If you have a business, you definitely need social media AND a membership website in these fast-paced times. Why? For starters, you can get all the pros of social media as mentioned in the previous post. These include developing your brand, creating a network of contacts, and using automated posts for convenience, just to name a few.
Now, add the investment of a membership website, and you are sure to make money for your business.
Membership websites contribute a unique set of benefits for any business owner, even the most old-fashioned ones who want to literally put up shop and hire a store clerk to oversee things because thats the way they had been taught by their business mentors.
Yaro Starak is a great example of a business owner who profited from putting up membership websites. He is now considered one of the internet millionaires, who started out as an individual blogger and who made over $200,000 in 2007 alone because he focused on instructing people how to set up money-making blogs called Blog Mastermind. He now runs a successful site called Membership Site Mastermind.
Its great to be inspired by successful people who have done what you want to do, so internet millionaires who followed the lure of social media and other pros of the Internet should be looked up to.
One other thing to consider is how a membership website instantly adds value to your product or service. You cannot just keep promoting your product or service via old-fashioned leaf-letting, TV or radio commercials, posters, and other means requiring a lot of attention, effort, and maintenance.
Putting up a membership website will guarantee that your business will promote itself given the right Internet tools. You only have to maintain your site for updates and check for occasional bugs. Otherwise, you can relax and not run around trying to organize with people and waiting to listen or watch out for your ad, etc.
Some of the best brands out there have websites that are simple to look at, but get a lot of visits and sales from people. You do not have to make your site sleek, hi-tech, and glossy. You simply have to put your brand out there and take advantage of all the help that social media and Internet marketing tools can give to your business.