Membership Site Lessons: Challenges & Insights

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A presentation for Portland WordPress meetup. An overview of what it takes to build a WordPress membership site.

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Membership Site Lessons: Challenges & Insights

  1. 1. Membership Site Lessons Challenges & Insights bobwp.com @bobwp
  2. 2. bob dunn | aka bobwp WordPress trainer bobwp.com or just google bobwp bobwp.com @bobwp
  3. 3. bobwp.com @bobwp a little history
  4. 4. bobwp.com @bobwp passive income, make money while you sleep
  5. 5. bobwp.com @bobwp it worked if I slept 6 hours and worked on my site the other 18 hours
  6. 6. bobwp.com @bobwp Launched Feb. 19th
  7. 7. bobwp.com @bobwp discover your niche - competition build your community pick your membership platform choose the theme build the site create content pre-publicity launch site find your customers keep your site fresh
  8. 8. bobwp.com @bobwp community = social media colleagues fans vendors
  9. 9. bobwp.com @bobwp your competition
  10. 10. bobwp.com @bobwp discovering your niche
  11. 11. bobwp.com @bobwp personality style content
  12. 12. bobwp.com @bobwp make a plan or at least start one....
  13. 13. bobwp.com @bobwp membership plugins themes building the site
  14. 14. bobwp.com @bobwp choosing your membership plugin Ask people you know and trust Consider all of your variables And don’t be afraid to ask questions
  15. 15. bobwp.com @bobwp WooTheme - Appply then Upstart WooCommerce Groups Groups 404 Direct Groups WooCommerce WooCommerce - Checkout Password Strength Meter WooCommerce Checkout Manager WooCommerce Smart Coupons WooCommerce Stripe Gateway WooCommerce Subscriptions
  16. 16. bobwp.com @bobwp WooDojo AffiliateWP CM Answers Easy PricingTables Premium Hide Page & PostTitles No Right Click Images Plugin Simply Exclude a total of 43 plugins
  17. 17. bobwp.com @bobwp creating content who, what and why?
  18. 18. bobwp.com @bobwp pre-publicity
  19. 19. bobwp.com @bobwp launch Anything that can possibly go wrong, does
  20. 20. bobwp.com @bobwp find your customers
  21. 21. bobwp.com @bobwp social media local events conferences word of mouth
  22. 22. bobwp.com @bobwp keeping your content fresh there’s a lot of work ahead of you
  23. 23. bobwp.com @bobwp visit bobwp.com for a chance to win a membership

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