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Why I built my new membership website myself
Episode 188th March 2021 • Online Marketing Basics for Busy Website Owners • Vicki Jakes
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In this episode of Online Marketing Basics for Busy Website Owners, I cover why I decided to move my membership content from Teachable to a website I have built myself with Memberpress.

My decision to use Teachable in the beginning of my course content creation journey was the right one as it's a a ready-to-go platform, but as time has gone on, it's become apparent that I need to host my content on my own "land".

I only started working with Memberpress last year after helping two members create their own membership websites and I was blown away with how self-serve the building process was.

Ultimately, as Memberpress is a plugin it should be easy to install on your website and configure, and I certainly found it that easy, but you do need to get familiar with the best way to use it to restrict content.


It's taken me a lot longer than I thought it would to build my own Memberpress website. This has been due to spending far too much time researching how to host captioned video and also being distracted by being hacked back in Oct 2020. I have finally done it though and will be "soft" launching the new membership website to my members this week.


I took on a lot of the producing of the website so that I could learn how to teach the process and i am very excited to do this later in the year!


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00:00 - Intro

02:08 - My news - I'm about to launch a new membership website!

03:20 - What is Memberpress?

05:39 - Why Teachable is a great platform to get started on a beginner

10:35 - How Memberpress works

12:56 - Teachable wasn't right anymore to host my membership

15:26 - Why being hacked stopped me from starting the build

16:29 - Finding the right platform to host my video

20:38 - Why I'm loving searchie.io

23:03 - Starting the testing process

24:02 - Things I'd wish I'd done differently

27:15 - What building my own website has been like

31:46 - The Supercharge Your Website Challenge is back!

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