Membership Websites

Custom Made Membership Websites That Work

Membership is one of those things in customer relations that’s a little tricky.

You don’t want to be overly pushy with your marketing to the point wher you make your members feel like they’re being advertised to, yet you also want to make your audience feel like you know their needs and you’ll cater to them

We at Sharp Tack Media mostly have worked with brands and companies that require membership pages in one form or another, whether it may be a simple registration page all the way to fully developed membership sites with payment integration and different tiers.

People love when they feel like they have control over their membership plans and that they see value in their membership, it’s up to you to provide those controls and values and it’s up to us to present these in a concise, transparent, and clean way.

A Few Things You Need to Ask Before Building a Membership Website

Who’s my audience?

Knowing who you are targeting is arguably the most important thing you need to know before starting your site. If you don’t know who you’re marketing towards, then who will want to buy what you’re offering?

What Platform will I use?

In today’s technologically inclined world, there are a number of platforms that you can use  to develop your site. We have our preferences because we’ve seen particular value in them but you’re free to endorse the platform of your choice and we can help you build an amazing membership facility with it.

How much am I willing to spend on this site?

Another glaring question that site owners dread to ask is the cost. Membership sites aren’t as costly as what you may be led to believe. The cost ultimately depends on the platform you use, the features you want to implement, and the time it will take to develop the site.

If you have prior experience with this then you’re sure to be able to set reasonable estimates of the cost.

If you don’t have experience, we’ll be more than happy to guide to and give fair estimates of our services.

Here’s a List of the Most Powerful Membership Site Designs We’ve Worked on in the Past

Paid Memberships

Paid memberships are a great way of securing consistent revenue for your site. We have several specialty services for setting up paid membership sites.

  • Database Building

    Providing a database for all the data you need to see at a glance is a must. We use a variety of tools to build detailed and organized databases for you to access at any time.

    Databases provide your membership site with a powerful way of checking on your user’s data, monitoring of renewal periods, sorting according to any sort of metric you might want. Virtually all membership sites have databases, ours are just that one step above in quality.

  • Payment Integrations

    Payment integrations are a nightmare to implement if you don’t have the right team doing the work.

    You can choose from a wide variety of payment methods for accepting payments/refunds. It’s a Sharp Tack Media guarantee that you’ll receive all the backend support you’ll need when it comes to payment issues as sometimes these systems can become finicky and unstable, especially when a large number of users are trying to use the service.

Membership Only Communities

Users love exclusivity. Nothing provides more exclusivity than a paywall.

Having a brilliant members only community page is a surefire way of boosting your site’s relevance.

We provide powerful tools that help you make great and engaging membership sites without the hassle of going through all the trouble of building everything from the ground up.

We have tried and tested methods that ensure a secure and seamless membership experience with round the clock bot support for frequently asked questions.

Free Vs. Paid Memberships

Offering free memberships may add some work to your content team, but it’s essentially a marketing campaign in and of itself.

Free memberships are a great way of enticing and introducing your users to the perks of your site and gives them a taste of the services you may offer.

Making paid services available to users for a limited time increases the chances of your users to pay and sign up for paid services.

Free membership programs also have a unique advantage over sites who don’t offer free memberships. It offers a powerful way of building your email base and eventually offering those contacts services that they may want to avail. Again, easier marketing.

While you don’t make quite as much revenue up front as you would with straight up paid membership sites, you’ll have better longevity and sustainability if you offer free membership programs as an introduction to your services before migrating to a paid solution.