I've had over 600 registered members join since site launched 3 months ago

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I have a dating site. I've had over 600 register members join in 3 months. It's completely free. What I want to know is, being free - What would you do to monetize this? Should I write e-book on how to launch a site and get traffic for free? Or run affiliate ads? I don't want to step on toes by charging my members yet... what would you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Give them what they want which should be more of the same stuff they joined for. So if they joined to learn xyz or solve a certain problem, offer them more advanced training that will help them achieve their desired outcome much faster.

    Never be afraid to charge people money no matter how soon you think it is. If you have something worthwhile to share then chances are some of those people would want to buy it right away and by not giving them the option to do so, you are actually doing them a disservice.

    No point having a membership site of 600 members if they never spend any money with you -- in that case the site would be worthless. Remember that when people first join your site that is the time they are most interested in what you have to offer. Everyday that goes by after that will be harder and harder to sell them. So don't waste time thinking you will step on their toes. Get selling.
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      No point having a membership site of 600 members if they never spend any money with you -- in that case the site would be worthless. Remember that when people first join your site that is the time they are most interested in what you have to offer. Everyday that goes by after that will be harder and harder to sell them. So don't waste time thinking you will step on their toes. Get selling.
      Just triggered that I can add messaging limits. So when users max out their messages they'll have to subscribed. Thanks for your input. Eye opener, WillR.
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      • Profile picture of the author vmb2013
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        • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
          Originally Posted by vmb2013 View Post

          Goodjob goodluck with your site, why not add sponsored posts or statuses so more people see it?
          Yah. I look into some sponsored ads. It's tough with the big sites. they own google it seems lol. But facebook etc I could run some campaigns, but thats money going out, I need to work on the income.
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  • Profile picture of the author ConnerHogan
    Sell ad space!

    That is a highly targeted traffic. That is a gold mine waiting to be mined.

    Sex sells.
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      Originally Posted by ConnerHogan View Post

      Sell ad space!

      That is a highly targeted traffic. That is a gold mine waiting to be mined.

      Sex sells.
      I want the site to remain pleasant. Although adspace for bikini waxes, etc are no problem. But I don't want a bunch of sex pills, or moms looking for sex ads plastered all over it lol. I need to keep it neutral.
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      • Profile picture of the author ValCDesigns
        There's no point in coming up with your own product just yet, my advice is to send them a few affiliate promotions and see where the main interest is with this list. And then you can tailor your future product depending on the response you get from the aff promos.
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        • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
          Originally Posted by ValCDesigns View Post

          There's no point in coming up with your own product just yet, my advice is to send them a few affiliate promotions and see where the main interest is with this list. And then you can tailor your future product depending on the response you get from the aff promos.
          I do have clickbank, would you recommend another affiliate over them?
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          • Profile picture of the author ValCDesigns
            Originally Posted by coffeeguy View Post

            I do have clickbank, would you recommend another affiliate over them?
            For the purpose of gauging the interest of your members, Clickbank will suffice. And you can also use Clickbank in the future to setup your own affiliate system.
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            • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
              Originally Posted by ValCDesigns View Post

              For the purpose of gauging the interest of your members, Clickbank will suffice. And you can also use Clickbank in the future to setup your own affiliate system.
              have you had success with it?
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  • You have a captured audience and trying to find 1 product or service tailored to them can be difficult. I help people setup cashback programs for individual websites or companies that want to have a rewards program. Recently we saved a company over $800,000 /year on travel expenses by using our program.
    Now pay attention, here's the real kicker, the person that referred the company earns 25% of the cashback savings each year from the company they referred. Do the math, it's unreal, I know but goes to show that there is money to made in this cashback model.

    Back to your subscribers, you could offer them a free cashback membership which would also create a new income stream for you. You would earn a percentage from all their shopping. As they refer others to the cashback program you'll also earn on their referral's shopping.
    There are three levels of cashback membership, of course VIP offers the highest cashback rate.

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    Check out the site and let me know if it's something you'd like to look into.

    Cheers.
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  • Did you not write follow up emails into your autoresponder with more free gifts or information with a link to something you use yourself to buy related to why they signed up of course? If not, send an immediate broadcast to them and add some follow up emails before they all unsubscribe?

    As to the answer if they didn't buy they are worthless you received, how could they buy if you haven't sent follow up emails? Start building a relationship with your list, give them more good free information before selling to them otherwise they will leave faster than a speeding bullet!

    Keep building your list and look after them. Treat them as you would like others you subscribed to treat you. They are real people not money cows. Love your list and some will buy from you; start selling too soon and most will unsubscribe.

    Regards,

    Stephen & Jennifer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Austin357
    You have some good options which you can implement pretty quickly. Promote affiliate products in your niche through your auto responder series. Depending on how much traffic you get to your site you can sell ad space (banners).

    Maybe create an eBook you can sell for 100% profit. You got them interested to join your list with something? Create a more detailed product around that something.
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  • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
    Thanks ill look into affiliate products. Im going to add messaging limits to. Once they max out theyll need to pay 4.99 to subscribe. 700 members x $5 would put me at $4,000. Then once i hit 1,000 subscribers ill be able to quit my day job lol. Ill repost if i get to that point.
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