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The following 5 resources are all you need to get started building a flexible and attractive membership site that's also easy for you to manage. I personally use this combination on several of my own sites to sell both one-off eBooks and recurring memberships. It's as close to the perfect membership site combination I've found so far.
SpeedKills.io is a 100% managed-for-you cloud hosting company I started with my business partner specifically to solve our pain points around hosting. We went through most of the big hosts before we realized that none of them really gave us the power, flexibility and customer-centric attention we needed. This was especially true of membership sites, which require a certain kind of configuration to work best. So we decided to solve this problem in the market ourselves!
OptimizePress is the most powerful WordPress theme available for online marketers today. Not only is it great for blogging, but it lets you easily create landing pages, sales pages, members areas and more. I use it on many of my sites, including this one!
Digital Access Pass (or DAP for short) is the best WordPress membership plugin I've used. It's incredibly simple, elegant and easy to administer. You can create unlimited membership levels, integrate with your email marketing program and offer 1-click upsells (and much more).
Drip is the best email marketing and automation tool on the planet. I've worked with Aweber, MailChimp, ActiveCampaign and I even had InfusionSoft for a while. None of them are as intuitive, powerful and affordable as Drip. We absolutely love this tool.
What You Need To Know Before Creating A Membership Site is a report I wrote to get you on the right track when you're considering starting a membership site. It's 100% free and many people have emailed me telling me it's super helpful. Hopefully you'll find it helpful as well.