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What Kind Of Membership Site Are You Looking To Start Up

Jan 22, 2008
You want a website that will bring in a regular monthly income with a reasonable amount of up keep after the momentum has been built. You've heard that owning and operating a membership site will bring you just that and more if you really apply yourself. Before jumping headlong into such a prospect, consider which of the seven types of membership sites is best suited for you.

Listed Below you will find the seven styles of membership sites:

1. Coaching/ Mentoring Sites. A coaching site will provide members with assistance, support and guidance with regards to a particular theme or topic. You will find sites offering coaching in life issues, business, occupational categories - the range is limitless. The advantage of this kind of site is that it allows you to offer your expertise to hundreds, even thousands, of members at one time, rather than on an individual basis.

2. Private Label Rights. PLR sites typically provide its' members written articles that address a particular subject matter. Members use these articles to create content on their websites. As an example, a work at home mom PLR article membership website would provide to its members articles that address work at home mom topics. Subsequently, these articles can be modified and placed on the members own website, blog, forum, etcetera.

3. Social Site. This type of site has seen incredible growth recently along with match making sites. Social sites create a means for enthusiasts to meet and interact. Typically, they are topic specific to personalities, interests, or lifestyles. An example of a popular social site is myspace, of course.

4. Content Sites. A very sought after type of membership site as content sites provide fresh information and resources relevant to a specific topic or niche. Typically, the information provided is very specific and not readily available anywhere else. Members pay a monthly fee to have access to this information.

5. Paid Newsletter. This is another type of subscription site where members have readily made available to them information that is fresh and topic related. Usually, the site owner will compile the information from a variety of sources and place it within the newsletter with pertinent links. This saves time and energy for the readership as the information they need is presented before them with all the research already done for them.

6. Message Boards or Forums. Most are accessible at no charge. Visitors typically utilize message boards and forums to post information or to browse around and see what visitors have posted. Some areas of the forum can be made available for a low membership fee. This can be rather difficult unless you provide your visitors with information that they'd be willing to pay for.

7. Content Delivered by Video or Audio. Sites with video or audio files are being made available as additional content on other types of membership sites, similar in a way to business to business marketing.

Clearly it is possible to utilize several of these strategies on one membership site. There is no reason why a Content site should not have a forum or a monthly newsletter. Indeed, the more you provide for your potential customer, the better.
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