In the last lesson we talked about setting up a weekly to do list for your

membership site. In this lesson we are going to talk about some great

ways to promote your membership site.

It is a simple fact that you can build the best membership site in the

world but if you don’t promote it, you won't make any money from your

best laid plans. The following tips will keep the traffic flowing to your

website and your income growing by leaps and bounds. No matter what

type of membership site you have, you'll be sure to find some

inspiration in these tips:

Article marketing.

Article marketing is by far one of the most accessible forms of online

marketing. Research the top keywords for your niche, write a quality

article and distribute it to a few top article directories like

EzineArticles.com. It doesn't get any simpler than that!

Recruit affiliates.

When you’re running a membership site, affiliates can be your best

allies in getting new members. An affiliate program that pays well and

that offers affiliates tools like articles, solo ads and e-mail messages

will attract top affiliates and bring you new customers. Register your

membership site with Clickbank to reach a wide pool of affiliates.

Find JV  partners.

Unlike affiliates, JV partners get a special level of commission by

promoting your membership site. They'll run special promotions for your

membership site when it launches and get you some of your first

members to your site.

Use pay per click advertising.

Running a successful pay per click campaign can bring you a lot of

targeted traffic to your sales page. Choose the right keywords, craft an

attractive ad and you'll have lots of new members.

Use Social marketing.

Sites like Facebook and Twitter can offer you lots of opportunities to

connect with your niche market and get new potential members. Start a

profile for your membership site and search for friends who are

interested in your niche.

Use Yahoo Answers.

This website is a good place to find questions that people are asking

related to your niche. Search through the open questions a few times a

week and provide helpful answers. Use your membership site link in the

resource area to drive targeted traffic back to your site.

Use Forum marketing.

If you already participate in a forum related to your niche, this will be an

easy way to promote your site. Add a link to your membership site in

your forum signature file. Each time you post, your sales page link will

be promoted.

Use viral reports.

Write a short report on a popular topic within your niche. Solve a major

problem or provide a plan of action for your niche. Include lots of links

back to your site within the report. Allow others to distribute it for free

and your membership site link will get in front of thousands of potential

subscribers.

Barter for reviews.

Contact bloggers and other product creators to give them free access

to your membership site in exchange for a review. They'll offer their

opinion of the site to their readers and you'll get lots of new traffic into

the site. You can also find paid reviews sites that put you in connection

with bloggers who will review your site for a small fee.

Post blog comments.

Search for blogs in your niche and post insightful comments from time

to time. Use your membership site link in your blog comment and you'll

get some new visitors to your site.

Click here to access Lesson 7 where we will be talking about generating backend sales.

If you have any questions or need any assistance please feel free to

contact me at anytime. I will be glad to help.