How to set up an automated membership website machine
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How to set up an automated membership website machine

Learn how to set up your website as a membership machine to include landing pages, product pages, and thank you pages.
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Created by Gilbert Lopez
Last updated 8/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • In this course, you will learn how to set up a website for automated sales and memberships.
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  • Website - Domain, Web Hosting
  • FTP Program (filezilla)
  • Web page editor (Komposer)
  • Autoresponder (aweber, getresponse, etc)

Did you know that the easiest and quickest way to create an automated online business that produces consistent and reliable recurring income is to start your own paid membership site?

A membership site is any site that contains material that can be accessed only by its members.

With membership sites, your customer gets well acquainted with who you are and the quality of the information and content you put out. So, as long as you provide great content, loyal fans will always return for more products.

Fixed-term membership sites run in a manner where you’ve setup X amount of weeks or months of products in advance. Thus, when a customer comes to your site, they buy and the system you’ve setup delivers everything automatically.

In other words there’s less technical setup, and less maintenance.

How would you like that?

  • With my videos, you will learn how to setup the system, but there is a lot less technical setup than traditional membership sites.
  • Once they are setup, they are hands free and can run on autopilot. You will need to answer your support emails, but if done correctly you can lower them too.
  • In the end, you have a higher converting list of customers who, most importantly, trust you.

With that said, you can put it all in action and start creating your profit-pulling automated membership machine today, and avoid the mistakes that cost me thousands of dollars and hours of time – just by watching this video series.

The course has 10 videos with a total of 1.5 hours of content. I would suggest you watch all the videos before attempting to follow step by step.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for students who want to make recurring income.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
Automated Membership Machine
10 Lectures 01:24:49

In this specific video you will be given an overview of how the system works so you know exactly what to expect in detail. By knowing this, implementation will be a lot faster as the pieces of the puzzle come together. You’ll also learn what tools you need to get started. We will primarily be sticking with free tools; however you will need to pay for web hosting, a domain name, and an autoresponder service. Other than that we will not be using any expensive or complex tools.

Preview 05:37

Planning and Brainstorming your sales funnel, or in other words, what your customers will see from the moment they land on your sales page to the actual membership itself, is important. What is your strategy for branding? And how will you deliver your content? When will you deliver your content? Knowing these vital elements are very important to the success of your fixed-term membership site. This is what you’ll learn in this specific video.

Preview 06:18

After Lecture 2, you now know what your plan looks like. Now it’s time to take action. At this moment in time, you will want to start gather the content you have, create it, and organize it so you know what comes out when. Now as simple and boring as that may sound, there’s an actual strategy behind this to make sure your customers are happy and excited.

Gathering and Organizing Your Content

Now is the time you can figure out how to keep your customer stick rate high. This means how long a person will stay a member on your site for. The average stick rate for most memberships are anywhere from 3-6 months, and there are reasons for this. Much of this has to do with the quality of the content, but I’ll show you some strategies you can use in your own site.

How to create a higher stick rate and customer value

Now that you’ve done the proper prep work, it’s time for the real implementation. In this specific video, you will learn how to create individual thank you or download pages for when you deliver your content, whether that be weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. You’ll also learn how to edit the thank you pages using a free HTML editor tool. But don’t worry, this tool is really not that complicated to use.

You’ll also learn what most people do when creating their thank you pages that allows thieves to easily infiltrate them, and how you can avoid this.

How to Create Individual Thank You Download Pages

After you’ve setup your main and individual thank you pages, how do you setup a PayPal subscription button to take payments? The way this works is a visitor will land on your sales page, click the PayPal subscription button and, after payment, it will send them to your main thank you page – where they can sign up to your automated membership machine. This video shows you how to connect all of these together.

Create a PayPal Button And Connect Your Sales Page to Your Thank You Page

In this specific video, you will learn how make your website live and ready to sell. You’ll learn how to use a free FTP program that will allow you to upload pages to your website. You’ll need these individual thank you page URLs so that you can add them to your autoresponder for delivery in the next video.

How to Upload Pages And Get URLs

There are several ways to drip feed your content. You can either use a complex membership script or use an autoresponder. While we will recommend a few scripts that can drip feed deliver your content, we will be primarily using an autoresponder, which is basically a third party email service that allows you to automate your emails. You’ll learn how to setup a list, and create a confirmation email and autoresponder sequence to deliver your content.

How to Deliver Your Content

After you have setup everything, it’s time to test it to ensure that it works. You don’t want to skip this step because what if your system doesn’t work? You’ll want to find the bugs and smooth everything out before you launch it. In this video, we’ll show you what you need to test and most importantly HOW.


Besides having your automated membership machine running, you will want to have an easy way for your customers to get answers and reach you if they have problems. In this section, you’ll learn how to create support videos that will allow you to eliminate the majority of questions, and we’ll also point you to the easiest helpdesk scripts to make your life easier.

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About the Instructor
Gilbert Lopez
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Entrepreneur & Business Intelligence Developer

Gilbert Lopez was born in Las Cruces, NM in the heart of the gorgeous South West. He is surrounded by 4 beautiful women; his wife and 3 daughters. He is currently a business intelligence developer for one of the top 5 transportation companies in the US. Like most “self taught" developers he has gone through the school of hard knocks. With years of learning the hard way he now relies on his motto of "Work Smarter, Not Harder". It is by this motto that he enjoys teaching others how to do things smarter and not harder.

He begin using Microsoft Access in 2001 and unknowingly started his career as a business intelligence developer. Throughout the years he developed applications that helped people work smarter, not harder. In 2007, He begin specializing in web development, social media and online marketing. He is currently working with SQL server and the Microsoft BI stack and is a Microsoft® Certified Professional.