Your Own Fully Functional Fixed-Term Membership Site Ready to Take Orders in One Weekend

By Martin Li

In previous articles we covered the many benefits of continuity or recurring income. We also outlined the advantages, particularly for internet marketing newcomers, of fixed-term membership sites compared with traditional membership sites.

Let’s take a quick look at the potential earnings from a fixed-term membership site. It’s perfectly feasible to build up to 500 members, each paying you, say, $20 per month. That would translate to:

500 members x $20 per month = $10,000 monthly income

That’s potentially $10,000 in monthly income being generated from one site… from just 500 members.

Here are further illustrations…

100 members x $20 per month = $2,000 monthly income

300 members x $10 per month = $3,000 monthly income

1000 members x $20 per month = $20,000 monthly income

Please don’t get carried away by these figures. These are for illustration purposes only, although they highlight the potential that fixed-term membership sites offer.

As you can see, it doesn’t take many members, or high monthly membership fees, to make you an attractive income every month. And imagine what your bank account would look like if you had a couple of these sites working away generating profits such as these for you, month after month.

How To Set up a Fixed-Term Membership Site Over a Single Weekend

One of the main benefits of fixed-term membership sites is that they are much faster to set up than traditional membership sites. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1) Choose your market niche (2 hours)

2) Choose your delivery schedule, ie how frequently and over what period you will deliver information to your members (1/2 hour)

As a guide, if you have 12 to 30 ideas or points you wish to communicate, 3 months would probably be the right duration for your membership. If you have 30 to 50 ideas, consider 9 months and if you have over 50 ideas, consider a year.

3) Select your domain name and organise hosting (1 hour)

4) Determine your pricing (1/2 hour)

5) Set up an autoresponder account if you don’t already have one and write your initial welcome message and redierct page (1 hour)

6) Write your sales letter, or outsource someone to write the letter for you (6 hours)

7) Design your download page, from where your members will access the information you provide (1 hour)

8) Create your first instalment or lesson, which can again be oursourced if you don’t want to do this yourself (3 hours)

9) Set up a billing system to accept recurring online payments from members (1 hour)

10) Online marketing to promote your fixed-term membership site (3 hours)

That’s around 19 hours in total – which you can fit into a couple of longish days over a single weekend – to set up a fully-functioning fixed-term membership site that’s ready to generate income from a website you set up to provide valuable information to your members.

These steps are well within the capability of even newcomers to internet marketing. So don’t delay. Get thinking about the best subject you can use to start your first fixed-term membership site.

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Internet Marketing Success – 5 Fears That Will Help You Go Out of Business (And What To Do Instead)

By Jeff Herring

Internet Marketing is a great way to make a living. You get to make a difference in people’s lives and your own. And here’s something I really believe, based on my own experience and the experience of my students:

No one ever fails online. Some people simple give up before the magic happens.

And as I consider the factors that cause most online marketers to fail, I’ve identified 5 main fears. Let’s take a closer look at each of these 5 fears, and then what to do instead.

Lack – Focusing on what you don’t have gets you more of what you don’t have. Focusing on lack brings more lack. It can look like something like this for the online marketer – “I don’t have (blank) so I can’t (fill in the blank).

What to do instead – Focus on what you have, because this brings you more. Start where you are right now. Do not wait because the time is now.

Failure – Failure scares us so much because each failure feels so final, like a final conclusive event that damns you for life. Even when we know it is not so, we get stuck here.

What to do instead – Listen, here is the reality: the more you fail, the more you will succeed. So if you are going to fail, fail fast. Fail faster. Learn faster.

Regret – Regret is one of the most disabling emotions in the human condition. Regret is like trying to run in cement shoes. Regret is like trying to drive your car forward while looking in the rear view mirror.

What to do instead – Focus forward. Learn from your regrets. Then put them in their place which is in the past.

Success – Success actually scares us because for many it is unknown territory and we as humans fear the unknown. Silly perhaps, but true.

What to do instead – Just go as far as your headlights take you (today is car analogy day). As you move forward more answers will come. In this way success becomes familiar and much less frightening.

Criticism – Hey if you do not want any criticism at all then do not get online. As soon as you are bold enough to put yourself out there, people will criticize you. I say put yourself out there anyway.

What to do instead – Think of is this way: according to Zig Ziglar you want to “become immune to criticism. The only taste of success some people will ever get is when they try to take a bite out of you.”

