What is the best way to monetize your website or blog?
For many successful online business owners the answer is having a Membership Site. They earn a lot more with their membership fees than with banner advertising and other marketing endeavors.
A Membership Site is of course a website that requires a login to access premium content. The premium content can be high value information which you as an expert in your niche can give access to only your paying most engaged audience. And guess what when people pay for something rather than get it for free, it becomes automatically more important to them. That's strange but it's true.
Almost anybody who has some expertise in an area, interesting experiences, passions about particular things, personality that captivates people, or simply the ability to provide content that can attract an audience can benefit greatly from a Membership Site.
With a Membership Site you can:
- Give access to Premium Blog Posts
- Sell Courses
- Run live trainings or webinars
- Build a Community using a Forum or Group app
- Conduct Member Question and Answer
- Provide Media Downloads such as Guides, Templates, Infographics, Cheatsheets, etc.
- Give access to Podcasts, Interviews, Member News and lots more
So what is the best Membership Plugin for WordPress? Well after some reasearch of very successful Online Businesses, I conclude that MemberPress is the answer. This tutorial shows you how easy it is to install it.
MemberPress is great because not only does it have a lot of powerful features to turn your WordPress website into a Membership Site, but it is also very easy and intuitive to use. It integrates well with other software like Email Automation and Online Course Making.
When partnered with Paypal and Stripe, you can charge a monthly fee, a one time fee, or even offer a free trial that converts automatically to a recurring payment schedule.
If you are interested in creating your own Membership Site, stick around because I'll be showing people how to start an Online Business using the best and most affordable tools available in 2019.
Ok, well to install it you will have to first buy it. MemberPress has given me an affiliate link which may save you up to 50% off its regular prices. And to see if the discount still applies click on the following button and check the Pricing page.
They have a 14 day Money Back Guarantee, so you don't have to worry about anything.
Because I intend to launch multiple membership sites in my various domains, I bought the Plus since it allows for 5 different Sites, while Basic only allows for 1 Site activation.
Now that you bought MemberPress (I'm assuming you bought it because that's the only way to install it) lets go ahead with the easy step by step installation.
Unlike most plugins which you can find and install using the WordPress dashboard, you will need to log into your MemberPress account
Then scroll down to the bottom of you Account page, and there you will see your license information, activations, and links to download the MemberPress plugin. Click on the version under Current Stable.
Select a easy to find directory on your computer to save the file. No need to unzip the file.
After downloading it, now lets go back to your WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New.
Click on the Upload Plugin button.
Click Choose File, locate the file you just downloaded, and then press Install Now.
WordPress will quickly unpack the file and install the plugin.
Almost done! Let's click Plugins > Activate.
This will bring up the page where you Enter Your MemberPress License Key. Simply copy the license from your MemberPress Account page, paste here, and click Activate License Key on (website).
Viola! It's installed and ready to be setup. You can soon operate your Info Empire from within your new membership site!
Oh and lastly, when there's a new version of the plugin, you won't need to do manual downloads, you will be able to just click an Update link on the WordPress dashboard to install the new version.
Transcript of Video
okay we're going to go through the easy
installation of member press welcome to
sharing your passion comm I am Jill and
my goal is to help people create an
online business which can also be called
digital or online marketing to do so
I'll be teaching you how to create your
own website using WordPress through
email automations make online courses
add membership access earn through
affiliate marketing and lots more
subscribe and hit the notification bell
if you are interested in any or all of
these thank you okay you choose your
plan and I selected the Plus plan which
is the middle plan includes an
integration that I need for a specific
email autoresponder automation software
and also allows installation in five
different websites that's important to
me not just one website I'm installing
it in in a few it's so easy to pay for
it just enter your name email and credit
card information it will ask you to
create a password and then once it's
paid for you'll get the email with the
instructions and in the instructions you
just go to a certain link to download
the latest version of member press and
it will include your license number okay
let's go through it going to my
dashboard of WordPress we just go to
plugins add new I've already downloaded
that member press plug-in okay so it's
already sitting in my computer so I'm
going to upload that plug-in that file
was a zip file and you don't need to
unzip it you just leave it as is know
where you downloaded it and just choose
the file and there it is
and install now you can tell it's doing
something uploaded okay unpacking the
package installing the plugin plugin
installed successfully alrighty so now
you can activate the plugin click here
now we are taken to your plugins all the
plugins that you have installed or
downloaded there it is member press plus
the membership plugin that makes it easy
to accept payments for access to your
content and digital products okay so now
to activate this with your license you
go to where are you
remember press go to member press
activate so this is where you enter your
license key which is included in your
activate license key
there it is activate license key
information here's your key it's active
on this website I'm creating and my
membership level is member press +
activations two of ten so I've installed
it in one other website that concludes
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