Membership Sites Today The topics for successful member only websites are as varied today as...short people, tall people, buying websites, unusual business ideas, selling stocks, paint ball, 2nd wives clubs, financial, dating, fitness, marketing and countless mentoring and coaching sites on almost every topic imaginable and probably a few you can't imagine or wouldn't want to imagine. It takes some work and certainly the right tools to set up a members-only website but the rewards (monetary as well as personal satisfaction) can be huge. Whatever you are passionately interested in or very adept at can be the topic of a members-only website today. One of the first types of membership sties on the Internet was the online dating site. In the beginning, they were mostly populated with nerds, weirdoes and perverts but as the Internet matured the sites became popular among people from all walks of life. They have even progressed so far as to offer pre-screening of members. Most porn sites are membership only sites. There are membership sites today that cover just about every area of human interests. Some offer informational or teaching material that is only able to be accessed by site members. Some membership sites are able to be viewed by non members but non-members are not allowed to participate in the activities or post to the message boards on the site. Sites that provide information to find work-at-home jobs, for example, can see the listing of jobs but cannot apply for the jobs unless they are members of the membership site. There are membership sites that provide instruction is such things as how to play a guitar. The lessons are accessible only to members of the site, although those who are not members can view what subjects are being taught in the lessons. Membership sites usually accept payment for membership fees by credit card or by personal check. Why Start a Membership Site? People are willing to pay for online content. In fact, the "Online Publishers Association" said that pay-for content is emerging as a hot revenue model. Business content, personals/match making, and entertainment are the hottest niches. But even smaller niches, like DVD authoring, sports coaching, marketing services, and dieting are producing profits. You can sell subscriptions for online content with your own membership site? Selling online content by way of a password protected website has become big business. Not only is it fast to set up, but the start-up and running costs are minimal. Work from home entrepreneurs and big businesses alike are tapping into this new-found revenue source. Less than nine percent of online users currently pay for online content. This means the market is wide open for the savvy entrepreneur. Paying for content in 2004 was more than 5 times what it was in 2005. That's a whopping 500% growth! Those who capture the market first in their niche will have the obvious advantage and it's an international market, so anyone can play. One of the great things about starting a membership site is you can take your hobby, specialized knowledge or profession and turn it into a profitable business. Your challenge will be finding exclusive content. You can start it part time but it will likely develop into a full time business. Planning for and setting your site up for auto-responders, automated sign-ups, credit card processing, automated cancellations, etc is all part of a successful membership website. Starting and running a membership site can be a lot of fun and very exciting, however you need to know what's involved in setting one up, and then managing it effectively. This whole process can seem a bit daunting. However, as complex as this seems, many companies offer a low cost, easy-to-use software solution. This makes it possible for almost anyone to start and market a membership site at a very low cost. Starting a Free Membership Site Basically, a free membership site is a site where the user is not charged a membership fee to use the site but is required to supply their e-mail address, choose a user name and password to enter the site, participate in the discussions and activities. Sometimes free memberships are limited to less useful information or access while paid memberships have full access. A large entity like MSN, for example, allows members to access most things on their sites without the need for any sign in procedure at all but, in order to join a group, you must supply your email address, choose a user name and a password. The use of the site is still free. However, to use MSN as your ISP or to gain enhanced email resources you will be required to pay for it. In the same way, an individual might start a free membership website. There would be no charge at all to access the site. To gain access to limited information would require supplying an email address, choosing a user name and a password. To gain full access to the site would most likely require payment if the information they are providing merits a fee. Some sites never charge a membership fee and rely solely on selling their own product or promoting products produced by others as a source of income. Free membership sites very rarely, if ever, supply information that you couldn't easily acquire on the Internet yourself. An individual who sets up a free membership site doesn't do it for free so they will be planning to make an income in some way. Usually free membership sites are for the purpose of selling a product or service. Some information will be provided but supplying information is not the main objective. Is Starting a Membership Site for You? The Internet is the ultimate 'equal opportunity employer'. Anybody can start a membership business on the Internet. All that is needed is a subject, a website and the tools to build the site. You can start a membership website business but the question is should you? Many people that decide to start a home based membership website business are destined to fail because their motivation and expectations are completely unrealistic. Before you attempt to start a membership website business you need to do a reality check. First, if you really think that you can build a couple of web pages, invest little or no money, time or effort and start making an income tomorrow, you are so wrong. Building a business: any business: takes time. It also takes a monetary investment, a lot of effort and energy, and, above all else, patience, passion for the theme of the website, and a drive for success. Almost equally important is the need to have realistic economic expectations when undertaking a home based membership website business. A home membership website internet business provides many rewards such as working in the comfort of your own home, avoiding a stressful commute, being your own boss, setting your own hours, no dress code, etc., etc., but anyone that is also expecting instant riches is sadly mistaken. Study the opportunities of a membership website business carefully. If you have the personal traits required to succeed then select the theme that seems to fit your own particular interests or talents. What is a good choice for one person may be a very poor fit for someone else. The common thread that applies to everyone is that you must passionately believe in what you are doing and anything less than total commitment isn't enough. Starting a Paid Membership Site Whatever you call them -- member only, membership, subscription, or mentor websites, they all have one thing in common. They are bringing in steady and constant cash flow for their owners, month after month, from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. The array of the topics of these websites is endless. Some of these paid membership sites provide mentoring or coaching, others publish useful articles or information in a particular field or product. Still others publish the results of tests and studies or product reviews. Some membership sites provide specialized service or act as a meeting place for people with a common interest and then there are those that provide step-by-step instructions for such things as painting or music. All these sites have one thing in common: to access the website (or the best information on the site) you have to pay for it! Which begs the question: why would anybody pay for information on the Internet? The answer is simple. People buy information that they could probably find for themselves if they looked long enough and hard enough, because they want to save time or because they think the information will be better or more specialized or because the information just isn't available to them unless they pay for it. Just a few short years ago it was almost unheard of to charge for access to a website and almost no one was doing it. Today, however, it is the norm and not the exception. Actually we have Internet dating sites to thank for this huge money making opportunity. The Internet dating industry began with free membership sites that were mostly populated by nerds, weirdoes and perverts. It was quickly discovered that ordinary people would gladly pay to have access to lists where the posters had been screened even just a little. Now people actually expect to pay for access to valuable information. The Main Focus of Your Membership Site Whatever the theme of your membership website is, it should always be your main focus. Every piece of written content, audio content or video content should be about the main theme of your membership website. Little side trips into very closely related fields is alright but even very closely related subjects should never detract from the main focus of your site. When you chose the theme for your membership website, you chose it because it was something that you knew a lot about and/or were (and hopefully still are) passionate about. I saw a sign in a convenience store not long ago that said something like: .we strive to always be kind, considerate and helpful. However, it is hard to remember that the main objective is to drain the swamp when you are up to your ears (cleaned up) in alligators. That is true for owners of membership websites. It really is hard to stay focused on your objectives when you have so many things to distract you from doing what you need to do to keep your website focused on the main theme. No matter how many distractions you have, you must still keep new, fresh, relevant and timely content on your website that pertains to the theme of your site. Your ezines and newsletters need to be filled with helpful and useful information. Be sure to continually check for new products that would be helpful to your membership. New products come out daily and you don't want to fall behind. You need to make full use of your autoresponder to keep your members informed and to keep them focused on the objective, as well. Your blog, forum or message board topics can become unfocused and off-topic very easily. They must be monitored daily: maybe even several times each day. Suggested Membership Site Themes When you are deciding on the theme for your membership site, it is best if you can choose a theme that concerns something you are really interested in: even passionate about. Remember that you will be spending a lot of time keeping your membership informed, keeping your website interesting and keeping relevant and timely content on your website and in your ezine that you send out regularly. If you choose to start a membership site about: say: dogs. Just dogs in general won't attract many members. You will need to choose a specific breed: .and possibly even narrow it down further. Instead of Poodles, your theme should be; Tiny Toy Poodles, Miniature Poodles, or Standard Poodles, for example. Millions of people are dog lovers and the theme of a specific breed of dog should do well. If you are really into video or computer games, start a membership site devoted to one specific game: not just video games or computer games in general. People all over the world and from every walk of life get really involved with a specific video or computer game and love to talk to others about the game and give each other hints. There are thousands: maybe millions: of people who love certain crafts and hobbies. However, those who love to quilt aren't interested in wood working so your membership site should be about a specific craft or hobby. Professionals like to talk to other professionals in the same field. Each professional field speaks their own language and find the same things to be interesting, informative or funny. So if you start a membership site for professionals, you should get a good response. A membership website with the theme, 'Resell Rights', should do well, also. This kind of site will need to be kept updated on a regular basis. Deciding on Your Membership Model The model you decide upon for your membership site is of the utmost importance and the one you choose depends upon your objectives. There are basically two types of membership sites. There are free sites and there are paid for sites. The two types of membership sites have one thing is common. Their memberships are made up of people who share a common need or have a common interest. You can, of course, buy a domain, set up a website and not charge for memberships but choose who to admit and who not to admit. Or you can just set up a site on an already established network. Two examples of free membership sites are Group sites on MSN and groups on Yahoo. It costs nothing to set these sites up and there is no charge at all for a person to join. There are no paid administrators or moderators. Each site sets its own rules for how to join and the code of conduct for the site. The site topics are many and varied. There are many "support" sites for those with health problems or concerns and for those who have suffered the loss of loved ones. There are sites for those who are passionate about crafts like quilting or wood working. There are sites for those who love to travel. There are sites for different age groups from teens to seniors. The sites include chat software and a limited amount of space for posting pictures, documents and links per member. The free sites do not have such things as access to specialized data or lists. They don't give access to such things as music lessons. Paid for membership sites are set up by businesses or individuals with the objective of making money by supplying hard to find information, access to specialized data or lists, or instruction in various fields. Membership sites are owned and operated by people who either own the sites or who are hired by the site owners to monitor and administer them. The topics for paid for membership sites are even more varied than the free sites and certainly more specialized. The Different Types of Membership Sites There are basically two types of