What websites would you pay membership to belong?

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  1. carol7777 profile image76
    carol7777posted 10 years ago

    What websites would you pay membership to belong?

    I am thinking about the value of doing this. Do you know anyone who has-successfully?

  2. ChristinS profile image39
    ChristinSposted 10 years ago

    I have payed for a couple of freelancer websites that have brought me some work in the past.  I stopped when I had enough work to fill my time, but things are slowing down again so I am considering signing back up on elance

    1. carol7777 profile image76
      carol7777posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I meant any membership websites..not just writing..I wasn't clear.  I am thinking about doing something and was curious as to if people will pay for valuable information for themselves in personal lives/

    2. ChristinS profile image39
      ChristinSposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      oh ok then, no.  I find most sites that want you to pay for information are typically sorely lacking in the info they provide so I don't pay into memberships of that nature I buy a book or research free.

  3. nanderson500 profile image81
    nanderson500posted 10 years ago

    I haven't done any yet, but have considered elance and freelancer.com.

    1. pradiiphira profile image70
      pradiiphiraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      elance and freelancer.com doesn't has joining fee, but they charge as every project's commission.

  4. ronhi profile image67
    ronhiposted 10 years ago

    I have been on Freelancer for a long time. Initially, they didint charge but they recently introduced membership plans that require monthly payments. They still have a free plan (which am using) but it has limited features. However, there are other places like odesk where you can get some gigs at no cost. There is only one website i am considering paying to join - wealthyaffiliate. The only reason i havent joined yet is because i cant afford it-yet...

    1. carol7777 profile image76
      carol7777posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Very funny...How do you like freelancer?  Do you get a lot of writing jobs there?

    2. ronhi profile image67
      ronhiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Carol, yeah..I have gotten some good paying writing assignements there but i still prefer other websites

  5. lburmaster profile image73
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    I wouldn't. Most websites I can get onto free without memberships. Why bother spending all that money for stuff I can get for free?

  6. kidscrafts profile image77
    kidscraftsposted 10 years ago

    I paid to learn how to create good videos and learn different techniques in that subject.  And honestly I think I learned a lot and my videos improved.  So it was worth paying it.
    I think the internet gives you the opportunity to set up your shop and it's a showcase to the world instead of in your neighbourhood.    You can get a lot of free stuff on the internet but I prefer to pay for what is worth it.

    1. carol7777 profile image76
      carol7777posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think any site that gives you really good information for what you need for want is worth paying for it. You have proved that.

  7. botipton profile image60
    botiptonposted 10 years ago

    There are very few that are worth it.  If you can get the same thing for free elsewhere then it is not worth.  If the amount of money you spend is not going to be returned you with extra (such as make money sites) it is not worth it.  Never join a pay site when it is recommended by someone who just joined and is excited about it.  Talk to the person who has been there six months or a year and see what they say. 
    I do pay membership in sites.  I pay for grammarly each month.  I also pay for a premium membership for Copyscape.  I use one paid sight to get PLR ebooks that can be given away to my list that has made my list explode.  Other then that none of them have worked out for me.

    1. carol7777 profile image76
      carol7777posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks ....very helpful  Obviously you ave found out exactly what works for you.

  8. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 10 years ago

    I'd pay for google's "factacular" widget.  I couldn't afford a lot, but if it were like $9.99 a year, I'd be happy to for all the enjoyment I get from the trivia games and how they're really spiraled so that questions a person misses are repeated.  I do pay for a subscription to rubberchicken.com because I find the cards very creative and like to support the talent that produces such cute cards to post on Facebook, etc.  I wish Weight Watchers online tracker cost a little less.  I get a lot from using the tracker, but I can't seem to join month per month.  For my website, I would gladly pay for the kind of analytics that used to track where visitors to our site landed and where they went to next.  I think it was Webpro Gold, but now I think they're out of business.  I pay to use pictures at istockphoto.com to use on hubpages and my website,  and I like that recently I can purchase images individually without buying a group of credits. There's also a blog by an artist Dani Jones who has such good information that has helped me with my ebook publication, that I would pay a subscription price for it.  We have been creating educational games for students and get a large number of schools with our fill-in-the-blank Gettysburg Address and other documents.  However, it takes a great deal of work and creating things on the web for no renumeration causes people like us to have to limit our production of such online activities.  Even if i didn't produce free games, etc.,I would have this philosophy and pay for sites I feel valuable.  My mother and father were raised during the Great Depression, but were very proud people and always paid generously for what they valued.  Our family now has a lot less money than other people, but we pay for things that we respect. I think that's a very important principle that we've lost recently in today's society.

    1. carol7777 profile image76
      carol7777posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You really answered my question well.  I was wondering how many people pay for valuable information...obviously I am thinking about starting one. Thanks so much for your great answer.

  9. theodoresumrall profile image59
    theodoresumrallposted 10 years ago

    I'd pay for something that is not available elsewhere. It should be unique and interesting, indeed!

  10. Efficient Admin profile image87
    Efficient Adminposted 10 years ago

    I was a paying member of Angie's List for a few years but the yearly fee got so high I had to cancel the subscription. I also joined Flexjobs.com to find a telecommuting job but that hasn't worked out so far (the positions advertised are out of my line of work -- but I'm sure the website has been a benefit to some people).

    I also joined Classmates.com for a year and then cancelled because not much activity was happening.

    If I could find a legitimate freelancing website that would actually bring work I would pay a reasonable fee for them. Elance would not work for me because at this time I just can't do the $1.00 for 4 hours work thing.

  11. Kimberly Vaughn profile image73
    Kimberly Vaughnposted 10 years ago

    I am very cheap so I try not to pay for things that I can get for free from another source. However, I do pay for Consumer Reports online. It has helped me to buy several vehicles as well as other household items. It helps me identify the best item for the best price. And, it is only $30 a year so I feel like it is worth it.

  12. Critical Thinker1 profile image59
    Critical Thinker1posted 10 years ago

    Consumerreports.org is definitely worth the money. There is no advertising, all of the funding comes from members (additional donations are also accepted). The product reviews have been extremely helpful for me when buying products like vacuum cleaners, laptops, and my car. Their reports are thorough and consistently of high quality. It is also a helpful resource if you are looking for some source material for writing. The annual rate is about $30 and its worth it.

  13. bravewarrior profile image88
    bravewarriorposted 10 years ago

    I wouldn't pay for any.  Many sites, including writing sites have free basic memberships.  I have been successful with those.  Increasing your membership by paying a fee gives you a small step up but it's not worth the price.  Your talent gives you the step up.

    If you dig deep enough on the internet, you can find free sites.  Through a recent assignment, I even found a site who will publish you for free and walk you through the steps.  All they ask is 10% of your earnings.

    Did deep.  You don't have to go broke only to be disappointed in the end.


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