The Background: I've been making membership sites quite profitably for several years now. I have an idea for another site that is so stupid, it might actually work. I registered the domain almost a year ago, but have barely done anything with it. I "started" on this in December when two people, who had seen MY THREAD, reached out to me and asked for more guidance. I decided to create a video series for them and for others. That lasted two days or so. Since I didn't even make it to gathering/creating content, I figured it would be beneficial, for you and for me, to make a journey thread around building this site into a successful membership site. What am I starting with?: Domain ($1.17) - creation date May 2015 Hosting ($9.88/year) - purchased early December 2015 DAP (already owned) - you can use a free/cheaper membership plugin and still be madly successful * I signed up for a new hosting account exclusively for this journey to show that it doesn't really matter what hosting you have (you can still be successful with crappy hosting at least at first). Don't let hosting or deciding over the domain extension keep you from starting on your own journey to IM success. * The content for this niche is widely available for free. I've NEVER seen it for sale. Anywhere. Would anyone really be willing to pay for this content? We'll see The Goal: Generally when creating a membership site, I aim for the goal of $1,000/month in recurring revenue within 1-3 months. Please note the goal is recurring revenue. One significant obstacle is keeping churn low, especially on a more "black hat" membership site. Over the years I've found several solid strategies to retain members, but that's one of the biggest obstacles I plan to face. One thing I want to mention is not every membership site I create is a success. This one could fail. And if it does, I already have an idea for another membership site. I hope that excites you as much as it does me. The main goal here is to inspire you to TAKE ACTION so that you can start making $1,000/month (and hopefully more)! Imagine how that would change your life. It's great if you want to follow my journey just to look at someone else's potential success and feel inspired, but it would be even better if you actually attempt this for yourself! Are you ready for the journey? If you have any encouragements, comments, or questions along the way, please post below.