Launching my membership site!

Last Update: May 1, 2015

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Today is the day my membership site launches: www.drawlike.me

I believe in membership sites as the ideal online business. This is my 2nd, after a previous attempt in 2010 (that had way too small of a market). I'll be sharing what I learn from this project as it goes :)

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I love your site
I have a blog called emotions uncovered and I have some articles on Art therapy as well as using art to connect with inner child maybe we could be of benefit to each other or you could do a guest post for me and then I will have a link to you on the benefits of art and it healing effects

Just a thought

I will book mark your site

Here is my site

http://emotionsuncovered.com/

Barry

Barry - LOVE the idea. Let's do it.

Ok Arp

We will need to talk about the article and what sort of things that you will write about if you do a article for me as a guest then I could also do one for you so we could begin to talk about it

I don't know where in the world live so I will send you a private message and give you my email address

Barry

wow , great site ! Congrats !

thanks!

Awesome - awesome - awesome !!!
... can you tell I love your site?

Too bad you don't have an affiliate program for it.

Thanks, and sorry :)

Congrats Arp, you will have great successes.

Thanks Ken :)

Congratulations! The site is absolutely amazing....as YOU are amazing....you have truly inspired me.......

You're too kind :)

Sweet!

Great idea!!

thanks!

very nice site and theme. You can create a table for the membership options to make it look more interesting.

Thanks, that's on the agenda - for now I went with whatever styling options the theme offered just to get it out the door :)

I have to say I started with membership sites but there are several reasons why I abandoned the model. The first was the fact that PayPal can be difficult with recurring payments and the second was content. My membership site was a chess club and getting content was a nightmare. I would love to know how you get on now in 2015 it's nearly 15 years ago since I gave up my last one. Another problem is also selling I didn't have this problem but now you can't sell them on clickbank, when you can but the sales page has to be so watered-down as to not make any. I wish you all the luck in the world and do keep us posted

I too loathe Paypal - that's why I prefer Stripe and refused to consider any membership plugin that did not support it. The content on the site is created my artists - who make the tutorials. Members sign up via artist referrals and the artists keep 70% of the revenue on a recurring basis. Also, a lot of the promotion will come from the artists themselves and their social media followings.

That sounds like a sensible plan, a good business footing. Also Stripe is much more lenient in its terms - however I use Stripe and you may have at some point to be aware that their refunds are not done as refunds and they don't give you a reference number. i gave a refund this morning on one of my products and this is what they said


We'll submit any refund you make to your customer's bank immediately. Your customer will then receive the funds from a refund in their account approximately 5–10 business days after the date on which the refund was initiated.

Note that refunds may appear in the form of a reversal. In the case of a reversal, the original payment will drop off of your customer's bank statement, and a separate credit is not issued.

Just as a matter of interest I would have used a studio press theme for a membership site I would love to know what you used it looks fabulous. Again the very best of luck to you

Ohhh... that is way smart. Arp! I'm gonna check out FB and see if anybody there has a page about the niches I'm interested in. Hey - one never knows, right? God Bless!

I used a Genesis subtheme called Drone by ZigZagPress - I'm totally hooked on Genesis, love their approach!

I realized that making your own content was a big hurdle so this was my solution :)

Me too absolutely I would have used Genesis so easy to use and I love the idea of not having to update every time there is an update bank of the parent and child themes

It's an ingenious solution I'm well impressed that I expected nothing less from you

You know, I got to the solution indirectly through here - I met an artist who was a member here for a month who launched a site and got 2600 hits the first day. We struck up a friendship and that was the final piece of the puzzle. So even for this I can thank WA :)

Oh my gosh! My goal is to offer a membership site but I'm too intimated by them! I'm looking forward to following you and your success! God Bless!

Please feel free to ask, I'm happy to share what I've learned so far :)

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