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Starting a Membership site isn’t half as hard as people think it is. In fact, with the ARMember setup wizard, you get the most user-friendly, easy step guide to having your own membership website. What this will do for you and your site, is to significantly improve your revenue, as well as go a long way in driving traffic to your site. The reason why many people shy off of membership sites is that they lack patience. The most important element of any online enterprise is that it takes time. There is a lot of care that goes into not just making your clients happy, but keeping them happy, and keeping them interested in what you have to offer.

How To Start A Site With Armember;

If you already have a WordPress site that is up and running, then setting up an ARMember wordpress membership plugin is easier than many people think. You can have it operational in no time. It’s a simple step process. All you have to do is follow this process.

  • Go to the dashboard on your WordPress page
  • Then go to plugins
  • Add new
  • You’ll get directed to a search box, where all you need to do is type in ARMember
  • Lastly, select the ‘ARMember plugin’ and proceed to install it on your site.

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How It Works;

  • Anyone who gets to your site gets options to either ‘subscribe’ or ‘join’. This is usually the first step on any membership site, and this is where most of the product details are contained, with everything from pricing to payment modes, to the product range. This where the visitor gets to subscribe and see what you have to offer.
  • This is the point where your visitors agree to the terms of payment. Once they click on the ‘PayPal’ button, they will be an automatic redirection to the PayPal site where they get to confirm details, and, most importantly to agree to the terms and conditions that you’ve set up on your site. After confirming the details, they are redirected, again to your site, at which point they get a username and password that gives them access to the members’ area, and finally, they can begin receiving automatic emails with instructions.
  • This is the point where members get unrestricted access to other content points on your website, the kind that only members with active subscriptions can access. Note that if anyone who hasn’t subscribed tries to access these areas, then they get an automatic redirection to the ‘membership option’ of your site.
  • The last step is the fully automated. This is where subscriptions are linked to PayPal and automatically renewed either annually or monthly depending on how you’ve set up your site. This continues until a subscriber terminates their subscription.

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Building A Membership Base;

The hardest part of setting up a membership site is getting a client base that trusts you enough to pay you a fee every month. Especially if you are not offering a physical product.

Now there are a couple of techniques that will help you get there, but as mentioned earlier, patience is the key to ensuring you get set up in a way that your site begins to bring in some good revenue. The following steps will help get you started.

  • Free trials. Note that everyone loves to sample. Especially when it comes to things they haven’t tried before. You are offering a new service, new by virtue of the fact that no one has ever tried it before. It may just be content, but it’s new. The best way to get people on board is to show them that what you are offering is actually worth the amount you want them to pay for it. The ARMember wordpress membership platform allows you to give visitors to your site a free trial run before they can decide to either subscribe or not. This means that people get to see what you have to offer, and if you really have great content, selling your site will be quite easy.
  • It is also very important to note that you need to know what kind of people you’re targeting. A little market research, coupled with a feature-rich ARMember wordpress membership platform will allow you to set up different levels of memberships. This will help you know those who are willing to pay more, and those willing to pay less. This will also help you figure out how to set up your site in terms of content restriction, where the higher the level of membership, the higher the level of access to content.
  • The last strategy, one that is mainly used by many chain stores and top-level franchises, is to separate the free subscribers from the paying members. This will save you the hustle and confusion of having to run around trying to figure out if you have more subscribers than members. Having a separate site also helps you create a clear revenue stream, as well as allowing you to build content for both sides without having to restrict who sees what. Being able to develop content specificity is a great way to keep both sides happy, without making the subscribers feel like they are missing out on something.

Conclusion;

Starting a membership site can be infinitely beneficial to your business, and all you have to do is have a quality level that keeps your members happy. It may seem like a lot of work, but it actually isn’t. Once you get the hang of it, the ARMember wordpress membership plugin is the easiest way to get traffic flowing to your site and to get you earning the revenue you deserve on a long-term basis.

The best part of it all is, back then, most websites had to be created manually, and you needed sufficient experience in website design and coding. With advances in technology, creating a website has become fast and easy, you don’t even need any technical knowledge. You just key in a few details and you’re well on your way to your first paycheck.

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