CGCookie: An Example of How to Run a Successful Membership Site [Interview]


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Memberships are an attractive business model for a website. You can focus on creating content and building an excellent website, and people pay to access parts of it. However, your site has to be worth the fee and able to prove it, which can be difficult with as many website out there as there are.

Below we have an interview with Jonathan Williamson, co-found of the website CGCookie. He talks about priorities, pricing, and other important aspects of making a membership website work and thrive in the current industry.

This interview is with Jonathan Williamson, co-founder of CGCookie. He’s going to talk to us about running a real world membership website on WordPress. Jonathan is Pippin Williamson’s twin brother, and he has years of experience running membership websites. There is much that we can learn from him.

CGCookie is built completely on WordPress and has a built in membership component. Some astute readers may recognize both the site and Jonathan’s name; Jonathan is Pippin Williamson’s identical twin brother, and Pippin has worked with Jonathan on CGCookie many times. So, in this interview, you’re not listening to me talk to Pippin — though it sounds like it — but I’m talking to Jonathan Williamson.

Read the full article: Running a successful membership site in real life, with Jonathan Williamson

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