Membership site for vintage graphics - would it work?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by knorlen, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. knorlen

    knorlen Newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I have a large collection of public domain images that I will soon publish on my site (made in wordpress) - I'm torn between starting a membership site or selling each set individually. Has anyone tried something similar?

    1. Do you think people would pay to get access to brushes/vectors like these?

    2. What membership plugin would you recommend for wordpress? It would be great if the number of downloads/month could be limited in some way to get subscribers to stay longer.
  2. agente808

    agente808 Regular Member

    Aug 23, 2009
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    Well, you won't make any money by having them posted on flickr ;)

    I could argue this both ways...

    free: (usually also offering other design elements)
    Obviously both can be done, and both can be well monetized... I would think that given that the images are public domain and could probably be gotten for free elsewhere, selling them is going to be a little harder, but someone will probably buy it... Maybe if you sell it as a download + CD...

    Or - the third route - free download for registered members (this way you make a list and then upsell them other things) + start adding as much other stuff to download as possible.

    Personally, I think this may be a difficult sell given the large number of free vectors available, but flavaFX does pretty well, sooo??????