plan on removing content each month or not posting content at all and using my autoresponder to mail new content to each subscriber every 30 days? I don't want to make the mistake of having everything available all the time and become a target for content scrapers. What has worked best for others in terms of managing subscriber content?

    Secondly, do most find that a monthly subscription model works best or is a one-time annual fee the better route? I suppose that I could offer the one-time annual fee at a substantial discount in order to ensure the most profit but I'm open to suggestions.

    Regards,
    Ice
    Hi Ice

    I remove content every month (but ensure it is available to those members who hae paid for it previously).

    I much prefer the monthly subscription model, you get your recurring income then which also helps to pay for the content you may be outsourcing.

    Regards
    Kim

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    Give them the choice of a monthly fee plus a greatly reduced annual one (works for me)
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    • Profile picture of the author Iceman Baldy
      Kim,
      Thanks for the quick reply. What is the best method for making the content available to previous subscribers? How about an archive forum than can only be accessed after the first month or two?
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