Residual Income Through Subscriptions
by Terry Dean
Wouldn't it be wonderful to receive $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or
more in MONTHLY income which comes in consistently month after
month without ever selling another product or service?
And don't worry...I am not talking about network marketing or
trying to recruit you into any opportunity.
Through the internet and the use of what is called a
"Subscription Site," you can do this very feat. You can create
a web site, sell subscriptions to it, and bring in money for it
every single month for the rest of your life.
Although subscription sites used to be only for the adult sites
out there, it is quickly becoming a much more commonplace
occurrence in every online industry. As a matter of fact, I
know of a site in the stock market which sells subscriptions for
$300 a month and has a few thousand subscribers. Do the math
and figure out the income on that one.
I have seen successful models of subscription sites for not only
the adult industry, but also for news, stocks, commodities,
internet marketing, web site promotion, newsletters, and
industry specific resources. Just about any market has room for
To be a successful one though, you are definitely going to have
to come up with unique information or tools that everyone in
your market needs. For example, if you were going to do a paid
subscription newsletter, it definitely will have to have unique
information which can't be found anywhere else AND bonuses to go
with it which are at least worth the value of the price of the
Remember, most of the information and many of the tools you will
be selling on your site can be found for free if your visitors
were to search the net hard enough. The key is that you will
have to present it or organize it in a manner that is much
easier to use and simpler to understand than can be found
C-Net reports that only 10% of internet users are willing to pay
for access to a web site, BUT that number is growing every
day. People are becoming frustrated with having to search a
million sites to find what they want. If you can provide it in
an easy to use format, then you can profit from helping people
relieve their internet frustrations.
For a few quick ideas in this arena, check out these ten
businesses you could start with web site subscriptions.
The Total Source
This type of subscription service is when you can collect
together in one place the information that everyone needs to get
started today in a specific business and provide support to it.
For example, a very successful internet marketing subscription
site I know gives you internet marketing information, software
downloads, products to sell, discussion boards to meet other
marketers, and more. They become a one stop shop for the
internet marketing tools business people need. You could do the
same in your chosen business.
If you can collect the complete list of resources some one needs
in an industry and keep it continually updated every week, then
you have a potential subscription site. This has been done with
lists of classified ad sites, employment resources, wholesale
sources, money saving sites, and more. Come up with a unique
idea of a list that everyone is looking for and you might have
found your residual income.
Linkomatic, AWeber, Submit It, and more have all found an edge.
They created a tool that helps people to promote their online
businesses, and people pay them month after to month to use it.
If you can find or create a unique web promotion tool that
brings traffic to people's sites, you may just have a guaranteed
winner of a subscription site.
Generate leads for a specific type of business online and you
have the subscription site that PEOPLE online are dreaming of.
If you can generate lead after lead of people looking for
specific products, businesses in that category will beat a path
to your web site. Here is another frustration point for internet
users. They can't create the leads they need to profit online.
If you can, watch the income stream in.
Do an audio seminar online. Record interviews with industry
leaders and make a complete audio bank online with new
interviews and information being added monthly to your site.
The $0 cost of delivering audio online can help you to build a
profitable "Tape of the Month" club in your industry without the
duplication and postage costs.
Do the above with videos. Recording a new video every month or
every week contains good hard hitting information. As access
speeds grow for the average user, this type of site will become
more and more popular every year.
Unique and interesting web cam sites have been profiting from
subscription sites for the past year. The key to provide enough
content for free while making the paid subscription site
attractive to order and good enough to keep renewing every
How can you do a newsletter for money online when 1,000s of
people are doing it for FREE. Being unique wins again. Not
only must your information be the best out there, but you will
also have to provide FREE bonuses along with the subscription
which are worth the money people are paying for the newsletter.
Let them know they get more VALUE than what they are paying for.
Selling web services is probably the most popular subscription
item you can sell online. Every business must have a web site,
and you can profit from it in practically any industry. There
are a lot of web services out there which pay dealer
in my opinion Virtualis offers the best program because of their
high commissions and unmatched customer service. They are
available at: http://www.virtualis.com/vr/tdean2/
By far, the most exciting and profitable subscription sites are
those which offer continuous up to the minute information.
Sites such as stock market sites, commodities, and news which
are updated constantly are the subscriptions which bring in the
revenues (sometimes as much as $2,000 per month) and keep the
most subscribers. If you are involved in an industry that HAS
to have constant information, then you might just find this is
the most successful business you could be involved in online.
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