- +Why is DIY Membership Websites a great solution for me?
DIY Membership Websites is the perfect marriage of professional design and DIY – with all of the tech overwhelm removed from the equation! Most professionally designed and developed membership websites cost anywhere from $3,000 and up – and that’s a big investment, especially if you’re just getting started. I’ve built more than 300 membership websites for clients over the past several years (and have nearly two decades of industry experience), so I combined everything that I knew to be successful into these demos to create a great opportunity at an affordable price.
- +What else will I need for my DIY Membership Website?
In addition to your DIY Membership Website, you’ll need an email service provider or autoresponder (we recommend ActiveCampaign
) and a payment gateway (we recommend Stripe
). You’ll also need to be thinking on your membership strategy – and you’ll be able to explore that more fully in our Facebook group once you’re a member. If you’re going to accept payments directly on your website, you’ll also need to purchase an SSL certificate – this is a security protocol to protect payment data that’s transmitted to your website. An SSL certificate also helps Google rank your site more highly in search engine results.
- +What happens after I pay?
After you pay, you’ll be redirected to a form and we ask for information so that we can access your domain registrar and your hosting or you can choose our hosting at no additional cost. Once we receive that completed form, we’ll have your site set up on your domain within 48 – 72 hours. You’ll also receive some emails from us – one with your login information to access the tutorial library and a second with your username and password for your new website once the setup is complete. You’re welcome to contact us at any time, too.
- +Don't membership websites usually cost thousands of dollars? What's the catch?
Professionally designed membership websites can cost anywhere from $3k to $10K or more, that’s true, but there’s no catch here! I’ve been designing membership websites for years and saw a need in the market for an affordable, easy-to-use solution for entrepreneurs just like me. That’s how DIY Membership Websites was born.
- +Are there any hidden costs or fees?
Nope. The price of your DIY Membership Website is $499 and there’s an ongoing fee of $59/month that includes 30 minutes of monthly support, backups, updates, and much more. Other than that, there is one option to choose to have US add your content and images and that’s right out there in the open as an option – not a requirement. You pay $499 and $59/month – and you can cancel the monthly subscription at any time.
- +How soon can I get started after I pay?
After you pay, we need 48 – 72 hours to get everything set up for you. After that, you’re all set to rock and roll!
- +Do I need my own domain and hosting?
If you don’t have a domain name, you’ll need to purchase one. They cost about $15/year and you can buy yours at GoDaddy or any other domain provider. If you don’t have a hosting account already, we can host your DIY Membership Website for you at no additional cost for as long as you’re a member. If you choose to cancel your monthly support subscription, your monthly hosting is $9/month.
- +Who is DIY Membership Websites for?
DIY Membership Websites is for growing entrepreneurs who want to generate strong recurring revenue in their businesses by offering a membership-based program or an online course. It’s absolutely perfect for entrepreneurs who are just starting out or for seasoned entrepreneurs who’d rather spend their resources on reaching their audience than on expensive website design and development.
- +Won't my site look just like everyone else's?
While there are potential similarities with any template (not just these – any template from anywhere) because anyone can buy them, you are able to completely customize your website. Once you’ve added your images and content and your DIY Membership Website is infused with your unique voice, it will stand out. Plus, you aren’t limited to the framework as it is – it’s very easy to customize and there are video tutorials to help you with that every step of the way.
- +How much can I customize my website?
You can customize every aspect of your DIY Membership Website. From adding or removing pages, to changing page layouts, to selecting your own colors to match your branding, nothing is outside the realm of possibility with DIY Membership Websites. The built-in visual page builder is so easy to use that you can literally design nearly anything you can imagine – and I’ll be there to support you each step of the way.
- +Will you add my content and images for me?
My team will absolutely add your content and images for you! There is an additional one-time fee of $500 for this service and you will still need to provide content and images. If you choose to have us build your site for you, we need about 7 days from the day that you provide the content and images. We’ll provide a Google Drive Shared Folder for this and keep in close contact with you during the process.
- +What about connecting my services like autoresponder and payment gateway?
No worries! We make all of the tech connections to your key services FOR you. Once you complete the form, we get right to it so there’s no tech headache for you. We even add your logo and favicon for you – just upload them in the form after you purchase.
- +I have ZERO tech experience. Can I still build my own website?
Even with zero tech experience, building your own membership website with DIY Membership Websites is a breeze! The premium Themify WordPress theme has a visual editor that you can use to simply drag and drop the elements you want, create custom column layouts, and create your own beautifully designed pages right from the start. There’s a complete tutorial library with screen capture videos and you can follow along. You can also get support in our private Facebook community or via email. No problem at all.
- +What if I need help?
If you need help, we are just a few clicks away! Tag me or one of my “A-Team” (answer team) in the private Facebook community or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll come to your rescue in no time flat.
- +Do you offer a guarantee?
I absolutely offer a guarantee! Try your DIY Membership Website for 7 days and if you aren’t completely happy with it, I’ll gladly issue a full refund. If the site is installed on your hosting, you’ll need to grant permission for me to log in and delete the site in order to request a refund (this will also delete your content and images that you’ve added). I want you to be thrilled with your site and be launch ready ASAP, so there’s always support available and the lines of communication are always open. I don’t just build websites – I build relationships.
- +What do I get for my monthly ongoing fee?
The monthly fee of $59 entitles you to 30 minutes/month of dedicated monthly support (you’ll receive an email on the 1st day of each month asking how you’d like us to support you), monthly updates of all themes and plugins, a security audit, as well as access to our private Facebook community of like-minded entrepreneurs and support staff.
- +How can I get ready for my website while I wait for the set-up?
Great question! Start getting your content and images ready based on the template you chose. The more ready you can be with images and content, the faster you’ll be able to create your website and be ready to launch and grow recurring revenue in your business.
- +Who is behind DIY Membership Websites?
I’m Pam Carpenter – founder of Website Rescue and creator of DIY Membership Websites. I’ve been in the tech industry for 18 years and I’ve been designing membership websites for the past 5 years. My clients get amazing results, and I designed DIY Membership Websites to make it easier and more cost-effective for even more entrepreneurs to easily scale their businesses and create financial stability and freedom in their lives.
- +Who owns my website?
When you purchase a DIY Membership Website, it’s yours – 100%. We provide the framework and, even if you ask us to do the work, 100% of the work product belongs to you. We may request permission to use an image of your site in our client showcase in the future (including a link back to your site, of course) – and you’re welcome to volunteer, too! But the site belongs to you and only to you.
- +What about website updates and security?
We’ve got you covered with website updates and security. We build security into your site during the setup process and your monthly fee covers all of the updates and a monthly security audit. It’s our business to protect yours – and we take it seriously.