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Can You Make Money With a Membership Website?

Aug 20, 2008
Membership Websites can generate income in many ways. They generate income from membership fees, ad space, sale of products, by developing proprietary technology and then selling it or charge a fee to the membership to use it, and marketing services and products to the membership. The successful membership site owner will recognize a need within the membership and fill it thus successfully making lots of money.

Is a membership site right for you and can you make good money with the site?

Individuals who run successful membership sites know how to keep site members coming back, stay in contact with members, send special offers to the membership to add to sales, knows how to give incentives like coupons, and discounts to encourage spending and also knows how to sell advertising on the site to others as another source of revenue.

Memberships generate income to site owners because the site can enhance a current business or service, encourage customer loyalty.

Any business is all about making money and membership sites can make any business more profitable when a membership site is connected to it. Membership sites can generate multiple streams of income once a base membership is established by selling affiliate products, money from AdSense and other ad sales. Ultimately the site can even be sold for a profit down the line such as the recent sale of YouTube.

Anyone can set up a membership site and begin to generate multiple streams of income from the sale of the subscriptions to the sites, to products and services, to teleseminars and coaching. There are many possibilities and the sky is really the limit when it comes to the income generating potential of membership sites. When you have a membership site you have a ready audience for the marketing of any future products or services. Your membership will come to trust you and to be eager for your next product or service. With every resource, every time you offer fresh content you are building up the seeds for future sales from your members. Members will also begin a cycle of saying yes to your offers to the point that they will eagerly be waiting for your next offer.

A membership site is right for you if you have a current business, or profession and want a platform to sell to of responsive individuals eager for your next offering.

Membership sites generate income from within the membership, from outside advertisers, from the subscriptions, and from the sale of additional products and services sold to the membership. Membership sites often have several different tiers of membership with each advancing tier being of higher value and higher subscription rate. A member may join at the free level become involved with the site, enjoying the free benefits and learning how valuable the site is and is exposed to the higher levels of content that are available only to those who pay the higher fees. The member will eventually decide to pay for the next tier, and then a higher tier after that. The site owner will receive income from the same member multiple times.
About the Author
Tom Williamsen is an membership site expert.
Find out more about his membership website ebook and script here: http://www.yourmembershipwebsite.com
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