membership sites. There are free sites and there are paid for sites. The two types of membership sites have one thing is common. Their memberships are made up of people who share a common interest or have a common need. You can, of course, buy a domain, set up a website and not charge for memberships but choose who to admit and who not to admit. This is done when the profit is intended to come from sales to members after they join the site. There are free network sites that might be used for your purposes. Two examples of free membership sites are Group sites on MSN and groups on Yahoo. It costs nothing to set these sites up and there is no charge at all for a person to join. There are no paid administrators or moderators. Each site sets its own rules for how to join and the code of conduct for the site. The site topics are many and varied. There are many "support" sites for those with health problems or concerns and for those who have suffered the loss of loved ones. There are sites for those who are passionate about crafts like quilting or woodworking. There are sites for those who love to travel. There are sites for different age groups from teens to seniors. The sites include chat software and a limited amount of space for posting pictures, documents and links per member. The free sites do not have such things as access to specialized data or lists. They don't give access to such things as music lessons. Paid for membership sites are set up by businesses or individuals with the objective of making money by supplying hard to find information, access to specialized data or lists, or instruction in various fields. Membership sites are owned and operated by people who either own the sites or who are hired by the site owners to monitor and administer them. The topics for paid for membership sites are even more varied than the free sites and certainly more specialized. Tips on Improving Your Membership Site Improving and improving again your membership website is what will keep it dynamic and making a steady and reliable income. It is a law of nature (and the Internet) that everything either grows or dies. Constant improvement of your membership website will insure it grows and lives. The content of your membership website needs to always be kept up-to-date with relevant and useful information. Keep your eyes open and all of your feelers out for information that your subscribers will find interesting and helpful. If you have always relied on only print information up to this point, try adding some audio or video. People today prefer to hear or see information rather than just to read information. Setting up audio or video feeds to your website isn't very difficult and can make a huge difference in the traffic and membership. Each e-zine or newsletter should be filled with vital and timely information so that your subscribers eagerly await the next issue. Spend as much time and energy as you need to insure that your e-zine or newsletter isn't just deleted when it hits the in-box. Use your autoresponder to your greatest advantage. You already use it to send out emails and ezines and newsletters. Now use it to send out vital NEWS FLASHES. Make the autoresponder get the attention of your subscribers. If you don't already have a blog, forum or message board on your membership website, then set one up as soon as possible. Members like to have input and you will benefit greatly from constructive member input. You can ask them what they would like to see on the website and then act on suggestions that are viable. Invite a guest who is a guru in the field of your website theme to participate in an online chat discussion. Set a specific starting and stopping time and be sure to outline the discussion topics. Age-Old Question: Is MLM a Viable Membership Model? If you think you want to get involved with MLM, do your research first. The challenge with MLM businesses is that people at the top are most often the winners. The biggest majority of people at the bottom end up spending money and time to get involved and end up losing whatever they put in. Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing and distribution structure. People at the top sell to those below them, who in turn sell to those below them. The higher up you are in this structure, the more money you can make. Be sure to check with at least a few other people who've entered at your level (who you identify on your own, separate from people the MLM promoter refers you to), and see what they have to say. Find out what they have to say on how -- and if it's possible -- to be successful. There are advantages to Multi-level marketing. First, the start up cost is usually very low and that is a big plus to the work-at-home mom (for example) who has limited funds to launch an online business. It is a way to get started in an online business with a very small personal investment and that is a very appealing thing for many people. Pre-packaged tools and products are provided and that saves a lot of money and relieves the need for warehousing. Also, sales techniques are given and for the newbie to Internet marketing this is a very attractive advantage. There are also disadvantages to Multi-level marketing. Many (if not most) people lose money in MLM activities, because they can't sell the product as effectively as they thought they could. And then there is the problem of credibility. It can become an issue, especially if you start treating friends like they're customers. Being Professional with Help Desk Systems and Forums You need to automate everything if you want to be successful in measuring customer satisfaction. Surveying your customers is a great way of measuring customer satisfaction but if they take too much time away from other important work, it will fall by the wayside. Automate both your requests for completing the survey and your collection and reporting of the data. Some help desk management software will do this for you. If yours does not, consider customization that will enable it -- it's worth the investment. One of the best ways to find out how effective your customers think your help desk or forum is, is to take a survey.... ask the people who actually use the help desk or forum what they think about it. Asking for suggestions to improve your help desk or forum is a good idea. There are many approaches to surveying, but some are more effective than others. Often times membership websites will send a customer satisfaction survey of their help desk or forum to their entire list. There are several problems with this approach. First not everyone surveyed will have used your help desk's services. This will either make your percentage of responses low or add irrelevant responses to your data. Since you only request this information once in a while, you will be tempted to cram too much information into the survey. Often these surveys lack focus and do not give you a clear picture of performance. A better approach to help desk or forum customer satisfaction measurement is case-by-case surveying. Each time a case is closed, meaning the problem was resolved and the resolution was already communicated to the requester, a short survey on the case is sent to the requester. This is great information for continuous improvement and you can review the comments provided by your customers. The Importance of Offering Regular Publishing Schedules The people who have paid to join your membership site depend on you to provide relevant and timely information. It is their right to expect that information to be updated on a regular basis because they may be depending upon it to make decisions. When a person joins your membership site they should be told what your publishing schedule will be so that they know when they can expect to get fresh information. Adhering to that announced schedule is vitally important. Deciding what your publishing schedule will be for your website is important. Keep in mind the kind of information you will be supplying to your membership. Information that changes hourly will require a RSS feed. Information that needs to up-dated on a daily basis will most likely require a content management system. For weekly publishing of content, you can do that yourself but a content management system can make it a lot easier. When you are planning your newsletter, you need to decide how often your ezine or newsletter will be sent out to your subscribers. Basically, you need to create a schedule and stick with it. But how often should you publish? How much is too much and how often is not enough? When it comes to frequency, the usual choices are daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Daily -- that means 365 newsletters a year. You could wear out your welcome even with your most devoted members. Weekly -- that is still a lot of work: 52 letters a year: a little over 4 a month. Would your members appreciate that much mail from you? Bi-weekly -- Publishing an e-zine twice a month is just often enough to keep you fresh in your subscribers' minds but not so often that they become annoyed with you. Monthly -- doesn't seem often enough. Your members may forget about you and where your website lives on the Internet. Beware of Affiliate Spamming! The modern variation of the practice of paying finder's-fees for the introduction of new clients to a business is a popular method of promoting Internet businesses called affiliate marketing. An affiliate marketer is paid for every visitor, subscriber, or customer provided to an Internet business because of his efforts. The affiliate marketer earns compensation based on a certain value for each visit (Pay per click), registrant (Pay per lead), or a commission for each customer or sale (Pay per Sale), or any combination. You can see where an affiliate marketer would be sorely tempted to send out email advertising the products he makes money on for promoting. This resulted in so much SPAM being generated that anti-spam laws were enacted. Spammers are severely fined and the newest twist in the anti-spam laws are that the merchants whose affiliates spam are being held responsible for the spamming as well. So caution is well advised to merchants. Merchants who are considering adding an affiliate strategy to their online sales channel should research the different technological solutions available to them. As affiliate marketing has matured many affiliate merchants have refined their terms and conditions to prohibit affiliates from spamming. Some types of affiliate management solutions include: standalone software, hosted services, shopping carts with affiliate features, and third party affiliate networks. Spamdexing or search engine spamming is the practice of deliberately creating web pages which will be indexed by search engines in order to increase the chance of a website or page being placed close to the beginning of search engine results, or to influence the category to which the page is assigned. Right now there is a lot of debate about the affiliate practice of Spamdexing and many affiliates have converted from sending email spam to creating large volumes of automatically generated web pages each devoted to different niche keywords as a way of search engine optimizing their sites. This is sometimes referred to as spamming the search engine results. Spam is the biggest threat to organic Search Engines whose goal is to provide quality search results for keywords or phrases entered by their users. The Importance of an Affiliate Program to Membership Sites Affiliate programs are important to membership sites for a number of good reasons. An affiliate program isn't really a program. It's a business arrangement. Affiliate programs are also known as associate programs, associates programs, referral programs and even bounty programs. Most affiliate programs are free to join. Affiliate programs are a way to earn money without producing your own product. Affiliate programs allow a membership website to generate additional (other than the membership subscription) income by advertising products that are relevant to the site's theme. For example, let's say you own a membership website whose theme is golf. You would recommend products that you like yourself like golf books, magazines, videos and golfing gear. When you have an affiliate agreement with the merchants selling those products, they provide you with affiliate links which you paste into your site. Then when members click on those links and buy those products, you earn a commission. Affiliates programs can earn commissions in three ways: per click, per sale and per lead. The members on a membership website are helped by the affiliate programs as well. They are given easy access to products that they would otherwise have to search the internet to find. On the other side of the aisle, you can let other companies post your ad on their sites and pay commissions for sales of your product or memberships. Sure, you may give away 10 percent of your profit to an affiliate; but 90 percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing. You'll make up in sales quantity what you may lose in percentage of your own net. It's quite worthwhile in the long run. Use your e-zine to advertise your affiliate program. Always encourage your newsletter subscribers to forward the newsletter to a friend. Running a Membership Website Online Get in on the action now and start running a membership website. Everyone is running a membership web site online. People are tired of these old web sites failing to make them money, so they are taking it to the next level. Now people are opening membership websites to increase their traffic and revenue. All over the world, people are working hard at protecting their web content. Rather than leave their web site open for everyone to view, communities are running a membership website in order to charge people fees to read their web content. No more copying of other people's work, since now they have the protection deserved by them. The benefits behind running a membership website online Membership websites offer the community a broad spectrum of benefits. The community can manage their web content and pages easier. Moreover, the community has the flexibility they deserve and they can easily integrate all the tools they need to help traffic navigate through the web pages with ease. The tools available with the membership websites make it possible to build web pages with less effort. Members can now join the website, browse through the content, and communicate with other members. The content is protected. Membership websites enable the community to build web sites professionally. The community can now customize their database fields with ease. In just a few minutes, the community can use preferred HTML editor tools and then blend them with sections of