Membership Sites

February 9, 2011 by  
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Now that you’ve managed to build your database to a respectable 10,000, you will be able to develop a steady stream of income from all the work you have been doing to build the database.

I suggest editing each of the interviews as you do them and make a directory of them. Once your database is more than 5 to 10,000 you will start at auto responder program. You’ll send a message to your database offering free material: an mp3 file you might have done, an ebook, or even a portion of your book.

After sending at least six free programs, the next message will be to ask your database to pay for access to the interviews (programs) you have done. You should start out by offering the first program for $1.95 then the remaining programs for $9.95 a month.

When you have 10,000 people in your database, you’ll be able to generate a reasonable monthly income. The average is 10% of your database will sign up for your program, so when you have 1,000 people paying $10 a month, you’ll generate $10,000 a month.

That is just one of the 2o plus marketing programs you’ll be able to apply as an author. Many of the programs are passive, so once they are set up, you will be able to keep the income continuously with very little effort on your part.

Building Your Database

February 2, 2011 by  
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One of the best techniques in building your database is through Joint Ventures. You can use resources such as Facebook, and even Amazon to find authors, speakers, and others who will be glad to participate in programs to help you grow your database.

I look for people who are authors who have the same topic as mine and after an involved conversation of no less than a half hour, I ask if they would be interested being interviewed about their book, services, radio show or an article they wrote.

I’ve only been turned down once. It was a very famous author and he was too busy to talk with me personally. Typically authors and speakers are flattered.

I’ll normally call about three people to talk with one person live. Once I’ve determined their relativity to my book, I’ll simply ask if they would like to be interviewed. I offer them a copy of the interview and I have them send out a notice in the form of a webpage I design which will have the people from their database signup to listen to the interview free just by listening on the appointed day.

I’ll typically get 50 to 100 new names in my database every interview. I try to do at least three or four a month. It takes about four years to build a database of 10,000 which seems to be the magic number. You can do more interviews and when authors have more than 3,000 in their databases, you’ll build your database faster as well.

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