Why You Should Create a Membership Site
If you’ve been thinking about creating a membership site, you should spend a little time to defining just
why you should create a membership site and what the benefits will be to you. Let’s have a look at some
of the main benefits.
#1 Membership sites provide and easy way for you to interact with your users. If your goal is to build a
closed community of people that are committed, this is by far the best way to accomplish this. Everyone
involved has paid money to become involved so they tend to be more committed than those members
associated with free communities or open communities.
#2 A membership site is easy to update. Sure, distributing your content or product in the form of an
ebook isn’t as complicated, but it is much harder to keep current. Once you have put it together and it’s
out there – that’s pretty much what people get. After a few years, sometimes in a matter of a couple of
months, the content is no longer relevant or even if it is relevant it becomes stale. With a membership
site you can add, edit or even delete content just like you would with a blog.
#3 You can generate recurring income with your membership site. This is one of the most appealing
aspects of a membership site. You can charge a monthly fee or an annual fee, or you can offer both. The
more flexible you are the more members you’ll attract.
#4 You don’t need to have good design skills. If you are creating an ebook you need to have some great
design skills. Some people attempt to do their ebooks in Powerpoint if they don’t have the necessary
design skills – they quickly learn just how bad of an idea this is. Powerpoint is not designed for this type
of project. When you have a membership site, except for your logo, you can do everything in a premade
WordPress theme and keep the design minimize. For many that simple factor makes the membership
site the best option.
#5 Your product will continue to evolve and become better over time. The more user interaction
allowed the more valuable the information on your site will become and the more information that will
actually be created.
This is just five reasons why you should create a membership site. There are certainly others. Why not
give it a try now?