Yesterday someone asked me about advice on a membership website. I have never built a paid membership site so I did not have much information to share. Membership sites seem to be on the uptick everyone wants to build their own community and get paid.
I did find an excellent step-by-step guide written by Dan Fries on Flippa.
Dan provides 9 steps in his article, here is step 1
1. Set Up and Plan Your Site
First, and pretty obviously, you are going to need to set up your website. There are a number of options out there but take our advice: go for WordPress. Not only are WordPress sites easy to use, but the platform also has a huge (and hugely helpful) user community.
Best of all, though, there are several free WordPress membership plugins, such as the s2Member framework, which makes it easy to manage your membership site on a shoestring budget and integrates with most major project management tools.
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