Should I start a blog or a membership site?
There you are trying to start a website. You have probably heard from numerous people how profitable blogs can be. Possibly you have made up your mind to start a blog in your niche of interest. However everything is easier said than done, perhaps half way into your new venture, the questions have started coming in, or perhaps you are already doubting your decision to start a blog. With the numerous difficulties involved with creating unique and quality contents, no doubt, starting a blog is a quiet tough one. I will personally not recommend it to anyone. But here you are… With the question loudly pounding through your heart, which is better? a blog or a membership platform?
Take note that while I will not condemn a blog in its totality, passion is a very important factor and determinant too. It doesn’t make any sense to start a membership platform if you are only keenly interested in starting a blog. The craze to become a world-class blogger is quiet gathering momentum these days, amidst this fallacy, it might seem like membership platforms are becoming less popular by the day. You could be totally wrong. However, without deviating from the point, the first factor to consider if you are face with a question to start a blog or a membership website is interest and passion. You have to go in the direction of your heart otherwise whatever you do will seem like much of an effort. It is imperative to say that membership websites have proving to be more engaging, rewarding, drives more traffic but absurdly, they are less popular to blogs.
The reason is simple, starting a membership website require a lot of budget in advertising, more expertise, technical know-how is on the high side and you will probably run into a lot of glitches. You will need a team of expertise in various fields if you are to hit success. Fields such as programing, UX and graphical interface designs, debugging, networking experts, marketers, and several others. To cut cost and hasten your progress to launch, it is usually better to make use of already proven and existing technologies to create your membership platforms. For instance, consider purchasing membership scripts on marketplaces for digital products such as evanto and codecanyon or go the traditional way, use wordpress!
Assuming you are able to bypass all these hurdles, you will not only realize that membership platforms are more on the profitable side, you could also be a millionaire! A quick Google search on how profitable starting a membership platform can be will show you quiet a lot of examples of successful entrepreneurs in the membership website niche. Drop your comments in the comment box below and we might be able to help you get started with your own membership platform.