Membership sites have been proven to be one of the most effective methods of generating serious, residual income online. They also require the least amount of work to get started. With the combination of minimal start-up effort and maximum profitability, it is no wonder why membership sites have become such a profitable business model.
Over the years, wordpress has emerged to be the absolute best platform for membership sites. They are easily the most flexible and easy to use content management systems on the internet. The best part is that it created by an open source community, which means it is completely free to use.
The entire process of setting up a membership site with wordpress can be completed with an hour or two. All you need to do is install wordpress, which can be completed in a matter of seconds. Next, you choose a theme that will control the layout of your membership site. Finally, you install a series of plugins to optimize your SEO, control your membership and administration, create a forum, chat rooms, videos, as well as control any additional features that you may need to add to your site.
The best part about wordpress is that you do not need to be a website design junkie or even a wordpress guru. WordPress was designed to that anyone can create a great website in a matter of minutes.
The best part of creating a membership site is that it does not have to be finished in order to start profiting from it. Additionally, once you have your site finished, you can profit from it for years. If you create a micro-continuity membership site, which has become one of the most profitable and popular models, you only need one week of content to get started. A micro continuity site is a membership site with a pre-determined end. For example a 6 month course on dog grooming. The member will only stay signed up for 6 months and then the “class” is over. It is like taking a college course.
Think of a continuity membership site like teaching a class because that is essentially what you are doing. You only need the first weeks content to start registering new members. Then you create all of the lessons you need, for example 6 months, and you are done. New members can be signing up years later which generates ongoing profits from a one-time effort. Once you are done with your membership site, you can move onto the next.
Micro continuity membership sites have proven to be one of the most profitable online business models because you can set them up quickly and they need no further maintenance. This one-time effort can create profits for years to come.