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Membership Site That Sells Mailing List - Splits 50/50 For Affiliates That Sign-up Members

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by Jjames2484, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Jjames2484

    Jjames2484 Newbie

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    I have a few questions and need guidance.

    I am starting a membership site that sells New Homeowner Mailing List for large U.S. Metropolitain areas and their surrounding counties. Each Month Members will enjoy tens of thousands of new leads for a reasonable recurring monthly fee. I am pricing the membership far below market value in order to quickly build a membership base. Also I would like to have an affiliate program where I would split the monthly fees 50/50 and continue to pay out residuals for as long as user are members. The residuals would be around $60 U.S. per month.

    1.)Can anyone foresee issues with this business model?

    2.)What is a good start for affiliate software?

    3.)And finally........would this be something that people would actually want to be affiliates for?

    Thanks,

    Looking forward to the input.
     
  2. LaLore

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    1. Will all the leads be available to all the members? The main problem I see is that the leads aren't exclusive, regardless of freshness. If your members are contractors, mortgage pros, etc...they'll all have the same leads and contacting the same people. They will complain about it.

    2. Try something simple like IDevAffiliate

    3. If your copy/membership converts, you provide good affiliate tools, and payout on time, you'll probably get affiliates.
     
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    Yes, the Leads would be the same for all members. I know other companies that do the same don't offer exclusivity. but I do see your point.

    I am willing to invest in having good copy written to ensure conversions.

    when you say good affiliate tools, could you be more specific?

    thanks for the feedback, greatly appreciated!
     
  4. LaLore

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    Variety of banner ads, well-written text ads, ppc ads, and email templates.
     
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    Will do, and thanks once again!!
     
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    One last thing, I would sign up for a membership to one of your competitors to see what's happening inside (just in case you haven't already).

    Good Luck, Bro!
     
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    ive tried it... exacltly what he said above is the case. Phone call after phone call asking are they exclusive..you say no.. they dont want in..


    i can give you some advice as i tried to see what competitors were doing.... just sell them 1 by 1 excluisvely but call these lead buyers up and get them to pay ($X) per month as a (maintenance fee).

    Lead buyers are usually making money and willing to spend it so dont be scared, get aggressive on them, a maintance fee actually makes the perceived value of your service seem higher too... You can charge $49/m just to have them in the system, they will pay it.

    Alot of lead generators also lock in lead buyers into a 3 month contract. So if you sell a lead for $10.... they have to buy what you send to them for 3 months they can not cancel. I dont do that, but many many big companies do this. If your leads are good, you will never have a problem making money. Again rather then trying to get 1,000 people paying $49/m to all fight over the same leads, charge them a maintance fee ONLY if you send up to (X) amount per leads per month otherwise they have no maintenance fee. You have to charge lead buyers some sort of monthly fee plus activation fee to get started like you must start with $250 in order to work with us etc.