Ever since the concept of blogging came around, the idea of having your own space on the internet has become something so common that all of us can now be gurus in our own little fields of expertise. Blogs allow us to voice our opinion, teach stuff online, or even just rant about whatever’s happening with our daily lives.
With the rise of blogging came WordPress, a free CMS built specifically for blogging. It is arguably now the most popular blogging platform in the world and it’s growing even more by the minute with more and more people building more blogs using this easy to use platform.
Business-minded people naturally gravitated to using WordPress to build their online brands and communities and started earning monthly recurring income with their blogs. The question is, is it really feasible for beginners (a.k.a. newbies) and the general public to duplicate the success of others?
The answer is 100% YES.
In my previous blog post, I showed how easily it is for you to ask people to pay you for your content and when I say easy, I really mean easy.
Are membership sites good for business? To answer that question, here are some random sites that I’m 100% sure are making good money charging for premium content.
- A-List Blogging
- Affiliate Blogger Pro
- Flower Arranging 101
- JV List Building
- Membership Cube
- My Year Without Clothes Shopping
- Start Blogging Today
- The CBI Clubhouse
- Vector Diary
- Wonderful Web Women
You can see that these sites are talking about different things – from making money to clothes shopping. Also note that I’ve only listed 10. Also worth mentioning that they all use WordPress and a plugin called WishList Member to build their business.
How much money can one make with membership sites?
Let’s do some simple math. If you charge $20 a month for access to your site and you have 100 members, that’s $2,000 a month in monthly recurring income and thats only 100 members. What if you have 1000? It all really depends on the quality and consistency of your content, no matter what niche you choose.
Not bad for some extra monthly recurring income huh? I’d suggest that you get started now. Start charging for content and begin your journey towards making monthly recurring income. Your idea might just fit in a membership site model as well.
All these sites use WishList Member which is now powering over 40,000 websites helping people earn monthly recurring income from home. I think 40,000 websites is more than enough proof that anyone can do it.
Is WishList Member free? No BUT it’s a very small one-time investment that has helped people all over the world create successful membership sites.
Want to know more? Checkout the WishList Member video.