To encourage more subscribers, and entice new or existing Free members to upgrade to paid membership levels, the One-Time-Offer has dropped to only $7.00 USD for a LIFETIME SILVER membership. Free members typically join and exhaust the new member ad and credit packages, then move on to the next shiny object.
Honestly, I don’t want free members. Most of the freebie seekers (FS) are AMATEURS that only click ads for points so they can litter the internet with their own useless offers. They have no skin in the game and only promote those programs and products that require no personal investment of time and money.
Getting the FS to commit to a program is a great start. While it is not exactly true loyalty, when they realize the benefits of paid memberships, and find a “sticky” site that gives them MONTHLY AD PACKAGES, presents so many on-site and email promotion choices, and TEACHES them how to best utilize all the featues of sites like Your Lucky Fast Cash, they are one square closer to the defiinition of “marketer”. Free members do not receive monthly ad packages.
Pay Out and Payments
While “Instant Commissions” were necessarily eliminated with the treat of account restrictions by Paypal, and most recently Payza also, the move to Weekly Payments is a good compromize. With direct member-to-member payments, the admin was relieved of the task of commission distribution. Honestly, I’ve never had any problems paying out commissions – it’s one of the “Must Do’s” – part of the job. I won’t have any reservations about paying out MORE commissions. By lowering the one-time-offer price points for the first entry membership, there may be more commissions earned, but not paid out until the minimum payment threshold is met.
Even free members earn 20% of Sales. New paid members at the Silver level earn 33% of Sales. This is a different commission program than most because it is NOT a percenage of revenue, but a pass-up strategy.
Free members earn 20% of sales. Pass up 4 sales, and keep the fifth regardless of value of the sale they keep.
Silver members earn 33% of Sales. Pass up 2, keep 1 regardless of value
Gold members earn 50% of Sales. Pass up 1, keep 1regardless of value. Newly paid members are only one step away from Gold, but rather than being a total outlay of $17 as the point of entry for paid members, Free members upgrade to Silver for only $7, and get a taste of how powerful the pass-up commission structure is, and are more likely to do the upgrade to Gold, but now the total outlay is $30 for Gold level: $7 OTO for Silver, and $23 for the Gold upgrade from Silver.
New and/or Improved Features
Not only is there a lower price point for the One-Time-Offer, but the OTO pages do a much better job of explaining all the benefits of joining and upgrading from Free member to Silver. The OTO page shows the placement and effectiveness of the various ad types, enhances that presentation with a video tour of the offer and features, and includes the new Pictue Wall and many testimonials. Internet Marketing giant Frank Salinas, my mentor and coach, not only brought his knowledge and experience to the site redesign and restructure, but his picture, and better-than-gold testimonial solidify the legitimacy of these offers.
Usually, when Free members join a site, before they even get to look around, kick the tires, and evaluate the performance, they are pressured into making a business-affecting decision to upgrade and commit. I WANT people to see all the great features. I WANT people to kick the tires. I WANT them to place some ads so they have a solid basis for the decision to upgrade. That’s why I offer a Second Chance OTO.
Each paid membership level is presented with a custom Member Area that delivers site news with a scrolling marquee, free promo codes to other sites in our advertising community, and even traffic package bonuses.
There are several new pages:
Order Ads – purchase ads using Debit/Credit cards without Paypal or Payza
Ad Status – shows how many ads from the member are posted, and how many of each ad type remain unused. This is a quick snapshot that raises awareness, and helps all members realize how much “money on the table”. Many members have incredibly large number of un-used ads
Get Gifts – these are free offers from your SPONSOR. It could be ebooks, reports, videos, traffiic or other programs.
The YLFC Blog page – new posts, the YLFC manual, and training Videos
New Mini-Menu – for quick navigation of the Advertising Page. I myself get frustrated with page after page of purchase choices, and even more pages of your posted ads. The mini-menu provides a direct jump to the purchase area for any particular item, or direct jump to the posting area for a specific ad trype. At every ad typs on the page, there is a TOP link that jumps directly to the mini-menu..