I have a blog set up ready to be filled with content with new posts every week or so. I'm also thinking about soon having a paid membership site on a monthly subscription with dripped content. The premium site will have in depth instruction in mind body training, stress management, spirituality, etc. The freemium site will have lots of techniques.
Is this a good idea for a model? The public blog would be well organized with lots of techniques and insights. Would people make the jump from the blog to the paid site or would they just figure they're getting everything they need from the blog anyway?
I already have a following that is a good fraction of more than 20,000 happy readers from one of the books I wrote. Some of them get my monthly newsletter. Just not sure how to separate freemium from paid so that it would make sense to the blog readers to also do the free one month trial, give the paid site a try and stick around.
I just revealed my tentative plan. Is there a way to keep cranking out free content and still demonstrate a lot of value in the paid content that would support me enough to really prioritize my time taking good care of both paid and free members? I try to Google this stuff, but it's tough. It's hard to find working models to look at. If anyone is in the self improvement niche, I would especially appreciate the insights.
I know the title of this thread is about how much free vs paid content, but maybe it's misleading. Maybe there's a qualitative rather than a quantitative distinction that I can make that separates the free and premium content. I'm also considering free sessions with premium memberships and a forum and other things. A lot of the freemium blog content is likely to be embedded instructional YouTube videos with a transcript below. Any ideas are appreciated.