My Six Figure Membership Funnel Hack - Miles Beckler

My Six Figure Membership Funnel Hack

I learned this from an expensive info-product, put it into play and it is crushing it.

It is simple... But way powerful.

The hack is the structure of the funnel... Here it is:membership-funnel-hackOpt In for free video -> Free video is a sales video -> $1 trial for 7 days & $37/mo sale -> OTO for annual membership at $197/yr

Super simple, but what this does is creates the lead bait, the trip wire, the recurring revenue model and the high(er) ticket upsell all in one neat and tidy funnel.

Almost 30% of customers take me up on the one-click annual upsell which MASSIVELY increases my FB PPC budget so I can spend more to acquire customers and create a very strong cashflow and huge list in the process.

Check out this video for the full explanation...

Breakdown of the steps

Opt in - 'Free video reveals________' is the basic premise of the squeeze page. Not going into the market/message match here, but it needs to be compelling to your audience (duh!)

Sales Video - Goal was 20 minutes long, ours ran to 30 min (but the offer comes up at 20 min). The video has a strong hook that reinforces why they are watching (to solve their problem) and then engages them in a story.... the story is 'soft teaching' about how the solution worked in real life.

The sales video transitions to a $1 trial offer for the membership program that auto re-bills at $37/mo starting day 8. You can play with the monthly price all you want, but that $1 trial is sooooo small, it is a micro-commitment after a previous micro-commitment that it converts well.

Checkout page - Super simple... Just make sure that after they check out they go to a one-click upsell page where they can buy the OTO without having to re-enter their credit card information again.

OTO Upsell to 1 year - After they complete checkout for the $1 trial / $37/mo membership they go to a video and the transaction is still 'open'.

If you are curious about the 'tech' behind this membership program, I cover all of that along with step-by-step instructions on how to build it, in this post here.

If you are solely interested in the shopping cart I use for the dollar trial, monthly and annual upsell, it is Thrive Cart.

You can learn more about Thrive Cart in this review, here.

This second video explains that to truly fix their problem or get their desired result, it takes time, patience and dedication...

If they are willing to commit to it, I'm willing to commit to them and right now they can get a full year for over 50% off. ($444/yr is full price, they get it for $197)

That video is SHORT, under 3 minutes. It is 'their chance to save $247' and it works like gang-busters!

Very soft sell... Actually not a 'sell' at all, just a chance to save money if they '...Know this is for them'

So all in all, you get all the components of a modern funnel that someone can go from visitor -> lead -> customer -> $198 customer in about 25 minutes.

Then the follow up series hits them repeatedly for 7 days, there is an 'exit pop' on the sales page to offer them a text version and finally if they don't 'convert' after 7 days, they go to another follow up sequence that offers other one-off products ($17 - $97 ea) and related affiliate products.

They get an email every day for at least 3 weeks and after that they go to a 'broadcast list' that receives an average of 4 or 5 emails per week for life.

This 'funnel' has been the biggest and most significant revolution in my business in the last year....

Want to see inside of the membership site and the member's area I built on Clickfunnels?

Click here to see my Clickfunnels Membership Site Example

Now you know!

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About the Author Miles

Miles is a full time internet marketer who sells information products and a niche membership program with his wife, Melanie. Together they have created a lifestyle business that allows them true location independence and this blog where you get to see behind the scenes and see how they have built their online business from scratch.

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Nils says March 18, 2017

Hey man, this is awesome! I just implemented a $1 trial and it's converting at an insane rate (I send them straight to the trial, no optin).

Just put an upsell in place, after seeing your article...let's see how that goes. Do you have a sequence for people who do not take the upsell? Is that the 7 day sequence you are talking about? Thanks, Nils

    Miles says March 23, 2017

    Nice! I am going to test running traffic direct to the sales video... Good to hear that is working for you! For me, if they don't take the upsell, that is it, just monthly for them. They never see the option for the annual again. BUT... If I wanted to generate cashflow quick, I could send an offer to all monthly members that allow them to get an annual upsell. Would be a bit cash injection.

      Guy Crites says August 10, 2017

      Heya Miles, very grateful for this! Any chance we can get a quick update on your test (traffic direct to the sales video)? Are you still optin-gating the free video?

      Thanks man!


