Membership Sites - Post One
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.