You have a great idea for a membership site, but don't know where to start and how to turn that into an actionable plan...
You've spent countless hours trying to build your membership website, and you're sick of the frustration of wrestling with code & battling tech gremlins...
Your membership site is up and running but it's not going as well as you'd like, and you're out of ideas for how to attract (and keep) members...
You’re struggling to stay on top of the seemingly endless list of tasks you need to handle, and you’re not enjoying running your membership
If it does, then you already know what a minefield it can be trying to get quality advice & support
We were fed up with hearing stories about good people with a great idea, just like you, being left stuck and let down in their pursuit of membership site success, thanks to:
Sleazy Internet Marketers who promise the world but deliver very little once they have their hands on your cash...
Overly technical tutorials that bore you to death with the mind-numbing mechanics of building a membership site, and don't say a thing about strategy or marketing...
Over-priced courses that make big claims about helping you be successful... just as long as you already have a huge email list and a massive advertising budget...
Thankfully, all of that is behind you...
The Academy is the leading training community for membership site owners.
It’s a membership about memberships!
And it’s packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of planning, building, running and growing a successful membership website.
PLUS the community support you need to ensure your membership achieves its full potential.
Build a business you love, that generates predictable, recurring income and finally gives you the freedom and lifestyle you want
Attract more members and keep them engaged and involved in your site, so that they stick around and continue paying for longer
Finally get to grips with the technical side of building and managing your membership site - saving you hours of frustration
Eliminate the guesswork and stop throwing stuff at the wall and hoping something sticks by giving you a step by step roadmap to follow
Tap into the collective knowledge & experience of a community of membership site owners and experts who are there to support each other
Become infinitely better at managing your membership on a day to day basis, so that you have way more time and far less stress
Tap into our 20+ years experience in the industry and a proven track record of driving the growth of numerous 6 and 7 figure memberships across a broad range of markets.
Where others teach unproven theory or rely on outdated experience - we're successful membership owners ourselves, we're in the trenches with our fingers firmly on the pulse
With over 2000 members - all fellow membership owners - the Academy community is there 24/7 to answer all your questions and provide feedback and support
Members tell us they learn a lot from watching us 'do our thing' - the Academy is a living 'case study', and we're transparent in showing behind the scenes of our own business.
We’re not into overblown hype, marketing tricks or jumping on the latest shiny bandwagon. Just straight-talking, honest, proven and practical advice. No B.S., no tricks, no 'get rich quick's!
We eat, sleep and breathe membership sites. The Academy is our 100% focus and we love helping our members achieve success. It's all we do, and we're not going anywhere!
Hi, we're Mike Morrison and Callie Willows - otherwise known as the "Membership Geeks" (previously “The Membership Guys”) - and we’ve spent years guiding the growth of thousands of online memberships.
With a combined 20+ years in the online marketing and web development industry, and over 10 years specializing exclusively in memberships, we've been the driving force behind a multitude of 6, 7 and even 8 figure membership businesses in a diverse range of industries - from weight loss to coaching to executive training to bass guitar - we have a proven track record of helping great clients to achieve fantastic results.
In 2015 we decided to take all of that knowledge and experience and create Membership Academy so that we could help entrepreneurs and small business owners just like you to achieve success with membership sites on a global scale. The Academy quickly became our full-time business and we’ve now helped over 7000 people to launch and grow their membership. And we seriously love spending our days supporting our members!
"Mike and Callie don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk. I've learned more from them on the subject of running and building a successful membership site in the last 12 months than I have anywhere else. Ever. Period! Not only are they clearly leading the way, but they're doing it with professionalism and class. I can't sing their praises enough."
We love helping people go from idea to reality with their membership site, and we provide everything you need to do so within 90 days or less (or longer if you prefer!). Including:
Our signature Membership Roadmap is THE most practical and comprehensive program to help you plan, build and launch a successful online membership.
This isn't about learning a bunch of tired theory - when you’ve completed the Roadmap you WILL have a fully launched membership site that has everything in place to achieve real, long term success.Watch Video Preview
Tired of wrestling with complicated plugins and tinkering with tech? We've got you covered!
Our library includes step-by-step walkthroughs for setting up the most popular membership systems - from WordPress plugins & themes through to all-in-one platforms like Kajabi and Simplero.
And if you run into problems or have more specific needs, you can get help in the dedicated "tech talk" section of our community too.
We've created a WordPress theme to help you get your membership site up and running as quickly as possible.
Designed specifically for membership sites and including some pretty cool features, the Memberoni theme is available free to all active Academy members.
If your membership is already launched, then we have the training, resources and accountability you need to continue your membership growth, whatever your goals are. Including:
Our Growth Gameplans provide you with step-by-step solutions to the biggest problems membership owners face with growing their business.
