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[CASE STUDY] $1,000+/month Recurring Revenue in Under 30 Days?!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by KraftyKyle, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. KraftyKyle

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    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?:
    1. Domain ($1.17) - creation date May 2015
    2. Hosting ($9.88/year) - purchased early December 2015
    3. 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 :D


    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.
     
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  2. Lomomu

    Lomomu Junior Member

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    Done it before, can do it again!

    The idea of going out there and finding free content to sell on a membership site is gold, Lol. Also it's great to publicize this journey so that others can follow along and give it a crack too.

    Thanks for the thread bro, look forward to seeing how this one goes.
     
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  3. whiteblackseo

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    I'll be following this thread...don't forget that!
     
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    Nice, ill be following.
     
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  6. tokokipiani

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    Good Luck! Bookmarked the journey!
     
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    Will follow this!! Keep us posted!
     
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    all the best with your journey
     
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    Kyle knows his stuff when it comes to membership sites. I'll be watching this.
     
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  11. AstronomyDomine

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    This journey's gonna be pure gold. I've always wanted to start membership sites, but i usually get lost and don't know where to begin. You, on the other hand, are a boss and i know i may learn a ton from your experience. I hope i can finally get the ball rolling then.

    Good luck!
     
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  12. techn1k

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    Good luck! Will follow this journey.
     
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    Subbed. will watch it closely.

    Hope you make it.
     
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  14. seosir

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    This is what I'm talking about. This journey combined with a couple other threads on this site. seo/traffic is going to
    equal some serious awesomeness!
     
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  15. Tove

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    Great stuff, is seo going to be main traffic method?
     
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    Interesting approach of recurring income. Looking forward to see you succeed.
     
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    Been wanting to convert my site that's doing OK to a membership site since a while... Looking forward to your journey for inspiration.
     
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  18. KraftyKyle

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    DAP is DigitalAccessPass. It's a membership plugin for WordPress that I've been using for a few years now. I actually wanted to create my own, but never made it a priority since DAP works just fine. DAP is also one of the more expensive ones. There are plenty of cheaper/free alternatives if you don't want to shell out that much money up front.

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    Hopefully this will inspire many more as well. The journey will be heavily based off of my original thread. If you're going to be following my journey and you haven't read that post, I would highly suggest you do so. Even from that content, you should be able to start a journey of your own.

    * If anyone has any questions throughout the journey please post them here. I'm happy to talk to you on Skype as well, but it would be most beneficial to post here as many of you have the same questions.
     
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  19. trollfire

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    I'm excited OP, can't wait to see what's in store. I've always wondered how people have structured membership sites as well so this will be interesting to watch. All the best!
     
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  20. KraftyKyle

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    SEO is NOT going to be the main traffic source. I will be focusing on this legendary thread for driving traffic to my website and possibly one other method.

    That's a really good move if you're able to convert it with fluidity, meaning if you're able to do in such a way that makes sense. You can market it with added bonuses, but now charge a monthly fee for those add-ons. If it's a site/course that has died down in sales/traffic you can rebrand and relaunch which might be a good way to about it if that's the situation you find yourself in.