Membership Sites

Membership Sites are one of the most popular ways to make money from online content. The most successful membership sites usually offer premium content or a unique perspective that can’t be found elsewhere online.  However as more consumers grow weary of advertising funded websites, many are happy to pay for the same content they would usually get for free but without the ads.

One of the most popular types of membership sites for publishers are subscription sites where customers pay a monthly fee to access the content. These allow for monthly recurring revenue and in some cases can actually offer the elusive passive income stream that many internet marketers seek online.

In this section we share guides on how to start your own membership site, plus reviews of popular membership software, and the marketing strategies that various websites use.

Wishlist Member Review: The WordPress Membership Site Plugin

Whilst drafting this Wishlist Member review, I realised I’d been using it for six years! It seems hard to believe but it has been 6 years great years using Wishlist Member for WordPress. I was only just starting to work with WordPress professionally and I created a few great sites with it that are still …

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Leverage Scheduled Content

Leverage Scheduled Content for Membership Sites

When creating a content focused website one of the first things you will need to decide on is the types of content that you will be offering your audience. This will have a big influence on the way that you ultimately choose to structure your site. If you are creating a tightly focused training on a …

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Grandfathered Pricing: Launching With Built-In Retention

When it comes to subscription based sites there are a whole host of things that you can do to increase the length of time that someone remains subscribed. Most of these can be developed or added in over time but one strategy works best when you first launch and that is the concept of grandfathered …

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Life Meets Work

Membership Spotlight: LifeMeetsWork.com – Work from Home and Life Balance Programs

In this article we take a look at a premium membership site designed for business owners that manage a flexible workforce to improve employee engagement. Membership Strategies in Use Annual Subscriptions With one-time annual payments the site ensures that a premium price is paid for the monthly content even if the contract isn’t renewed past …

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Membership Spotlight: OnlinePersonalFitnessTrainers.com – Online Personal Training

In this article we take a look at a membership site that brings the personal fitness training service online. Membership Strategies in Use Sequential Content Delivery Members get daily content in the form of workout videos. These keep the customers engaged and staggers the delivery of content so its delivered just on time. Private Facebook …

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Membership Spotlight: WonderfulWebWomen.com – Passionate Women Entrepreneurs

In this article we take a look at a membership site based in Australia for female entrepreneurs to connect and help each other. Membership Strategies in Use Premium Training Multiple training courses and eBooks are sold through both one-time payment fees and fixed term subscriptions ranging from $97 – $1997. Mentoring Membership A top-tier mentoring …

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Membership Spotlight: UniversityOfMakeup.com – Online Makeup Courses

In this article we take a look at a membership site designed for people looking to work professionally in the field of makeup. Membership Strategies in Use Monthly or Annual Payments Premium content can be purchased under an annual or monthly access membership that includes tutorials and bonus content. Freemium Marketing Many written and video …

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CBI Clubhouse

Membership Spotlight: CBIClubhouse.com – Childrens Book Insider

In this article we take a look at a membership site that has been designed for a community that started as an offline newsletter for childrens book writers. Membership Strategies in Use Premium Only Content There are no levels of free content available. To access the site people must sign up for a monthly or …

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Membership Onboarding: 3 Simple Steps to Retain New Members

Getting your first new members onto a site is always great but it is what you do next that will really set your site apart from your competition. One of the biggest keys to success with membership sites is retention; what you do after somebody joins to make sure they want to stay for as …

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Membership Spotlight: DigitalMarketer.com – Learn From Ryan Deiss!

Digital Marketer is headed by Ryan Deiss who is considered by many to be one of the best digital marketers training people today.

How to Make Membership Sites For Free & More…

Membership Sites have long been considered the ultimate information marketing business model. You create a core product once – You run a promotion once – You get a subscriber once – You get paid every single month. When seen like that it can be a pretty attractive offering but of course we all know it’s …

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