the web pages. People running a membership website, can manage their users, send customized newsletters, and even customize registration forms. The nice thing about running a membership website is that you can create the most advanced search forms as well as result pages. Members can upload pictures. Your members can use forums, blogs, or internal messengers to communicate with other members. Membership websites are paid subscription sites. In other words, you can receive recurring payments from subscribed customers. You have the choice to receive "one-time fixed" payments or payments from donations made at your website. Support for multi-membership is available which you can use template rules. Get the protection you need for your documents and products by using password-protected folders. Excellent support is guaranteed to those running a membership website. You receive free installation, e-mail support, money back guarantees, and unlimited upgrades free of charge. Forum based support is available as well. For those people who have a good understand of membership websites, you will have the top-of-the-line intuitive tools to build your online database. Web developers who specialize in this field can center their attention on completing the job. Getting down to the nitty-gritty Let's face it; running a membership website online seems to be the best choice. You can protect your documents and company interest with ease. Rather than paying someone to write web content for you and then take the risk of someone else copying your work, get the protection you need. With membership websites, you will need to have most of your web content completed. The upside is that the membership website provides will provide you with the tools you need to convert your content into groundbreaking news. Let your customers do the talking. To learn more, visit the Internet today and get in on the action of running a membership website. Its as easy as it can get. The Strategy Used To Build and Run A Membership Website The strategy used to build and run a membership website is very comparable to building any other sort of website, with the exception of just a few additions. In the same way, promoting a membership website is done exactly the way other websites are endorsed. It takes time, money, effort and some SEO strategies and knowledge to promote any website online. Without this basic knowledge, well, prepare to hire some helpers that will assist you with getting the job done right. Now, operating your own membership website and running a membership website is far more difficult than licking the creamy filling out of the middle of Oreo cookies. What you will need in the beginning is a good writer to finish most of your web content. Set your sights on finding the help you need to fight information overload. If you overload the information, your customers will look at you like that little ducky with the hammer in his hand, ready to smash the computer console. Avoid this action, because duckies get really upset when they have to waste their time reading junky content or too much information. If you do not have a content writer or lack the skills to write the content for yourself, this is what you must do. First, start finding the right PLR article writer for your membership website. The initial step is to find one that supplies you with articles targeted toward the niche market of your choice. Generating monthly recurring income by building and running a membership website is an excellent concept, yet why start out on a rocky foot, when you can stand on firm ground by learning information to help you through the process of building and running a membership website. Civilizing and improving your membership website, making it a repeated cycle is what it will take to keep the website dynamic and able of generating stable and reliable income. This will definitely be something you want to think about before running a membership website. We discussed articles or web content. Now, we can use some time to discuss the ways that web content is developed to help you create dynamic web pages filled with paid subscribers ready to read the latest news. Writing web content for running a membership website Writing articles are not as easy as many believe. In fact, some people think that possessing basic English with knowledge of spelling and grammar is all you need to write web content that helps you with running a membership website. Guess what Sherlock Holmes'; you need a little bit more to write effective, dynamic articles. If you were writing articles for a magazine company, you will need to know the proper style, format, and have the ability to brainstorm up some fabulous ideas that will get your copy published. Like magazines, web content also needs some style to keep customers coming back for more. Many Magazine Companies hire authors, editors, and freelance writers. Most will accept work from the hire-ins before accepting submissions from outside sources. Marketing Articles to Magazines can be difficult, but there is a solution to overcome this obstacle. On the other hand, if you are writing articles for Web Content, Copy Write, or simply writing a blog, then the demands are less complicated. The freelance marketing is undergoing high demands on content for web, since it has become one of the most effective solutions for advertising. Businesses all over the world are relying on content for websites, since it feeds the search engines spider food. Search Engine Optimization is the solution for getting higher ranks on Google's and Yahoo's Search Engines. Once you have reached the top of the engine your chances of bringing in revenue increases, along with your chances of being noticed. Link Building is another effective method for Search Engine Optimizing (SEO), however we are discussing articles at this time, therefore we will focus on Link Building at another time. When you are writing articles, many of the businesses will ask for keyword density. Keyword density means that you will write related keywords to the topic in the articles. This is another tactful method for marketing business. For more information on SEO/Keyword Density, go www.seo.seejoe.com OH -- just go online, seejoe.com went out of business running a membership website with poorly written web content! Get Real and Start Running a membership Website Currently, I am designing my own membership website. The latest hosting companies have provided me with all the right tools to get through loopholes and design one of the top websites online. Make no mistake, it took me years of practice, designing, and writing SEO content for other businesses to get where I am now. In other words, running a membership website is not for clowns. You have to get real to start running a membership website. If you want to see those big dollar signs dancing in front your eyes, then now is the time to get real, informed, and stop that damn clowning around. We have a few solutions for starting a membership website. First, you can start and maintain a membership website by using special software programs. Alternatively, you can take another route. Website memberships do not require software, unless you lack skills to build, design, write, link, connect, create blogs, member interactive boards, and all that other junk that goes on the top of the line websites. Get out of Dodge because maintaining and running a membership website is a daily task. You will sweat, cry, laugh, cuss, and make funny faces throughout the process. The basic membership website is your one-stop destination for all software title training courses, anytime from anywhere, right at your own web browser, yet you need skills, knowledge, and content. We discuss software -- which you can find MemberStar, eBiz or other software online. Once you get your membership website up and running, find the right software, and designers, then you will need to learn some Internet marketing. Internet marketing is a drawn out process that has stumped people over the years. People tried the red, white, and black hat solutions and turned out with negative results. They did something wrong! You can bet, the Internet goonies did something wrong in their marketing strategies. Marketing to the members of a free, running membership website is absolutely -- something everyone wants. Goonies and all! The thing to do What to do, what to do? The thing to do is to visit the World Wide Web of Anarchy. Personally, on the www.Pandemonium.madnessoutofcontrol.com pages you will find all sorts of information to help you understand more about the membership websites. If you are ready to get real, here is the deal: to start running a membership website, you will need tools, toolbox, plans (Number one dude), html basic writing skills, content writing skills, and a good stiff drink if you lack patience. You have several types of websites to consider in the membership linage of design. Some membership websites online give their customers the ability to download Kill Bill. This is your nicer membership websites. At least the creators think of their customers. You have the bulky E-Book Stores and AMPS, which is the membership sites that offer useful utilities for users who enjoy earning money through the E-commerce affiliate programs. These are nice fellers also. They at least give their customers the chance to earn some of the money back they spend at the membership website. Membership websites when designed, maintained, and properly managed can bring in L.O.A.D.S. of generous revenue. These kinds of sites make it possible to pay your customers or members a piece of the pie. Membership websites that offer the community spectacular information without causing the community to get cold sores, is one of the websites that people enjoy the most. You have some insurance to deliver. When a customer comes to your website and crashes into some heavy web content, you better be prepared to pay for the damages. Your customer will run like a madman who just been cussed out by 20 women at the general store. When your customers run, they run to friends and family, and even strangers (the ones their momma warned them about) and tell them what type of uninsured, Goony is running a membership website out of control. If you do not have any experience in running a membership website, let alone building the site -- wake up! Go online and check out some of the online training resources for managers and training directors that cover all sorts of firms who think they can successfully run a membership website. Get Real! About SEO and Running a Membership Website in Style Isaac is spending loads of time working to improve the membership websites. The membership websites is the common services (Thomas), and is like any other Internet business you will find. Learning the concept of paid membership websites is important if you intend to start running a membership website. The basic goal is to have visitors to sign up with your company. How to Launch a Flourishing Membership Website is based on research that Nicholas and his partners have done over the past 11 years. A membership website is a lot of fun to put together and can be very, very cost-effective, remarkably, when you have a monthly recurring membership set-up. No one is going to spend a minute telling you that running a membership website is easy. Nor is anyone going to spend some time telling you that building up the membership website is done quickly. Rather, what you will hear is that running a membership website and building the site takes time and effort. The first things you will need to do are complete or almost finish your web content to go on your pages. Naked web pages are unattractive. You have to dress them up so they fit every ones' style, or at most, the visitors you want to attract to your website. When you venture into membership websites, you will need: One -- The web designer. This person is responsible for writing scripts, adding logos, designing graphics, and so forth. Two -- you will need someone capable of writing relevant and quality articles. Despite that, website memberships will blast your content and turn it into winning information, you will need the basic writer to fulfill the common content that fits your web site. In view of the fact that your paid membership website is projected to rake in some monumental earnings for you, taking this course would be an asset worth the everyday expenditure. You need people if you do not have basic web and HTML skills. You need people if you do not have basic writing skills for running a membership website. Something worth considering: The "Munster Junior Membership Website" is currently out of commission. Did they have the right staff to help them with building their membership website? Probably not. Did they have the basic html and web design knowledge? Well, go online and learn the history. The fact is if you are not prepared and long-suffering to run a membership website you will be on the same list as "Munster Junior." Venture to bypass the Munster Junior case. Take time to learn more about building, cost, content, web design, and running a membership website. The Complete Rate of Products with running a membership website is more than $1400. Yet, if you have the skills listed above or the workforce to back you, you can get away with building your site cheaper. The great benefit of running a membership website, is that your password, content and other information are protected. The membership websites are for those who are ready for direct action and results. The model about a paid membership website is having people sign up with your business. The key concept is keeping your members once the customers sign up with your membership website. Running a membership website is an outstanding project to work with and launch, but common sense tells you that you have to have basic knowledge to get it going and keep it in the roll! Building and Running a Membership Website with Ease Selling fish is entirely different from selling access to a membership website. It can be a bundle of joy putting a membership website together. 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One the most labor exhaustive chores of running a membership website are to come up with fresh valuable content for your visitors. Growing a membership website is a full-time job, but it is one that I utterly something to enjoy. The membership website is full of downloadable resources in addition to articles full of insight. Discussing articles, when you start running a membership website you will need to know some basic SEO stuff. Trust me; this stuff is trickier than most people think. If you do not get it right, well, ask Google and other major search engines the big, fat WHY! SEO and the basics of Yahoo Knowledge Brief SEO Stuff Description Keywords and your web text links are essential for increasing your chances of reaching the top ranks at the search engines. Rich keywords will only get you noticed at the top search engines. SEO missions to help you cutback cost and time; what you need: 1. SEO -- On-page -- Meta Tags, Text, Keyword Density, Title page, description page, relevant links, etc, 2. Off-Page -- SEO Links -- focuses on quantity and quality, and make sure that your pages content has strong links to associated pages. 