Top 3 Membership Site Software Products:
Building Membership sites can be the most profitable of any endeavor you take on in Internet Marketing. Black Hat and White Hat enthusiasts alike have made tons of cash from simple Membership sites which offer nothing more than recycled content to complex ongoing sites with new unique content. Either way, if you want consistent, recurring income with little to no effort after you complete a website, then creating Membership sites can make you a steady stream of monthly cash like no other source of income can. For example: If you had 3 Membership sites which cost Members at total of $49.95 per month for the 3 Sites and you averaged just 10 new members each month per site, you would be making $5994 per month after one year. That is $71,928 a year! Most people would kill for that kind of income and that is with just 10 new members at $49.95 spread across 3 sites with low monthly fees like $9.95 or $19.95 per month!
The important thing to remember is that when you create a Membership site, it should not be just focused on Internet Marketing. Internet Marketing is actually a rather small niche when compared to the multitude of other niches which can be exploited. Weight Loss, Acne Help, Art, Music, etc. Most profits come from these sites and not the Internet Marketing niche. You don't have to be an expert in these areas to make a good site. Just do what any good researcher would do and go find the information and then build your sites or hire a Freelancer from any freelance site and have them do it for you.
Having an easy way to build Membership sites is key. After many trials and tribulations, I have found that not all Membership Site Software is created equal. Not even close actually. I have found that many sites which offer Membership site software or scripts are usually not as good as the Sales Copy on the website that offered it. MemberFire is definitely one of the most disappointing products I have purchased as far as scripts go.
I have 3 Membership site software products that I can honestly recommend. All of which have so many features that I cannot possibly list them all here, but I will give you the highlights and you can check the list of features yourself. We all have different requirements, but all 3 of these give you the kitchen sink with features.
Update: I am really surprised that no one called me out on this article. I wrote this hoping to ellicit a response from people who have used these products as I have. If you look below you will see that there are quotes around my original Number #1 and Number #2 rated Membership site software scripts. That is because neither one deserves to be in the Top 5, let alone the Top 3. I was just trying to get feedback.
Butterfly Marketing is a great script, unless you need support, which you will eventually. The Support structure for any and all of Mike Filsaime's products is subjective to how the support staff feels, or in my case, they may never repond to you at all if you are asking for something simple, like a REFUND. Plus, while the Butterfly Marketing script is a pretty good script, you can get better for hundreds less that what they are charging for this. This script is a complete Rip-Off if you ask me. Mike Filsaime is a great internet marketer, there is no doubt, but he is only looking for your money. I mean, what magic does this script have that would make you pay $1000 or more for it?? The answer is nothing. I will show you why in a minute. The only decent product Mike Filsaime has produced is PayDotCom and he uses the data from that service to make more money for himself.
Fantasos: Another great script if it were just a script. With the first version of JVManager, John Delevara gave you a great script which has a huge number of features for internet marketers. When he came out with version 2, it was focused on a strategy on how to make more money for himself and build on it using his Turbo Membership platform. Now, not only do you either have to have his $97 per month membership to use the Fantasos/ JVManager 2 software, but if you don't want the membership, you will pay $3000 to get the full hosted version. Yes, you can get smaller hosted accounts for anywhere from $27 to $97 per month, but when you see the stripped down features, it points you right back to "why shouldn't I justget the full $97 per month Turbo Membership?" Great marketing, but your hosted version is tied in to John Delevara's main Fantasos server. This allows him to continually make money from you for the entire life of your account. Once you are hooked in and your business is built, you cannot just pickup your business and move it easily. John Delevara is counting on this. Can you make a lot of money with his Turbo Membership? Yes. But if you want independence for the long term, do not use this software.
So what are the REAL Top 3 Membership Site Software products?
