Creating a paid membership website

by blogonator 15 replies
I intend to outsource the creating of my new membership site. I posted on several outsource sites, but cant seem to find the right person for the job. I even posted some PMs on the warriors 4 hire, awaiting their replies now. Is there anyone here who could help me with my membership site? Thanks..
#main internet marketing discussion forum #creating #membership #paid #website
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  • Profile picture of the author geomat
    Have you thought about using Joomla? The latest version is fantastic and lots of easy to use components and plug-ins.

    Doesn't take long to learn and you won't have to rely on developers.
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    • Profile picture of the author JV3STUDIO
      Joomla is fantastic indeed.

      Have you tried posting the job on ODESK (odesk.com)?
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    • Profile picture of the author doop
      Sent you a PM. Hope it helps you out. Goodluck!
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  • Profile picture of the author avhow
    Hi,
    I tried Joomla to do exactly that. Probably about 3 months ago. I found Joomla to be a pain to set up. Even setting up regular pages was tricky. There was only one add-on that would set up the membership subscription via Paypal. It cost me $99 and only worked half the time. I spent ages with the support before giving up.

    I also used Dolphin. This allows you to set up a generic site with chat rooms, forums, videos and stuff with again paypal payments. This worked well but I wasnt happy with the forum software so I moved on -
    boonex.com/products/dolphin/

    If you want to set up a Simple Machines Forum with a membership payment system this mod may help -
    custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=413

    And this one would help for a PhPbb forum site-
    phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=224278#p1237495
    or this
    phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=554095

    This one looks promising as an add-on to a html/css site -
    locked-area.com/index.php

    In my research I also uncovered the following that might be of help.

    interlogy.com/products/pmb/
    idevspot.com/iSubscribe.php
    amember.com/
    webscribble.com/
    communityserver.com/
    phpizabi.net/
    phpfox.com/
    bitweaver.org/

    In the end I opted to sell discs and downloads and have a free forum rather than set up a membership site.

    Hope this helps.

    Max
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    Dont know what happened. Used to have hundreds of posts on here. Left for a while - came back and everything gone... no-one answers my emails.... So guess I'll just start from scratch... :0(

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  • Profile picture of the author UncleHQ
    Hi Hidman,

    Sure, I can help, need more detail though, PM me or get me through my sites in my sig.

    Memberships setup is one of my specialties.

    Brian
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    • Profile picture of the author blogonator
      Thanks for the PMs guys..thats very nice..keep them coming
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    I can build you a membership site from scratch .. Custom built from the ground up.. I do not use any free open source code or pre-built scripts.

    Interested send me a PM with details of what kind of membership site you want.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashaant
    I have a product launch coming up in the next 2-3 weeks that does just that. It's a Joomla based product with a lot of features.. PM me for more info..
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Simons
    I heard joomla can get real expensive to set up?
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    • Profile picture of the author David-JP
      I can set you up with either a joomla or wordpress membership site, integrated with amember. Have done a ton of these with many happy members.

      Check out my demo sites in the sig.

      David
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    • Profile picture of the author UncleHQ
      Originally Posted by Doug Simons View Post

      I heard joomla can get real expensive to set up?
      Hi Doug,

      Depends on what you want to use it for.

      I run around 50 of my own Joomla sites targeted to different aspects of my business, as a content management system - there is very little to beat it in my opinion and they can be setup with just a few clicks - getting addons and configuration is what takes the time and/or money.

      I personally don't use it for membership sites as I have a few scripts that are better suited for the purpose although it is perfectly capable of doing so and has many plugins to make the task easier.

      Brian
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Doug Simons View Post

      I heard joomla can get real expensive to set up?
      Hi Doug,
      The problem with it is that it's open source and can be hacked.. Personally I value my members and I provide protection for them from hackers by providing a safe and secure custom built website..

      Just as 100,000's of wordpress blogs are being hacked each and every year, same is starting to happen to joomla and a few other free open source code scripts..

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author richfit
    What are you using for your Membership Site?

    Sounds like you have already created the site?

    I've put together a system after working with $50+ million dollar companies perfect their SEO and Internet Marketing Strategy over the past few years and if you want to know anything about Membership Site creation I highly suggest it...

    Only 1 problem... it doesn't launch till December 3rd at Noon...

    So if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

    Bryan Dulaney
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    • Profile picture of the author blogonator
      Originally Posted by richfit View Post

      What are you using for your Membership Site?

      Sounds like you have already created the site?

      I've put together a system after working with $50+ million dollar companies perfect their SEO and Internet Marketing Strategy over the past few years and if you want to know anything about Membership Site creation I highly suggest it...

      Only 1 problem... it doesn't launch till December 3rd at Noon...

      So if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

      Bryan Dulaney
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      I have actually never set up a membership site before..This would be my first project..some folks suggest using joomla, while others suggest using wordpress, integrated with amember..i am totally confused here..anyways, which platform does your system use?
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  • Profile picture of the author PeteMoore
    It really depends on your budget.

    Low cost I have used wordpress and locked area script as mentioned above.

    We use membergate which is pricey but very good.

    Thanks
    Pete Moore
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