It’s been 14 months since I first told myself this was something I wanted to do. It’s been 7 months since I finally told myself I knew what topic I wanted to cover. It’s been 4 months since I wrote most of the content for the first month.
So, why do I not have my own PLR membership site up and running?
Fear. Pure fear and nervousness.
Starting my own membership site is a risk. A good membership plugin is $50-200. I need a domain name. I’ll be creating content and if I don’t have many sign ups I could be creating a ton of content for a few people and not making enough money for it to be worth it. It’s a risk and I’m pretty scared about it.
Financially I’m in a spot where taking small risks is okay but big time consuming risks are scary but it’s something I want and deep down I know if I work hard I can make a profitable membership.
I’ve told my Taylor (my significant other) about this in the past. Every once and a while he asks why I haven’t done it yet and my response to him is always the same. “We don’t have the money for a plugin.” I knew that was crap because if I wanted that plugin badly enough I could get it. If I wanted the membership badly enough I would find a way to do it with a free plugin or no plugin. (I’ve seen some PLR memberships that just use Aweber to email out the PLR to members each month.)
Well, this morning Taylor and I were working and he brought it up again. I used the same excuse I always do and you know what he said? “That’s not gonna work today.” I guess he picked up an extra writing client without telling me and set the money aside so I could get started and to me to go for it. No more messing around. He told me all I need to do is make that money back… and that if I can manage that he knows I can turn it into a successful site.
How can I say no to that?
Today’s the day I dive in and do it even though I’m scared. Even though I’m nervous. Even though I’ve never used a complicated plugin of any kind.
It’s going to be a weight loss PLR membership. It’s a niche I’m already deeply involved in and know a lot about. I studied nutrition in university, I’ve lost a lot of weight on my own, I know about Paleo, vegetarianism, diabetes, all of that. It’s something I’m passionate about and know I can write about month after month.
So here is what I’ll be doing today.
1. Buy my new plugin. I picked InstaMember because I heard some good things about how easy it is to integrate with JVZoo (which is how I plan to get affiliates.) It’s also only $50 for a one site license and I can upgrade to multi-license any time for an extra $50 instead of needing to rebuy it for more sites. Who knows, if this goes well I might end up doing more.
2. Buy my domain. I’ve got until tonight to do this. I’m so bad at picking domains. It’s going to be a road block for me because I always think the domains I pick sound horrible. LOL
3. Installing the plugin and trying to wrap my head about how it works. I just need to learn the basics for now.
4. Start brainstorming my bonuses since the first month’s of content is done.
I’m off to brainstorm domain names. I know I over think this which is why I added the deadline. Expect to see a lot of blog posts about my progress and the things I learn along the way!
What have you been too scared to work on? It’s time to work through that fear and make something happen!
It kind of hurts to think about how much money I could have made if I had just dove in 14 months ago when I decided I wanted a membership site, you know?