3. BLOG -- relevancy and quality informative pages is important, Yahoo searches with crawlers every two to four weeks and will mechanically discover content on web pages purposed for its index. 4. SEO Keyword Rich -- Content is important -- Stuffing any keywords on your page will decrease your chances of reaching the top ranks. 5. Description -- You want to create unique pages for your title page. When you are running a membership website, you want to make sure the content is readable to various audiences. 6. Users -- These people will type in keywords into the search engines to find relevant keywords or links. Be sure to choose relevant terms for your title page. 7. SEO Meta Tags -- Make sure that you add relevant, quality rich and informative links to your tags. Narrow your keywords instead of adding broader content. 8. Links -- Your have a choice of incoming links, outbound, inbound, PR2, back links, and other links, just keep it relevant. Be sure to focus on relevancy, quality and informative keywords and links when considering your title tags, or your headers. Consider the keywords based on what your targeted audience may consider when searching for relevant information. Yahoo has crawlers that will not recognize any copy that is within images. Display the ALT Text clearly on your page's HTML -- add a site map. If you design any web pages with undesirable links or content that is not relevant, Yahoo may penalize you. Keep it honest. Do not spam or try to manipulate the search engines. Any redundant, inappropriate, or low quality content or links will get pushed out. Avoid 1. Invisible use of redundant text - 2. Any pages that solely intend to direct users to other pages - 3. Adding several web sites that use the identical content - Do not abuse any cross-links -- do not add artificial link popularity - 4. Do not try to push deceptive web pages, fraudulent pages or add excessive deceptive pop-ups that will interfere with a user's navigation -Yahoo, like Google is an honest search engine and their mission is to make sure that users find relevant, quality and informative information as quickly as possible with few interruptions. Discover more basics on building and running a membership website. Are Membership Sites the Right Choice? Membership sites are gaining a lot of popularity both for the Internet marketer and for the consumer. They are a great way to market products for the marketer and a convenient choice for getting needed products or information for the consumer. So in essence, this type of site is a win -- win situation for everyone. The viewer gets his needs met and so does the Internet marketer. The Benefits for the Internet Marketer When you look to the Internet to produce money, you are always on the lookout for new products, or new ways you can produce money online. You need to sell and selling online can be difficult because there is never eye-to-eye contact and this causes the Internet to be somewhat impersonal and a difficult sale, but Membership sites solve a lot of these problems. A membership site allows you to give qualified information away for free or for the price of the membership fee. This information pertains to the interest of a certain group of people. If for instance, you are a teacher and have all kinds of interesting activities, downloads on your site, information that in general will help all teachers with their skills, then this would be your niche, or the group you want to market to. You can either offer free membership to your site with all of this great information or charge a small by monthly fee. You can even do both. Offer certain information for free, but make a paid membership available for people that want more detailed information. Using a membership site in any of these forms will produce you money. The Paid Membership Site If you charge a membership fee no matter how small it will give you a residual income. Let's say for this same teacher activities site you charge a membership fee of $5 per month and you get 1 new signup a day for a period of three months, that will produce $500 at the end of those three months with the income continuing to increase each and every month. Now imagine if you had three or four such sites, which targeted different demographic groups. The Free Membership Site Believe it or not, many free membership sites make more money than those that require a membership fee be paid. Just look at Google to figure that one out. Free membership sites make money because they have an advantage over other web sites that only market products. They create a rapport between the viewer and the owner, and a relationship occurs. Of course, this is what any Internet site owner could wish for, because once there is a relationship, a sale can be made. Free membership sites offer products on their sites. It can be anything from informational products as in an Ebook or DVD. It can be a product that is mailed to the viewer, and these products can be received from other companies by signing up as an affiliate marketer and offering other peoples products that relate to your site on your site. You in turn make a commission on the product that is sold. How Expensive is it To Start a Membership Site? One of the greatest benefits of this type of website is that they are not at all expensive to start. If you do your own web design work and use creative marketing methods and SEO practices, your site should be up and running for a couple of hundred dollars, a truly inexpensive venture for something that can produce a substantial amount of money. Membership Sites are Hot To get the point across quickly and efficiently membership sites are the new craze in the Internet industry, a great way to make residual income and to get a professional status in the chosen industry. If you are looking for a way to make money on the Internet then the membership sites are the answer to your problems. Marketing and Running a Membership Website We have ventured off to running a membership website without taking the spare time to consider Internet marketing. What to do, what to do: Can you say Search Engine Optimizing and web content up for the brew? After you begin running a membership website, it is your duty to start the SEO marketing campaign that focuses on e-mail campaigning, blogging, member boards, links, articles, and so forth. Each one of the items for marketing involves a little more than learning the word or term. You will need fresh content on your web pages at all times. This means you need to learn how to use your content manager effectively. Fresh content means that you must have some writing skills, or have hired hands available that can write. The writers must be familiar with the basic SEO white and black hat solutions. Test your knowledge: Black Hat: a. The best SEO solution for increasing your chance of reaching the highest ranks on Google b. Unaccepted SEO marketing solution c. Something you wear on your head White Hat: a. Accepted Internet marketing solution b. Head wear c. Unaccepted marketing solution that will get you kicked out of Google's index. Good luck with the test. Do not let the term "Test" scare you away from learning what black and white hat marketing means to you. It is important that you understand the definitions of the marketing solutions. It is important to learn how the solutions work to avoid problems in marketing your website. SEO involves keyword density and keyword development. SEO article writing is one of the better marketing solutions, since it provides information to your members. Web owners often hire in quality writers to write 10 to 100 high-quality articles to market web pages at the major search engines. The purpose is to increase ranking at the major search engines, which in turn increases the volume of traffic flowing into web sites online. The articles are rich with keywords. Keyword density is the leading SEO solution, which many web owners use to market their web sites online. Keyword density is important, since Google, Yahoo and other major search engines use algorithms to test keyword density within bodies of articles. Content has proven to be one of the most effective SEO writing solutions, which is important to web owners to have the density they deserve. SEO articles are written by various online writers, which focus on Search Engine Optimizing solutions. Pick up a few tips from these writers, or else become acquainted with them in the event you will need to hire a writer to add fresh content to your web pages on a daily basis. Search Engine Optimizing is the stage where web owners work to enhance their chances to rank at the top search engines. Using this method, which includes writing concise program instructions in fewer lines, thus the web owners could reach the ranks at top search engines online. SEO is the leading marketing solution, thus if you are behind on search engine marketing and optimizing solutions go to the Internet and search for Internet marketing tools. Tools available these days can assist you with promoting your membership website effectively. Still, you will need writers, unless you have writing abilities to deliver keyword dense articles to your web sites for promoting. Did you pass the test by the way? The answer to the first question is (b) and the answer to the second question is (a). Now you can start running your membership website. Running a Membership Website with the Pros eBiz Suites is one of the memberships Pro outfits offered online. In the cyber world, running a membership website can range from business to franchising. The membership websites are helping those in business, franchises and others take control of their content. Authors, trainers, associations, orgs, consultants, and coaches often enjoy these websites because they have complete control and protection of their vital web content. With the membership websites, the community can organize their content on a secure platform. The market products are protected from any outside access. The building process is simple. Membership websites give you the tools you need to set automated sales processing. You can maintain all of your information safely online with the secured platform. Running a membership website gives you control over your database and all other aspects of this database. You have control over leads, customers, content, members, and more. Membership websites make it easy for you to communicate with your members. You can communicate via e-mail. Send e-mails to each member and customize the product updates to fit the newsletter. Newsletters are vital tools. When you customize newsletters to fit your customers lifestyle, you create happy members that will serve you for years to come. Membership websites enable you to sell your products off or online. You can customize the membership library so that your tools enable you to create catalogs and web content. You can also create discussion boards, group boards, link libraries, files, and other items to fit your websites style. Membership websites enable you to print reports. You can download and create criteria from all angles to match your members' profile. Running a membership website is easy when you have the right marketing features. Some of the features that the websites offer include direct marketing response for sales and content that leads to future customers. You have auto responders at your disposal so that if your members contact you, you can hit the auto reply to send them a message. Running a membership website puts you in control of squeeze pages, as well as landing page setups. You have all the tools you will need to target groups who receive your e-mails and newsletters. You will also have tools to track your visitors and members. Running a membership website is easy when you have the right management tools. You will have control over affiliate and partners with the membership website. You will also have full control over your products and you can use screens to filter real estate for optimization. The membership websites give you access to operational features for time tracking and complete customer contact management. You will also have full control over CRM management. With the web sites, you can build help desks and customer support rooms with ease. You will also have full control over customer training and E-learning. Training and E-learning is available to your members, which gives them the best access to what they need. With the membership website, you have project management tools, which make this one of the most valuable buys. When you have to write articles for your web sites, the last thing you need is to lose tract of your web content. To learn more about running a membership website, go online now. Online is where everyone is running for the membership he or she will enjoy for years to come. Running your membership website with class also means that you have a way for members to interact with you, and that they have some confidence of knowing you will respond. It's one thing to run your business the way that you want to run it, but if you don't care what your members thinks of your site, you will soon find your site no longer having any memberships. You need to have some way of getting feedback from your members, and you need to listen to it; it can be a hassle sometimes, but the more you listen to your members the better your business will do, and the better your business does, the better you will do. The more you remember that the site is about the members, the better your site will do. You also need to understand that there is an informal contract of sorts between you and your members: They pay your bills, and you supply them with interesting content. In order to run your site with class, you need to remember that you need to not only supply them with the interesting content that they are looking for, but to serve it on a regular basis. Ideally, you will have new content for them three days a week, but they can do with less if the content that you supply is of value to them. Why Run a Membership Web Site? Many people are looking for the ultimate way to make money online. Their dream is to be self reliant, work from home and base all of their business online, which in theory is a great idea and can be done. One of the ways people can