But I don't have much knowledge!
Do you know how to register a domain, create a wordpress blog, sell on eBay, etc. etc. etc. (the list of newbie things to do online goes on and on). If you do, you're good to go. We're talking dead simple, I've-never-heard-anything-about-internet-marketing stuff.
Essentially what I did was create a membership site using DAP (digital access pas) which drip feeds content to the member: week 1 the member gets content A. Week 2 the member gets content A and B... etc. etc. I put content in the system for 4 months to start out (and continually added on). Upon signup the member was also put onto my list (which I use aWeber for). 1-2 emails per week is all that is necessary. You can even schedule this out ahead of time if you'd like.
I used my knowledge of getting started doing the basic things of internet marketing. Anything from registering a domain to affiliate marketing to adsense to building a list. I used Camtasia to record the videos because I find it's simply easier to understand a video guide than an eBook.
Once all the content is up, it's time to promote the site. I promoted it via colored flyers and business cards...
Where to post flyers: EVERYWHERE!
Where to put business cards: Gas stations, news stands, laundry mats, family owned restaurants, etc.
For the membership, I offer a 7 day free trial and then $9.97/month after that.
It's not instant money maker, but it is very profitable. With some hard work, you can easily replicate this model. It only took me a couple months to get to 200+ members. After 9 months I'm closer to 500 ($5,000/month). My city has roughly 65,000 people in. I'm confident it will work in smaller cities. Yes, it will work in your city!
Other things to note:
- domain should have the city in it
- I targeted my city, but after a while I spread to the neighboring towns.
- If your content is good and you get lucky, you might see rapid growth due to word of mouth. Unless that happens, it's essential to go out and find new places to put flyers and business cards so that your site continues to grow.
- I forgot to mention this! You also will be getting affiliate commission for the things you promote in your newsletter and on your site (hosting, helpful ebooks, etc.). This can just about double or even triple your profit depending on how you implement it.
Hopefully this is a new thought to some of you. I encourage you to take action because even if you don't put in much work and only get 50 people to sign up, that's an extra $500/month!
If you need any help or more information, feel free to ask.