Membership Site Buidling apps.

by GlenH
17 replies
There seems to be an influx of Membership software apps. hitting the market recently.

The two most recent ones appear to be Fresh Member, and then there’s Swift Member

I know they are both new, so it might be too early to ask this, but does anyone have any opinions, or used one (or both)

I know Fresh Member is a yearly charge, and Swift Member is a one-off charge
#apps #buidling #membership #site
  • Profile picture of the author Mohit Anand
    Disclosure: I work with FreshMember team.

    It looks like SwiftMember is a WordPress plugin which should be installed on a self-hosted WordPress site. So they are basically leaving you alone with all the tech issues that a WordPress plugin may have with your themes and plugins. Plus a WordPress site is a sitting duck for hackers.

    We have better theme templates, checkout pages, free unlimited hosting for all your membership sites and files on Amazon secured servers. Also, we have the team to back and support it after sale.

    Self hosted version, no doubt, gives you more control over your data, but at the same time puts you into lot of problems too when it comes to keeping your servers safe, PCI compliant, and hack-proof.

    Moreover, should you decide to move away from us anytime, we give you a backup of your full data and even provide assistance to convert that data to Wordpress or similar CMS (if that's what you want to move to).

    We have a 30-day money back guarantee, so try us out and see how much time you save in terms of technology setup. You can use this time to market and grow your business, than dealing with tech issues.

    Also, how many $27 products do you still use?

    FreshMember's life-time offer is up for grabs for one time payment of $397 only during this launch period. After that it will probably be available for yearly subscription only at a higher price than now.
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    • Profile picture of the author MohdFikrin
      im also considering between freshmember and smartmember by chris record

      Which one better.. Any recommendations?

      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Broon
      Originally Posted by Mohit Anand View Post

      Disclosure: I work with FreshMember team.

      It looks like SwiftMember is a WordPress plugin which should be installed on a self-hosted WordPress site. So they are basically leaving you alone with all the tech issues that a WordPress plugin may have with your themes and plugins. Plus a WordPress site is a sitting duck for hackers.

      We have better theme templates, checkout pages, free unlimited hosting for all your membership sites and files on Amazon secured servers. Also, we have the team to back and support it after sale.

      Self hosted version, no doubt, gives you more control over your data, but at the same time puts you into lot of problems too when it comes to keeping your servers safe, PCI compliant, and hack-proof.

      Moreover, should you decide to move away from us anytime, we give you a backup of your full data and even provide assistance to convert that data to Wordpress or similar CMS (if that's what you want to move to).

      We have a 30-day money back guarantee, so try us out and see how much time you save in terms of technology setup. You can use this time to market and grow your business, than dealing with tech issues.

      Also, how many $27 products do you still use?

      FreshMember's life-time offer is up for grabs for one time payment of $397 only during this launch period. After that it will probably be available for yearly subscription only at a higher price than now.
      For a tech idiot like me, Freshmember does sound the better option.

      I produce a monthly magazine and would also like an area within the site where members can purchase other tools and resources too. Would Freshmember allow me to do that.

      Also, does it have the ability to produce a front sales page or is it literally just the behind the scenes membership software?

      Many thanks (I am seriously interested in this but I have the tech skills of a gnat!!)

      Joe
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      • Profile picture of the author Mohit Anand
        Hey Joe,

        Sure, you can create a resources page for your members within the membership site to offer them other tools. There are two types of pages in FreshMember:

        Site Pages = these act as the front facing pages, ie.. Welcome, About Us, Resources, etc...

        Member Pages = Pages that you can protect by creating paid or free access level for your members.


        Also, FreshMember allows you to create several levels of memberships. If they purchase multiple levels, they will get access to content of all those levels from a single account automatically. You can drip-feed the content too.

        For technically challenged people FreshMember is the last ever membership app that they will ever need. It does have a theme builder which can be used to add new templates to build sales pages. However, you should atleast know a bit of HTML for creating sales page templates. Or you can outsource that work to people on Fiverr.com, get the HTML of the sales page they build and import it into the theme builder of FreshMember to create a sales page.