        Miles says August 13, 2017

        Not opt in gating anymore... The landing page looks the same, but they simply click on the button and get access to the VSL. FB doesn't like us direct linking to a VSL, so this is the work around.

        It is working much better this way.

          Bob says October 7, 2017

          I'm running FB ads directly to a VSL. Can you tell me what the problem is with doing that?

          Miles says October 8, 2017

          Facebook frowns on direct linking to VSLs... I have heard of people getting their ads shut off and accounts banned for direct linking to video sales letters. I just one time them through what looks like an opt in page, but when they click to get the free video, they actually get it instead of requiring their email...

          Bob says October 8, 2017

          Another question, Miles - if you're not opt-in gating on this anymore.... what are you doing to build your list?

          Miles says October 8, 2017

          I am using a separate funnel to drive leads that has a higher conversion rate and higher lifetime value... Then once I have established a relationship with that subscriber, I link them over to this membership funnel... So it is kind of 'funnel stacking' in that sense.

          Bob says October 8, 2017

          Thanks again for your feedback. I've been trying to get a very similar (but different niche) membership funnel to positive ROI on ad spend for a few months, and just can't get there. It's getting very costly failing for this long, so really appreciate any help.

          So it sounds like you're running 2 FB campaigns then... one to a bridge page (no optin) then to the VSL... and another one optimized specifically for list building. I'm guessing you put something after the optin to try to recoup some of your costs?

Tyler says April 28, 2017

Awesome stuff here Miles. Do you see a lot of people asking for their money back on Day 8-20 or so when people who forgot to cancel their trial realize that they're on the monthly plan?

    Miles says May 1, 2017

    Not at all... They get onto a follow-up sequence and we let them know "tomorrow you are going to get billed for your first month and we have all kinds of great stuff coming for you.... You will get ____ and ____ and ____" at the end of their trial

    So we are transparent and prime them for all the exciting and valuable stuff they will get when they stick around for month 1.

    Reply says May 16, 2017

      Miles - are you dripping out content after the trial is over? That's what it sounds like from your reply?

        Miles says May 16, 2017

        Yes... And in two ways. We drip out our 'archive' of content which is all the stuff we have created in the past 3 years. This content is released in small chunks every 15 days... So when they pay for the month they get stuff, then 15 days later, mid-month they get stuff. This drip runs for 24 months.

        On top of that, we are releasing a couple 'new' items every month... Those get broadcasted to all active members as they are released.

Ricardo says June 19, 2017

Thanks!! Miles! What is the url to look this process? Do u still have it active?

William Caleb says July 23, 2017

Seems like just yesterday the secret was let out about sales funnels and now things are steadily evolving but rarely no one goes into what the email messages look like which to me is the glue to the whole thing so what are your thoughts on this?

Jillian Rothert says August 25, 2017

Hey Miles,

I was crunching numbers base on what facebook charges for adds. Con you clarify where you get the lead numbers from?
for Example you can run an add for $300 over a month ($10 dollars a day).
Facebook states it Reaches (69,000 - 180,000 people)
69000 X 30% = 207000 emails
207000 X15% = 3105 customers
If they are opting in for the $37 monthly service....That is $37 X 3105 = $99360 > $99060 profit.

Different that what mr Dillard states
(20000 people)
20000 X 30% = 6000 emails
6000 X15% = 900 paying customers
If they are opting in for the $37 monthly service....That is $37 X 900 = $36000 ( $6000 profit)

    Miles says August 26, 2017

    Every niche is different... And the reach and conversion numbers fluctuate a ton from one niche and one funnel to another. Just gotta build it out, run traffic and set your personal baseline. Then find the weakest part in the funnel and start testing to increase conversions!

    Reply says March 19, 2018

      Miles my friend, I absolutely love everything you put out. What’s the stick rate from the $1 trial to the $37/month membership? I know it’s different for every niche. Just looking for benchmark metrics for goal setting. Thanks!

        Miles says March 21, 2018

        I don't measure it, never really 'mattered' to me... Also, I just switched over to $37/mo only, no more $1 trial!

          cloudman says June 2, 2018

          do you help people who are just starting out? does your membership site allow people to have direct contact with you or is it just video driven on different topics?