Win anyway.

And to discover even more about how to crush these fears and succeed massively, check out this teleseminar on “The 5 Fears that Will Help You Go Out of Business” when you visit http://JeffHerring.com/call. It’s just 30 minutes long and you’ll come away with a whole new mind set for success. From Jeff Herring – The Article Marketing Guy.

How To Make Blogs Fun And The Cornerstone Of Your Marketing

By Don Hastie

Most marketers make this HUGE mistake!

They abandon their blog when things get overwhelming.

Why is this a HUGE mistake? Because a blog is your most effective marketing tool by helping you:

To very quickly improve your writing skills To grow your lists To develop a meaningful, lasting, relationship with your lists To continually promote yourself to a dedicated audience

Here’s my tips for staying on track…

1. Focus on the content

To fully and quickly promote yourself you need to consider/do all of this… Write and promote blog posts, build links, promote on Twitter, create Facebook fan pages, experiment with PPC ads, RSS feeds, create eBooks, etc.

Feeling overwhelmed?

Trying to do everything above would be possible, and it could help your blog, but it would also burn you out quickly. No wonder so many people feel totally overwhelmed when they see such a list.

Don’t fret though; simply focus on the core activity only which is writing content.

If you only have time for one task, use it to write content. Continue to build a body of posts, even if you don’t publish them all at the same time. I find that when I’m in writing mode I can churn out articles and blog posts quickly. Then when I find that I’ve got a little more time on my hands because I’ve got some stock blog posts written I’ll then use that time to promote my best posts.

Simple.

If you write great content and even just promote it slightly your blog will grow naturally, search engines will index the pages and you won’t lose your marbles!

2. KEY POINT: Have fun with it

This is essential and it’s one of the reasons why I always say you should ideally chose a niche or topic that you have a passion or healthy interest in.

You need to have fun with your blog, or else you’ll lose the motivation to keep it alive it very quickly. Whilst it is possible, if you pick a niche only to make money you’ll find it painful to write the content no matter what.

Some people say they’ll do anything it takes to make it work but at the slightest obstacle they throw in the towel.

Don’t let this be you!

While it’s good to give technical / instructional content… it’s generally very bland and boring to read. So think about ways to liven it up. I’ve written so much about including stories in your marketing and content.

Pay attention… this is a winning tactic that builds relationships and keeps readers engaged and more importantly buying!

3. Set milestones

What get’s measured gets done. That is why milestones are important.

They allow you to track the progress of your blog, and once you see things are getting better, you’ll get motivated to keep working on the blog. Examples of milestones you could set:

To reach 1,000 daily page views To reach 1,000 RSS subscribers To write a post that will receive 20 comments

It’s funny how much you can get achieved in a relatively short period of time if you set yourself a goal. Let me give you a current example:

Diane and I have recently set a goal to cruise around Cape Horn at the Southern tip of Chile, South America. So we sat down and built a list of things we also wanted to do whilst over there… Visit Peru, Chile, Falkland Islands, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil. Having set out the structure, we then added the detail and the list of things to do grew and grew.

Several travel agents told us it couldn’t be scheduled. Even specialist tour operators couldn’t arrange it, (seems they like an easy life), mainly because we wanted first or business class flights.

Not taking “No” for an answer, we split the tasks between us and set a goal to have it all booked by 1st September. On the evening of 2nd September 2012 we had everything booked just as we wanted it. We depart on January 20th 2103 for a fantastic five-week holiday in South America including a 14-night cruise around the Cape from Santiago in Chile to Buenos Aires in Argentina.

This demonstrates how by setting goals you build desire to get things done and also tells a personal story that keeps your reader engaged as I mentioned in point 2.

4. Monetize it

Like it or not, money is a very strong motivator… We need lots for our next cruise holiday because we travel first-class and use top hotels.

WARNING: Don’t expect to get rich overnight. It takes time and persistence but you will get there.

Remember: Once you get started and stick to your schedule it becomes a virtuous cycle. One where you write more and better content to make more money, and the more money you make the more motivated you become to write more and better content.

Finally, everyone can blog. It’s very easy to do and it should form an absolute cornerstone to your online marketing efforts.

Don Hastie invites you to watch his free online-training webinar on making money online so you can quit your day job someday soon. This is a proven process, used by the top group of internet marketers that provides, money, freedom and time.