        You can have a full blown site like our own site using this method. If you need help with this, we can def help you setup sales pages with this method.


        Thanks,
        Mohit



        Originally Posted by Joe Broon View Post

        For a tech idiot like me, Freshmember does sound the better option.

        I produce a monthly magazine and would also like an area within the site where members can purchase other tools and resources too. Would Freshmember allow me to do that.

        Also, does it have the ability to produce a front sales page or is it literally just the behind the scenes membership software?

        Many thanks (I am seriously interested in this but I have the tech skills of a gnat!!)

        Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohit Anand
    FreshMember does have monthly and yearly subscriptions which indicates that it is going to stay here for a long haul. I bought a product, MemberRocket for a hefty one time fees few years back. They abandoned that product after the refund window was over.

    Thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author munstersg01
      Originally Posted by Mohit Anand View Post

      FreshMember does have monthly and yearly subscriptions which indicates that it is going to stay here for a long haul. I bought a product, MemberRocket for a hefty one time fees few years back. They abandoned that product after the refund window was over.

      Thanks,
      Hi Mohit,

      Will Freshmember be offering integration with more payment gateways and affiliate platforms?

      It seems that the emphasis is on Paykickstart.

      Thank you
      Danny
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      • Profile picture of the author Mohit Anand
        Hi Danny,

        It's going to be $99/month for PayKickstart after first 3 months of Trial. It's a flat fee; no transaction cost.

        It's optional if you want to have PayKickstart be your shopping cart and affiliate platform but FreshMember can work with Paypal, Stripe, JV Zoo, Clickbank, etc.

        Thanks,

        Originally Posted by munstersg01 View Post

        Hi Mohit,

        Will Freshmember be offering integration with more payment gateways and affiliate platforms?

        It seems that the emphasis is on Paykickstart.

        Thank you
        Danny
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        • Profile picture of the author MohdFikrin
          Originally Posted by Mohit Anand View Post

          Hi Danny,

          It's going to be $99/month for PayKickstart after first 3 months of Trial. It's a flat fee; no transaction cost.

          It's optional if you want to have PayKickstart be your shopping cart and affiliate platform but FreshMember can work with Paypal, Stripe, JV Zoo, Clickbank, etc.

          Thanks,

          just wonder anand...freshmember will be add more features time to time or not
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          • Profile picture of the author Mohit Anand
            Absolutely! FreshMember is being backed by Mark Thompson (founder of DigitalKickstart). So we can be assured that they have the resources to add more features depending on customers feedback.

            Here is an excerpt from an email I and other customers received from Mark today:

            Our development roadmap already includes...

            - More Payment Integrations

            - More Email Integrations
            - More Checkout Page Flexibility
            - Bulk Importing of Content & Members
            - Better Language Support
            - Better Currency Support
            - and literally about 30 other great suggestions
            from our existing members.

            So as FreshMember customers, expect some more
            enhancements over the next few weeks - and beyond.
            Originally Posted by MohdFikrin View Post

            just wonder anand...freshmember will be add more features time to time or not
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            • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
              Originally Posted by Mohit Anand View Post

              Absolutely! FreshMember is being backed by Mark Thompson (founder of DigitalKickstart). So we can be assured that they have the resources to add more features depending on customers feedback.

              Here is an excerpt from an email I and other customers received from Mark today:
              Has anything been added since this post?
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  • Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

    There seems to be an influx of Membership software apps. hitting the market recently.

    The two most recent ones appear to be Fresh Member, and then there's Swift Member

    I know they are both new, so it might be too early to ask this, but does anyone have any opinions, or used one (or both)

    I know Fresh Member is a yearly charge, and Swift Member is a one-off charge
    I have used Optimizepress. It is one of the best drag and drop membership website with payment system all integrated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Hey Mohit, can you talk a bit more about the "Integrated Licensing System" mentioned on the salespage? Will it be able to create licenses for software or plugins?
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
    Hi, Anyone purchased the smart member? I would to know about this. I am preferring smartmember but not sure so share your ideas.Thanks :-)
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