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Wondering how to run a successful membership site? You’ve come to the right class. Uh—place. Want the flexibility to work from your laptop and earn some income at the same time? A membership site is one of the best ways to form an online business. If you’re already in business, you’re probably saying, “Yet another site I have to manage?” Or if you’re just starting out, you may be blankly staring at your screen asking, “What is a membership site, anyway?” Let’s put your anxiety to rest. We’ve got Membership Sites 101 right here.
A membership site is a gated part of your online business where only members who subscribe can access the content you’ve placed behind the gates. A “gate” is simply a barrier you build into your website using a plugin, like the one we offer here at Ak-Startup.blog. Once you’ve got that barrier in place, members can log in and access exclusive content, special offers, and even be part of a community of other members. They can also interact directly with you. Your membership site can be paid or free or a mix of both.
When we talk about “content,” we mean digital products like ebooks, webinars, online courses, and podcasts rather than physical goods that require shipping. That’s not to say that if your business offers physical goods you can’t expand to the digital products side. For example, if you’re a photographer and you own your own studio and camera store, you could offer digital products like webinars on how to shoot at night or sell your photos in ebooks. There’s your content!
Pretty simple, right? We think it is, and we can help you build it. We’ll show you how it’s all going to work.
Let’s take a look at some successful membership sites so you can see firsthand what they’re all about.
- Authority by Copyblogger is a community where members receive training on content marketing. This incredibly successful membership site is currently closed to new members—it’s that popular! However, Copyblogger does offer a lot of free content, and you can get on a waiting list to join the community.
- E-Course Launch Formula. Karen Hocking teaches others how to create successful e-courses. Not only is this a prosperous membership site, but it’s also a great resource if you want to create your own e-courses.
- eDiets focuses on making healthy lifestyle changes and includes meal plans, fitness plans, nutritious recipes, and community support for weight loss and healthy eating. They’ve built their site and optimized it so it appears at the top of search engines—so, besides offering tremendous value to their customers, they’re savvy marketers.