‘What are the most popular examples for membership websites?’ is one of our most frequently asked questions, so below is a brief guide that’s been compiled to answer just that.
These membership website examples should provide an idea of what works and why, but it’s by no means a definitive list of the things that work. When launching your own membership site, following a tried-and-tested path can yield great results, but you’re far more likely to succeed if you find a niche that really inspires you.
Miles Galliford, the co-founder of SubHub, suggests: ‘Pick a subject that you enjoy so much that you would be happy to write about it even if you weren’t getting paid to do so. You’ll spend most of your waking hours thinking about it and speaking with people who share your interest. If you’re not passionate about your subject, someone who is will probably create a better site than yours.‘
With that in mind, let’s see some of the most profitable membership websites built using subhub membership software.
1. Weight Loss, Wellbeing, Fitness and Exercise Membership Site Examples
Diets and fitness are evergreen subjects, attracting large audiences in search of their bodies beautiful. These sites provide personalized training tips and workout routines.
Read Their SubHub story here
2. Online Learning Membership Site Ideas
Online courses are all the rage and rightly so.
They are one viable way of producing passive income for entrepreneurs who have the expertise to share. You may have been already sharing your gifts, but possibly in a live classroom situation or coaching program.
When giving live classes or coaching, there is a process, absolutely. But the process to then translate that to an effective online experience is a different kettle of fish (fishing lessons, anyone?).
However ‘different’ doesn’t have to mean ‘difficult’ unless you overcomplicate things.
Read their SubHub story here
3. News & Magazine Membership Website Examples
Publishing content for profit on the Internet is one of the fastest-growing areas of online business. New online magazines are being launched every day, covering every subject imaginable down to the most niche areas.
Some are started by print magazine publishers moving online, some by small businesses who see value in sharing their knowledge, but most are being started by individuals with specialist expertise or a deep passion for their subject.
4. Expert Advice Subscription Website Examples
‘How to start your own business’ must be one of the most popular search engine topics in recent times of austerity, so this niche has naturally flourished. Some of our client websites here offer great advice every step of the way.
5. Financial and Stock Market Membership Websites
There is a wealth of online stock trading & investing services available today which provide Technical Analysis, Social Community, and Trade Management. All these stock trading & investing services websites were built using SubHub’s membership management software.
6. Investment Advice Membership Website Examples
Newsletters with investment tips have been around for a long time, and now there’s a host of websites dedicated to regular updates. Eric Tyson, TheFredReport and DonConnelly offer advice via their SubHub site, publishing articles packed with content their members enjoy paying for.
7. Life Coaching
Life coaching membership websites are as popular as ever, they provide the support and accountability their members need to make continual progress towards their goals to live a fulfilled life!
Example: www.unlimitedpossibilitieslifecoaching.com | www.herself360.com
8. How to Guides Membership Site Examples
Sites geared towards educating and training make for fertile subscription ground. If you’ve got a hidden talent then creating a tutorial website can be very profitable.
Read Tony’s SubHub story here
9. Property Advice Membership Website Examples
These types of sites are catered towards people relocating to new places, providing all the info required to ensure a smooth move. If you’re looking for inspiration or tips for your own site, take a moment to have a browse of Property Checklist and they might even save you a small fortune on your property.
Read Kate’s SubHub story here
10. Lifestyle and Religion Subscription Website Ideas
Websites that create a real sense of community, centered around a kind of lifestyle or religious belief attract strong and loyal followings. The team behind the Latter Day Village and Love Pray Teach websites publishes content available to members and also products via the built-in store with SubHub, selling downloads and also physical products such as gifts.
The membership or subscription model is a fantastic portal upon which many successful businesses are built, and knowing what works is great, but there’s still plenty of room out there for you to carve your own niche into the Internet.
If you choose a popular subject that resonates, your passion will shine through and customers are more likely to buy into it. There’s never been a better time to start your own site.
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