| 1. Butterfly Marketing: I purchased this software 3 years ago and subsequently returned it. It had so many bugs in the script that I kept receiving errors and just got tired of things not working. A friend of mine told me to go back and revisit it about a year ago and I was surprised to see that not only was the software much improved, but it had so many new features that I was blown away by how much I could do with it. If you want to create any kind of Membership site from any kind of website template, whether it is Flash or a standard Sales Copy type site, then this is for you. You can created an unlimited amount of Membership sites. You can use PayPal, Authorize.net, Clickbank, whatever. You can have as many Affiliate Programs as you want, One Time Offer pages, upsells, a Help Desk, etc, etc, etc!!! The main thing is you can host it on your server and you are not tied to anything except what you want to accomplish with the software. It is extremely expensive if you buy it from the main website. They offer it in a complete package with a ton of additional software, but even if you just buy the download version instead of the at home version, it will cost $797. It is definitely worth it, no question, but if you want to get the best deal going on the entire package, go to The 7 Figure Secrets site and order the 7 Figure Secrets book for $7.95 (it gets shipped to your house). You will see a check box when you order which asks if you want to see an offer for 85% off on some great software. Click that box and then turn down the One Time Offers they present you with until you get to a page where you are offered the 85% Off Offer. There is where you will find the Butterfly Marketing 2.0 Membership site software with the very impressive $497 Hyper Plugin and Upsell Plugin with the Full at-Home Package (not just the download version) and you also get the complete $1297 7-Figure Code DVD Series (100 Hours of how to use membership sites to make money) all for $897. Yes it is $100 more than just the download, but the additional products you get for a measly $100 are more than worth the extra money. You have to know what you want with this deal, but this is the only back door method I know to get this kind of software package for that low of a price. |
Most of us don't want to spend this kind of money on Software and I don't recommend doing so unless you are completely dedicated to making money with this type of system. But when it comes to Membership site software scripts, there are none better. But there are other options.
|2. Fantasos(formerly known as JVManager): This Membership site software is part of the Turbo Membership Network (also known as Use-Sell). JVManager 2 Fantasos is different than JVManager 1 in that it is a hosted solution versus just being a script you can install on your server. The Fanatsos platform has so many features and allows oyu to link multiple membership sites to each other, offer multi-tiered affiliate programs, create Joint Ventures, and just like Butterfly Marketing, has more features than you can shake a stick at. It is even more expensive than Butterfly Marketing if you purchase it outright. If you buy your own hosted version, at $2997, you can sell additional hosted versions for 100% profit from your account for $27-$97 per month. But, just like Butterfly Marketing once again, there is a more cost effective option. If you purchase the $97 per month Membership at the Turbo Membership site, you will get a mountain of resell Rights Products and the ability to receive 95% Commissions from over 200 Sites sponsored by John Delevara, the owner of the Turbo series of websites. You have to go to the site to truly appreciate what $97 per month will buy you.|
2. DLGuard: DLGuard is almost on par with Instant Member with its features, but it leans towards being a secure script for creating and implementing digital products from Mini-Sites more so than Memberships. You can create unlimited Membership sites with one installation of DLGuard, don't get me wrong, but it's not as integrated as Instant Member. I love this software because with one installation, I can use over 15 different payment processors. Plus, once I create products I can use them over and over on different sites with having to upload the product to another location. You can litterally upload all of your products to the Amazon S3 site and serve them to 100 different Membership sites if you want. You can do this to a certain extent with Instant Member too, but it is so easy with DLGuard. My favorite feature of DLGuard, is that I can copy products and serve them using copies of the same website with Clickbank, PayDotCom, 2Checkout, PayPal, etc. Thus creating more avenues of income. So, depending on what your business structure is, you might think that DLGuard should be rated as the Top Membership site software instead of Instant Member. It is all in what feature set fits your business model. So check them both out.
3. EBizac: Now if you're saying to yourself that each of the above options are way out of your league and you are looking for a more economical way to run your Membership sites, then the EBizac hosted solution is for you. With EBizac (which was just released a few months ago) you get a complete business platform which includes a complete shopping cart, multiple site capable, download protection, affiliate program creation, complete autoresponder, and Customer Support Help Desk solution. It also has a long list of features and currently costs a mere $29.95 per month. The Autoresponder that is integrated into the system is as good as any I have used on the market and has a long list of features which I believe could sell for $29.95 per month by itself. You can create an unlimited number of sites with this hosted solution, but the key is, you don't actually host any of your sites here, you just used the autoresponder, link tracking, affiliate program, members areas, and customer support features there. Otherwise you host everything else wherever you want it. You can run affiliate programs with Clickbank or independent programs or both simultaneously with this solution.
With all of these Membership site options, you cannot expect to make a lot of money without a good Autoresponder solution. As you see with EBizac, it is already included, but with the other 2 options it is not. Aweber and GetResponse (my favorite) are the 2 best Autoreponder solutions on the market. It is important to get with an Autoresponder company and stay with them because you can build a large list over time with tons of messages built into the system which are very difficult to replicate if you continually change providers.
As with any software, your Membership site software needs to fit your company or business model. Take a look at the solutions here and see what fits. EBizac is good for the beginner, while, Butterfly Marketing Instant Member and DLGuard are good for a complete business solution. Fantasos is built with the Resell Rights/ PLR focused entrepreneur in mind.
Take a pick and enjoy!
My original post on this subject is listed here with the links intact. I did not want to litter the forum post with tons of affiliate links.
Top 3 Membership Site Software Products
I would love to hear any differences of opinion on this subject.