Today June 25, 2013, I have taken the steps to start creating a new membership site, well I actually started it yesterday. I realize that a lot of the people who purchase my sites on Flippa are brand new buyers and they have no clue on how to use WordPress. I have personally purchased several WordPress tutorial videos from the Warrior Forum that are extremely great quality.
My goal with this membership site is to provide them with a place that they can turn to, in order to learn everything that they can about WordPress. I did not create these videos, but as I mentioned above they are extremely high quality.
Is Creating A Membership Site Difficult?
The truth is that I have never created one before, this is all new to me. When I started researching the different membership scripts available, I noticed that there were so many. This is something that I have been considering for a while, I was just a little nervous to go forward with my thoughts.
I will be sharing my personal experiences of creating a membership site. Of course if you have any knowledge in this department and care to share them, feel free to do so below.
Which Membership Script I Went With And Why
If you have ever thought about creating a membership site, then you know that there are so many different types of membership scripts available, Wishlist, Amember and so many others, that it is impossible to name them all.
I decided to go with Digital Access Pass, for several reasons. Before you invest in any type of membership script, you have to determine what you want from the script and then make a decision based on that.
I went with Digital Access Pass (aka DAP) for several reasons:
Free and Paid Memberships: This script allows you to create free and paid memberships on the same site. You can set up a free membership site and then also do a paid membership portion on the same site. The people who sign up on the free membership, will not be able to see the paid portion of the membership site, unless they upgrade.
Works great with WordPress but can also be used on HTML sites: Now even though I create a lot of my sites on WordPress, I wanted to get something that has versatility. If I ever decide not to use WordPress, I will not have to worry about having to search for a different membership script.
Content Drip Feature with Tru-Drip: If you hate the thought of having to create all the content for your membership site the day that you promise that you will have new content, then you will absolutely love this Tru-Drip feature. You can create the content and then schedule it to drip the day that you want it to drip. Once it is all set up it will drip out the day that you choose and you never have to worry about it again.
True Download Protector: You will have the ability to protect your files anywhere on your site, even if they are not in the WordPress folders.
Dime Sales: We have all seen them on the Warrior Forum, people setting up dime sales. While many of us do not like them, the truth is that people do this because they can be a great way to make an income online. If you are planning on doing dime sales, you can now do it on your own sites.
Instant Affiliates: If you create a product and want to set up an affiliate membership program, well you can do that inside DAP. This was one of the main features that I purchased it for. Now that I am setting up my own products, eventually I will want to have affiliates helping me promote my products.
Other features that DAP has click here:
I will never outgrow this script and as I get better in my membership website creation, I will be able to use all the features.
About My Membership Site
Now that you know which membership script I went with, let me tell you a little bit about my membership site in progress. As I mentioned above, it is going to be a site that has WordPress tutorial videos. However, I will also be offering discounts on products inside my membership site. I can not reveal what those discounts will be on yet, as I have not gotten my site set up yet. As soon as I get everything set up properly I will reveal what I will be offering inside my membership besides the WordPress Tutorial videos.
They will be getting the website files that they can quickly and easily set up on their own hosting and domain. Yesterday, I set up DAP on the site and to my surprise it was quite easy to do.
However, when it comes to setting up how I want the pages to look, it is a little confusing. Today, I will not be able to work on the site. I am putting some more PLR articles in my any niche PLR store. I also have a coaching call set up from my coaching program.
Now you may think that I have a lot going on, the truth is that my PLR store is already set up. I just have to keep adding PLR products to it and I will continue to do so slowly and while I do that I will be working on my membership site and flipping websites.
I’ve decided to reveal to you how I was able to get $345 from my auction that I used the methods from my coaching course. I will also reveal the outcome of what happened to the buyer of the site…stay tuned.
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