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348 - How to Build a Membership Website in Under a Day
Episode 34829th March 2022 • Membership Geeks Podcast with Mike Morrison & Callie Willows • Membership Geeks
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Trying to build a membership website is a sizable undertaking for anyone...

But building one in under a day, that sounds unrealistic, right?

After all, you've got to wrestle with technology, create content and focus on building your audience - quite often ahead of your launch - all while generating a buzz to ensure you get that initial influx of members when you open the doors to your membership... 

There are a lot of plates to spin...

Surely it's not possible to do that in under a day?

Well, if you're able to bring some of those elements to the table from day one...

So if you already have an established audience who are eager to buy from you...

Or a wealth of content curated from past projects, maybe via courses you've previously released or workshops you've delivered...

Then it’s entirely possible to build a membership website a lot quicker than you may think - in under a day. 

And in this episode of The Membership Geeks podcast we share how. 

Essential Learning Points: 

  • This approach isn’t right for everyone. 
  • You need to make sure your expectations about the end result are realistic.
  • Keep things simple, especially when it comes to technology. 
  • Stick to the essentials, avoid the bells and whistles at this stage. 
  • Create your content in real-time and utilize live video. 
  • Make lots of noise when you launch.

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Key Quotes: 

“What we’re shooting for here is “good enough”. So you have to accept that it won’t be everything you want it to be initially, however the best memberships are always evolving and are a constant work in progress, so the good news is that you can make improvements as time goes on.”

“As long as people can register, pay and log in, and can then access protected content, you have a working membership site.”

“Don’t create any content upfront. Instead, create a calendar of upcoming live webinars that will be only available only to paying members.”

“Whatever the reason for needing or wanting to build your membership website in just a day, it’s important to recognise that this approach shouldn’t become the norm as your membership grows.”