I spent a LOT of money and a LOT of time setting up an online membership site years ago. The supplier I was dealing with went missing in action before it was ever officially finished and I needed to work out the technical side to get this baby out to the world! I managed to figure it out, but I can tell you now, there were many long nights, perhaps some not so appropriate words and who would have thought I’d need to do some coding as well to get this thing up and running.
Knowing what I now know, there is a much easier way!
Here’s the thing, membership sites can be incredible for your business. They can:
Increase revenue opportunities
Allow you to share restricted content with your existing clients
Increase your reach to serve clients globally, instead of being restricted to local clients
And the list goes on!
Some of the major issues with membership sites are:
Technical expertise required to continue to maintain
Lack of integration with existing systems (including if someone has paid or not and restricting access if they have not)
Cost to implement and run
A membership site can promise an online dream of riches and for some this is possible. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes that I made initially setting up a membership site and losing a heap of money and time, PLUS becoming a slave to the technology and not receiving the financial return that you’re looking for.
If you’d like to have a chat with me regarding membership sites and what might be possible for your business, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have tested a number of membership portal platforms that provide different functionality depending on your goals and budget. I am determined that anyone looking to invest in a membership site, that the return is possible for their business for a sustainable membership platform.