Would You use Free Access Blog Posts on a Paid Membership Site ?

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  • #5833
    Rick Salas
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    I’m think I’m stuck. I don’t know how important this question is to my business but I think it can be for the search engines even though I don’t concentrate on search engine marketing, I feel better asking you guys. I have a regular niche marketing blog and a membership site, where I can choose to publish posts as free content in a free category. I want to send people from my niche marketing blog to my free content on the membership blog. Would you use that free content posting capability on the membership site as a way to send people to for more content on the topic from my niche marketing blog or not have the free content access on the membership site at all? Is there any way that free access content can hurt the long term value of the membership site if people think the free content is just as good as the paid membership level? I can always send people from my niche marketing blog to other places on the internet where I can post content related to those niche marketing blog topics. Is there a big advantage in some way in your opinion or might I be missing out on some big idea that can get me more targeted traffic to my content, that I include in my business building activities?

    #5836
    Trevor Dumbleton
    Participant

    Your choice – both models work and you could use the free articles to promote the membership much the same as Sean does when he says on a training that he could teach for 10/100/whatever hours so there’s more to learn.

    This site (the one you’re looking at now) mixes free and member content.

    Other sites keep them separate.

    Bill Myers users teasers from the article to drive memberships – he’s been doing that for as long as I can remember and sells his own software from the site as well – look for the “powered by MemberGate” link at the end of the page. It’s a pricey solution but you can do something similar with various WordPress plugins.

    #5837
    Rick Smith
    Participant

    Rick –

    I’m going to post free blog posts on a membership site. See my home page at http://yourpathtoweightloss.com. I’ll also be adding a podcast in a couple of months. That will be free as well.

    Trevor –

    Bill Myers. There’s a blast from the past. I’d completely forgotten about him. Interesting to see he’s still kicking.

    #5840
    Rick Salas
    Participant

    Thanks for that great information Trevor. I appreciate that. One more question… What would you think about those free blog posts on the membership site being in text but the whole membership trainings are uploaded and posted in audio? Do you think there would be a disconnect between people who are attracted to text but notice that the membership lessons are in audio? It looks like that blog you posted for me to check out has all the membership lessons in text. Do you think it would matter much if people who are reading a blog post in text will want to get the rest of the training on that blog post topic in audio? I was just wondering because I don’t know of a good way to tell people, to get the rest of the training, join my membership where you can get the full training in audio. Do you think mentioning that the rest of the training, that is a paid membership audio for that blog topic is all that important? I guess I am just having a hard time telling people how to get the paid training in audio from a free blog post on the membership site that is in text. I see free text posts leading to more of the paid training in text from that site you showed me, which is attractive but you think it’s that much of a big deal and if so what can might be good to say, at the end of the blog post to get them interested in the rest of the training (paid membership) in audio?

    #5841
    Rick Salas
    Participant

    I just saw your second answer while I was writing my response. I’m bookmarking that site now. Have a great day and many blessings !

    Rick

    #5842
    Trevor Dumbleton
    Participant

    Choose your own style – Bill Myers has been on the web since dinosaur times so he’ll be drawn to text.

    Sean mixes text & audio.

    I mix text and video.

    Those who like your style will stay with you, those who don’t will move on.

    #5843
    Rick Salas
    Participant

    Yes, I agree, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. I guess I just wanted some support that I wasn’t just making some kind of major error here. Thanks!

    #5844
    Trevor Dumbleton
    Participant

    No worries – there are lots of “correct” ways of doing things in internet marketing 🙂

    #5847
    Rick Salas
    Participant

    Oh, thanks Rick. I didn’t notice it was you that posted the link, thanks Rick.

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