I've been wanting to try my hand at a membership site. It's probably way off into the future for me, but was wondering if anyone here has a membership site that is free to join and you pay for extras. I guess similar to what BHW does where you can be a member for free, but if you pay you get extra benefits. A lot of sites do this and it definitely encourages more members. I don't really have a good niche in mind. I like the idea of a dating site, but it seems oversaturated. My niche would either be a a dating site for gay men (or maybe gay men and women) that focuses more on actual relationships and not just hook ups, or one for people into polygamy which also focuses more on actual relationships and not just hook ups. I know neither of them are original. The gay dating sites I've seen are full of people just wanted to hook up and I haven't seen any big sites for polygamy dating. Anyway, I have a lot of thinking to do when it comes to niche, but just wanted to hear opinions on free vs paid models.