achieve this is through the running of a membership site. By running a membership site you will obtain a reliable monthly income and a large group of people that look forward to what you have to say and who trust what you do online. For these people you are an expert in your field and a person that can be relied on and that is what every Internet marketer is looking for. The Benefits of a Membership Web Site Whether you know it or not, it is every internet marketers dream to have a large group of people who know you and trust you. You can achieve this through a membership web site. Once you have created these bonds, then you can market your own products or affiliated products to these members, so not only do you get the residual income from the fee you charge, but you also sell other products to your select group of people. As your membership grows, so will the opportunities that come your way. People will see you as the expert in your field and other people will want to join, as well as marketers who will want to advertise with you, have you promote their products and you will also earn a commission from those products. This means you will receive bigger and better business opportunities. Does this sound good? Well this is what owning a membership site can do for you. It is said that membership sites have increased in popularity by over 500% in the last few years, and a very hot product, believe it or not, is information. You can sell quality content or information to your members and get paid quite nicely to do it. Paid Membership Site Vs. Free Membership Site There are essentially two types of membership sites; the paid membership site, and the free membership site. The paid membership site has a certain limited number of members who pay you a certain amount monthly, bi-monthly, twice a year or yearly to access the information they need. These fees can vary from between $5 to $10 to $200 depending on your industry and what you are selling. The benefits to this type of membership site are obvious in that you produce a residual income and because almost 70% of your members will be recurring members then you don't have to focus so much attention to attracting new clients. What are the benefits of the Free Membership site? So how does the free membership site work? Obviously, if you're not charging a fee then you can't be making any money from your site. This is not so! Remember when I mentioned before, that a membership site produces one of the most sought after goals of any Internet marketer, and that is trust. You have established yourself as an expert in your field to your membership group. You have done this by offering quality information they can use, and information that your reader is looking for. This works to your advantage in that at the same time you offer free information, you also offer other services or products that are related to your industry. This is called affiliate marketing, and the benefit is that you can market any number o products and services. Your email list will continually grow and you can send all kinds of information about different products to the members who have signed up at your site. Of course one of the issues with free membership sites is that you always have to be adding fresh content, updating constantly and finding things that are of interest to your readers, but even that is less expensive than running all of those PPC campaigns or advertisements. If you still feel like you are not making enough revenue from your free membership site, you can always have an option where your readers or viewers can upgrade to a paid membership version where they will receive even more information than what they do from the free membership site.
Projecting and Running a Membership Website Tools: We all need tools to manage our websites effectively and accurately. When we have the right tools it makes it easy to manage our web pages, content, customers, and other fine necessities that come along with Internet business and marketing. Many communities are realizing how valuable tools are to them and value their importance. Now they are running a membership website so to have the best tools possible. With the membership website tools, they can manage their projects and use finance features to stay updated with their cash flow. Using membership websites make it possible to calculate commissions for payouts on affiliate and partnership contracts. With the right tools, the community running a membership website can send invoices, payments, and refunds with ease. Reporting is easy as well. Inventory is easy to keep track of with the membership websites. Membership websites offer you a software system that gives you the simple solutions for managing and training your websites. It makes it easy to update your information. Your staff will have no problem. The upside with running a membership website is that you do not have to worry about installing software. The sites are run online. You will have 24/7 access to serve your membership program. When Mr. Colin R. Brown designed the first membership website, he accomplished one of the most amazing tasks in history. The developer and founder of LCT (Learning Center Technology) integrated the right vertical system by Syncnet in 1995. One of the most recent membership suites released was the eBiz. This single membership website tool can actually run virtually all of your business. Customers themselves are based in various parts of the world. Some of the companies now using eBiz include the University of Louisville, University of Utah, African Study Associations, Clockwork National Association of Certified Valuations Analysts, ten 180 and the list goes on. American Physical Therapy Association, Author Carol Tuttle, and various others are running a membership website with eBiz. eBiz does not clown. It offers you everything you need to keep your business running smoothly. What you will need to start running a membership website is someone who is capable of designing your web pages. This someone will need to know basic HTML language. You will need to have completely written your web content or have almost written the content to have it turned into a stand -- up, eye-popping turnaround with membership website tools. You can then use software from the membership website vendors to convert your web content into groundbreaking news that almost every Internet traveling marketer will want to read. (Well, I guess that is a hang-up of mine; I got caught up in the game. Maybe not almost every Internet traveling marketer , but at least your clientele, prospective members, and so forth) You will need to follow through with running a membership website from start to finish. Keep in mind that building a website of any sort can become quite costly. Web site developers often charge anywhere from $1000 and up. Some designers charge up to 50 grand. You want the design to stand out in the crowd however so that your members will hang tough. One of the valuable tools that comes with the membership website is the customer check which helps you to prepare your business. You will have easy forms to read and answer E-learning questions. Paid for Running a Membership Website John Doe, Jane Willin and "Sammy Davis Jr." all qualify to get paid for running a membership website. You are no exception to the "rules of engagement." If you are ready to start running a membership website however, you will need to get on the bandwagon and charge the Net to: learn, learn: and learn some more. I have about five minutes of my time to inform you of the basic rules of engagement or the involvements of running a membership website. I have already yanked one of my clients' sore teeth, and made him hostile. You do not want to get on this bandwagon, so you might as well start running a membership website right. Running a membership website involves continuous workflow. If you want the paid membership sites, then you will need to provide free information to your members that do not slope down hill on ratios that blend with trade membership websites that pay. Membership websites allow the users to subscribe to your website. The user is given a protected password and username to enter in your web site and view the pages, products, or services. Your products and content must be protected as well, which you get this with the membership websites. Running a membership website gives you many advantages, including managing an effective business that brings in recurring revenue. A membership website involves many insightful articles and downloadable resources. Some of the valuable sources of information online are Bluetooth SIG surrounded by its Bluetooth SIG Programs. The programs are initiatively appealing and driving people to BLUET as well. Whatever your theme may be, it should consistently focus on the main sources. Feeding the membership website new information daily is a great idea to increase traffic. You want to create informative products, programs, downloads, photos, articles, and more. Most people are following the Nicolas rules of engagement while building and running a membership website. The Nicolas rule is based on research. Research keeps you informed and makes it easy to take your next step. The price of membership websites can cost as much as $60 and up. The key to creating and running a cost-effective website is become equipped with information that drives you to cutback expenses on hiring others to do your work. Paid membership sites expect great sums of earnings. If you follow the basic rules, you will have made a great investment and the site is worth your expenses. Since your paid membership website is expected to rake in some monumental earnings for you, taking this route would be an investment worth the expenses. Running a membership website can become the answers to your prayer. Once you complete your website, you have to move to the promotional phase. You may need software to help you with this phase, or even building your web pages. The marketing process of membership websites to members is unlimited. An example of a membership website is PaidSurvey.com. They pay their customers to take surveys or award them products for spending time answering questions. One of the largest problems businessmen running a membership website face is that all the work is handled manually. Despite that, the membership websites are offered at low start-up costs, the time and effort spent to build, maintain, and continually improve the website becomes demanding. Membership web owners must write web content. The web content must include fascinating topics that keep their customers returning for business. This provides those running a membership website near, guaranteed success. Do not blow things out of proportion however; running a membership website is not for everyone. You need some money, time, ability to work, and some other skills to get your website off the ground. Once your site is up and running, then you have to step in to perform some Internet marketing. Do not step in this arena without a cap and gown. Resources for Running a Membership Website You need resources for running a membership website. Heck, Charlie Brown, you need resources to design and get your website up off the ground. You also need resources for marketing your website once you are stable. Unless you are realistically thinking about running a membership website, then take a hike down casino lane and try to win at the WSOP jackpot tables. This is real business. Membership websites are something that needs special consideration. Since, you are dealing with the communities; you want to make sure that you cover all grounds before you take on the roll of running a membership website. The goal of running a membership website is to build a community of stable users. In order to create stable users, you have to give them something they want. What do they want? Users want to see easy-to-navigate web pages. Rather than spending and wasting time goofing around on a website, the users like to breeze through the pages to find what they want. They want top quality, web content, relevant links, G.R.E.A.T, customer service, and some fun to boot. Users in generally want a website that is fashionably designed and unique as they are. They also like to subscribe to websites that offer them great rates. Users often think low investment -- in their one-of-a-kind private membership with a solid one-year subscription. Users, when they subscribe, want to see fresh web content, newsletters, e-mails, and each of these items should target their specific needs. If you fail to give your users what they want: do not tell your fellow web partner who just took all of your money, to hit the road. Own up to your mistakes. Creating a sound membership website is an admirable opening to earn steady streams of passive income. Therefore, when you start writing web content, choose the interesting topics and then running a membership website is darn near to a guaranteed success. You will also need to apply mailing lists, blogs, membership boards, and other good quality tools for your members to use. Forms should be added as well so that your customers can notify you and cuss you out when you fail to do your job. What is the best start for writing web content? What is that I have to do first? The first sentence or question : Good: But if you go talkin' like some street game that failed to take off in their hood, you are in a heap of trouble. If you do not have basic writing skills, take some membership courses online. If you are lazy and hate school, then hitch a ride on the Internet to find some excellent content writers prepared to lend you the hand you will need to keep your customers happy and content. In the meantime, take some tips from us. Look below to learn some helpful tips for writing web content. Now, I am by far not the greatest writer and SEO master in the world, but I am near the top of the list. I have been in the writing industry long enough to say "Take this job and shove it." Oh, long enough to say that you need some basic skills -- brainstorming, outlines, spelling, grammar, ability to rewrite articles, write from scratch, research, and all that other good stuff that comes to mind. Did I mention SEO -- Search Engine Optimizing? Darn TOOTINS'. We cannot leave out web page marketing, since you will need to stand on the basic SEO ground. SEO is defined as a search engine optimization -solution that Internet bunnies use to reach the top ranks with Google and other major search engines online. SEO writing involves focusing on keyword density. It is the process of CONCENTRATING on topics, titles, and subjects relevant to your web service or products. Link exchange and link building is another part of SEO marketing. Linking to other websites require that you