So when you are thinking about a membership or a course, and you’re thinking about the tech part, it used to be hard.
If you think about my own memberships back early on, I really did get stuck by the tech. And I did need people. In fact, one of my first partnerships was with a guy who helped me choose the software and set it up with me. And I couldn’t have done it without him.
But then I sort of overpaid for a long time, because I ended up doing more of the work. Then I started gluing bits and pieces together, I call this the Frankenstein approach. But we didn’t have a better solution back then. And I did have a programmer. I still have a programmer who has to do updates and work on API’s and stuff to make some of my membership things talk, but you certainly do not have to cut them in with a third stake or half stake into your business. That is crazy!
The money should go to the marketer, because product experts are a dime a dozen. They’re everywhere. And tech people, it’s also a very commoditized role. Now you can get tech everywhere. But even beyond that, this is the most critical thing that’s changed since I started doing memberships. The membership platform is already mastered and done by service providers like 10XPRO.io. For a couple of hundred dollars a month, they fully host everything. They look after updates, security, backups. You don’t have to mess around with plugins. You don’t have to mess around with SSL security certificates. You don’t have to mess around with everything, basically. You don’t even have to know code. And you certainly don’t need to hire a programmer or developer, they do all of that for you.
So if you want a partner who’s 200 bucks a month, who’ll do all your tech, just get 10XPRO.io. And if you don’t want to touch the website yourself, which is still what I subscribe to, get a team member. Get a virtual assistant, pay $500 or $600 US per month for a full time person in your business, who will take your bits and pieces, your content or whatever, and put it in your membership and make your pages and send out your emails and do your bookkeeping. You’ll just need to train them on all of this or send them to the training and then you never have to touch it again.
So that’s what I would say. It would be absolutely insane to bring on a software developer or programmer into your membership for 30 to 40 percent cut in 2021. You just wouldn’t do it. Okay, so there’s my thoughts of you starting out on a membership, just get 10XPRO.io. All of the training you ever need is in there and the support is unbelievable. They have live chat, they have a support desk, they’re very focused on getting results. And I’ve got oodles and oodles of case studies on SuperFastBusiness’ podcasts of 10XPRO members who are kicking butt and usually, it’s just them and they own the business 100 percent and that is how you actually make money online.
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