If you have high enough quality content, you can make a rather good living off of a membership based website. A good way to do so is to take an approach similar to Poststatus, where there are many articles available to everyone to build interest, but also valuable subscription only content.
Here we have an interview with the creator of Post Status. In it, Brian talks about his site, and how to both create and run a successful membership based website. If you're looking to make one of your own, its certainly a valuable listen.
I have an enormous amount of respect for what Brian has created over at Poststatus and for his outlook on the WordPress space. If you don’t know who Brain is, he’s the publisher behind Poststatus. Poststatus is a mix of WordPress and industry news, with a paid for membership component.
Those that join the ranks of the site, receive a members-only e-mail newsletter and access to a private Slack channel where other like-minded WordPress people hangout.
Brian has been blogging about WordPress, at some capacity, for over a decade and this latest effort (the blog and the membership) is his all-in bet for making a run at becoming a full-time owner.
Brian Krogsgard spills the beans on how he started the successful WordPress membership and news website, Poststatus. A great episode for anyone interested in launching a similar business.
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