If you’ve been struggling to earn tons of income in your Internet marketing endeavors, inside is a great solution for you. And that is to create membership sites.
A membership site is simply an online location that allows people to browse through products, services, forums, and other online functions by signing up with the site. By opting into the site, the user becomes a member of the site and thus can have limited or full access to all the services offered through the site.
Currently there are hundreds and maybe thousands of membership sites out there and a number of membership sites purely host their site because of passion for their particular niche.
But of course, we will be focusing on the money making aspect of membership sites, and how you can earn recurring income from this amazing model!
Free membership sites require no fee of any type from the end user. Sites of this type usually generate income either by subscribers clicking on ads for goods and services, or by the members or subscribers purchasing electronic or physical products from a store operated on the site.
Fee-based/paid membership sites charge some type of fee in exchange for membership. The charge may be a one time fee to join, or be an ongoing monthly charge for as long as the membership is in force. In this scenario, the site owner earns revenue from the sign-up fees as well as from the products sold on the site.
It is not unusual for a membership site to create a hybrid membership site using both these scenarios. How it works could be something like this.
A free limited membership offers access to anyone who signs up as a free member. Basic privileges are extended. However, by paying a fee, the member can upgrade the membership to gain access to a number of additional services that are considered value for the money invested.