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How to Start a Church Membership Website (In 5 Steps)

A disengaged congregation can mean trouble for even the best churches. If you’re writing a fantastic sermon for Sunday, but no one is attending or acting on that message, your words might fall on deaf ears. With all of the distractions of this day and age, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your community…

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Scenario-Based Learning for Online Courses (Better than the 7 Learning Styles)

There’s no doubt about it – people absorb information in several different ways. That’s why, for many years, educational researchers agreed that all people learned best in one of seven ways. These “ways of learning” are referred to as the seven learning styles, and most of us have heard of them. They are: Visual (spatial)…

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How to Start a Membership Site for Accounting Services (In 4 Steps)

If you’re looking to grow your accounting business or start an online accounting business, a membership site is a great option. Given the increasing popularity of online personal finance services, it’s understandable that you’d want to find innovative ways to attract new clients and increase your revenue. Starting a membership site for your accounting services…

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15 Online Course Niches That Pay Big

Developing and selling an online course can be an effective way to generate income. With tools such as MemberPress Courses, you don’t even need to be an expert in web design or development to create a high-end virtual learning experience. However, to get your online course off to a strong start, you’ll want to put some…

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How to Overtake Your Competitors With SEO Tracking (4 Steps)

Overtaking competitors with SEO tracking is a highly effective marketing strategy that you may have been overlooking. It can sound like a massive feat requiring expert technical knowledge. Yet, with the right tools and team communication, it can be easier than you might think.  Competition is an inevitable part of being in business. However, learning…

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How to Build an Online Membership Site Using WordPress

There are several ways to monetize your website, but selling membership subscriptions is particularly effective. Build a membership website with WordPress, and you’ll have a reliable, recurring revenue stream. However, there are several key steps you’ll need to take to make your new online business a success. Fortunately, the right WordPress membership plugin can make…

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8 Ways Your Small Business Can Go Green

Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world and a big boost for environmental protection awareness. For 51 years, Earth Day has inspired us to protect and preserve our land, air, and waterways with greener living habits.  Businesses and large corporations have made major changes to their daily operations to include eco-friendly business…

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How to Become an Online Course Creator

With online learning at an all-time high, now could be the perfect time to launch your own e-learning platform. Virtual classes can diversify your existing revenue streams or provide the foundation for a brand new business. However, becoming an online course creator isn’t that cut and dried. Although developing, promoting, and selling online courses is…

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How to Know if Your Business Needs a Members-Only Site

A membership website can be an excellent way to build user engagement and a recurring revenue stream. A staggering 76% of businesses claim that a subscription-based model helps them build long-lasting customer relationships. However, a members-only site may not be the best fit for every brand. To run a successful membership business, you need to…

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3 Online Customer Service Best Practices You Need for Your Membership Business

Online customer service is a vital part of any business. Nowadays, it’s no longer enough to make sure your subscribers are satisfied. Membership websites must put a lot of effort into building long-term customer loyalty. However, this might seem like a challenging task if you’ve just launched your site. Establishing customer service practices early on…

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The Best CMS to Build a Membership Site

Most websites are built using a type of software called a content management system (CMS). To launch your online business, you need a reliable platform that provides you with the tools necessary to achieve your goals. However, what is the best CMS to build a membership website, specifically? Creating a subscription site from scratch can…

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How to Level-Up User Experience with the MemberPress myCred Integration

What if you could take the hard work out of finding new and exciting ways to retain your membership audience? Instead, what if you could completely transform the user experience on your membership site by adding a little fun and games.   Gamification has become widely popular in the membership site world. Members enjoy the stimulating game-like experience; meanwhile,…

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How to Create a DIY Home Video Setup for Online Courses

Video content is the most requested media consumers want to see from brands, and online courses are no exception. In the highly competitive world of e-learning, it could be the key ingredient to take your classes over the top. However, setting up a studio and recording equipment can be prohibitively expensive. One solution might be…

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Tips for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Looking to Start an Online Business

At Memberpress, we know that owning a business is among the most empowering career paths a person can take. Not only are you your own boss, which comes with significant benefits in its own right, but you also have an opportunity to make a living pursuing your dream – perhaps even one you’ve held your…

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MemberPress Customers Pass the $1 Billion Benchmark!

When we first created MemberPress in 2013, we set out to help people build profitable membership site businesses. We designed MemberPress from the ground up around that initial vision. Fast forward to today, MemberPress has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs pursue their passion and enjoy all the benefits that come with owning a membership…

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How to Add a Member Directory to Your Membership Site Using MemberPress and Formidable Forms

Using MemberPress, you can enable users on your site to communicate with each other through community forums. However, it can be hard for them to find each other without a comprehensive member directory. Fortunately, it’s easy to create one with Formidable Directory, an add-on for Formidable Forms that integrates seamlessly with MemberPress. It’s highly adaptable,…

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Introducing the Official MemberPress TaxJar Integration!

At MemberPress, we’re committed to making it easy for you to run your membership site or online course. And we make this smooth sailing possible with our software and integrations. When it comes to the rough waters of running your own business, taxes are like the grand rapids. From collecting them to filing them, managing…

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How to Protect Content Based on Roles and Capabilities with MemberPress

A membership site offers you the ability to allow access to content based on membership level. For instance, a bronze level membership may provide access to an in-depth article, while a gold membership includes a video series on the topic as well. But, what if you want to protect content based on other criteria? This…

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How to Promote Your Membership Site With PushEngage

Push notifications are an absolute go-to tool to initiate instant and engaging interaction with your target audience. There are many reasons why membership site owners should create push notifications, such as to inform current and potential members about offers, provide updates, and increase overall engagement. However, the ultimate goal of push notifications is to encourage visitors…