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How To Quickly Jack Up Your Readership With Controversy

By Winston Takeda

Did you hear about that carrot farmer that figured out a way to get his vegetables half an inch longer? Neither did I. Did you hear about what that Olympic athlete tweeted that landed her in hot water? So did everybody else. See a pattern here? Of course you do. People are naturally drawn to controversy. That means if you want to get more people reading your articles, then write about controversial topics. This is the surest way to get your articles to go viral, get millions of clicks on your resource box links, and make tons of sales from your website. Of course, you’ve got to be careful. If you go to far, everybody will hate you and hack into your site and destroy everything. In this article, you’re going to learn exactly how to create the right kind of controversy.

One thing to be careful of are opinions that many other people don’t share. What you’re looking for is an opinion that sharply divides people, but one where there are roughly equal number of folks on both side. That way you’ll have at least half of the people in your corner rallying behind you. When choosing a topic to write about, think of your self as a bookie. You want an equal number of action on both sides of the equation. All you need is the juice, and you’re home free.

How do you choose these topics? Surf the forums that are related to your niche, and check out the threads with the most replies. These are generally the hotly contested items. Choose one side that you agree with, and then start to research it. Reading all of the replies on that particular forum is a great place to start.

When it comes time to express your opinion, do so in no uncertain terms. Don’t go so far as dissing anybody in particular who’s got a different opinion, but make it clear that you have no idea how anybody could think differently than you. For example, if you think organic traffic is better than paid traffic, make sure you make it absolutely clear that anybody would be completely nuts to pay a cent for any visitor to their website. That way, the organic traffic people will be fully in your corner, while the PPC crowd will be hot to argue with you.

Naturally, you’re going to create a lot of passion among people who agree with you. They’re going to be likely to click on your links. However, you’d be surprised how many will click on your link just to find out what you’re all about. If you’ve got a decent landing page that explains your product in terms that are respectful to both sides, then you’ll get a lot of conversions from both sides of the aisle.

When you careful choose your topics, and offer a strong opinion, you will get plenty of traffic. So long as you’ve got a halfway decent website with a halfway decent offer, you’ll make plenty of money.

To make the most of your efforts, you’ve got to have the best landing page possible. One of the hottest methods around is to have a video landing pages. These are widely known to convert truckloads of readers into customers.

Product Creation Tips – What to Do When You Get Stuck Writing Your E-Book

By Maritza Parra

Many people get stuck trying to write their first Ebook. Many people simply give up on writing something that could become multiple streams of automated income for them. Writing my first Ebook several years ago was actually a very simple process. I developed and perfected this process and now I can write a valuable and content-filled Wbook in a weekend.

An example of what not to do when writing your first Ebook:

“I’ve been writing my Ebook for the last year.”

Usually these people are doing several things wrong.

1. They have no roadmap and just plop themselves in front of their computer screen and stare and the blinking cursor which seems to be screaming C’mon, c’mon gimme something good already…!

2. This person is suffering from a very common disease called Perfectionism Gravatis. I know because I actually first discovered this same disease in myself. To be successful in anything, you must let go of perfectionism because there is no perfect and you must become a recovering perfectionist.

Let me share with you a few tips that make creating your Ebook simple, fun and uncomplicated.

1. Begin with your story. Why and how did you become involved in what you are teaching and sharing? This allows you to build credibility and connect to those people and potential customers who will resonate with you.

2. Create a context for your content. It’s important to be sure you define the basics of your information so people don’t get lost from the beginning. By making it easy for your customer to understand all your information, you are making it easier for them to actually apply it.

3. Create a Why outline of your information. This is 5 – 10 steps, tips or facts about the knowledge, information or process you are teaching. This is the why and what of your information and this part is the framework upon which you will hang the majority of your How information.

4. Now begin filling in the How To information which is your step-by-step process, you particular recipe for what you are teaching.

5. Put it all together. Now take all the information, grab a tape recorder or use a free online recording service and speak your information as if you were teaching it to a real, live person who really needs your information. Have it transcribed, so a few edits and there is your e-book.

Remember, your Ebook is only the beginning. Once you have that, you can turn the same information into all kinds of other, more valuable products you can sell around the world from the comfort of your own home.

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Quick Ebook Creation – How to Fast Write Your First Ebook in 30 Days

By Maritza Parra

As the Product Creation Queen, I meet a lot of people who want to write an eBook in order to duplicate their time and produce a product inexpensively that can be sold over and over again. Here are 3 quick tips to help make writing your first eBook easy and fast.