From tackling a slump in sales, to busting high churn rates, to becoming more productive and more - our Gameplans will give you a no-nonsense step by step path to follow in order to get your membership firing on all cylinders.
Our Membership Masterclass workshops cover a range of advanced growth strategies and tactics.
Not only do our Masterclasses provide you with proven frameworks and tactics, but we also give you pre-made templates, resources and more to actually execute and implement what you learn, fast!
You can attend live to ask us questions, as well as access all session recordings on demand in our training library
Sometimes what you need is just to be told "Hey – just do this ONE thing this month". And to know that even if that’s the only thing you do, you’ll be taking positive steps towards growth.
Our unique Member Missions do just that! A new mission is released on the 1st of every month (and the previous mission disappears) and you then have 30 days to complete your task and report your results - there’s even the chance to win prizes for completing your mission too!
We have a huge library of content for you to dive straight into as soon as you join, from full courses on topics ranging from gamification to membership management, to quick win tech tutorials and expert workshops that deep dive on a range of specific tactics.
Learn what you need, when you need to, from wherever you want.
Our community is the heart of the Academy and the place to go for answers to your questions, to get feedback, gain support or inspiration, or simply get to know other like minded membership owners.
We may be biased, but we happen to think our members are amazing with a wide range of skills and expertise. They make the Academy forum an incredible resource to turn to 24/7.
And not only do we have our private forum - you can also connect with fellow membershippers on regular Co-working sessions, Mastermind Huddles, Quarterly Planning Calls and Member Mixers too.
Need tailored advice and feedback? No problem! Drop-in to one of our weekly Office Hours sessions on Zoom and ask us directly or come along to our monthly Q&A call where no question goes unanswered.
Can’t make the Q&A live? No worries, submit your question in advance and listen back on the replay!
And of course you can get answers to questions 24/7 inside our member-only forum. So you never need to wait long for support!
We provide all the resources we can to help you implement what you learn and make managing your membership tasks as easy as possible. Including:
Plus a lot more inside our resource library
...All of this and much more ONLY inside the Academy
"Just seeing how you're doing things with your membership site has inspired me to make many positive changes to my own. The course videos are also incredibly helpful, as is the member forum (with direct support from you both). The additional time that you have both given to help with ideas is much appreciated"
"I feel like I have a pair of mentors as I navigate the challenges of building my membership and starting my business. And the collective knowledge and help from fellow community members just adds to the tremendous value Membership Academy already is!"
"We just closed the doors on our small beta launch to 260 people and instantly turned it into a $20k a year business. The content and community inside MSA made this launch much easier!"
"I was clueless about starting a membership. But with the help of Membership Academy, I've been able to build an incredible community and have a successful launch. If you want to cut out the guesswork, I highly recommend signing up! They literally lay out every step in a foolproof way that basically guarantees results as long as you are committed to doing the work!"
"If you’re looking for the real deal these guys are it. They’ve helped me turn what was a 5 figure business into a 7 figure business... In under 12 months! If you’re trying to push your business to the next level then you simply can’t survive or grow without the sort of guidance and industry knowledge they bring to the table."
"Membership Academy was a total game-changer and gave me everything I needed to transition to the online membership world - the strategy, the technical guidance, the encouragement and the small details that make a good membership site great. I launched my new membership, and in one week it went from zero to over 1,200 paying members. The Academy played a HUGE role in that success. If you want to follow a proven path and stop spinning your wheels, then MSA is the BEST choice you can make."
"Joining Membership Academy was the best decision I could've made for my business. The level of clarity, control, and confidence I now have in running my membership is because I found Mike and Callie. They have saved me a lot of money and headaches"
"You have saved me many hours of grief, saved me from missing out on important things I need to be doing that I didn't even know about and have rescued me when I've been overwhelmed and confused. You've helped me with things that probably seem small to you, but have been huge for me. My membership paid for itself within a few hours of joining."
"You guys allowed me to launch my site within a few weeks instead of a few months! This is such a WONDERFUL community. With what you guys have helped me to build, I have a business with SO much more potential and WAY fewer walls to hit!"
When you join Membership Academy you are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't feel like you've received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.
We're confident that you'll find the Membership Academy useful, and we won't make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions - if you're not satisfied within your first 30 days then we'll refund you without any fuss.
If you're ready to take your membership website to the next level by enrolling in the Membership Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us...
Recurring payment - cancel anytime in just 2 clicks of your mouse
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Membership Academy is NOT for everyone, and truth be told we’d prefer to help you figure out if it’s not right for you BEFORE you join rather than waste your time. So, let’s cut to the chase...
