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How to Build a Membership Website in Under a Day

Building a membership website is a sizable undertaking.

Wrestling with technology, creating content, building your audience and generating buzz to ensure a successful launch; it takes a lot to get your ducks in a row.

However if you’re already able to bring some of those elements to the table from day one – such as an already established audience who are eager to buy from you, or a wealth of content curated from past projects; then it’s entirely possible to have your membership site up and running a lot quicker than you may think.

Realistically, you can have a fully functional website up, running and ready to take paying members in less than 24 hours.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Your Membership Plugin

Choosing the right membership plugin is a task that’s easier said than done.

There is no “one size fits all” best membership plugin for every situation, and so the process of deciding which to go with involves identifying your specific needs and then narrowing down the options; however making the final choice often requires you to dive deeper.

To help you be sure you’re making the right choice, here are 8 questions you should ask before you purchase your membership plugin.

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How Much Does it Cost to Start and Run a Membership Website?

A membership website consists of several moving parts; and in addition to increasing the technical considerations of getting everything working, this also means that the costs of starting and running a membership can really add up.

While a well-run membership will quickly recoup those startup expenses and cover the ongoing operating costs; it helps to know what you need to budget for.

In this article, we’re going to cover the one-off and recurring costs involved in starting and running a membership website.

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TMG047: How to Find and Hire a Web Designer for your Membership

Finding the right web designer is like navigating a minefield.

With so many people out there claiming to know what they’re doing – and often no real way for the typical prospective membership site owner to know whether those claims are legit or BS – it’s unsurprising that pretty much everyone and their dog has a horror story about that one web designer who screwed them over.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I share my top tips on finding and hiring the right web designer to create your membership site.

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Using Social Learner for your Online Course Site

If you’re looking for a way to neatly integrate BuddyPress with either LearnDash or Woo Sensei for a more interactive course site, then you’re in luck. BuddyBoss, the team behind many popular BuddyPress plugins including the BuddyBoss Wall, have recently introduced Social Learner – ‘a powerful Social Learning Platform built on BuddyPress’.

I decided to give it a try to see whether it’s something that you should consider using for your online course site…

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Should You Use a Membership Plugin or LMS Plugin for Creating an Online Course?

When your membership site involves one or more online courses, the tech options available can become even more confusing. Do you need a membership plugin? Do you need an LMS or course plugin? Should you combine to two or look for a standalone solution? What’s even the difference between all the different options?

In this post we take a look at why you might want to consider using an LMS plugin for your online course, and the differences between LMS plugins and membership plugins.

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TMG021: How to Choose a Membership Plugin

Without question this is the one thing we’re asked about more than anything else. So, how do you figure out which one of the seemingly endless selection of membership plugins, software and services is right for you and your new membership website? Discover the process we recommend in this episode…

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How to Get Good Advice on the Best Membership Plugin to Use

With so many membership plugin options, asking for advice from others about which to choose can be a total crap shoot.

We run a popular Facebook group for membership site owners, and are also heavily active in a number of other groups, and time after time we see people post the same question: “What membership plugin should I use?”

Typically what follows is an absolute mess of bad recommendations and conflicting advice that does nothing other than cause confusion.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I talk about why most advice on membership plugins is useless, and how you can make sure you’re actually getting the right recommendations for your needs.

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