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8 Membership Site Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Because it can be applied to a wide variety of niches, the membership site model is one of the best monetization methods out there. In addition to that, all the indicators point toward consistent growth of this market segment into the future.  And while it can be a lot of work to convert visitors into…

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The Best Way to Handle Chargeback and Dispute Resolution

As a business, you want to keep your customers happy. This can make the prospect of chargeback and dispute resolution particularly disheartening. If you’ve just received your first, then you may be unsure what to do next. Payment disputes aren’t a pleasant experience for any business owner. Fortunately, there are ways to manage these disagreements…

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How to Help Your Members Find and Purchase Your Courses

E-learning has significantly increased in popularity recently due to the 2020 pandemic. The demand for online lessons is rapidly growing, so helping your members find and purchase your courses should be a top priority. However, organizing large volumes of content can be a challenge. Straightforward navigation is crucial for an optimal online student experience. Using…

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Teachable vs Skillshare vs MemberPress: Which LMS is Best?

There are a lot of ways you can sell courses online. You can sign up as an instructor on third-party platforms, charge students for one-on-one coaching sessions, or even set up your own virtual learning website. Which approach you choose should depend on your goals and the tools you want to use. As far as…

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10 Little Known Secrets of Top Sales Performers

Some membership site owners seem to hit their member quotas with ease, while others trail behind their targets. Do these top sales performers have any secrets that help them close deals faster, and could this advice help you as an online business owner? Most definitely.  According to the 2018 Buyer Preferences Study by Miller Heiman…

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Introducing the New MemberPress Gifting Add-on

Now you can add a gift option to any or all of your memberships! You probably heard it a lot over the holidays—customers asking whether they could purchase a gift membership for your site or online course. Up until now, the answer has been a sad, “Sorry, but nope.” That’s all changed today with the…

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5 Social Media Trends for 2021 that You Need to Know

It’s hard to believe, but 2020 has finally come to an end. With the pandemic changing how many brick-and-mortar businesses operate, it’s more important than ever to consider how consumers interact with brands online. As a membership site owner, staying on top of social media trends can help fuel your marketing strategy. Some ongoing tendencies…

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2021: The Year of the Membership Business Model

The most terrifying of all Halloween costumes last year? According to one very popular tweet I saw in October, it was a simple white t-shirt upon which the numbers “2020” were handwritten. No need for Serif Gothic Heavy. The numbers themselves inspired all the necessary horror. As if the tweets weren’t spot on enough, there’s…

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How to Maximize Membership Revenue

Having a membership site is an efficient way to earn passive income and achieve some freedom and flexibility while still managing a business. Whether you’ve just launched or have been running your platform for some time now, it’s wise to think about how you can maximize membership revenue and make the most of your subscriptions.…

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How to Add Value to Your Membership Community (5 Ways)

Truth be told, there might never be a better time to launch and grow a membership community than right now. With waves of people and businesses transitioning online due to the pandemic and other global factors, building an online membership community is a great way to provide a digital place for people to continue to…

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How To Create A Coming Soon Page To Boost Pre-Launch Buzz

Do you want to learn how to create a coming soon page in WordPress? Creating a coming soon page is a great way to build excitement for the launch of your new membership site. But, not only will a coming soon page get your audience excited about what’s to come—you can also start generating leads…

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All About MemberPress Content Protection Rules

Restricting content might sound counterintuitive. After all, you want as many visitors as possible to view your website. However, sometimes you can benefit from protecting posts and pages from specific users, especially if you’re running a membership site. Fortunately, restricting content is easy with our MemberPress plugin. You can apply rules to your entire site…

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5 of the Best Project Management Tools for Your Small Business

Running a small business can be a daunting task. There are customers to care for, employees to manage, finances to juggle, and deadlines to meet. Your team members probably have a lot on their plates and have to wear many hats, which is why it’s wise to keep track of all their responsibilities using one…

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5 Best Themes to Use for Your Educational Blog

If you run an online classroom on WordPress, you want to use a theme that supports your learning management system (LMS). However, your design also needs to make your educational blog posts look amazing. After all, blogging can be the best way to attract new students to your virtual academy. With WordPress, you have your…

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What Is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

Online learning solutions have never been more popular. As the world pivots towards remote learning, you might want to find out more about the tools that make it possible. Learning management systems (LMSs) are at the core of this paradigm shift, so it’s important to understand what they are and how they work. At its…

MemberPress Black Friday 2020 Featured Deals

Looking for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on your favorite WordPress products? The next few days are the perfect time to buy premium WordPress plugins, themes, web hosting, and tools to grow your business. As always, to help you find the best discounts, we’ve created the ultimate list of best WordPress Black…

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How to Drive More Revenue to Your Membership Site with Appointment Scheduling

It’s no secret that creating a membership website has become a fantastic way to build a thriving business around an online community. With a membership website, you can easily offer and manage your community’s access to valuable gated content — like courses, in-depth guides, and private forums — in return for a regular subscription or…

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How to Use the MemberPress Visual Online Course Builder

Even before COVID-19, e-learning was surging in popularity. Now that working from home has become the norm, offering courses online is a must for many content creators and educational institutions. However, building this functionality from scratch can be tricky, even for experienced developers. Fortunately, adding e-learning materials to WordPress is easy, thanks to our MemberPress…

How to Create a Successful Black Friday Sale for your Online Business

Black Friday is right around the corner, and every small online business owner wants to make sure they can cash in on some of the Black Friday action. However, Black Friday can be a bit tricky, and developing a plan for your Black Friday promotion can get confusing and overwhelming quickly. In this post, we’ll…

How to Create a Business Directory in Your Membership Site

A business directory can be an incredible resource for both your site visitors and members — providing a place where members can list their services, as well as giving members and visitors access to helpful resources. The best thing about an on-site business directory is that it gives people yet another reason to visit —…