How to create a subscription based membership website

The most important thing about running a successful membership site is having quality contents that are worth paying for. Also, you have to figure out ways to get your target audience to the site.

In the previous posts we looked at what paid membership website is and a few other things. You might want to read it first: What is Paid Membership site and how does it work?

Now, in this post, we look at how you can easily set up a membership site and start making money from your efforts.

Also, we’ll look at some of the things that can help you runna successful membership site that makes real profit.

How to create a paid membership website

To create a membership site or set up a membership area, you will need your own website or a social media platform like Facebook. However, having your own website is always far much better.

But, is creating a membership site the main thing? No! The most important thing about running a successful membership site is having quality contents that are worth paying for. Also, you have to figure out ways to get your target audience to the site.

What kind of contents can I share on membership sites? The contents can include tutorials in form of articles, videos, webinars and seminars, etc.

Setting up the membership area

Don’t know how to create a website? Don’t worry. You can hire me or any web developer of your choice to do it for you.

However, someone who can use WordPress can easily setup a membership area. WordPress or other similar Content Management System can give you everything you need to run a membership site even at a minimal cost. If you have basic knowledge of creating a WordPress website, you can simply setup membership area on the site using WordPress Plugins.

Essential features of membership area

When it comes to setting up the membership area, one of the important features is to restrict access to that area from visitors who are not subscribers to your program.

Aside that, you want something that is easy to use, both for the members and you yourself. That is, a website that is easy to navigate and simple to use – nothing complicated. In your own end also, you want to be able to manage members and have a way for collecting monthly subscription fee from the members. If you can do these, you are good to go.

Next step you should take? Read this » Tips for running a successful paid membership site

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Arinze

I'm Arinze Anakor, nickname Zest. I'm an entrepreneur, a passionate software developer, mechanical engineering graduate, and "web addict."

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