find relevant and quality links. Like links, articles must have relevant, quality information with keywords and phrases. This is important for your customers since they spend less time searching for products or services that link them to you. You want to choose keywords that drive traffic to your membership website. This means you want to optimize your web pages by keeping fresh, relevant, and quality content online. In conclusion, this is enough on resources for running a membership website for now, but you will need to visit the Web and probe into some more helpful resources to get the ball bouncing! In other words, I am done shootin' the: Venturing into Running a Membership Website Running a membership website can be fun and profitable, and it's not that hard to start running one. However, you should consider some things before running one. The first is that you will need to come up with content on a regular basis. Your site works best when members return to the site, and they will return only when they have a reason to return. The most effective draw is new content and you need to find a way to do that. Written content is the most obvious, and easiest, but podcast, video, and other graphic content should also be considered. Ideally, you should update at least three times a week, but as long as the content is worth the wait, your members should continue coming back. If you don't have time to create new content, you may need to consider hiring someone to create the content for you. There are number of freelancing sites that you can explore. You just have to know exactly what you need done so that the freelancer can do his job effectively. Of course, if you are using more than mere text, you can get whomever you want to create content, but keep in mind that written content is the cheapest and easiest way to create regular content, and those details make it optimal for your purposes. You also need to keep advertising your site. There a re number of ways to draw new members in, and you should try as many as you can think of and reasonably afford. The advertising can be being either free or reasonable, but you need to determine what the most effective method for you will be. Keep in mind that there are a number of free means of advertising out there, but they will require time on your part in order to work; there is no such thing as a free lunch, and the cheaper the lunch, the more work you need to put into it to make it work. Don't forget the site maintenance issues. You need to check out comments, making sure that they are acceptable and that you aren't being spammed. You need to listen to your members, and make sure that all of your links work. You also need to shift some content around; especially if part of your draw is that, your content may be deleted at regular intervals. Of course, make sure that you back the site up, in case something happens to the content. As part of your maintenance, you need to check your numbers and see what links and keywords are drawing people to your site. It can be interesting to see what keywords are driving people to your site, especially when the best working keywords aren't expected. In addition, don't forget to venture off-site! You need to make sure that links to your site work, as well links from your site. Site maintenance can be a lot more work than just processing membership requests. Running a membership site can be an interesting project, but it requires a certain amount of work in order to ensure that it's running well. Like any other business venture, the effort that you put into it will return to you. The more effort you put into it will be returned, with interest. Remember that and you membership site should do well! Membership Sites are a Non Traditional Way of Marketing Have you ever thought of starting a membership site? Do you know what a membership site is? Membership sites target a certain market of people that either look for certain products or certain information. So if lets say you collect coins and you start a membership site with information that only pertains to coin collectors, and people can only access the information on your site by joining and becoming a member. On top of that the information you have on your site is not readily available for free on the Internet or it is difficult to find on the Internet, then this is a viable membership site. Why are People Interested in Membership Sites? You offer something a certain group of people want or need, Lets take as an example the coin collector again; on your site you can offer information on different coins, or a newsletter about coin collecting, this creates a rapport between you and your readers. They see you as the authority and go to your site to look information up because it is a lot more convenient than having to look in many different sites, and never come up with the information they want. As an Internet marketer, you can take advantage of this rapport and create a money-making industry for yourself. Think about it, you have your members confidence and you can sell them products, eBooks, information or sell ad space to other marketers, use affiliate marketing and sell products that relate to your site, you can even charge a fee for your membership, or a higher version of your site, giving the reader even more needed information. How Much Can you make from a Membership Site? Lets imagine you charge a membership fee of $9.00 for a three month membership, and lets say you get one new member a day for three months, you should have 100 members, if those members renew that means you get $900 a month, plus more as you grow. Now imagine if you had three other sites that did the same thing. You would make over $3000 a month, every month. What Types of Sites Make great Membership Sites? Most sites on the Internet are selling something. They sell real estate, vitamins, entertainment, physical products, but it is usually something that they are selling, so look for a product that is non marketing, and something that is not that common and that is where your opportunity lies. There are all kinds of membership sites, sites that have to do with hobbies, fitness, dieting, etc, etc. Membership sites appeal to every target market out there. There are millions of people with millions of interests and they are looking for sites that fill their needs. Sure there are people that want to share videos or music, but there are also people that want to share craft ideas, or child rearing techniques or want to know about places to go on vacation and membership sites can be created for all of these interests. Its just a matter of finding the right niche. How to Find the Right Niche? Ok, this is the hardest part in creating a membership site. It requires some creativity, some knowledge and a lot of research, and we are not just talking about sitting for an hour and doing a quick, search on the Internet. We are talking some heavy duty thinking about your interests and the ability of others that are interested in the same things to find the right information on the Internet. Once you have thought about a couple of options, then you can start keyword searches to find out how many other people are interested in the area you have thought about, and keep looking until you hit on the right market. Your market should be found first, before you even start looking for your project. Let's recap! We all know that the Internet can potentially produce money. We have heard it everywhere, in the news, on TV, on the Internet. The problem is how do we go about tapping into this great resource? One of the answers to that question is by running a membership site, which will either produce revenue from membership cost or through affiliate marketing or product marketing. As our membership grows, so will our revenue. Membership sites are not as popular as regular marketing sites, so there is a lot of room to grow in the industry. In essence, membership sites have very few if any drawbacks and a whole lot of advantages. Start Running a Membership Website Sometimes we all have to make some positive changes in our lives to make a difference. When we make those positive changes, it often helps for us to gain interest plus additional benefits. Because communities are stepping up for new changes, others are following and they too are -- in the race -- to start running a membership website. When you are in the game, it helps you to stay on top of things. When you create web content and other gadgets for your websites it makes a difference when you have the protection you need. Running a membership website takes you through some new changes. The community can enjoy a safe, secure environment to communicate, meet in groups, or read the latest news in business. What about money to start? Nothing is free. Do not fall for that nonsense or slicks that tell you they are offering something FREE. Rather, models of the membership website start at $60 and up. Models are probably the best route to take when you are starting out. If you are not familiar with html and web design, you will need to invest in software programs to help you build your membership website. Script software and other programs are available online. The software index script is one of the best choices for designing the membership websites. The software is designed to help you with script installation, design, development, programming and scripting. The script software costs a small fortune, but your scripts must run your website consistently and without interrupted. Some of the members' websites come with pre-built in scripts. You may also receive rotators, site manager scripts, and more. MySpace is an example of a membership website with PHP script designed for AdSense. The site promotes moneymaking schemes. MySpace has a blog advertisement center with PHP script for reselling rights. The customer that places an order receives instant access to the script. E-mail script forms are added to the membership websites. The e-mail script is made to promote recurring payments by encouraging members to continue purchasing or reading articles. Some sites have the Microcal scripts on the websites. This marks a calendar, which is designed to accept payments for dating sites. Login scripts are designed on PHP and AMP. Scripts are made on the membership sites by using PHP, CGI, MySQL, OS Commerce Exit Pop-up Exchange, and so on. Directory scripts help to run on your own script to search for business information. Script vaults and membership scripts are added to the membership sites as well. Another example membership website is the Memberzilla. Memberzilla is one of the professional websites running today that is scripted with advanced tools so that the site owners can manage the member site effectively. These types of websites take skill to build. The site builders must write scripts that supports the browsers so that the pages work consistently. Often the sites have software that are used to create the scripts and templates are written with script language. Flash contact forms with attached scripts used on many mebership websites today are a good example of pay methods on the websites. The initial content placed on the websites is scripted. The powerful script allows the owners to automate nearly everything for running a membership website. Calendars, as mentioned earlier, are written on scripts. This offers the best solution for dating sites. Those running a membership website often add, "Buy-Me -- Donation scripts -- reward points, subscriber, and other scripts as well. If you need help writing the scripts for your membership website, you can visit the Internet to learn more about the software or companies offer such services. Go online now to learn more about running a membership website, building, and the costs involved. Smart Solutions in Running a Membership Website When you are running a membership site, you will be continually running up against the same problems. You need to remember that they are easy to deal with, and that you will figure out a way to deal with them. If you can remember that, the other problems will take care of themselves. You are going to face three basic problems when operating a membership site: Setting up, advertising, content. Setting your site up will always be the biggest problem, especially as not everyone has the skills needed to set up the site, and it can be especially hard to get the site to be exactly the way you want it to because of the communication issue. The best solution is to talk with your designer as much as you can and to discuss every option in advance; this way, you are prepared for anything that happens, and the fewer the surprises the better. Being forewarned is always the smartest way to go. When it comes to building a site that, you are going to base a business on, the more forewarning the better so that you have as few surprises as possible. Advertising is its own animal. You will need to devise your own smart solutions, as the advertising needs to be designed to fit your site. Ergo, the smartest solution is to point out that you may need to ignore some of the best advice in the business in order to properly advertise your site. You need to judge if the advice you are, being given is too generic or if it fits your solution, and to react accordingly. The needs of your site may be different from someone else's, and not all solutions work for everyone. Some people like country, some like classical; Toby Keith won't work for classical, and Bach won't work for country and it's important to know if you are country or classical, a bit of both, or neither. Of course always listen accordingly. One site may do well with banner ads, and another will do well with discussion boards; it all depends on the nature of the site. Content is something that you need to have some fun with, and will be the hardest part. Keep in mind that content can be anything, but that you need it. The smartest thing you can do is to at least debate hiring someone to do it for you. It will ensure that your membership site will have the best content that it can have, and that content will help bring members to your site, in turn helping your site to grow. If you're not sure of your ability to provide content or you lack the skills or patience, then finding someone to create it for you is the smartest thing that you can do. However, you need to remember that you will solve the problem. If you go into the situation with that in mind, it will be so much easier to solve the problem than if you go into it not sure of whether you will solve it or not. A positive attitude will always be more successful than a doubting or negative one, and so it will always be the cornerstone of good business. Ergo, go into every situation with a positive attitude and you will be a success. SEO