Continuity/Membership Programs

by 1alpha
8 replies
Hi. I am looking for good ideas for long term, profitable continuity/membership programs that I can focus on building a business from, rather than doing the same old ever-changing CPA and affiliate promo from week to week.

I'm open to ideas of topic/niche (I have a reasonable background in some areas of IM, but I'm not sure being "the lastest list building club" or "ppc membership program" is the best way forward) and my niche doesn't have to be IM-related (something not-quite-IM could be more fun to do, like Kindle or mobile apps or something not relate to 'make money online')

I'd like to build my own 'economy' to replace a job income, so my goal is to generate $4,500 p/m from my own website membership base - whether that's 100 members at $45 p/m or 200 at $22.50 etc I'm not sure yet, and likewise I'm looking at whether I'd do content daily or weekly or monthly; but it depends on the niche, hence just looking for suggestions for what could be a good idea for a continuity program in profitable markets I could start and build up into a sustainable, long term business.

Any ideas are appreciated, likewise any recommendations of "gurus" specializing in building membership sites.
Thanks.
#continuity #continuity or membership #membership #programs
  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    Idea is all that matters,
    If anyone would have an idea of generating ~$3000/month through membership site he would certainly not make it public
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    • Profile picture of the author 1alpha
      Fair point.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Well, the first thing you need to do is choose a profitable niche. Choose a niche where people have a genuine pain, or desperate need to solve a problem. Then, research other membership sites in that niche. If it is a profitable niche then there are surely other continuity sites around. Research them, write out some ideas, and create your own unique version.

    Feel free to pm me if you have any questions : - )
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  • Profile picture of the author BethHewitt
    I dont know if this helps, I worked on building a general following in a specific niche and only then once I knew that my audience wanted and needed a membership site did I start building it.

    It take a lot of time and effort and you dont want to build something if there is no need for it.

    Have a think about what you are specifically passionate about, what solutions can you provide, what will your offer and why will this be unique.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author drr
    Personally, I'm a huge believer in recurring income via membership sites so I think the OP has the right mindset.

    People will pay a fee for all sorts of recurring products, services and information. Personally, I have a few member sites in niches including business marketing, rights, trading. They all contribute to my overall income and I would be wary of doing business without the income from these plopping into my paypal monthly. Recurring income sites imho provide nice stability in a very unstable online environment.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    If you already have a skill set to offer especially one that is making money
    then you definitely have a chance of creating some kind of training that
    offers a monthly subscription to that information.

    You could offer step by step training that trains others how to make $$$$
    in xxxxx amount of weeks for example.

    It all depends on how experienced you are in what you're offering and
    how far you can take the training.

    I'm sure that if you wrote down the whole process for how you have
    gone from nothing to becoming successful at promoting affiliate/CPA
    offers then I'm sure you could create enough content that at least
    lasts for 1 month.

    You can always build up the amount of training within the members
    area from that starting point and progress as you go.

    Don't over think this just get something going at least.

    PERFECTION = POVERTY!

    You'll never get anything done over thinking things.

    Best Regards
    Gavin
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      1alpha,

      Membership sites are no different than products or services from the standpoint that it all begins with market and niche research.

      You need a group of people with common problems/challenges/passions etc and they need to be willing to spend money. In addition, you have to be able to offer them something that will be a solution to the problem or a "fix" for their passions.

      Start with things that you already know or have previous training with. It could be through your education, previous job training, a hobby you've mastered, or a skill set you've developed. Find something that interests you and something you would like to learn more about (so you can share your "findings" with your members.

      Market/niche research can be done online and it needn't be a long drawn-out process. However, if you don't do it, as others have mentioned, you could end up with considerable time and some expense wasted in a niche that is not conducive to membership site models.

      Those membership sites that seem to do best, in my opinion, are the ones that thrive on providing subscribers with the latest information (like would be needed for an investor site), those that are quite technical where the information isn't readily available online, and those that have a large download library that keeps members coming back for more and more.

      No one is going to be able to tell you what niche you should be in. This is your business and it's all about you, what you like, what you are good at, and what you can provide for like-minded subscribers. You can worry about how much to charge later - right now you've got to find the best niche for you.

      Good luck,

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author TheUser
    I'd stay within the health/wealth/relationships markets when talking about continuity sites. You'd need a big enough marketplace to support a few hundred to a few thousand members to make it worthwhile.
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