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My Journey to Building a Membership Site

19th April, 2015

My Journey to Building a Membership Site

The last week of work on my membership site project has been quite stagnant because client work has taken over most of my time. Next week I’m planning on getting things moving again. I won’t be able to get as much done as I want as there’s still a bit of client work to finish up, but at least I can set the foundations.

Unfortunately, I haven’t done any design work on it since March, and we’re over halfway through April already. Time to get back to it.

Been Done and To Do

This article will serve two purposes. The first is to keep a log of my progress and the second is to make a plan of what to do next. So far, this is what I’ve already done:

In the following few weeks, I would like to accomplish the following:

As you can see from above, there are quite a few things to do before I can get this going. Fortunately for me, I have a lot of time on my side. I’m incredibly thankful for that, as it let me work on what I want and progress towards a truly great product.

Mastering and Research

I’m no master at building membership sites, this will only be the second I’ve made. However, I’ve been doing my research and taking in everything I can. I wouldn’t have gotten this far in my career if I waited until mastering before doing it professionally.

My very next step is to learn as much as I can about building and fostering communities of like-minded people. There are countless features I could add to my service, but it’s choosing the right ones that’ll make all the difference. It’s also tricky knowing which ones to choose now and which ones to add in later, as loads of ideas could work on launch day.

I’ll be reading lots of articles, watching loads of videos and analyzing some of my favourite sites that run on a subscription model. Here are a few of my favourites:

Before I even get close to launching, I’ll need to create a marketing strategy to help people find the service and understand what it’s all about. I’m also looking forward to planning and creating a few email courses to get people on board.

So far the journey has been incredibly fun, but also stressful. Some days I wake up and wonder if it’s a ridiculous idea that I should, or something that could make me happy to do for years to come. So far, I’ve stayed on track with believing the latter.

That’s all for this brain-dump on my journey to passive income. Hopefully, by my next post all the things I’ve planned to do I’ll have completed and more things will be in the pipeline. Until next time, have a good one!

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