Small business owners who want to get out of the time for money trap and start generating recurring revenue as an addition to or instead of their existing business
Existing membership site owners who want to improve their growth and member management and take their membership to the next level
People who haven’t built a business before but who are looking for the increased freedom and income a membership can provide - and are willing to put time and energy into making their membership dreams a reality.
Action takers who aren’t just going to watch some training videos and never implement. We provide the training and resources, but you still need to do the work!
Entrepreneurs who have an existing audience and want to better leverage their time and knowledge, whilst helping more people, by creating a membership site
People looking for a get rich quick solution - if you think a membership site is going to make you rich overnight, we’re not the right choice for you!
Idea chasers - if you’re constantly chasing the next idea and never getting anything off the ground, this isn’t a fit for you. A membership site takes commitment and focus.
Anyone looking for a quick fix or not willing to dedicate time to a membership site. Memberships take time and effort to create and manage.
Someone who is looking for a done for you tech solution. We’re not a membership platform, we're not software, and we don't build your membership for you!
People expecting guaranteed results - we know what we teach works (because we’re doing it ourselves) but we can’t guarantee specific results from following our advice. I hate to break it to you, but no one can make that promise!
It might seem strange, us trying to talk you OUT of becoming a member - but truly if the Academy is not the right fit then neither of us benefit. We have a vested interest in your success (you won’t stick around long if we’re not helping, right?) - and that all starts by making sure the Academy is right for you before you join.
So, you have questions? Let us try to answer those for you...
It's time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to have a successful, profitable membership site then you need somewhere to get answers to all of your questions - especially the ones you don’t know you have yet. You need support, community, and most of all... accountability!
The Membership Academy is that place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.
We focus on online training and community based membership sites (like the Academy itself) and this is the kind of site that the majority of our members are looking to run. That said, much of our content is relevant to other types of membership, and we do have members who apply what we teach to other models.
Absolutely - the Academy covers every stage of planning, creating and growing a membership site - from the very start where you just have an idea and nothing more. In fact now is the perfect time for you to join the Academy; as not only do we have training that will take you through every step, but you'll also be able to get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your journey.
I'm afraid not! The Academy is an education based membership that provides training and resources to help you create, launch and grow a membership site. You still need to choose an external platform to create your actual site on (we recommend WordPress).
We do offer a WordPress theme to help making your membership site easier, as well as setup walkthroughs of most of the major membership plugins for WordPress.
Assuming you want to keep growing your membership site then the Academy can help you with fine tuning your member acquisition, onboarding, engagement and retention strategies; as well as supporting you with working towards your future goals. This is certainly not a "beginner only" community - far from it! We've helped clients grow to 7 figures and have worked with major multinationals, so there's plenty of expertise on offer that you're sure to benefit from in your continued growth.
You get access to everything already inside the Academy straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the training straight away. We regularly update and add new material too - so your content library will continue growing.
We don’t provide private support but we do offer weekly Office Hours where you can drop-in with any questions that you have, as well as a more formal monthly Q&A call. You can also get feedback and advice any time from within our community, both from fellow members and ourselves (we’re in the community every day!)
We know you will LOVE the Membership Academy, however, if for whatever reason you're not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of the Membership Academy and really put your heart and soul into it... you will see amazing results!
Obviously we'd love it if all of our members stuck around forever - but we've worked with membership sites for long enough to know that that's never going to happen! So, if you do decide to cancel obviously we'll be very sad, but you'll be able to do so with just a few clicks from within your account page.
Once cancelled you’ll retain access to the site for any remaining time paid for, after which you’ll lose access to all of the content, community and live sessions.
Yes! The majority of the content in the Academy is not tech based at all and instead focuses on important topics such as growth strategy, member retention, attracting new members and more. All these topics are far more important for membership site success than what tech is used!
While our tech walkthroughs do focus mostly on WordPress, we do also have trainings on other options like Kajabi and Simplero too. And we have members using all kinds of different tech in the community.
We have a Tech Support section in our community where we can answer your questions, but we can’t actually login to your site and fix issues for you.
We also no longer take on client work so are not available to hire separately. We do however have a small directory of members who provide these services.
The Memberoni theme will continue working if you’re no longer a member, however support and regular theme updates are only available to Academy members with an active subscription. Memberoni is not available for standalone purchase.
You sure can! You can upgrade to annual membership any time with a couple of clicks from your account page. Our system will automatically take into account the time left on your current subscription, so you'll never be double charged either.
We’re not currently offering a trial, however you can get a good feel for exactly what the membership is and how much it offers with this behind the scenes video: https://www.membershipacademy.com/behind-the-scenes/ - If you still have questions after watching, just let us know.
If there's anything at all that you're not certain about, anything we haven't made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you out.
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