Amazon is one of those one-stop-shop sites where you can find anything and everything and get it delivered directly to your door … or, your Kindle! So what about your blog? Have you ever considered adding your blog to Kindle on Amazon? Did you even know you could? Well you can, and you should!
Last week we looked at 5 of the top 10 membership models. To review, we looked at the Publisher, UPS, Micro-Continuity, Modular Course and Protected Download area models, all of which are typically paid memberships. Today we’ll take a look at the other 5 models in the top 10, which are usually not fee-based membership sites, but instead, an added feature or communication tool for your business.
6. Community Center: A community center would simply be a membership site that is driven through a forum such as SimplePress, a WordPress plugin that integrates very nicely with WishList Member. Members pay a monthly fee to join a community, and then communicate through forum discussions. Forums are very popular with many industries, and are often used as optional methods of support for products and websites. Companies like Lavasoft, Infusionsoft, WordPress, and many others have added forums as a level of support to encourage users to share their vast knowledge and experience to troubleshoot and solve technical issues. Associations and organizations often take advantage of forums to encourage interaction among members – to give them that sense of community and comradery. [Read more…]
As a WishList Member Certified Developer (and yes this is an affiliate link and I do get $$ if you use it to purchase the product), I just love introducing my clients to the world of membership sites. Over the past couple of years, Membership sites have been popping up here there and everywhere, and have quickly become the next best method for getting known as an expert in your field, building a community or developing your next product! For those of you who have been thinking about jumping into the world of membership sites but just don’t know where to start, I’ll be covering the top 10 membership site models over the next couple of weeks to give you an idea of the possibilities, and hopefully get your creative juices flowing. Part 1 will cover the first 5 top membership models, and we’ll finish up with Part 2 next week.
1. Publisher Model: This is probably one of the most common membership models, as it is one of the easiest ones to set up. With the publisher model, fresh content is delivered on a regular, ongoing basis – typically daily or weekly. With this type of membership, it doesn’t matter when someone becomes a member … because they will automatically gain access to the current content as well as all of the content that has been published in the past, which can be delivered in a variety of ways … as articles, audio files, video, PDFs, etc. A good example of this model is http://www.money-guy.com/. Content is delivered as an audio interview on a weekly basis with both a free and paid level of membership. The free level gives members access to the 15 latest shows and show notes as well as receive an email update every time a new show is posted. The paid level (Premium), however, gains instant access to a variety of other benfits and features. [Read more…]
- Transcribe your speech or presentation. You can use the transcription as the basis for a book. With resources on the Internet, you can very easily publish your book without going through the traditional publishing process.
- Create an article. Once you have your speech or presentation transcribed, you can turn 500 word to 700 word passages into articles. Your articles can then be submitted to article directories or posted to your website. Remember to include a link, in your author box, to your sales page so people can click on the link and buy your book.
To be successful at marketing, you must be creative! Marketers, entrepreneurs, and business people that are the most creative are always the most successful, and almost always wield the most impressive marketing power. Email marketing may offer security and long-term income, but it is nothing without an effective platform for monetizing it.
These five options take different approaches to monetizing email traffic, but all offer potentially explosive results. From affiliate products to service-based client income, no matter how your business operates, these five strategies can help you boost income and increase orders.