The best way to make money online is definitely in the eyes of the beholder. In other words, there really is no one thing that everybody could agree is the best way to earn a living or make a fortune online.
What is for sure, however, is that creating a membership site is a sure fire way to make a lot of money online.
Look at it this way. Everybody says that to make money, you have to solve a problem people are having. A membership site can be built due to a particular skill you have that solves a problem. And people will be willing to pay for that.
In this article, I will go over several ways that you can create a membership site and how to make money from it.
1 – Solve a problem
As I briefly mentioned, if you have a particular skill that can solve a problem, then you will have people looking to pay for that solution. Now, you may not think you have that skill, but you surely do. You just have to think creatively.
If you are a mechanic then a course on how to fix your car yourself would be helpful to people looking to save money on car repairs. If you cook vegan food, then a course on how to cook vegan food will be appreciated by those that struggle to come up with recipes to cook everyday.
Anything you do for work is a great place to start. And a hobby that you are an expert in that others may want to learn about is also an excellent area to explore.
2 – Have a marketing plan
To get the traffic you need to make the site successful, you’ll need to do some solid marketing. The best way for you to do this is to create a sales funnel. This means that you have a way to attract people to your landing page to sign up for something in return for their email.
You’ll need to develop a social media marketing strategy that will send people motivated to learn more about what you’re doing to your landing page. This is basically the top of the funnel in which you are trying to get people to proceed through. You can use other methods like video marketing and podcasts to attract potential leads to your offer.
Give them something for free to entice them to give you their email. A free download or access to a webinar are both great offers to collect emails. Once you have their email, then you can promote your membership course as they are further down the funnel.
3 – Have an abandoned cart plug in
No matter how expensive, or cheap your membership course is, there surely are going to be some people that add the subscription to their shopping cart and then decide to sleep on it. And they keep sleeping.
If you have an abandoned cart plugin that will send reminders that they haven’t completed their purchase, then you have another chance at a sale that doesn’t include going after more traffic.