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Looking to build a fully customizable membership website without any code? Look no further. In this ultimate guide, you’ll learn how I planned, built, and marketed my own membership business. It all started with a tweet. After receiving so much love for my PS4 prototype, I want to give back by creating a free #Webflow website for one lucky follower. Please like, retweet, and summarize your project in the comments to participate. I’ll select a winner by the end of the week. Cheers! pic.twitter.com/EsWDPSK80C — 𝕊𝔸𝕂𝕆 (@SarkisBuniatyan) January 26, 2020 About a month earlier, I had written down an idea in my notes about a productized “swipe file” that would aggregate marketing examples with details and comments for each one. In case you didn’t know what a swipe file is, it’s essentially a collection of marketing and copywriting examples to use for inspiration. A marketer “swipes” pages, ads, emails, and other examples into a file to draw from later on. So when Sako tweeted that he was going to build a site for free, I decided to leap at the opportunity and pitch my idea. A swipe file for marketers and entrepreneurs to see the best examples of marketing and a breakdown of why it’s great 😁 — Corey Haines 💡 (@coreyhainesco) January 30, 2020 Fate would have it that Sako decided to build multiple sites and ended up evolving the giveaway to launching the Nocode Rumble, where I joined 7 other makers in a challenge to build a no code site in 3 months with Sako’s help. More specifically, I’ll be showing you how I built Swipe Files, my membership site built entirely with no code tools, so you can learn to do the same. What is a membership site, anyways? At its core, the membership model is a subscription-based model that lets you charge your audience a monthly or annual fee in exchange for access to exclusive content, community, services, or benefits Given that a swipe file is a curated library of content, I had an inkling that it might make for a good membership site instead of just publishing to a public blog. If I could package a curated collection of premium content, digital downloads, webinars, or online courses, that provided serious value to people and their businesses, maybe they’d pay for access and I could build a nice little business! All I would have to do is gate content between non-members and members. In plain english, a membership site is just a website or part of a website that only members can access. 5 steps to creating a membership website Here’s a simple 5 step process to creating your membership website. 1. Plan out your vision for the membership site Lewis Carroll once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” The same applies to building a membership site. If you don’t know what the finished membership site should look like, any site will do. So after deciding on the very literal name “Swipe Files”, we began planning out what the membership site would actually entail. I had lots of ideas in my head and bits and pieces written down, but it was still too ethereal to act on, » Read More
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