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How Do I Turn My Membership Site Idea Into $$$

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by Akavir, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Akavir

    Akavir Newbie

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    Though I would try a catchy title but I'm tired. Anyways I want to create my own membership site/service but I just don't know where to begin. I have an idea and a concept at the minute.

    My membership site is going to be more of a service. I want to get paid via paypal and in return the content I promise to deliver will get emailed to the buyer on a DAILY basis. One example would be <can't post links yet> 1articleaday.com.

    I seen another idea similar to mine and they used clickbank to deal with transaction stuff which I guess is better if you plan to have affiliates.

    So my 2 big questions are:

    What is the best way to setup and automate emails for those who signup?
    Is it worthwhile signing up to a third party affiliate network for the sake of them dealing with payments?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. silent_thunder

    silent_thunder Regular Member

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    First decide on the concept, plan how much you are going to incest.

    Then according to the money choose the CMS or script you are going to use.

    My advise is drupal as it has great features for creating large communities. and also joomla learn these CMS or the latest one to catch my eye was jaws which seems pretty neat
     
  3. showfocus

    showfocus Newbie

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    ewwww i hope you meant invest! :D
     
  4. Akavir

    Akavir Newbie

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    Snap! I hope you mean invest as well! I won't be incesting anything into this business thank you.

    Jokes aside though...I have used joomla before but I'm not great with it. Can it send emails to those who sign up to my service in an automated fashion?
     
  5. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    No. He has a really hot sister. lol

    Anyway, the most important thing is:

    How are you going to promote these articles?
    What niche/topic are they?

    Give us a hint about that and we'll be better able to advise you.
    If it is ADULT stuff - go with Verotel.
    If it is internet marketing stuff ... use Clunkbank ...because they
    alreayd gained the trust of the majority of your potential customers
    ... and they can use paypal or not.

    Clunkbank cheques are way better than Paypal
    because you can't spend that money while it's in your account.
    lol
     
  6. Akavir

    Akavir Newbie

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    It will be in Internet Marketing niche. Is it worthwhile signing up to Clickbank or not? Or can I deal with a payment subscription system myself via Paypal? What are the pros and cons of each?

    I don't really need affiliates on clickbank to promote since my service will have only limited placements.
     
  7. Akavir

    Akavir Newbie

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    Ok after a bit more work and research I'm almost back to where I started. Below are what I believe to be my options:

    Setup a site with aMember - I found a script on this site and have it installed but it's very ugly and I still need to test it but it can email those who are subscribed with attachments. I was looking into using it with joomla or wp but I have no idea how and every google search just turns up a paid membership site -_-'

    Setup a site with click bank - I seen a service similar to mine and this is how it works: You pay, through clickbank, and then get returned to thank you page and there is a aweber lead box which you fill in to get signed up to the service.

    The latter option seems like the simplest but I would have to setup a clickbank product owner account which I think you need to pay for and then I would need to buy an aweber account. So this is also the more expensive route.

    Can anyone enlighten me with their experiences in either of these services? Or even offer me a different route?
     
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    alleballe Registered Member

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    Haha, is that what you were thinking about all day? INCEST?! You sick mofo :D
     
  9. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    Just bite the bullet. CB has a ONE TIME membership fee of 49.95, so its not like you're incurring some huge expense; aweber is pretty inexpensive too.

    If you want to make a business out of this, you're going to have to treat it like a business. Your startup costs are going to be extremely low compared to most businesses anyway. Just because its online doesn't give you an excuse to be a cheapskate if you want a fine result.

    Just promote it via affiliates on CB - once you reach the member limit that you're aiming for, pull it.

    It's a nice problem to have more people trying to sign up as members than what you allow. Trust me. :D
     
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  10. Akavir

    Akavir Newbie

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    Thanks for you contribution grandslam. Yeah I need to limit the amount of people I sell to otherwise the product/service will lose its value.

    I will take the CB and Aweber route. I need to wait till the 15th first though as thats when my CPA company pay out. I will just start preping material, sales pages etc for now.

    Cheers.
     
  11. pigsnog

    pigsnog Registered Member

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    I thought clickbank charge you $49.99 per product you load? I signed up for an account yesterday and there was no charge for that.

    Good luck with the project!
     
  12. edman

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    You can set up your membership website and have the content updated on a daily basis, and instead of having people go download the content in the email, set it up in the member area

    Using email si risky, you will end up with a lot of support questions from people didn't get the emails, lostthe email can't find the email and alot more...

    better place it in the membership website and it is easier to manage cancellations that way too