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Help Us Decide On Membership Price

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Diamond Damien, May 1, 2008.

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What Would You like to See the Membership Priced at Per Month?

  1. $19.95

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  2. $29.96

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  3. $49.95

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  4. $67.95

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  5. $97.95

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  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Hey everyone, I have some great news for Black Hat World!

    Over the past month or so I have been talking with **** and we have decided to team up and offer a new monthly membership for blackhatworld.com. Before you start running for the hills saying this is the end of an era for BHW, you are completely wrong. NOTHING is going to change; the forums will remain FREE for everyone. I am still the owner of BHW. *** and I will simply be managing the membership services. Things are only going to improve! :)

    Those users that decide to pay a small monthly fee will have exclusive access to scripts and other private stock of tools, great content, interviews with well known gurus-these guys charge $1000.00 per person at their seminars- and anything else you would like to see. New tools will be added to the Membership throughout the year and existing tools updated when needed.

    Since this membership is for *YOU* we would like to find out how much a service like this would be worth to you and if there is anything else you would want to see included in the membership. We are going to offer as much value for your money as possible, so keep in mind that the more you pay the more resources we can devote to improving the tools and membership area. Please use the poll above and vote for the price you would be willing to pay per month.
    Thank you


    -Diamond Dave and ****
     
  2. sachitroy

    sachitroy Newbie

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    I have casted my vote. If this membership is going to be available to all then the price should not be more than $19.99 however, if you both plan to have for just a limited number of members, I will go for $67.9.

    Great idea and I appreciate it.
     
  3. ph4dge

    ph4dge Registered Member Premium Member

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    Sounds great, the little donation that some of us make...cant even remember how much it is per year is nothing for such a great resource. The fact that you are now offering even more for a tiny monthly fee is great news. Can't wait to see it go live. Great work as always Dave
     
  4. knungchucks

    knungchucks Registered Member

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    Id be up 4 a monthly fee BHF is the best out there,

    Great forum Dave keep up the great work,

    Where do i sign....:drinking2
     
  5. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    my best pick 20 bucks but i don't want to miss it so if needed i can pay more.
     
  6. DaveNL

    DaveNL BANNED BANNED

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    I think $19.95 would be a good prize to pay for a membership, i have done my share of $97- memberships and all i can say is that 99% of the time it is wasted money and i will never pay that kind of money again for a membership site.
     
  7. easy

    easy Junior Member

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    I think the price should be at least $50 a month and a limit placed on membership so that tools/information are kept in a small group.

    The higher price might also keep out some of the crazies who have been known to waste time with nonsense posts and flame fests
     
  8. BarrackHat

    BarrackHat Newbie

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    19.95 seems like a good price.

    I would pay 67.00 a month ONLY if it is a limited memberships exclucively. Say 200 persons or less. I was once a menber or a payed forum, the owners advertised 300 members and we were paying 45 bucks a month. After 2 months I observed the registered users incrreased to 1484! So I emailed the owner enquiring, he stated that he had made the offer open. I immediately ceased being a member.

    Although most of the material were good, it was PLR stuff that was readily available on the net FREELY if one only I had done a proper search.
     
  9. IsoRipper

    IsoRipper Junior Member

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    I agree with Easy...$50 is good value.

    I did post a while back about imposing a membership, some people come with the excuse "We are here to share, blah blah blah" and dont want to "get the snake out of their pockets"... :) I think it will be really productive. As Dave suggested, some parts will be of exclusive access to paying members and Im pretty sure it will stop the flow of stolen goodies out of BHW to other sites where people charge miserable amounts of money and create some half ass written ebooks.

    Wonder why the riches only live in closed communities?
     
  10. newsman

    newsman Newbie

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    Dave, the biggest problem facing a Membership site, is not getting members... it's keeping them. You'll get 'em in at a high price, but once the novelty wears off, they'll desert you in no time. Then you're stuck with the never ending job of recruiting more and more members.

    My vote goes to $19.95.
     
  11. yanton

    yanton Registered Member Premium Member

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    I am already paying via the donate option --- and you want more from me????
    ... lifeblood being sucked out ...

    If you want more money from us, you need to give us a stronger hint of these extra free tools mentioned in the email.

    I am puzzled though as to why the forum is open to the public. Everyone should be as a minimum on your donate list. I suggest you close off the threads to those not donors.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2008
  12. sexybobcat

    sexybobcat Registered Member

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    I think that 10 bucks per year is a good amount. I would be willing to pay it for access to those services
     
  13. ceoguys

    ceoguys Newbie

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    At $19.95 a month that's almost $48,000 a year with just 200 members. I would think that's kewl. Even $14.95 I feel is fair. I'll go with the flow..... Whatever that's going to be.
     
  14. vegemite

    vegemite Registered Member

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    more than $10 is still expensive here in Asian members, especially for newbie
     
  15. AfterDark

    AfterDark Newbie

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    I'd say the membership would depend on what would be offered with the membership.

    I'd set two types of membership

    Free members getting basic stuff to entice
    Paid members to get all the goodies.
     
  16. revax

    revax Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I went with 19.95, it really depends on what is offered and also if you are going to limit the membership to a certain amount of users.
     
  17. Thumb

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    20 bucks is good. something needs to be done. very few people donate and you guys need money to run the site so the site can maintain itself.
     
  18. yragcom1

    yragcom1 Junior Member

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    I think the only thing you could really charge a higher fee if you just sold access to the exclusive tools. Any tips or advanced info would wither get trickled down into the regular forum, or be turned into a ebook, that would eventually find it's way to the forum, anyway.

    I think the donor system you have in place is good now as it is. I'd pay twice as much just to get into the VIP. Maybe you should consider just raising donor prices. I think that all the donors here would agree.
     
  19. ams007

    ams007 Junior Member

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    I only found this website recently, but the obvious is the obvious. Whatever it costs, I'm in.
     
  20. jdownloads

    jdownloads Junior Member

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    I have seen membership sites start out low such as $19.95, but as the word gets out and the membership gains momentum, the price gradually increases due to the popularity. There has been some sites out there that have started at $9.95 and have shot up to $97 within one year.

    The benefit goes to those members that stay with you from day one.