Musk vs. The ADL, animation for non-animators, and how to launch a paid membership site
We’re covering it all in The Sauce this week: Everything you need to know as a creative entrepreneur building a business online.
Here’s the quick and dirty rundown of everything in this week’s newsletter:
💰 What you need to know before launching a paid members site
🤖 Train a prompt builder for more consistent AI images
💎 How to upscale your AI images with tools OTHER than MidJourney
🎨 Procreate Dreams is making animation INSANELY easy
🏆 Grammy for AI music?
🤝 IG gets a ‘Close Friends’ feed
🥊 TikTok vs YouTube Shorts
🛍 TikTok inches closer to launching Shop in the US
📈 The X rundown — Pay to hide likes, Musk vs. The ADL
Read to the end for some saucy snippets and a healthy dose of internet culture clickbait.
4 things to consider before launching a paid membership offering
A members-only site can bring another revenue stream for your biz, but to do it the right way requires a plan (and a myriad of other ideal conditions). Legendary creator Roberto Blake shared some sauce in a thread on X last week on how he earns more than $100k ARR from his premium site. Here’s what he says to consider before launching one:
- Platform choice — Opt for an all-in-one, no-code platform that maximizes your revenue and time/effort. While Roberto swears by Kajabi, platforms like MightyNetworks or Circle are also big in this arena.
- The offer — This should be all about ACCESS. Offer exclusive content, experiences, and a tight-knit community.
- Pricing strategy — Adopt the $ per day model. Imagine, $1/day = $29/month or $300/year.
- Delivering value — Ensure a custom, ad-free experience for your members…