Quick eBook Tip 1: Getting to the Heart of Your Big Why. It’s important to have clarity of purpose when writing your eBook because your eBook is a reflection of your inner voice. Answer these two important questions to help you find clarity of purpose:

1. Write out the benefits to your audience of the information, knowledge & expertise you’ll be sharing with your audience.

2. What are the benefits to you and your business from writing your eBook?

Quick eBook Tip 2: Uncovering Your Story. Write your story as it applies to the information, knowledge, experiences you will be sharing with your audience. How are you uniquely qualified to teach and share this information? Share any credentials, your experiences and your passion. How did you first get interested in this subject? Though you may not believe it at first, your audience does want to know. Did you get over any fears or obstacles to attain your knowledge? Sharing your obstacles and how you transformed them into opportunities is way to help other people through your personal experiences and allows them to connect with you. It may feel scary to be completely open and authentic but you can connect more closely with the audience that is perfect for you. Remember, your unique audience is waiting for you!

Quick eBook Tip 3: Outline Your Information and Record It. Create an outline with all the important points to cover to teach your information. Set up a recording date and time with one of the many free online recording services. When the date and time comes, remember as you share your information that it will help another person and focus on service to get over any discomfort you may feel at actually getting out of your comfort zone and getting your product created. Then contact a transcriptionist or a student who types quickly and needs extra cash to transcribe your content rich audio, share your draft with a few prospective students to make any content and editing revisions necessary, turn the document into a PDF and voila! Your eBook is in your hands and ready to share with the world.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel ready because you will probably never feel perfectly ready. That is one of the best things about writing an eBook. You can later update it and send the updated, new and improved version to purchasers without the expense of a physical book. Just set a goal for completing these three steps and you’ll have your eBook completed in no time.

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Traffic Generation Questions: Why Can’t I Just Have One Great Source of Traffic?

By Jeff Herring

Q: Why can’t I just pick one great source of traffic, stick with that, and put all my efforts there?

A: That’s a great question because what you’re getting at is trying to get to ease of use and working smarter instead of harder, working less and getting more results.

The problem is in this age old saying:

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

The reason why these age-old sayings stay around is there is some wisdom to them.

Here is how it works online. Let’s say you got all your traffic from Facebook. Not a bad source of traffic and certainly one you want to have in your arsenal of traffic. However, if all your traffic came from Facebook, and that was your only source of traffic, you’ve got a problem.

You don’t own Facebook. You don’t own your presence on Facebook. Your presence on Facebook is owned and therefore, controlled by Facebook.

So what happens if they charge part of their rules about traffic, and it doesn’t fit for you or doesn’t work for you. Or even worse, as happened to many, many people, what happens if for some reason, your Facebook account gets shut down, and there goes your one and only source of traffic?

An important business lesson

This is a business lesson I learned years ago when I was a marriage and family therapist in private practice and was building traffic sources. What we call in that business referral sources, where my referrals came from.

I had it made in terms of referrals once I started writing a weekly column for the local newspaper. From ’86 to ’94, I didn’t have the column, had multiple sources of referrals and traffic. Started writing that column, and it became a huge, enormous source of traffic and referrals and I loved it.

One of the best business decisions I ever made though was not to rely on that single source of referral or that single source of traffic because I did not control it. It was controlled by the newspapers. And in a sense, I served at their pleasure.

Although it was only supposed to be for six months to a year, it ended up — it still goes on now nationally and internationally, the local newspaper decided not to run it anymore after 10 years. So what would have happened if I had relied on that as my sole and only source of traffic, and then it dried up?

I would have been in big trouble professionally, but because I had and still maintained, even though I had this one great source of traffic, I still kept all my other sources of traffic working so that when that time came in ’04, and there was no longer that source of traffic, that it was okay. I still had all my other sources of traffic.

So yeah, use one, and maybe it might be your primary one, but always, always, have multiple sources of traffic because then you’re safe.

Another way to think of it is let’s say that you’re going to sit down and have a meal. Your table has one leg. How stable would that table be? Didn’t mean for that to rhyme, but it did. How stable would that table be?

I want to eat at a table with multiple legs and multiple supports. That way, if one gets taken away, that table still has an opportunity to stand. You want it to be the same way with your traffic.

