Business Building Tips: How to Set Up a Membership Site
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Business Building Tips: How to Set Up a Membership Site

Learn how to create niche membership sites with no previous experience required.
4.5 (41 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
920 students enrolled
Created by David Ford
Last updated 12/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 42 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build a membership site that earns recurring income
  • Attract, retain, and monetize members efficiently
  • Find the most profitable niches to build sites around
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Requirements
  • A strong desire to build recurring revenue streams with membership sites
  • No prior experience needed
Description

Have you ever wanted to build a profitable stream of recurring income? See exactly how I build membership sites that generate thousands of dollars per month. In this course I'll teach you

  • How to pick the perfect niche for your membership site and what to avoid
  • My exact thought process when planning out my sites
  • The best software and tools to use
  • Everything you need to know

If you're truly serious about building a solid stream of income, this is the perfect course for you. No prior experience is required! The only things you'll need are a domain name and membership site software (I'll tell you the best one to use).

I'm readily available to answer any questions you might have. Thanks for taking this journey with me!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to build recurring income
  • Anyone who loves building a long term business
  • Anyone willing to put in the work and reap the rewards
  • This course is not about 'getting rich quick'
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 27 Lectures Collapse All 27 Lectures 02:33:21
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 06:59

Welcome to the course! Learn about me and what you'll learn.

Preview 02:14

Why should you build a membership site? Find out exactly why I build membership sites and what the potential is.

Preview 02:09

In this video you'll learn what the goals are for the course. Find out what you'll learn, and what skills you'll develop along the way.

Preview 02:36
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What You Need to Build a Membership Site
6 Lectures 29:00

In this lesson you'll learn the basic building blocks of a membership site and what you need to get started.

Preview 02:43

In this lesson, you'll learn what kind of hosting you need to run your membership site.

Preview 03:51

Learn how to register your domain name and what type of name you should go for. A good, easily brand-able domain name is important!

Domain names
03:33

In this video, you'll learn the different options for running your membership site. I give you my top three choices for tools to use.

Membership Site Software
11:39

Before you can make money, you need a way to accept payments. This lesson will show you what your options are, and help you make the best choice.

Payment processors
07:14

Section 2 Summary
1 page
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Choosing Your Niche or Topic
6 Lectures 26:31

This lesson is all about choosing a niche. Learn from real world examples of profitable membership sites, and the thought process behind the niche.

Niches for Membership Sites
17:58

Recap the most important concepts in choosing a niche for your membership site.

Niches Summary Overview
00:55

Learn a quick, three step process for choosing a niche.

3 Step Process for Choosing a Niche
01:43

In this video, you'll learn 3 important questions to ask when choosing a niche.

3 Questions to Ask About Your Niche
01:07

Brainstorming what you know can be a great starting point for choosing a niche.

Brainstorming a Niche Part 1
00:55

Learn how to apply brainstorming techniques to get great ideas.

Brainstorming a Niche Part 2
03:53
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Building Your Site and Delivering Content
3 Lectures 09:37

Learn about options like Wordpress and Vbulletin to build your sites framework, and how to make it look great.

Framework for Building Your Site
03:35

In this lesson, you'll learn what your options are for delivering content and what's most effective for your niche.

How to Deliver Content
01:59

Learn my favorite tools for creating content.

Tools to Create Content
04:03
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Making Money From Your Membership Site
4 Lectures 21:29

Learn how to determine what to charge, and how to add perceived value.

What Should You Charge?
04:32

Getting members is one thing, but keeping them is what will make your membership site successful. Learn the best strategies to retain members.

How Do You Retain Members?
08:59

Upsells
02:27

In this video you'll learn the best methods to promote your site. Some of the best ones are even free!

The Most Effective Methods for Promoting Your Site
05:31
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Promoting Your Membership Site
1 Lecture 08:34

Find out the most effective sales page techniques to use to sell your membership site.

Sales Pages for Your Site
08:34
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Continuity Case Study
1 Lecture 08:38

In this video, I'll show you a quick recurring income product you can create.

One of My Continuity Projects
08:38
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Bonus Audio Interview
3 Lectures 41:33

This is part 1 of an exclusive interview with Jason Brown, a successful membership site owner.

Interview Part 1
15:25

This is part 2 of an exclusive interview with Jason Brown, a successful membership site owner.

Interview Part 2
13:00

Interview Part 3
13:08
About the Instructor
David Ford
4.5 Average rating
41 Reviews
920 Students
1 Course
Online Marketing Expert

David Ford started in online marketing over 10 years ago. Inspired by fellow entrepreneurs, he quickly quit his day job and never looked back.

David has given talks at industry events like Affiliate Summit, held private masterminds across the country, and organized meetups for affiliates and business owners.

Through his membership sites, David has coached over 10,000 students teaching them everything from affiliate marketing to product creation. He loves helping people succeed, which is reflected in the success of his students.

Currently, David does coaching and consulting in addition to running his own advertising campaigns.