4 Tips to Setup Your Membership Site for Passive Income
WordPress membership sites remain one of the most popular ways to generate passive income online. The
initial set up of a membership website does take a moderate level of work but the long-term ability to
generate income on a recurring basis once it is set up makes the initial input worthwhile. The key to long-
term passive income from a membership site is making sure it is set up for success.
Create Multiple Front-End Offers
Membership websites can be very profitable, but the reality is it can be difficult to sell potential members on
the benefits of signing up. This stems primarily from the fact they will be paying for access to the website on
a recurring basis which creates a larger than normal psychological barrier. The easy solution is to create
multiple front-end offers. A front-end offer gives potential members something to purchase right away when
they enroll. Having multiple offers allows you to target various corners of your niche while making your
membership site and upsell in the funnel. This allows you to generate passive income not only from your
initial offer but your membership site as well.
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6 Reasons Choosing the Right Payment Gateway and Integration is Critical
Payment gateways are the technology which ties together your membership site and the payment
network. Essentially, it creates a connection between the credit card being used to make a purchase and
the company that is authorizing the sale.
1. Eliminate the Risk of Recurring Payment Processing Issues
Not all payment gateways make it easy to set up recurring payment processing. A majority of
membership websites rely on some form of recurring payment be it weekly, monthly, or annually. Along
with processing the payment, it is important to select a payment gateway which alerts you when a
payment does not go through. Ideally, this process is automated and hands-free.
Source: https://woocommerce.com/2015/07/payment-gateway- guide/
2. Easily Adapt to a Growing Global Audience
The ability to accept debit and credit card payments provides a membership site with a global reach. The
global market share of credit cards and debit cards in circulation isn’t led by a single dominant brand
such as Visa or MasterCard but rather a combination of private label solutions which continue to grow in
popularity. Private label cards can be issued by specific banks, employers, and online retailers. If you
eliminate the combined total of private label solutions, Visa is responsible for the most purchase
transactions globally with MasterCard a distant second.
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Hosting Recommendations for Membership Sites
There are a growing number of excellent website hosts for membership sites. At the same time, there are
many popular names which don’t provide website owners with everything they need to host their
membership site. The key to selecting the right host for your membership site is understanding the key
features necessary to provide fast, efficient, cost effective solutions.
Is SSD Important?
The hosting environment is in a state of transition. Many of the first movers are moving to solid-state drives
whereas some of the most popular brands remain operating in a hard disk drive environment. This raises the
initial question of whether and SSD host is preferable to a standard host. The truth is choosing a host which
offers and SSD environment provides numerous benefits over your basic hard drive host.
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8 Benefits of Membership Websites Infographic
Not only is the popularity of WordPress as a content management system growing, but the use of the WordPress platform to support membership sites is growing as well. Take a look at the top reasons many individuals and brands are adding a membership site or members only area to their website.
Maximum Per-Customer Value
The top reason more websites are adding a member’s only area or becoming a full-fledged membership website is because it maximizes per customer value. Depending on the study, it can take potential customers 6 to 10 times viewing and advertisement before making a purchasing decision. It becomes even more difficult to get people to view advertisements via email as more people set up email addresses solely for brain communication. More than one third of people open a separate account solely for brain communication and this number jumps to 58% for millennials. Creating a member’s only area provides brands with a centralized location to regularly communicate with customers.
Membership Site Plugins Make Setup Easy
The WordPress platform adds additional features using plug-ins. Third-party plug-ins are essentially a separate piece of code which leverages the built-in functionality of WordPress to expand a website’s capabilities. WordPress membership site plug-ins make adding a member’s only area or building a full-fledged membership website easy. Installing a plug-in takes just a few clicks and all the customization options can be easily accessed through the WordPress dashboard.
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Surprising Statistics About WordPress Membership Sites
WordPress has become one of the most popular CMS platforms for websites over the past decade. Once considered solely a blogging platform, the WordPress framework has developed into a versatile platform capable of supporting all types of websites. Over the past several years, it has become increasingly popular for membership websites.
5 WordPress Statistics That Might Surprise You Infographic
WordPress Powers Nearly 1/3 of All Websites
The WordPress platform is easily the most popular content management system. Nearly 30% of all websites use WordPress and 60% of all websites with the content management system use WordPress. Unlike other platforms the percentage change in usage is constantly increasing. The continually increasing market share of WordPress ensures it will be a stable platform in the future as it continually refines itself through regular updates and improvements.
WordPress Websites Receive Nearly 45 Million Comments Per Month
WordPress websites generate nearly 45 million comments per month from readers and potential customers. This number excludes any spam comments caught by Akismet. Consumers engage with brands and rely on brand authority online more than ever. Using the WordPress platform and enabling comments is an easy way to find out exactly what your potential customers are thinking and how they react to your content.
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