If you run a WordPress site and would like a community with different levels of access, whether free or paid, and/or you’d like a way to sell online and take payments online, then I doubt you could do better then S2 Member.
This is the way you do it if you have a limited budget but a lot of patience.
S2Member is a plugin that works with WordPress based sites
It has a free version that handles just about anything you really need at an entry level of business growth. Seriously…you might never need the paid version.
But the paid version: S2 Pro, is pretty damn affordable, is a one-time buy, and the extra options allow even the smallest of players to have a huge professional footprint online.
I’ve used both
I wholeheartedly endorse the quality of this system, the quality of the support team and the quality of the forums.
But you got to want it.
This is Code City. It’s another language. More than one, really.
The directions are in simple English but what you’re going to have to do from there may give some of you pause. At least in certain areas of the system.
And you are going to enter some deep waters in both the online and offline banking world, as you integrate your payment systems with your product offerings, as well as any protection settings and membership level situations.
It’s hairy but doable
Back when I had NO budget, I worked with S2Member.
I was able to figure out all that I needed to do and I did it with real world businesses, as well as virtual.
And I’m a self taught guy. I just tried to do what they said and I figured it out, with massive help from the free support forums.
So, you have a shot at pulling this off, but I really want to re-stress that you got to want this. The learning curve may be considered staggering by some.
OK. Assuming you have what it takes, let’s double back to the value in this beast.
- S2Member will let you sell anything that you can ever dream up to put a price on.
- You can protect your content from unregistered or nonpaying eyes in a multitude of ways.
- You can integrate with pretty much every single major online payment system, as well as all the major autoresponder systems.
- There are dozens of in-depth training videos to help you build whatever you must.
Overall, S2 has every conceivable banking, membership, and product sales option built into it.
You are truly only limited by your comprehension or ability to keep learning. It’s a sweet machine.
In that respect, I’d go so far as to say that you might never want to stop using S2 on your site, once you’ve established it.
But, in respect to how I’m helping you build a platform, keep reading.
I swear by it, but I’m glad I found Rainmaker
Again, if it’s a budget thing, start with S2. It’s what I used for a few years. But you’re gonna drool over the life improvement you experience when you can finally afford Rainmaker.
Plus, you will have an incredibly deep understanding of how this particular part of an online platform works, which is always a benefit to future planning.
You’ll be able to envision and create options off the back of your knowledge that others would never be aware of. You can’t lose.