Smart Toppers and Running a Membership Website As more and more people create websites, it becomes harder and harder for sites to get to the top of the search engines. When you run a membership website, hitting the top of the search engine can be very important to how well your site will do. There are some ways for you to get there. [Keep in mind as you read, that not everyone thinks that being in the Top 10 results is necessarily the best thing. There are some studies that show that just being in the Top Forty is good enough, especially as most people will take their time and look around a bit, especially as more people get high-speed Internet and they don't have the same time limits as dial-up connections. As such, being the seventh or eighth site that someone looks at can be in fact a better thing than being one of the first. As usual, your results will vary.] The key to search engines starts with your website design. When a web designer codes a site, one of the last things coded are the meta-tags that search engines use to decide where a site will go in the search engine's archive. The search engine will index the site based on any other text it can find on the site; the better search engines will highlight the text as it's used when the sites come up. However, there is an additional check going on: The search engine will compare the meta-tags to the text, and the better the two correlate, the better the site will do in that search engine's results page. This is because, in the early history of the Internet, too many people would put the entire dictionary in their site's meta-tags in order to show up in as many search engines as possible. As such, it was one of the first things dealt with as search engines became more complex. The other is to have as many links to your site and to have fewer going out. Your best ally here is the discussion board, and the more popular that board, the better. If you can find a discussion board that pertains to your membership site, and post there often, then you will do well in search engines, especially if you have your site in your signature (that little bit of text at the end of postings). If you can become someone of substance on that board, then the more likely search engines indexing that site will be to index your site. Of course, banner exchanges should be considered as well, especially if the site you are linking from is more successful than your site (remember, you want the linking to be incoming rather than outgoing). If you can find a great exchange program, your site will feel the effects. If you find a way to advertise on a popular site, even if you have to pay for the privilege, then do so the increased traffic will be worth it. Anything that you can do that brings attention to your membership site will help to increase your standing in search engines. If you can give your membership website positive attention, it will be so much better. You should do whatever you can to spread the word about your site, and do it often! Membership Websites in Full swing! Membership websites seem to be in full swing. They have become very popular and seem to be well liked by members. There are actually many reasons why you should consider starting a membership site, especially if you are an entrepreneur and love the experience of making your income online. First it produces a residual income, secondly it targets a specific market, and thirdly you are selling information or products in which you are the expert. The most obvious advantage is that membership websites tend to produce a steady income. There is nothing better that a site that charges a subscription fee and makes a steady income from repeat clients or members. The membership fees are usually set up for a specified amount of time and that could be monthly, quarterly or even yearly. What do You Sell in a Membership Site? Basically there are all kinds of membership sites. There are membership sites that sell products like music, movies, programs, information, etc. There are membership sites that are network sites, or places to meet people, but the most productive membership sites are those that are selling online content. These password-protected websites are becoming the new "in" thing. People are Willing to Pay for Information In fact, studies made by the "Online Publishers Association" show that online content is the new way to make money, along with matchmaking, personals and entertainment. It has been found that even small marketing areas are growing because of such membership sites. Businesses like coaching, dieting and international living are making a profit by marketing themselves through membership sites. It is estimated that Internet users spend upwards of $800 million a year on membership sites. Membership Fees Membership fees will vary depending on the site, what they sell, and what they want to charge. Some can be as little as $15 every couple of months. Others charges as much as $20 a month, and others may even charge as much as $200 a month. It really depends on the industry and what the customer receives for their money. Subscription Renewals It is a known fact that once a member has signed up he will generally continue to be a member. Most sites hold above a 70% renewal rate, which means that the owner receives a residual income over a long period of time. Growth Rate of Membership Sites Over the last few years' membership rates have more than quadrupled, and that is close to a 600% growth rate per year. We are talking about a huge growth rate and this is for any site in any country. How to Start a Membership Site? There are a few things you should pay attention to when you start a subscription based membership site. First you need to seriously analyze your target market and you need to find a market that is really passionate about the product they are looking for. Finding what people are looking for can be a little tricky, but you can start by conducting a keyword search. This will give you the words that are most looked for online. By doing a keyword search you will also be able to tell if there is really a big enough market for the product you are thinking of marketing to. Your product needs to be unique and there should be little or no information on your product on the Internet for free. That way you can focus on really searching online and off for quality information related to that product. This information or product may be as simple as "specialized expert opinions" on a certain topic. Finding Your Subscribers If you have done your research correctly and found the market you want to target for finding your traffic and subscribers, then this is not going to be that difficult. The best way to market your site is through affiliate programs, online newsletters, pay per click advertising, and once you have all these other marketing techniques in place, you will create viral marketing (marketing from other members or sites). In reviewing everything related to membership site ownership we can say that it is a growing industry, with residual income potential and the potential to earn well, if you target the right market and you do your homework prior to setting it up. Tools in Running a Membership Website If you are thinking about running a membership website you will need tools and some resources. Backlink tracker tool shows the number of pages linking to your websites filling in the URLs you want to monitor then moving. It gets you through the sign up steps. You will be able to check the account and the search engine optimization results. The website location tool lets you find where any web servers are located in a physical form and search engine submit performs a mass submission, sending your program automatically to 30 different search engines including to the best known at the time of submission. Google Page Rank tool, lets you check your website ranking or anyone else in the Google ranking Meta tag generator. Enter your sites' description and keywords in the appropriate places and this program will generate Meta Tags for you easily. People can find you easier with descriptions Google ADSENSE tool that provides webmasters an opportunity to display and get paid for Google advertising. Google ADSENSE graphs provide easy visual access to your advertising results. Being displayed in graphics or chart form, you will see total earnings, earnings per click, number of clicks, earnings per impression, number of page impressions, earnings per day of the week and earnings by the month. Google Datacenters watch, checking on different Google datacenters, checking on positioning of a keyword and so forth. Free web counter and free search tool provide the consumer a search tool to search through your website, It will attract business and make navigation through your website easy for return customers. Setting up this Easy Member Pro website is a snap to get going. The script is easy to use. Installation is a breeze and using their WYS/WYG page editor makes setting up your content simple. Key features include a built-in content management system; no HTML/PHP skills required. Automatic signups, renewals, and cancellations; Hands free operation Affiliate system; members promote your site for you. New members pay extra for previous months content; stop members grabbing all your information and then unsubscribing. Offer free memberships and then sell upgrades that are paid. Make more money on the backend and build your subscriber list Optionally offer your new members a promo of a one time offer; that generates extra money, Accept credit cards/debt cards with a pay program like Paypal&2Checkout Secure password-protected member's area; so no one gets your information for free. Changing of Headers and Banners, Footer, Background graphics made easy using point and click method. Preview your content before they go live and offer members multiple subscription terms; twelve month recurring payments or life time membership by payment of one-time Email automatically sent to affiliate with a referral or new member notice. Using the administration tool you can send e-mails to members/administration/affiliates by script to edit to make it your own. Forgot Password link to get your password if it is forgotten, Send e-mail or bulletins to all members and affiliates anytime. Administration tool makes editing, adding, or searching members a breeze. Setting up promotional tool for members and affiliates include pre-written emails, email subject lines and graphics. To get a snippet of your website on an affiliates it includes graphics to cut and paste to other web sites for extra exposure. Members and affiliates that have done referrals offer other members views of their statistics any time in their member's area. Pay your affiliates by Paypal mass pay or print the spreadsheet for check payment. Offer your members and affiliates a percentage of each sale or a fixed rate per sale. Thinking about Running a Membership Website? Many communities and people online are thinking about running a membership website. Most of these people are searching for market niches that provide them with the best Internet marketing solutions. Membership websites require that you have a web designer who can handle your basic html write-ups, and to ensure that your sites are stable and running smoothly. To start running a membership website you will need web content for your pages already written, or nearly completed. You want to provide quality, relevant content to your pages. The latest tools for membership websites are designed to help designers convert their recent content into formats that stand out. When you decide to start running a membership website, it makes sense to create goals and plans and put them to good use. You will need to set your mind so that you are not swayed down the road to give up. Make sound goals and plans and you will do fine. When you start your online business, at times you may feel like the bowling ball hit your toe. During the process of beginning your membership websites, you may feel dissatisfied with the results of creating productive content and preparing it for conversion. The truth is, that the money you pay now will make the load lighter for you in the future. Most members that join the current membership websites stay as long as three months. If you write excellent content for your pages, some customers will continue for a long time with your web business. What about the cost of membership websites The basic cost can start around $1000. If you do not have basic html skills, it will cost you from $3000 and up to get your web site developed so that it makes the customers happy. You can cut some of that cost by searching the Internet for better membership website deals. In addition, you can save additional cash by learning some html languages. If you are thinking about running a membership website, go online and try out some of the demos. It makes sense to have an ideal of what you are getting into before you jump the gun. The demos will help you decide if the membership website packages are right for you. You may look around online to find some freebies. That is when some sites may offer you trial versions so that you can test the water. What is so big about running a membership website? The big deal is that members must join and pay online. They are encouraged to keep their profiles updated. When the profiles are updated, it makes it easy for web businesses to decide what marketing campaigns to use for their clients. In addition, members can join at the boards to interact. Other benefits of running a membership website include: 1. Easy project management 2. Customers can join in E-Learning and training 3. Customers have help desks and customer support around the clock 4. Finance features are available 5. Invoices, payment, and refunds 6. Customer reporting 7. Inventory 8. Direct communication 9. Automatic Responders 10. Ultimate CRM Organization 11. Product management 12. Operation Features and Time Tracking 13. Squeeze Page / Sales Landing Page Set Up 14. Affiliate and Partner management 15. Newsletters and E-mails that target specific groups Think about running a membership website! Running a Membership Website (eBiz) Running a membership website can involve many different aspects of the cyber world. Helping many businesses, franchises, consultants, associations, trainers, authors, experts and coaches find membership websites that is useful and has things to help you organize, secure, and market products on an easy platform. Membership web sites will help you sell the most memberships. When you have the automated sales process on hand it helps you to maintain your safe and keep it secure. You can keep everything up-to-date- data base of all aspects of the marketing world, such as leads, information. Members who communicate with your customers and other members via e-mail with product updates or newsletters is a very important tool. 