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How to Build a WordPress Membership Site

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During the first seven years of running our memberships sites, we added tens of thousands of members. We also endured hundreds of unnecessary headaches as we learned about subscriptions the hard way. The most significant lesson? Selling memberships is really hard. Forget the fantasies of money growing on virtual trees. The truth is that membership sites can be one of the hardest ways to earn a living in e-commerce. This presentation is a step-by-step guide to building a successful membership site with WordPress. This presentation is highly-practical and will give you a blueprint to launch your first membership site.

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How to Build a WordPress Membership Site

  1. 1. How To Build A WordPress Membership Website Videos of this topic: http://ostra.in/wctampa
  2. 2. I run OSTraining.com, a large membership site
  3. 3. There are several really big problems in e-commerce
  4. 4. Taxes Why are they so difficult?
  5. 5. Shipping Why is it so difficult?
  6. 6. Subscriptions Why are they so difficult?
  7. 7. You need to store customer payment details
  8. 8. You need to store customer payment details in a way that’s flexible, safe and easy-to-update
  9. 9. Most payment gateways are not flexible
  10. 10. Many companies don’t store their customer data safely
  11. 11. Many payment gateways aren’t easy to update
  12. 12. So what do we recommend?
  13. 13. So what do we recommend?
  14. 14. Step #1. Install Paid Memberships Pro
  15. 15. Step #2. Configure Your Stripe Account
  16. 16. Step #3. Add a Membership Level
  17. 17. Step #3. Add a Membership Level
  18. 18. Step #4. Add Membership Pages
  19. 19. Step #4. Add Membership Pages
  20. 20. Step #5. Test the Membership Pages
  21. 21. Step #6. Set the Membership Access
  22. 22. Step #6. Set the Membership Access
  23. 23. Why we like this approach 1. It is very simple to use 2. It uses Stripe, a great gateway 3. It stays very close to the core WordPress user system
  24. 24. How To Build A WordPress Membership Website Videos of this topic: http://ostra.in/wctampa

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