Membership Sites - Post One

Last Update: February 08, 2020

I'm writing this post because when I was exploring memberships sites there was surprisingly not much info on Wealthy Affiliate, not that I could find anyway. I will continue to post as I learn more; adding a trail of breadcrumbs as it were.

My husband and I wanted to have a membership site so that we can automate and scale up his businesss so that he doesn't have to always be one on one with people, whether in person or on an internet call.

Plug-ins

There are two ways to have a membership, or paid course site. One is using a plug-in. These are sometimes free but you usually have to end up paying to get the thing up and running with all the bits and bobs you need. And that is about all I know about that, being the Technophobe that I am. I researched it for a few days on the WWW but no plug-in really impressed me or seemed to offer the support I knew I would need. There are a number of Wordpress membership site plug-ins so if you are more tech savy than me that might be a good option. It is certainly a less expensive option.

Platforms

The other option is via a platform like Teachable, Udemy or Kajabi. I tried teachable but in the end was put off by some awful reviews. We ended up going with the Rolls Royce of Membership/Course sites - Kajabi. Having already paid my Wealthy Affliliate subscription, in Australian dollars mind you, I was initially very reluctant to go with Kajabi because of the cost. Again there is a free beginner option but from memory it didn't give me enough of the support and guidance I knew I would need.

Kajabi

The website and course software is very different from Wordpress. If anyone has used Weebly or Wiix, it's much more like that, so it's been a steep learning curve for me. It does look very professional though and there is a lot of support, although the training videos are super fast. All these fresh-faced twenty-somethings going a hundred miles an hour and me freaking out trying to keep up.

Connecting Kajabi and Wealthy Affiliate

Today I am doing a little happy dance in my head because I have managed to build a website on WA for ranking purposes, with a Subdomain in Kajabi, for the courses, and it runs seamlessly. I have just linked the urls in the menu tabs. There was no info on Kajabi about this because while people were using other sites for their main domain and using a subdomain e.g. .courses, for their membership/courses, it seemed like everyone was doing this with a hosting platform like Go Daddy where you can get into the Cpanel. I thought I had hit a brick wall when support said that I couldn't host the subdomain in WA, but we worked it out. Thank you Wealthy Affiliate support :) I am up and running.

Early Stages

I'm still very new to this but it would have been nice to have had some more info on here when I was struggling. So if you have thought about doing this and have any questions, fire away.

Now back to the coal face.

Deb :)

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LoneWolf83 Premium
Thanks for the info....I had only heard of Wishlist by AppSumo.....

https://appsumo.com/wishlist-member/

I've just been doing research about it too...I wonder if training for this might come to WA soon
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debzo Premium
Thanks Lone Wolf. I think I set out the basics in this blog post quite clearly. To go deeper is a huge topic and would involve people contributing info about the specifc method they choose for the membership sites. Kajabi would be a lot different to some of the plugins you can use.
There is a lot of free info from Amy Porterfield and a team called the Membership guys. Of course these people also have paid courses about running a membership site but where do you stop buying info?
I am starting with paid course which I am creating traffic producing content over a couple of sites. My husband is going to do the actual course creation and eventually I would like to sell the courses via affiliates. Happy to answer any questions you have. Good luck with your endeavours ;)
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Sounds like a plan, Deb! 👍👍
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debzo Premium
Thanks jeffrey :)
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome, Deb!
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RAFStuart Premium
Thanks for this. Do have a file of bits and bobs which I keep gathering when I do a membership site. Also have a newsletter in the wings.
Good luck and well done.
Stuart
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debzo Premium
Thanks Stuart :) So much to do!!
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RAFStuart Premium
You are welcome.
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Labman Premium
I got 1/2 way through and was going to recommend Kajabi. Looks like you made a good choice and have figured out the interface. Congrats.
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debzo Premium
Thanks, Labman :) It's a big commitment but I think with these kinds of sites they have to look really professional otherwise people won't pay for the info and you lose credibility.
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