September 10


Membership Site Building Series #1 – Introduction

By Gary Frazier

September 10, 2020

Have you been thinking about building a membership site around an idea that you have? That’s great!

In this series, we’ll explore that idea further. Here is an outline of some of the topics that we’ll cover:

  • Research

    • What is your idea?
    • How much experience do you have in that area?
    • What is your main reason for wanting to build a membership site?
    • Do you have an audience or any customers now?
    • Is there a market for your idea?
    • How much time are you willing to devote?
    • How much money are you willing to put up to get the site built and running?
    • Are you doing this to replace your job or is it something you’re really passionate about?
    • Choosing a domain name
  • Putting a Plan Together

    • Step 1 – Getting it down in writing
    • Choosing a membership platform
      • Hosting Company or All in one Platform
    • Develop a strategy for content creation
    • Site Features
      • Payment types – Free, Monthly, Annual, Free trial?
      • Ability to have multi-levels of membership
      • Control over customer accounts
      • Customer account options –  upgrade, downgrade, cancel
      • Revenue Reporting
      • Ability to have a community center
      • Courses with Quizzes
      • Affiliate Tracking
      • Dripped Content
    • Pricing – Guidelines
    • Start Audience Building – Build a pre-launch list
  • Content Building

    • Free
    • Paid
    • Audios, Videos, PDFs, Worksheets, MindMaps
    • How detailed are you willing to go with content
      • Deep
      • Wide
    • Develop a Timeline
      • How much content do you need by Day 1?
      • How much content do you need after a few months?
      • What is your content goal for the end of the 1st year?
    • Building courses
  • Planning Your Launch

    • Goals
    • Strategy
  • Setting up Your Platform and Building Your Site

    • 2 New platforms other than WordPress
    • Site Structure and Pages
    • Payment Options
    • Membership Settings
    • Website Design
    • Optional Tools
  • Start Building Your Site

    • Theme
    • Membership Settings
    • Set up Courseware
    • Build Your Pages
      • Privacy, Terms, etc.
      • Sales Page
      • Members Dashboard/Welcome Page
      • Thank You Page
      • Email
      • Start adding content
      • Testing
  • Welcome New Members

    • Welcome Email and Ongoing Sequence
    • Site Navigation
      • Invite them into your Community
        • Facebook Group/Forum
    • Create a Getting Started Page
    • Notify them of any Unannounced Bonuses
    • Make sure they are on your Newsletter
    • Stay in touch with your customers
    • Send our Freebies

In the next article, we’ll start doing idea research. See you there.

Gary Frazier

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