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Biggest Internet Marketing Mistakes You And I Have Made And Others Will Make In The Future

When I try to make money online I expect to make mistakes. As I have become more experienced I have learned from my mistakes and applied what I learned so I do not repeat them.

In this article let’s talk about mistakes I have made building an Internet business, and mistakes others will make in the future. Hopefully these are not on your Internet marketing mistake list.

1. Not focusing on one way to make money. I see this all of the time in emails I receive and on what I read in discussion forums.

People are always looking for that magic way to make money. Even if they find something that really will work for them they spend time looking for something new.

Because there are so many ways to make money on the Internet today you need to find something that appeals to you and focus on it until you’re making money. This can be something as simple as taking a paid survey or writing an article at iWriter or Hire Writers.

2. Get started. Some people suffer from paralysis analysis. It simply means that they don’t get in the game and actually start making some money.

If you analyze things over and over you will never actually develop practical experience. You may have a theory, but you’re not making any money because you never get started.

3. Wasting money. A good example of this would be purchasing domain names and never developing websites out of them. Every year the domain names renew and you spend more money while never earning any money in that niche.

Another example might be joining a program and paying a monthly fee to be in it. Here’s an example of that!

A good friend of mine joined a fitness club one time and spent $60 a month for over two years. What’s amazing is he never went back and worked out one time.

Same thing happens online every day. We all waste money by not paying attention to how we spend it and following through to turn that expense into income.

4. Not building a list. You can build an email list in virtually any niche that you are in.

It’s as simple as putting a sign-up form above the fold and giving people something for free in exchange for their name and email address. All you will need is an autoresponder and a series of follow-up messages.

The key thing here is your list is an asset that can make you money in the future. You’re following up with people promoting products to help you make sales in a hands-off way.

5. Develop Internet marketing skills. You must invest some time and money on continual education.

We are not born knowing how to do Internet marketing. It’s something you must learn, and you must keep up with, because things are always changing.

6. You can not do it all. This is probably the biggest mistake I have made.

I wish I would’ve learned how to outsource faster. It’s more fun to do the things you enjoy with Internet marketing and pay somebody to do other things. Sites like Fiverr make this very easy and inexpensive to do.

These are several examples of Internet marketing mistakes we all make. Overcome these and watch your Internet income grow!

Reinventing Your Business – 3 Case Studies and 4 Strategies to Create More Profit in Your Business

By Jeff Herring

Re-inventing your business in the new economy can seem like a daunting task. Before you go hide under the bed though, take a look at these examples and tips for re-inventing your business.

Domino’s Pizza – The non-reinventionist (just made up that word) would have thought that there was plenty of pizza shops to go around. Not the creative brains behind Domino’s. They did not go for a cheap priced pizza or a better tasting pizza. They reinvented the pizza game by going for the fastest delivered pizza – 30 minutes or less or it’s free. They also set up shop next to college campuses – the folks who want it the fastest and order it the most. The first one I ever saw was about 40 yards from my first Grad School apartment in Tallahassee in 1980. Fast and hot.

Disney – Now this will really date me. We moved to Winter Park/Orlando 6 months before Disney World opened in October of 1971. People were still talking about the crazy folks that had bought up all this swamp land southwest of town.

Crazy like foxes.

When Disney first opened in ’71, they did not have one price to get in to the entire park as they do now. Some of you, not most of you, will remember the A – E ticket system, where A tickets got you on things like Dumbo’s Wild Ride, and E tickets got you into the Haunted Mansion (this was before even Space Mountain).

They quickly changed this bulky, confusing and inconvenient system into the one price get you into the park system.

But that is not the biggest thing Disney did to reinvent their “amusement park business.” Many people do not know that before Disney, amusement parks had multiple entrances. Disney was the first to create one entrance and exit for all, linked with lots of place to spend more money (gift shops, food shops, etc.)

And the tag line “the happiest place in the world” did not hurt either.

The reinvention of your business requires 2 challenging tasks:

1) Finding the gap that is not being provided, and

2) Creatively filling that gap.

For example, there are dozens upon dozens of so-called “guru’s out there teaching Article Marketing. New one pops up every week. I like to think of them as my “non-compensated researchers.”

I’m the only one that has gone an inch wide and a mile deep (actually many miles deep) into this niche, which allows me to be the only one that teaches Article Marketing as a complete end-to-end business, starting with Content Creation, and going through Online Visibility, Traffic Generation, List Building, all the way to Product Creation.

