Make Money with Membership Sites Day 9

We’re winding down to the end of this short course. But we still need to go over a few things before we call it a wrap and you can get busy building your own membership site empire.

In the last lesson we talked about some big mistakes that could doom your membership site to failure so you can avoid them. In this lesson we are going to talk about how to sell your membership site for big profits!

As you know a membership site is a great way to get consistent monthly income but did you know that it can bring you even more money if you sell it after it’s been established for several months?

By doing all the groundwork for a membership site, you can sell your website to someone who wants to take it to the next level. When you follow these simple steps, you can be ready to sell your first website within a matter of months.

- Start with a profitable idea.

The future buyer of your membership site will do a lot of market research to make sure the site will be profitable. You need to do the same. Start by looking for a profitable market using Clickbank, Amazon’s best sellers list and other niche market research techniques. Be sure to check out the existing competition and pick a membership site topic where you can quickly gain dominance.

- Register a new Paypal address.

Your future site transfer will go a whole lot easier if you have a separate Paypal address to collect memberships. If you have the new memberships go to your existing address, you’ll have to have all the subscribers unsubscribe and then re-subscribe to the new owner’s Paypal address. By setting up a separate Paypal address, you’ll increase the likelihood of keeping subscribers with the new owner.

- Install Google analytics

Google analytics is a free tracking program that will tell potential buyers all about the traffic that your website is receiving. Register for the service and install the code onto your web pages from the first day you start the site. You’ll have a nice history of your site’s traffic to show the buyers as well as proof that you’re receiving the daily visits that you claim you are.

- Create a few months of content.

Get your membership started with a month of content and have a second month ready to add. If you want to add more money to your bottom line, add a few additional months of content and include them with your sales price. This will give the new owner plenty to work with once the site transfer takes place.

- Drive traffic to the site

Use article marketing, pay per click campaigns and viral reports to start building traffic to the website. With a great sales letter, you’ll have your first subscribers in no time. Continue the traffic building techniques for the entire time the site is under your control.

- Prepare your site to sell.

Once you’ve gotten a good amount of members into the website and feel you’re ready to sell, gather together your traffic data and post an ad. Webmaster forums like Sitepoint and Digital Point Marketplace are some of the best places to sell your site. Browse through the existing listings to get a sense of what works and what doesn’t. Pay attention to the starting prices for auctions and price your site accordingly. Be sure to answer all buyer questions and be prepared to collect a big payout for your hard work!

Don’t forget to keep and eye out for my next email. There will be some great stuff in your last lesson. We are going to go over some great ways to find ideas for your next membership site, so you can increase your profits even more.

If you have any questions or need any assistance please feel free to contact me at anytime. I will be glad to help.

Membership Success is NOT an Accident!

Paul

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