You go to a site, they have what you are looking for, some video of whatever, it's 'underground', say beheading, a celeb having sex or flashing, you know stuff you 'hear about' yet can't see on CNN, so your curiosity gets you, it's X a month to see it, or TRY IT for 3 days, give me your email address, so you give it up, usually to a BS gmail or spam account, ok, so now you check the email, it says thanks, now we need to know you are over 18, give up the CC #, so they do, now they have X days of 'free' access, and when it's all said and done the figures look like this
X% give up email
y% give up CC
Z% don't cancel so they're members
So first response gets you a spam email address they must check to go to next step FREE ACCESS
They then see, ok, I have to be 18, so yeah, here's a CC
They use the site and see you have everything the net has had for years in one spot, and all the new hot stuff, bingo, they stick
So that was the way most 'membership' sites grew in the early days of the net and it worked for years, and still does now, only the game isn't to sell memberships, it's to push people now to live cam girls, LOL
So all the guys/girls that actually raked in dough years ago on memberships did it this way
No shopping carts, just slick squeeze pages, less is more, get them excited, get them to RESPOND, and when you have something no one else has, a certain celeb video or a death video, the only place they can see it is you, so they give up the CC
now that was how most of the 'porn' guys did it, we were just into 'controversial' stuff, yeah some of it was 'sex' stuff, but usually only celeb stuff, and all the crazy beheading stuff, and once you had traffic, it was easy to steer it around to niche stuff, UFOS, nostradamus, etc, so we made up a ton of digital stuff to sell to niche markets, but we would have a whole site made up to sell one thing or two, an ebook or a DVD or movie download on a niche interest, paranormal stuff, psychic stuff, conspiracy stuff, you know give the sheeple what they feed on, they want consipracy stuff, you give them 911 this and 911 that and TWA 800 this and that, they want Diana stuff, you give it, same with 2012 and Y2K, there's always something to sell the sheeple, haha.
They all get played and the PLAYERS play them haha
Edited by 1player, 24 September 2012 - 11:58 AM.