And now, the best reinvention story of them all:

Steve Jobs and Apple – A genius who left us way too soon recently at only 56, Steve and Apple were losing the battle for computer dominance to Bill Gates and PCs. So Jobs reinvented the entire computer industry and then drastically reinvented the cell phone business and the music business.

I’ve been a so-called die-hard PC guy for years. Yet I find myself writing this on a MacBook AIr that I won in an affiliate contest, listening to John Mayer sing “Say What You Need to Say” on iTunes on my iPad, and a few moments ago our oldest son sent me a text on my iPhone…

Now, these are great stories that will remain just stories if you do not look at them through the right lens and then take the right actions.

The Right Lens – Read back over these stories a second time with this question in mind: How can I identify the gap in my market, creatively fill it, and reinvent my business, creating an extra-ordinary business?

The Right Actions – After you get some answers to the question above, pick one action and commit to doing it, or at the very least taking the first step of doing it, before your head hits the pillow tonight…

And now you can get more online and offline success strategies over on my blog at http://JeffHerring.com. And if you want to get started in Article Marketing you can grab 2 Free Instant Article Templates. From Jeff Herring – The Article Marketing Guy

Fixed-Term Membership Sites – The 48-Hour Way to Recurring Income, the Eighth Wonder of the World

By Martin Li

In an earlier article, we examined the numerous benefits that continuity or recurring income provides, and why you should build such continuity or recurring income into your online businesses as soon as you can.

As we discussed, one of the best continuity income models is the membership site, for which members pay you a subscription fee monthly, weekly, annually, etc, to access. This of course has many benefits although the ‘traditional’ membership site also has several disadvantages for people just starting out in internet marketing.

They can require quite a lot of work to set up. For example, you have to create a significant volume of material to justify the membership fees you wish to charge. You have to put in place the scripts to allow members to pay periodically, to work out who is a paid-up subscriber and who is not, and then only grant access to certain parts of your site to paid-up members.

Perhaps most challenging of all, traditional membership sites impose pressure on you to keep on creating content, which can take up a lot of time.

This is not to say that traditional membership sites can’t form superb, hugely profitable businesses – of course they can. The point I’m making is that they can be quite challenging to set up, particularly if you are just starting out on your internet marketing journey.

Fortunately, there’s an alternative that will provide even beginners with the ability to enjoy the benefits of continuity income…

…and that’s fixed-term membership sites.

A fixed-term membership site provides periodic (typically weekly or monthly) content via email autoresponder to paid-up members for a specified period of time.

Two great advantages they provide over traditional membership sites is first that they don’t require complicated software to set up. In fact, you don’t even need a website since you’re delivering content through autoresponder emails.

Second, because fixed-term membership sites are for just a “fixed term”, you don’t come under pressure to keep on devising and creating new content for your members. Instead of needing to produce, say, three to five new articles every week, week after week to maintain a traditional membership site, all you need is one article, say, each week for a defined period of time. Once you’ve produced the content for the planned duration of your course, etc, that’s it – finished.

No pressure. No worries.

Other benefits of running a fixed-term membership site include:

1) They can be set up in 48 hours, maybe even less. All you need to get started is one simple sales page, one article which is your first week’s ‘lesson’, one simple download page, one recurring billing processor (which can be Clickbank or Paypal) and one autoresponder.

Do you see how this can REALLY happen for you? This definitely isn’t a “sometime in the future” wish – you can make it happen and set up your own membership site taking orders this week.

2) Fixed-term membership sites keep subscribers active for longer. Why? Because, with a traditional membership site there is no ending point, or – given the London 2012 Olympics – finish line. Membership just continues, hopefully on and on, potentially long after the subscriber has lost interest and moved on to other subjects.

In contrast, with a fixed-term membership site, there is an ending … after X weeks or months, the subscriber will have completed the series or course and will no longer pay. Also important is the fact that once the subscriber has completed the series or course, he or she will no longer feel under pressure to absorb any new content.

So, do you see how fixed-term membership sites can provide you with even more benefits while maintaining the great beauty of continuity income – the eighth wonder of the world?

Next time, I’ll run through some illustrations of how much such fixed-term membership sites can (please note can, not will) earn, and show you how it’s possible to get started over the course of a longish weekend.

Until then, have you thought yet how you will incorporate continuity or recurring income into your business? If not, I urge you to start thinking about that today. I promise you that you won’t regret it.

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