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Create Your Community

Build an Awesome Community in a Place That You Control

One of the best parts about the internet today is that not only can you find awesome communities of people who might like the same things you do or live in the same region or find some other way to connect, but you can also build them with your own website.

The Membership Website Starter Kit helps you build your own amazing community of people. Whether you are wanting to create a simple community website where people who like a shared interest or live in the same geographical area can meet up and talk to people or you want to create an online course where people can learn from what you have to teach them, you’ll be able to build it quickly and for a price that will be extremely affordable compared to creating a completely custom website.

Or if you’re a content creator that‘s looking to create something outside of the typical Patreon ecosystem where you control everything — from taking in more money compared to the Patreon option to being able to customize every part of your website to being able to sell merch right from the same website, let’s work together to help you make that a reality.

You’re so close to being able to build an amazing website that allows you to create an awesome community!

Give Your Community an Online Home

Create an Awesome Community of People

Communities are awesome. There is something great about being around people who like the same thing as you or work in a similar profession. And it’s great to connect with people who might live in the same area as you. It’s the best part about the human experience.

The Membership Website Starter Kit can help you create that type of amazing community for people with a similar interest, work in the same industry or even who like the awesome content that you create online. Here you’ll be able to build a website that allows you to take dues or subscriptions and craft an online experience that promotes interaction and produces an awesome community.

And the best part is that the framework for that community won’t have to be built by yourself alone. I’ll create the digital framework; you bring in the awesome people to populate the community.

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Use Forums so People Can Talk to Each Other

The best part about being a part of a community is getting to talk to other people in the community and build relationships with them. And the best way to facilitate that on a website is through forums. Your website will come with the ability to have a forum where people can chat about just about anything. And don’t worry, you’ll have all of the moderation tools to make it a great place for everyone to hang out.

Add Events with a Calendar

Does your community have events, either online or in person? Want to have a place to show those events? Your new website will come with the perfect calendar where you’ll be able to add and display all of your community events and direct people to the right place. Your website will be the place for people to go to see what’s going on in the community.

Set Up Subscriptions Easily

The Perfect Alternative to Patreon

Patreon might be a good place to get started as a content creator looking to make money from what you can create, but it has its limitations. You’re locked into their digital real estate. They take a good chunk of payments and you don’t have complete control over how your page looks. Plus, you’re competing with other content creators on the site.

Creating your own website where people can pay you directly to see your awesome content can free you from those limitations. With your own website, the sky is the limit with what you can do. You don’t have to worry about a third party taking out part of your payment. You can customize your website to look the way you want it to look. And you can add in all the functionality you want for the site.

Having your own website can help you create an awesome community around your content. And the best part is that you’ll own it all!

Unlimited Control

The Sky’s the Limit with What You Can Do!

But you’re not just limited to what’s listed here for your awesome website. Really the sky is the limit for what you can do on your website.

For example, you can add in a newsletter that people can subscribe to to extend your reach. Or you can add a dedicated livestream page for whenever you want to go live to your community. Or maybe add in a blog.

Let’s take a look at a sampling of what else you’ll be able to do with your new community website.

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Create the Perfect Newsletter

In this day and age of algorithms, the only sure way you can make sure that people see your content is through email newsletters. As a part of the Membership Website Starter Kit, I can help you get started with a newsletter and help you connect your newsletter to your website. It’s another tool to help your community to stay connected.

Work with Online and Offline Communities

Great communities live both on and offline these days. And with your new website, you’ll be able to manage that for your community. From taking dues for professional organizations to simply displaying events for your community, you’ll be able combine both the on and offline world for your community.

Build a Your Membership Website

The Five Steps to Build Your Own Membership Website

The Membership Website Starter Kit cuts out a lot of the headaches and roadblocks that can accompany a custom website build. The result is a quicker and cheaper website for you and your community, but with the same quality. Here’s how it works.

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Select a Design for Your Website

After you purchase a kit, we’ll set up a time for you to pick a design you like for your new website. And don’t worry; if you’re not sure what you want, I’ll have plenty of options for you to choose from.

