Dear future membership site owner,
If you have started looking for a way to get your membership site going, only to become frustrated by the high expense of an all inclusive system... If you don't have the
skills needed or don't want to spend your time installing membership software and integrating it with a content management system, read on...
My name is David Moskowitz, and about 2 years ago I started my own membership site. The site targets Japanese students learning English (I live and work in Japan).
After weeks of discussing the design of the site, I began my quest for a software that could handle the management of contents along with subscription management.
To my amazement, there were only two real contenders.
Membergate, may give you sticker shock upon seeing the price
(starts at $3,995 and goes up to $29,995)
- Built in content management system along with the subscription system.
- No programming skills needed, some useful
- Massive price tag.
- You need to use their hosting company.
- You need to be approved by them (they don't take adult sites for example).
The truth is Membergate is a great system, if you are willing to spend the thousands of dollars needed before you even get your site off the ground.
aMember, only provides the subscription management system.
($179 for a single site licence and $40 for a CMS plugin)
- Functionality can be expanded with plugins (read on).
- You use 3rd party programs to use things like a content management system or bulletin board.
- Hosted on your site.
- No approval needed, you just pay and download.
- You need to know some and knowing (programming language) is also useful.
- Takes time to install and set up.
And the clear winner is...
At only $179, aMember was the clear winner. After several weeks of installs, customizations, debugging, and other headaches,
the system was finally ready for content. After many wasted hours the system finally worked like clockwork.
Since then, I've used aMember for a number of other sites, including this one. This site uses a aMember, integrated with Joomla which provides the content management system.
With this service you get to take advantage of my knowledge, without having to fumble through the coding yourself!
What's a content management system?
A content management system, or CMS, is a software program which allows you to add your valuable content (videos, audio, articles, etc.) to a web site without the need to program in ,
everything is done in a very comfortable graphical interface. It provides a consistent theme and navigation throughout the site.
Warning! You do not want to be a guinea pig for some marketer's new membership script.
You've probably seen the ads or forum posts from all those gurus and marketers promoting their fantastic new membership scripts.
Well, let me tell you something. When it comes to your business, do you really want to risk your reputation and income on some new program when a tried and tested system can work for you?
aMember on the other hand has been in use for over 5 years, and has been used on over 4000 sites. It is constantly being improved and updated and has a lively community.
Additionally, when you want to add a new functionality to your site, you can easily do so with a 3rd party script and purchasing a very inexpensive plugin (usually only $40).
Why use Joomla?
Joomla is a robust open source (free) CMS system. It has an estimated 110,000 official users and over 18,000 extensions. Extensions are little programs you add on to Joomla to
increase its functionality. For example, if you wanted to add a sitemap generator or survey to the website you can effortlessly do so a few clicks of the mouse.
Integrating aMember and Joomla
By integrating aMember and Joomla you get the benefits of a content management system with the power of a proven membership management system.
This creates a solid and affordable long term solution for your membership site needs.
What the CMS and Membership system can and can't do
There are a few limitations to using aMember with Joomla.
You cannot do a set weekly or monthly schedule of lessons. For example, every week your member is automatically given
access to a new lesson, depending on how long they have been a member. If you can adjust your model to allow it to be done via email, then the aMember system can send
out your content on a schedule.
Now possible with the aMember Incremental Content Plugin! (incremental content is displayed within aMember pages, not Joomla)
You can have other people writing content for you, without having to learn . You can write several articles at once and set them to be published on set dates.
Extreme flexibility! You can add new functions such as forums, review sections, an affiliate program, photo galleries etc. With over 18,000 extensions and more coming out all the time,
it's really incredible what can be done.
Here's what I am going to do for you
I am going to save you massive amounts of time and frustration by going into your site, installing Joomla, integrating it with your copy of aMember, setting up the protection system,
and setting up 4 levels of access- open, free membership, paid silver and paid gold memberships. This normally takes several hours, and for someone who has never done it before, could take several days.
But because I have done it so many times, I understand exactly what needs to be done. So, I am able to offer this service at a fee much lower than the actual fee per hour I would normally
charge for an installation.
Here's a breakdown of what you get:
- Joomla Installation (Will require an additional plugin license for multiple levels)
- Joomla aMember Integration**
- Joomla Content Protection Plugin Installation and Setup for 3 Levels
- aMember directory protection for the free, silver and gold levels
**You must have aMember already installed and purchased the Joomla plugin from aMember
Total estimated installation and integration time: 6 to 8 hours
Cost: $600 - $800 (my standard billing rate)
Keep in mind that this is my time estimate- imagine how much longer it could take you...
You'll also get these FREE Bonuses!
1 Month FREE Premium Membership with Membership Academy - Retail Value $97.95
- Membership Site Benchmarks
- Subscriber Acquisition
- Subscriber Retention
- Autoresponder and Mailing List Strategies
- Copywriting for Membership Sites
- Setting Up a Membership Site
- Designing your site
- Integrating Joomla or Wordpress and aMember
- Customizing aMember
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- aMember Hacks
- Autoresponder Strategies
- Customer Acquisition Strategies
- Customer Retention Strategies
- Content Creation Strategies
- Payment Systems
- CMS Systems
Fast track your site:
- Membership site spreadsheet- Calculate the full potential of your site
- Meet other site owners who can give you feedback
- Find joint venture partners
Bonus Scripts and Graphics - Retail Value $24.95+
- Graphics Mini-Pack (8 great images are yours in PSD format!)
$50 in aMember Coupons!
- Premium Members receive a $30 off coupon for a new licence and $20 off the aMember Incremental Content Plugin.
Bonuses - Total Value: $124.90
Combined Total Value: $674.90
My personal better than money-back guarantee
If for any reason I am unable to integrate your site you will receive your payment back immediately.
That means that there is absolutely no risk to you. You either get an integrated site or you pay nothing. You'll also get to keep all the free bonuses given as a Premium
Member of Membership Academy and can continue your membership.
So sign up right now for the service and you can be the owner of a fully functional membership site.
Click here to sign up right now and have me install Joomla on your site,
integrate with aMember, set up multiple levels of membership, set up
content the content protection, and get all the bonuses for only $297!