I’d like to start a membership subscription website with video content


We had a conversation to clarify some points but I’d recommend you consider:

  • Setting up an online school using Teachable. This could either be under your main domain name or you could have it set up as a sub-domain of your main website. Each course would have a fixed upfront or ongoing price and you could have all courses available in a bundle for an ongoing price.
  • You could set up your site using Subbly for subscriptions.
  • You could build a website using the self-hosted version of WordPress, protecting the content using a service like Memberful so that only paid members can access certain pages. Wordpress is great for building out sites and you could use Memberpress. You’d just need a good WordPress theme like Videotouch or something similar. I’ve recommended Memberful as it’s super simple to use but I should also mention that you could make the site-building simple as well by using a website builder like Carrd or Weebly and then linking to a tool like Plasso for the paid content.
  • The social network could be built using Mighty Networks and allows paid courses in their ongoing subscription package.

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For the past 10 years, we’ve worked with hundreds of clients and tens of thousands of students to help them get a clear picture of how to systemise their business. We’re not fans of spam, cheap mass-marketing tactics or automating your business to within an inch of it’s life. We are fans of a customer experience where humans deal with humans, skills are appreciated, personality is maintained and where clients get more value than they expected. We’re also fans of automating any process that doesn’t deliver client-facing value in a simple, easy-to-maintain way.

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