In my niche there currently are lots of FREE membership sites and, combined, these forums entertaina wopping 500.000 people across the globe! Since I see loads of people complain about a lack of HIGH quality content, and a lack of NEW content... especially made by an expert...
It would be dumb NOT to create a membership site (a paid forum if you will) to give them exactly what they want: experts who write and record stuff for them.
So the big idea is definitely there, but now I need the practical application... and Google doesn´t really help me out when it comes to selecting paid membership site software, but maybe someone on these kick *ss forums knows?
I´m basically looking for this:
- A sales letter where people are sent to the membership site after they buy
- The site url must either be protected (best option) or made obscure so it´s hard to type it in without paying (not so safe option because people can still copy paste)
- The site itself must be a forum with different categories (relating to the subniches off course), basically a forum like the warriorforum when it comes to options: username, password and password retrieval options, subscribe to threads option, and all the other stuff that almost all big forums use and it msut be able to contain a custom logo (just like these warrior forums can)
- Recurring billing must be possible, and payment via PayPal (and if possible, via creditcard) as well
- I´m planning on using video and/or audio on the site, but I assume working with a link that links TO the vidoe or audio is much easier to pull off
- I´m also thinking about using two types of membership: a gold mebership and a platinum one or so to speak, but what software allows me to give platinum people more rights than gold ones?
And the biggest question: do I even NEED a piece of membership site software for this, or just a forum with lots of options? :confused: