Is a Subscription Membership of like minded people in your future ?
What do you want to create for you and your family? Do you want to make money online?
What is in store in your future concerning money? What income do you want to create? Do you see fun times ahead traveling or vacationing with friends or family? Would that even be possible?
How do you want to create a difference?
How can you contribute to your community? Contribute to a charity? Personal growth and spirituality?
What would you like to see happen? What can you create? What career goal images pop up?
See your self-achieving those goals already.
How are you going to add more fun and excitement to your life?
What things you would like to do? See yourself healthy, vibrant and alive. What would you like to do to make that happen? What do you see yourself doing? On stage, or in a successful business?
Wake up each morning feeling alive, positive, being grateful for all that you have? Journal every day.
Write it all down with a date deadline. Tick them off as you achieve them.
What do you want to create and achieve for your business in 2016?
Relate it back to your business problems in 2015. Focus on the next right step.
Make it achievable with incremental goals.
So how to achieve your goals?
Let’s look at creating your own membership site.
Why a Membership Site?
A Membership site answers that old entrepreneurial problem. of time = money
You are limited as a consultant, business owner or service provider to the number of people you can serve because of the limit of the number of hours you wish to work. If you have 10 clients that you work with one to one and you trade time for money, your income is constrained to the number of hours you can work a day with only those 10 clients.
A membership site can serve many more clients and there is so much more you can achieve with a membership site.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin….to get it all straighten out for you so you can build a super successful business in the new year 2016.
Make membership your business model, and you will have a business that you will LOVE. It will generate a recurring income which gives you the lifestyle you are looking for.
You’ve seen membership sites all over the online business world. There are all kinds of them. Some offer monthly support communities or others offer specific lessons on how to do something. The memberships sites in this article that I am referring to are on blogging
– The Power Affiliate Club, for bloggers and Affiliate Marketers.
-Female Entrepreneur – The Female Entrepreneur Association and creating membership sites with – The Member site Academy or WishList Member.
Attract like-minded members, keep them engaged so they stick around and continue paying over a longer time. You can start small and build your community over time.
Things to consider before getting started
- What is the soul of the membership, your main goal ?
- Who would you be serving in this type of membership?
- What are their concerns or frustrations?
A membership site will provide you with a platform to serve more people without using an exponential amount of time. Also if you can create and maintain a membership that actually fulfills your ideal client’s needs, you can build more financial stability into your business with regular recurring monthly income from memberships.
Focusing on understanding the kind of people who would want to be part of your membership by thinking about the type of people they’d be (passionate about building a business, determined people who want to network, build new relationships and learn new skills).
These things will help you to be clear on their challenges, and frustrations, so you could address them. You do this by creating a survey, asking your audience questions so you are better able to understand the direction to go.
I do know that PAC has been doing this consistently. One question might be if they’d be interested in joining a membership group, and if so, what they’d like to see inside it? Ask your audience what they want and then give them what they want. The Power Affiliate Club PAC is about to open their new look membership site very soon, as I write this article.
What would the main benefit be of joining your membership?
After considering these points what type of membership site will you create?
Your Content Strategy
What will be your core beliefs?
On a monthly basis, what content are you doing to create?
How will you stay organized?
Will you batch create your content for the entire year over a few days?
What can you batch together? example: Shooting many videos in a few days time that will serve your members for a long period of time.
Elements of a Membership Site
- Choosing the right plugins for a membership site.
- Create membership pages.
- Setting up sales pages and setting up payment processor.
- Where to store your videos and keep files secure?
- Setting up the on boarding process for new members.
- What method would you use to launch enrollment?
Free enrollment for a certain time.
Automatically emails someone if they start automation but don’t complete, offers members the option of pausing their subscription
Enables you to answer any questions people may have that might have led them to not sign up. It reverts to a simple contact form when you are not available.
Zendesk acts as a shared inbox for support emails . Also has the option to create a “knowledgebase” of common issues to help members help themselves .
Has a built in affiliate program
How are you going to get new members?
Would your membership be open for enrollment all the time or closed with specific enrollment times?
You could create a waitlist and get people excited. Open the enrollment only a few times a year.
Three membership models are listed here – to find out more about membership sites see the sites listed.
Curated information in this article is from the following sites:
The Female Entrepreneur Association
The doors to the members’ club are open again
We would love to welcome you on board before
enrollment closes…. Come Join Us
Member site Academy
They cover a mix of strategy and technical training that can help you to expand your own skill set. It’s also a great place to find collaboration opportunities and develop key relationships for your business.
PAC Power Affiliate Club
* Unlimited Affiliate Link Submissions
(must be active on the blog rotator).
* PAC Expert Author Opportunity.
* Author Article Promotion.
* Affiliate Promotion of PAC.
* New: “ PAC Club DO IT” (Inspiration, motivation Hangout).
* Top Expert Author Commentator on PAC Blog Contest.
And much more…
NEW Member’s site Grand Opening of New Theme
Scheduled Sept 2016
See this page for more about PAC
About Kathryn R. Maclean. A long time blogger with WordPress /domains & hosting. A certified
Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest, and Google + & Instagram. Affiliate & Network Marketer using resources as: Expert Author & Coordinator for the Power Affiliate Club. Also the welcome lady for PAC.