          Miles says June 7, 2018

          All of my videos are designed to help people who are just starting out! I don't run a membership in the marketing space, that is for our niche business around my wife's brands

ryan says September 22, 2017

Hey, i have to say i loved reading this! I am in business with my wife and have a fitness membership site and am looking for ways to get people in through the door, i ran a 14 day free trial asking for card details but found that put people off so starting without asking card details. Would love to see if you have any example facebook ads you run to this funnel.

    Miles says September 25, 2017

    My ads are very niche specific... and most of my signups for my membership come from my email list.

    But a $1 trial makes more sense to your users... Think about it like this: say I am a vendor at an event and you walk up to my booth. I say "do you want this free thing?" You say "yes"… Were all good so far right?

    Then I say: "great! Just give me your credit card number and I'll give you the free thing"

    what is your reaction?… If this happens to me? I'm like, this person's out of their mind if they want my credit card for something free! Now rerun that scenario if I'm offering you an incredible value on this item for just one dollar. Do you think you'd get a better response?

Bob Dorris says October 7, 2017

It must be niche specific... Brunson uses the Free trial (while asking for cc) method for Clickfunnels.

    Miles says October 7, 2017

    Everything is niche specific in Internet Marketing!!!!!

Peter Cilliers says October 20, 2017

Great info thanks. Out of interest, what cart are you using to create this funnel as I assume if they take the year membership up sell you cancel the monthly subscription but my cart can't seem to automate that?

    Miles says October 20, 2017

    I am using ThriveCart... When it was on Clickfunnels I had to log in every day and remove the monthly subscriptions for annual customers... I think ThriveCart does that automatically, but I could be wrong... My Virtual Assistant has been managing all of that for me for years now, so if it is manually removed, she does that daily for me.

Brandon Burton says November 14, 2017

Can this be done in Thrive themes? Or would I need to use Click Funnels. This is exactly the funnel I want to do. We have a membership Program that we would like to be "FREE" on the opt-in then charge them the $50 per month on day 30.

    Miles says November 25, 2017

    Absolutely! I use Thrive Themes for this funnel! I highly recommend charging for the first month... The 'Free -> $50/mo' conversion will be way lower than even $1 -> $50/mo!

      Kieran Syme says December 13, 2017

      Hey Miles, we're a couple here in Australia very interested in what you're doing there.
      Our question is, do you do private mentoring?
      We are very interested in bringing your methods here though would love some one on one coaching.
      Can you provide this?
      Can we contact somebody to talk about this?
      Kind regards, Kieran.

        Miles says December 13, 2017

        I don't do any private coaching... Just the free videos and blog posts!

        Reply says March 14, 2018

Miles God bless you my big brother...seriously you are a rare Gem! You have no idea the quality content you give all of us i know there are people charging thousands and here you are giving it for FREE GOLDEN BLESSINGS. GOD BLESS YOU IMMENSELY!MAY you reach high and dominate all the goals in your life and become the next billionaire out of your sincerity by God's Grace! I am 30 yrs old mom of 7 and i been hustling like hell...lost soo much but it aint' OVER! Because soon i'll be singing my victory song and i'll be crushing it and peeps will be like Zannng! what was that a tsunami of team crusher is here dominating this IM world lol:)) God bless!

    Miles says March 17, 2018

    Thanks for your kind words... And stay fired up! 😀

hOOlk says September 2, 2018

Miles, is there a way to contact you via Skype or Email ? to talk about a JV - thanks

    Miles says September 2, 2018

    There is not. I don't participate in the JV sphere.

Pab says February 15, 2019

Hey from France Miles ! This funnel still works for 2k19 ? How do you use other kind of funnels ?
Regards !

    Miles says February 26, 2019

    Yes it still works... And Yes I use other funnels too.

Layone says June 13, 2019

Keep up the laudable, marvellous and kind gesture . Givers never LACK. Your blessed, Miles

    Miles says June 18, 2019

    Cheers Layone

    Reply says July 15, 2019

Hi Mate,

I want to know do you do this offer to offer them in the email series follow up or is purely cold traffic where the people do not know who you are?


    Miles says July 30, 2019


    Reply says August 12, 2019

Hi Miles, interesting post as always!
I have a freemium model membership site in which the membership itself is free, but private messaging between users requires a paid subscription (from the sender). The top-level funnels are performing well, but the paid conversion rate could definitely use some improvement. Would switching to a $1 trial yield better results? What do you think?

    Miles says August 14, 2019

    Test it and find out! let the data guide you

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