Good Idea to Get Members for Membership Site?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by skorpion, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    57
    This idea to promote my membership site popped into my head the other day. I think its a good idea and will have a viral effect which will get more members to your membership site pretty fast.

    If you see something wrong w/ this idea, feel free to blow holes thru it. I havent thought TOO much about it but it sounds like a good idea to me. Here it is:


    Basically you have an affiliate program setup w/ your members. Say they pay $20 a mo to be a member. They get $1 off their membership price for each person they refer to your membership site.

    Example: Say you get a member at $20/mo

    That member refers 5 people and now you are only getting $15 per mo for that member. But you are now getting an additional $100 per mo for spending $5. The member wins and you win. The member saves $5 per mo and you gain $100 per mo.

    Does anyone see anything wrong with this?
     
  2. jburrtucaz

    jburrtucaz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    92
    The idea sounds good in theory, I just don't think the numbers you used for your example would do enough to motivate someone to get you any referrals. Up the $1 to something that will make someone wanna get work at getting referrals.
     
  3. Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    379
    How about an affiliate system which pays about 50% and just pay them 50% of every new member that they've referred? That way 2 referrals and they have it free. ;)
     
  4. real222on

    real222on Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    29
    I would try a tied program. I referral-50% 2 referral-55% 3 referral-60 4-10 referral- 70% 11 and up 75%. You want to expand your site, then make money somewhere else !!!!!!!



    ----------------------------
    If u like my idea please give me a THANKS.
     
  5. heretolearn

    heretolearn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    8
    $1 is not going to motivate anyone.
     
  6. marcus45

    marcus45 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    52
    make it $5 or $10:D
     
  7. poorwhitey

    poorwhitey Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    2
    I'd go 50% or higher, it is total members that matters most.
     
  8. damidao

    damidao Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    3
    yeah ,I think its good idea . but what membership script can be used for this affiliate program? how about paydotcom .
     
  9. theultimate1

    theultimate1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    5
    Which niche? That is important. Internet Marketing has a lot of freebie seekers (me included, at times). Other non-marketing related niches won't drive people to "refer" others (or it'll look like MLM and many people aren't comfortable doing that). Just a thought...