In the last lesson we went over a handy checklist that you can use to set

up your membership site. In this lesson we are going to talk about

choosing the right script to power your membership site.

A membership site script will help make running a membership site

very easy. Most scripts allow you to securely set up a website so that

non-members can’t access your private content.

There are many different membership site scripts available. Before you

purchase a membership script, look for answers to the following

questions on the script’s website:

Does the membership script have a satisfaction guarantee?

Study the sales page for the membership script carefully to find a

satisfaction guarantee. When a creator of a script includes this, you can

buy the script confidently knowing that if you have trouble later you can

file a refund request. If the script doesn't function the way the creator

promised, you'll be able to get your money back. Reputable product

creators understand this and will display this clearly on their sales page.

Does the script come with an instant use website template?

Your membership site building process will go a lot easier if your script

comes with a website template. The website template will allow you to

set up the script and the basis for your website within just a matter of

hours. You can normally edit the template with your own custom header

and icon.

Does the membership script offer automatic activation for paid

accounts?

Once someone pays for their membership to your website, they'll want

to login right away. That’s why it’s so important that your membership

site script offers automatic processing for member sign ups. This way

the new members are automatically transferred to the login page,

allowed to login and automatically activated to gain access to the site.

Does the script immediately send a welcome e-mail to new

members?

Many scripts offer this helpful option that allows you to build rapport with

your new members immediately. A welcome e-mail will help make your

new members confident about their purchase and introduce them to the

major features of the website. This should be a standard feature on the

membership script that you purchase.

Does the script allow for an affiliate program structure within the

site?

A lot of membership scripts will let you easily set up a multi-tier affiliate

program within the site so you don’t have to use a third party affiliate

program. If you’re planning on implementing an affiliate commission

structure (and you should be!) this is an important feature to look for.

Using a built in affiliate commissions structure will make your affiliate

processing super simple.

Does the memberships script integrate with popular payment

sites?

You'll save a lot of time and energy by finding a membership script that

works with Paypal or other major payment processors. If you find a

membership script that does this, you'll be able to get started all the

more quickly.

Do the script creators offer ongoing support?

A membership script is totally worthless unless it is working properly.

When you make an investment in a script, make sure that you can get

the support you need so that your site can make you money. Look for

promises of ongoing support on the sales page or reviews from current

customers that prove the membership script creators follow through

with those who purchase their product.

With the wide variety of options available to you, if you have trouble

finding the answers you need on the scripts that you are considering

then is may be best to mark them off your list and move on.

Click here to access lesson 4. We are going to go over

some quick tips to help ensure the success of your membership site.

Remember, If you have any questions or need any assistance please

feel free to contact me at anytime. I will be glad to help.