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Final Review and Website Launch

Once everything has been added to the website and is ready to go, you’ll get a chance to look over everything and suggest changes. Then when you’re ready, the website will go live. You’re now online with an awesome website!

What You Will Get

In addition to setting up a website, here’s what else your website will come with to make it the best that it can be.

Website Designed to Meet Your Needs

Every community or content creator needs a website. But those needs for a website is different. The Membership Website Starter Kit was created to help deliver a website that meets your needs. No matter what you need to create, the website starter kit will deliver the website that you need!

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Quick Turnaround Time at an Affordable Price

The Membership Website Starter Kit is designed to help you get a professional website launched quickly at an affordable price. Your new website will be live in less than two weeks (and sometimes as quick as five days). And don’t worry about exorbitant costs as the starting price for a new website is more than affordable. It will fit the budget for anyone!

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The Best Performance Possible

Speed is everything in today’s world. Your website will need to load quickly to keep people on your website. And with a Membership Website Starter Kit, it will! Your website will be built with speed in mind so that it loads as quickly as possible. You’ll never have to worry about your website loading slowly again.

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Google Business Profile Set Up

A Google Business Profile is crucial for any local organization. It’s how you can easily get found in Google “near me” or Map searches. But getting it set up can be a time-consuming process. With the purchase of an Membership Website Starter Kit, I’ll set up a Google Business Profile account for your community. That way you can quickly start to show up in the searches that matter.

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Search Engine Optimization Help

SEO is crucial for every website out there so that it can get found in Google searches. But it can be a tricky thing to learn, and it’s a time-consuming process. Your website will be built from the ground up with SEO in mind. From plugins that will give your SEO a boost to using all of the best practices, your website will be set up to help you get found in those all important search results.

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Additional Add Ons to Power Your Website

Need a little bit more functionality for your website? No worries! You’ll have the ability to choose add ons to attach to your website. From creating custom landing pages to building custom blog templates to adding in integrations for your forms and more, you’ll be able to do whatever you want with your website!

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Get Started

Create Your Own Membership Website Right Now!

Ready to create a membership website that you control? Want to create an awesome community around your work? Then let’s get started building your membership website today!

You can pick any add ons you want for your website and choose a WordPress Website Care plan for your site. Then hit the checkout button to continue to the checkout phase. After you’ve completed the checkout form, I’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible to kick off creating the website.

You’re so close to creating a membership website for yourself that will blow away what’s possible on Patreon and other services!

Select a WordPress Website Care Plan

Each Membership Website Starter Kit comes with a WordPress Website Care plan for an annual or monthly charge. Let’s see which plan is going to be the best for your new website.

Basic Plan

Perfect for a basic WordPress website with a few pages. Maybe it’s just in the starting phase for a website you’re creating for your community. You just need managed updates and some technical help.

  • WP Engine Hosting
  • Managed Updates
  • Accessibility Checks and Fixes
  • Knowledge Base and Community Access
  • Emergency Support
  • Daily Automated Backups

Monthly: $50/month
Annual: $40/month paid at once

Optimized Plan

Perfect for a website that you’re looking to grow to help out your community. You’ll get SEO fixes, and I’ll work with you to help out your Local SEO. And I’ll get you going with Google’s great tools.

  • Everything From the Basic and Secured Plans
  • Weekly Website Reports
  • User Experience Checks and Fixes
  • Google Analytics, Search Console and Tag Manager Setup
  • SEO and Local SEO Checks and Fixes
  • Image Optimization
  • 10 Hours of Changes/Month

Monthly: $150/month
Annual: $140/month paid at once

Select a Plan

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Small Business Websites Newsletters

Sign Up for the Small Business Websites Newsletter

Not quite ready for a new website yet but want to stay informed about websites and keep in touch? No problem! You can sign up for the Small Business Websites Newsletter today for free! 

Each edition comes with a main topic where we dive deeper into something that deals with websites, whether it’s how to create a website, how to manage a website and everything in between. Also, I’ll highlight website-related news that’s happened in the last couple of weeks. And you might even receive product discounts.

It’s the perfect way to continue to learn about websites and how you can create and manage a website that helps you and the community that you build. Oh and don’t worry about the name. A lot of what’s covered will absolutely apply to your membership website.

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