Gaining a blog income from your blogging efforts is hard work and quite often the amount of income you make each month fluctuates from month to month. You never know how many affiliate or product sales or new clients you are going to get.
Some months your blog income can be great and some months, pretty poor.
When I first started my on-line business I was recommended to create my own products and that’s what I did (and that’s what I would recommend to anyone starting on-line).
But even after creating your own products, you simply don’t know how many you are going to sell.
Some days it’s ten and some days it’s none. All you can do is keep on promoting and keep on getting more traffic and opt-ins.
But still your blog income isn’t stable.
So you start to promote other products, hoping to earn a commission as an affiliate.
AND you grow your opt-in list and build relationships with your list hoping some will also buy from you.
That helps to stabilise the blog income.
Then you might offer such personal services as coaching or mentoring and you gain one or 2 personal clients,
Again that helps stabilise the blog income.
Then you might create another product.
This diversification (own products, affiliate commissions, opt-in list, personal clients) all help stabilise the blog income – which is what we want isn’t it?
But by far the biggest most stabilising blog income action I have taken is to create my own membership site – the Income Blogging Guide Membership.
In simple terms a paid membership site is a web site or course where you charge customers to gain access.
Each month your customers pay you a fixed fee and in return you provide access to certain documents, a course, audio, videos…perhaps a forum or teleconferences…anything really to help improve your customers knowledge of the subject covered by your membership site.
So how does a membership site improve the stability of a blog income?
If you have 100 customers all paying you $27 a month for access to your membership site…that’s $2700 of blog income every month.
Of course your membership site has to provide excellent, up-to-date and worthwhile content, month in, month out for people to continue to pay…otherwise many would cancel.
Creating a membership site can be hard work but the rewards are certainly worthwhile and if you are looking for a more stable blog income, it is the way to go.
To start my own Income Blogging Guide Membership, I first got hold of Yaro’s free Membership guide.
It is a really good guide that goes into the details of:
· The technology required
· Content and pricing your membership site
· Getting people to buy
· The pre-launch and launching of your site
· Reducing membership attrition rates
· Making sure everything runs on auto-pilot
· Plus more.
So it is definitely worth getting, as the whole guide is free…you can get it by going to this link:
Just so you are aware, Yaro is about to open his Membership Mastermind Course which is the next step on from the free guide. So if you get his free guide, you will receive some emails from Yaro, trying to persuade you to purchase his paid Membership course.
In the paid course, Yaro goes into much more detail of what is required plus you get access to Yaro himself via a forum and regular teleconferences.
I did buy the full course because I wanted to build my blog income fast and have my hand held by someone who was already successful at building Membership sites, Yaro always over delivers…so it was worth it.
Of course, you may only need the free guide. If you are wanting to stabilize your blog income, I can really recommend you start thinking about building your own membership site and grab Yaro’s free guide .You can get it from here:
Have you opened your own Membership site? How did you do it? How is it going? Share your views in the comments below.
I think starting a membership is hard to do, but i think it would be a great source of income ad I can think of making my own after some time
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Starting and running a memebrship site is hard, hard work. Do not underestimate the amount of work required. But you don’t get anything for nothing…the rewards (not just money) are worthwhile.
You are right Andrew it is actually not easily to run a site like this but if any one puts sincere effort then it is really not tough to get income out of this. I really liked this article and tweeted it too.
The problem we face is that there are so many ‘scam’ artists who ‘sell’ to the naive that blogging is easy and requires little work. Unfortunately it is the complete opposite especially in the first year or so.
Thanks for the tweet.
Really running this type of site is not an easy task but the great benefits of running it is there is free long-term traffic to your sites and you can easily grow brandness and authority status for you and your business.
Your words are so true…as long as your provide quality content…if you don’t the opposite could happen.
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Creating your own membership site is really hard work Andrew, but it will worth the effort as I can see your clear point about getting stable income stream, I still can not imagine myself managing a membership site with 100 members that they can pop up daily with questions that I have to answer all of them 🙂
* Knowing from you that he always over delivers, Yaro is a good example to follow, I actually like his work style to serve his members from what I have heard from you!
Good luck, we will always support you knowing you are a very trusted person Andrew!
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Managing 100 people is not so bad. You’d be surprized how quick you can answer most questions.
Thanks for the kind words.
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This is really a good way to stabilize your blog income however you have to keep in mind that you also have to provide high quality information and services to your customers. Creating your own membership site means that you have to work really hard but then again, if you have the will and the determination, i’m pretty sure will succeed on this.
Very true. The membership site route is a lot of work, especially if you create an open ending one. That means you have to produced something every single month for ever!