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How to create an amazing membership website: The complete guide

This step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about building and launching an online membership business.

What comes to mind when you think of the word “leader"?

Many people picture an authority figure; a CEO, a politician, a coach.

Of course, those are examples of leaders, but they’re far from the only ones.

In fact, we believe that everyone can be a leader.

And there’s a very good chance that you already are!

If you have a customer, a client, an email subscriber, or a social media follower…then you’re already leading.

People have chosen to follow you because they believe that you can help them in some way. -Tweet this

That’s a powerful and exciting position to be in, and one of the best ways to leverage that position to build deeper relationships with your audience, help more people and earn money from your passion is to create a membership website.

What is a membership website?

A membership website is an exclusive online platform where members have access to gated content, such as online courses or digital downloads. Membership websites can have single or multiple tiers and may charge a recurring fee for membership access, offer their content for free, or a combination of both.

In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to harness the power of one of the most exciting creator monetization options out there.

We’re covering everything from start to finish, so don’t worry if you don’t even have an idea for your membership subscription business; we’ll help you with every step along the way.

Enjoy the guide, and congratulations on taking the lead 💪


First chapter

What is a membership, anyway?

In the first chapter of this guide on how to create a membership website, we’ll take a look at exactly what a membership website is and who can benefit from creating one. Whether you create content as a blogger, sell services as a freelancer, or offer one-off products as a product company, a membership site can be a lucrative addition to your revenue streams.

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