and keep all the money!
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A powerful video lead magnet
A sales letter (written by me, Charlie Page)
Professional course graphics
A membership registration page
A secure member area
11 videos teaching Affiliate Marketing (Written & Voiced by Charlie)
Member drip reminder email system
Selling follow up email system (Written by Charlie)
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From Charlie Page
College Station Texas
For years now I have spoken one-to-one with members of my different membership websites. In fact, I've had over 3500 of these one-to-one calls!
I listened to their stories. I counseled them and coached them and gave them my best advice.
And I have loved every minute of it!
Many of them became highly successful online entrepreneurs. In fact, some are names you would easily recognize.
But others struggled.
They struggled to find their focus, to make enough sales, or really break through to the level of success they so badly wanted.
So I started paying careful attention ... looking for patterns. Patterns of success.
And I found them.
Before I reveal the two common denominators to success found among my members, let me share this important insight ...
Time and time again I would see the pattern.
The ones who were achieving success would be the ones who focused on building their mailing list and who had a membership site of their own to sell.
VERY INTERESTINGLY ... both groups were working hard.
They were both committed to their success.
They were trying with all of their might to make it online.
The answer was literally staring me in the mirror.
You see, the secret to my own success was in fact that I own my own membership sites and focus on building my mailing list.
The ones who succeeded (some went on to be giants in their industries) were consistently doing the same thing!
Here are four reasons why they succeeded while others continued to struggle.
I'm not going to lie ... creating a profitable membership site is no easy thing.
I should know, I have created over 30 of them in my own business.
And I consult with clients every day on building and optimizing their membership sites for maximum profits.
I'd go as far as saying this ... it is almost impossible for a person who is not already making a full time living online to create a membership site of their own.
Here are three reasons why that statement is true ...
my life forever!
If you don't know my story you might not know that I started out online as a paying member of the Directory of Ezines!
It's true. In 2000 I was so ill I had no choice but to work from home. And that meant using the Internet.
I was doing affiliate marketing and selling my copywriting at the time.
One day I found this site called Directory of Ezines. It looked great and I could get a membership for only $39.95 for one year!
The problem was ... we were broke! I mean seriously near the edge.
After much thought, I decided to take a chance and get the membership.
When my wonderful wife got home, I told her the good news!
"We need that money for other things."
She was right.
So I told her this ... "I promise I will make this work!"
Thank God, it did!
Buying the company empowered the founder to retire. It was a dream she had for years.
I will never forget signing the papers and the feeling of optimism and hope that flooded our souls.
In ONE TRANSACTION I went from being a non-owner to the OWNER of my own membership site.
And the difference that made was staggering.
I want you to know that owning the Directory of Ezines has not been a one time thing or some kind of fluke.
In fact, I took what I learned (sometimes, the hard way) from owning the DOE and applied it to other areas where I had experience and interest.
In fact, since that fateful day when I bought the DOE to today, I have created more than 30 new membership sites of my own!
And I still keep creating them for my consulting clients!
While selling any product online is good, membership sites are better.
I've done "one and done" selling (where the customer pays once and is done) many times online. Having authored over a dozen books I can tell you that selling "one off" products can be profitable.
But you must always be creating new products when you do it that way!
Compared to a membership site, creating digital products, selling eCommerce products, even consulting, is just too much work!
Membership sites work to ...
I am not exaggerating when I say that the list is far too long to publish here.
So let's look at the biggest markets out there and see if there are any names you recognize.
The "Big 3" markets are ...
Almost all niches can easily fit within one of those markets.
Recognize any of these names?
I've chosen the niche, created the content, built the site, even written the sales letter FOR you so that you can skip the painful part and get right to the good part.
Making sales and building your list is where the money's at, not in building the site!
You see, many people have an idea for a membership site but never get it off the ground.
Some have even built the site itself but then get stuck on creating the content.
Others just run out of time, money, and patience.
And that's actually understandable!
I can say that because, after having built over 60 membership sites, I can tell you that it's easy to get stuck in "development" and never make it to the profit stage!
But you won't suffer that fate because ...