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Brown, who is the founder and developer of the Learning Center Technology, and integrated from a vertical system in 1995 by SYNCNET, founded this system. In 2007, it had been released to the public in a form of eBiz Suite 4.0. It can virtually run all areas of your business. The current customer base includes companies from African Studies association, American physical Therapy Association, Carol Tuttle_ Author, Clockworks National Association of Certified Valuations Analysts, teen180, University of Louisville, University of Utah To get started you need 1. Someone to design your web page and basic HTML skills 2. have complete or close to complete content, the software with eBiz is Prepared to convert your content to an eye popping attractive web page full of Information for your clientele 3. Follow through; be committed to finishing the job The cost can be high, ranging about $1000 to start up and then the cost of the web developer to create your content so people will be willing to join your membership can cost anywhere from$3,000 to $50,000. Remember you want it great so people will stay in your group. The customer check in form is a great tool to prepare your business. The questions are simple to read and answer to e-learning content questions includes: 1. I have existing web content--takes 2-3 weeks to launch at $1000-$3,000 2. I have content that needs to be converted to the web--takes 1-2 months at $3000-$10,000 3. I will be creating content from scratch -- takes 3-12 months at $5,000 to $120,000 4. I don't need content selling products only -- takes 1 week at $500 marketing questions 5. How do you plan to market? 6. Your potential market size and demographics 7. Top keywords to use for people to find you and your service 8. 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Pay-per click is a full service pay-per-click management of Google, Yahoo, and MSN, doing research strategic bidding, budget-spending limits, and conversion tracking monthly reports, and so forth. Internet marketing drives traffic to your website through improved search engines rankings, press releases, article submissions, relevant directory submissions, and SEO copywriting and pay-per-click management. Affiliate marketing The affiliates programs are getting popular. They have a high commission rate and can create great sales in different products and services. There are very few costs, and what costs there are can be passed onto those doing the sales. In some cases, commissions can be as high as 75% of the sale. Another reason is the easy sell. The demand for information and easy access to this information has risen with the new internet era. People that provide information in an easy and condensed form that saves time and money for the consumer are ahead of the game. 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Using it is easy, join the free DEVStart account and get your account and start entering keywords and Google will do the rest. Yahoo keyword ranking gets you information on your web sites of the keyword positioning. It allows easy access to your information to check positions in yahoo for selected key words, and stores it as daily, weekly, and monthly. MSN keyword rankin, gets you the most up to date information by using the keywords on MSN search and also creates the data needed on your web site for use of keywords on a daily, weekly and / or monthly report. Membership Sites Produce More $$$ Membership sites are very profitable and are becoming hugely successful, but many people still do not fully understand them nor understand how money is made from them. The reason is because most membership sites promote, or sell intangible items, meaning information of one kind or another. In fact, most business studies show that the marketing of intangible items can be much more profitable than that of tangible items. After all you don't carry inventory, you don't have to buy supplies, etc. What you are promoting or selling is knowledge and that is where the money lies. Think about this for a second. Think about different high profile companies and which ones are more successful. If we only compare Google (intangible) with Microsoft (tangible), you might truly be surprised at what you come up with. In fact it is said that Google has bested Microsoft in both profits and in Internet web users, at least that is according to what Marissa Mayer of Googles consumer products says. Although it is true that the Web is considered a global market place with millions of products that are bought and sold everyday, it is more than that. People look to the internet to access information and they want quality information. Information is what provides revenue on the Internet and it is the most stable way of earning money there. This is where membership sites come in and where owning a membership site can be profitable. What specifically are Membership Sites? Membership sites focus on a specific group of people or niche, and offer important information that these people want, need and in some cases are willing to pay for. The best way to find this niche is to start researching what people are looking for and how you can help solve and give them information on a particular topic. The best place to start is by doing keyword searches and finding out what exactly people are looking for. Why do people prefer Membership Sites? Membership sites are both beneficial to the owner and to the members. Obviously because it produces money for the owner in one way or another, but for the consumer it offers an easy way to access information that they need without having to spend hours on the internet looking for something in particular. Membership sites offer specifics and data that has been evaluated and scrutinized for its members. Types of Membership Sites There are two types of membership sites, those that are a paid membership and those that are free, and both produce revenue in different ways, the first because there is a residual income from membership fees and the second because the owner makes money through affiliate marketing. Both paid and free membership sites can produce money in a variety of ways, but paid memberships have a limited number of members and free sites have an unlimited number of members. How do Membership Sites Make Their Money? Both paid and free membership sites offer quality content for their viewers and soon a relationship evolves between the owner and viewer. This relationship builds trust which is what every internet marketer wants. When your reader begins to see you as the expert in your field, he is more willing to buy other products from you. This is when you can begin affiliate marketing programs, which is where you offer products from other companies that relate to your site and in return get commissions. There are other ways you can take advantage of your membership site as well. You can market ebooks, audio files, movie clips, etc. in the field that relates to your site. Membership sites are the biggest growing trend on the internet today, and are a great way for you to begin your home business, and produce revenue from the Internet. Used in the right way there is an unending list of ways to make a profit from a membership site, and membership sites take on all forms from dog lover sites, to teacher information related sites. Resource for Running a Membership Website The aspect of owning of membership websites are many and assorted. If you run a business related to running a website, you will definitely be flabbergasted at the vast majority of membership websites out there that cater to everyone's interest. In today's world, it is not much more conventional while there are still comparatively fewer membership websites. While there are fewer membership websites, the fad these days, seems to take running a membership website to the next level. Many communities are considering running a membership website because the service fees based on the membership website are those that require that the users pay for the membership in order to access web content. In addition, it offers the only program any businessperson will ever need to start running and managing their membership website. Online you can look at the various types of membership websites or services that charge recurring fees. Viewing the information will help you understand that running a membership website comes with fees, or you may find that you can generate several free membership websites. Running a membership website is easy when you have the right tools. Membership Websites provide you with the latest ¢ Shopping Cart (integration). Membership websites are one of the most up-to-date Internet business models in the present day, since there are many advantages to starting one. Online is where you will find free resources on direct membership websites. Some of the membership website, administration program developed with Perl allows the webmasters to manage your sites with ease. Some of the accepted plans involved in running a membership website, include the latest Ovelo Sentry, which is the Web's premiere password protection services for the membership websites. WP offers an exceptional platform for web content to ecommerce or even those running a membership website. You will find guides online to help you build membership websites also. The packages may include single items, bonus products, multiple sale items, and your membership websites. Want more information on membership websites, consider that the membership Websites that have the basic html structures, i.e.
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that are packed websites for complete organization. Why do communities want to start running a membership website? While each to their own and everyone have their own ideal, most communities were to start running a membership website because it: 1. Amplifies the membership by allowing customers and new comers to enlist and pay on the Internet. 2. It reduces the management by promoting the members to update their profile often. It allots them admission to the right pages where they can update their information online. 3. It makes it easy for members to nteract on the online message boards in which the group of people can moderate. 4. It serves each member by offering him or her entrance to the "Members Only Area." Member's only areas may include prospective knowledgebase Internet connection, or library of documents. 5. Experts can populate the knowledgebase contained by the organization and then build it to a significant library of information. 6. It can amplify the communities' union income by allotting them space to generate online shops. As you can see running a membership website and finding the right websites, membership group is important to many communities and online Internet marketers. To learn more, visit the World Wide Web. Creating a Revenue Generating Membership Site If you're interested in creating an income online, then chances are you've been doing a little research and you've heard that the new type of website that is producing money and growing in popularity is the membership site. This type of site is one of the best ways to make money online. It is a website like other sites but differs in that you specialize in a certain topic and have quality information regarding that particular topic and will let readers have access to that topic for a certain membership fee or in some cases just for signing up and letting you send them information to their email. These people pay you a recurring fee either on a monthly, bi monthly, bi-yearly, or yearly basis. If you continue to add valuable information to the site these people will remain members to your site thereby creating passive and recurring revenue for you. These same people may even promote your site and cause others to join as well. What Kind of Information Works on a Membership Site? Whether you know it or not you are a specialist in some field, and when you have a wealth of knowledge in a certain area, you usually just tell your friends and maybe your family so they can "ooohh and aaaaaaaaahh" at your accomplishments (this usually happens about once a year at Christmas time), or you can turn that knowledge into revenue. So if you are an expert in Karate, Baking Chocolate chip cookies, chauffeuring the kids around town, or even reading novels, you can make money with that knowledge by creating a membership site that caters to people that are looking for an expert in the field. The problem is that when you start a website in your field of expertise and don't really understand the basics of internet marketing then you are setting yourself up for failure and you might as well not have even started in the first place. That's why it is important to do your research and learn about internet marketing before embarking on your membership site. The first thing you should do is find out everything you can about starting a membership site. Read about other successful membership sites and what they did to make their site a success. After all you are already an expert in the area you are targeting and that is the most important part, but most people forget the second part to being a successful membership site owner, and that is to become an expert in the field and learn how to market yourself online. For example, did you know you can offer your members free eBooks they can download, or a free newsletter. Actually they are not really free because the member is paying his fee, plus you can market other affiliate products on the site or through the newsletter and companies will pay you a commission for selling their products. Why are Membership Sites Hot? Imagine if you charge $10 per month for each new member and you add 30 new members a month, that's one new member a day. This means you earn $300 the first month and $600 the second month and $900 the third month and your revenue just keeps increasing. Now imagine if you had two more membership sites? You get the idea! This is why membership sites are so hot among Internet marketers. Plus you can add more profit on top by adding affiliate marketing products, etc, etc. Consumers Love Membership Sites Not only are membership sites hot with Internet marketers but consumers like them as well. They get all the information they need on a particular topic without having to do endless searches on the Internet. It is much more convenient and easier for them. All in all membership sites are a win -- win situation for everyone. You get the sales you need, the passive income you need and the member gets the information he or she knows.
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