What other costs are involved?

Besides the Advanced $250 USDT, VIP $995 USDT or VIP+ $1495 USDT annual cost, the Software Service Fee (SSF) is 0.4% for Free subscriptions, 0.3% for Advanced, 0.25% for VIP, and 0.2% for VIP+ subscriptions for every sold profitable trade.  You will also need $20 - $50 USDT worth of BNB (Mandatory for Binance that also gives 25% discount on Binance fees) or KCS (Voluntary for KuCoin that gives 20% discount on KuCoin fees).