Setting up a membership site is the fastest way to build passive online income. It used to be that it was quite expensive and time consuming to do this, but now there is a plugin for WordPress that lets you do it in under an hour. Let me share with you how you can get started with membership sites.
I believe it is best to offer a free membership to people who are interested in learning more about you and what you do. This may sound counterintuitive, but it allows you to build a permission based list of people who will come to know, like, and trust you over time. That is priceless. The idea is to serve your target audience by giving them as much value as possible and asking nothing in return. It works out well for everyone involved.
As you continue to add more content to your site, you can then add a new level of membership. This will be a paid membership and will offer members more information and benefits the free members will not receive. Many of your current members will choose to join in order to receive the added benefits and material.
Always share your best information with your members. They will be loyal to you over the coming months and years, allowing you to build your online empire. You can also talk about your membership site whenever you are promoting yourself, online or offline. You will find that prospects are attracted to joining your site as a free member at first, and then as a paid member.