Internet marketers, email marketers, and Internet entrepreneurs of all stripes are quickly finding the many, many advantages to opening a free membership site for their customers and potential customers. Even savvy and well-established Internet marketers who have paid membership sites are jumping on the free membership site because they can see the obvious advantages.
Paid membership sites are most usually limited to a specific number of members. This means that marketing is limited to that specific number. Limiting marketing possibilities is never a positive thing no mater what products or services are being promoted.
We all know that visibility on the Internet is one of the basic keys to successful marketing. Getting visibility is one of the hardest tasks that most Internet marketers face from the inception of a marketing idea. All Internet marketers well understand the value of writing and marketing articles.
Influence is another sought after and enviable facet of Internet marketing. When an Internet marketer gains influence over even a small group of consumers, they have a great deal influence among other Internet marketers, as well. When that pool of consumers is really large, a marketers influence with other marketers increases in direct proportion to the number of consumers that he has influence over.
With a free membership site, an Internet marketer gains access to an unlimited number of potential customers in his niche marketing area. By keeping his content fresh and timely he will gain influence over the purchases that the members of his free membership make and even when they make purchases
Most hosting services (both of the ones mentioned above) have included a utility called Fantastico. This feature allows you to set up a blog or forum on your membership site. In addition you can install such things as customer support, content management systems, polls and a host of other things. You really need to poke around in your hosting service to see what all is available.
Promoting Your Free Membership Website
Promoting a free membership website is done exactly the way any website is promoted. When you build any website the only person that is aware that it exists on the Internet is you so it is up to you to promote and advertise your site and let the rest of the world know where to find you.
You accomplish that task while you are building your own credibility. One will not exist without the other. A free membership website builds credibility and credibility builds a free membership website.
If you have set up a blog or a forum on your free membership website, it will be a very simple matter to locate products, services and information that your members will be most likely to buy they will have told you what they are interested in. They have not only told you what products and services they would be most apt to buy but they have also told you what kind of information they want.
Marketing Products and Services
Once you have built your free membership website you will have a long list of people who are interested in products or services that you own. By marketing to your list, you gain 100% of the profits associated with those products or services.
You may already have a product or service that you have designed or
constructed. It you do, that’s great, but it isn’t the only way to get one of either.
Products or services for which you are an affiliate marketer can be promoted
directly on the blog or forum on your free membership site, in a newsletter or Ezine that you regularly send to the members of your free membership site or through a specific marketing email that you send out.