New feature: Increase engagement and retention with Comments & Likes
We’ve made Memberful Posts a place where you can build and foster a community around your content with the addition of Comments & Likes.
Mailchimp vs. Mailerlite vs. SendinBlue: What is the best email marketing platform?
In a world of countless marketing channels, email marketing is still a hugely popular choice for communicating with customers.
Dependable creator partners show their value during periods of heightened uncertainty
Creators should expect to face headwinds as the year continues to unfold.
A review of Q2 customer success
Throughout an exciting Q2, we were hard at work helping customers position their memberships for a challenging quarter.
The power of collectively synthesizing knowledge
Water and Music's 'community of practise' aims to help people understand the world better.
Memberful integrations to make your life easier
Memberful is committed to helping you create a fantastic membership site as simply as possible.
New feature: Customize the member experience with our powerful Visual Editor
We’re excited to launch a powerful, new Visual Editor — making it easier for you to understand which features are customizable and how they interact.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Wrap up
I hope 3-6 of these acquisition channels resonated with you and you feel equipped to run some simple marketing tests in the coming months.
The power of diversification
For creators and independent publishers looking to build sustainable long-term businesses, diversification is critical.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Thought leadership
Over time, creating a free yet robust online community can have the potential to bring in all the top of funnel leads you'll ever need.
Choosing the best podcast hosting provider
We are in the process of launching our own podcast and at one point felt overwhelmed by the vast number of podcast hosting providers.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Sales and advertising
Creative marketing opportunities abound at trade shows and industry conferences.
Navigating price increases in your membership
I'll be sharing some key learnings and outcomes we're seeing when it comes to overall membership strategy.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Face-to-face
Creative marketing opportunities abound at trade shows and industry conferences.
How to create and sell digital downloads
Selling digital products means you can spend less time moving your inventory around and more time creating fantastic content.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Audio
Starting a podcast is a significant undertaking and it's a marathon, not a sprint.
Product update: Discord integration
Our focus is to continue making Memberful simple for everyone. With that in mind, here are some exciting updates to our Discord integration!
Creators should focus on reliability when choosing membership platforms
There’s nothing more frustrating than investing time crafting content, only for its potential to be stifled by tech.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Social
Pick 1 or 2 channels where your target audience lives and where you enjoy interacting.
The Memberful Pulse - Q1 2022: Landscapes and Headwinds
A quarterly deep dive into the state of membership where we uncover trends, highlights and what’s moving.
Why your publishing technology stack is holding you back
Just because your original website made you the publisher you are today, doesn’t mean it will carry you into the future.
The queen of Caesar Salad
Why Molly Baz wishes she could wave a magic wand and make cooking fun for everyone.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Content
Organic search traffic happens when someone finds you on a search engine, like Google.
The dangers of overly prescriptive creator tools
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to identify which tools will best equip creators for long-term success.
Should I gate my content?
How to gate content might be the most important decision a content creator can make.
21 marketing channels for membership sites: Intro
Determining the best marketing mix for your membership site can feel like an insurmountable feat.
New feature: Grow your community with member referrals
Offer rewards to members who refer others to join your membership program.
New feature: Acquire new members with Paid Trials
Give people the chance to experience what it’s like to be a member in your community.
Year in review: Memberful’s recap of 2021
As we launch into 2022, we thought it would be fun to recap all the work we did together last year.
When evaluating creator monetization tools, value trumps price
Many decisions are often muddied by a variable that gets more attention than others: price.
Repurposing content: What is it and how do you do it?
In the world of online media, content creation is only part of the story.
Substack vs. Revue vs. Steady
An in-depth comparison of three popular newsletter platforms.
Enhanced Memberful billing
Our billing experience just got a makeover.
New feature: Paid newsletters
Communicate with your members directly through Memberful.
Slack vs. Discord
An in-depth comparison of two popular community platforms.
Introducing our new Memberful community!
We believe that building a sustainable membership business shouldn’t be a lonely journey.
Take a look behind the scenes of the Memberful rebrand
Memberful has updated its identity, messaging, and website design. Here's how we did it and why.
A faster, more reliable checkout and sign in experience is now available
We’ve made it easier for your audience to convert into paying members and for members to sign in!
New feature: Custom landing pages
Create a custom landing page hosted by Memberful, to sell your memberships without a website.
New feature: Support for 12 languages
Customize the experience for your members in one of 12 different languages.
New features: Let members choose what to pay, and unlimited one-time payments
Let members choose what to pay, and unlimited one-time payments.
New feature: Paid podcasts
Create secure, paid podcasts with your existing podcast host.
New feature: Collect taxes
Start collecting taxes in your checkout in just a few minutes.
We’re here to help
These are uncertain times and reliable income is more important than ever.
Say no to metered paywalls: Create value instead
Paywalls can scare away potential subscribers hook them with value instead.
New feature: Branded transactional emails
Beautiful transactional emails that look great on desktop and mobile.
5 Tips for avoiding creative burnout
Need time off? Here are five tips for vacationing as a creative.
9 membership-powered local news sites
Read all about it! These 9 news sites are sharing local stories.
Memberful supports Strong Customer Authentication and 3D Secure 2
You will be compliant with new EU payment regulations on day one.
8 Membership powered sites to read this summer
Relax, read, and get inspired with our summer reading list.
6 Tips for automating your content marketing
Take a break this Summer by automating your content marketing.
New feature: Customize your branding and colors
Upload a logo and choose custom colors to make Memberful feel at home on your website.
Why eCourses are in demand
Learn how you can share your skills by teaching eCourses.
4 Tips for designing a sales page that converts
What makes a sales page convert? Start with these design tips.
How to relaunch your membership site
Failed your membership launch? It's not to late to relaunch successfully.
Membership tips for musicians
Looking for more stability as a musician? Membership might be a good option.
3 tips for journalists ready to convert to a membership model
Looking for more stability as a journalist? Membership might be a good option.
Powering podcasts: What every new creator needs to know
Starting your own podcast? Here’s the recipe for success.
3 Ways to use Google Analytics for your membership site
Learn how you can use data to understand your audience.
New feature: Sell group subscriptions to your members
Multiple seats, purchased and managed by one account.
Best practices for your membership site
Follows these best practices to set up your membership site.
5 Ways to market to both current and new members
Talk to new members while keeping current members happy.
Moving from an attention to creation economy
Moving from attention to creation may save online publishers.
Get your audience excited before you launch
Four ways to get your audience excited about your launch.
6 Ways to get feedback from Your members
Your audience knows the most about your site and how to grow it.
How to successfully go from a free to paid membership site
Going from free to paid without alienating your audience.
Advice from creators with successful membership sites
Real examples of how creators successfully launch their sites.
Grow, retain, and scale your membership site
A guide for successfully growing your membership site.
How to launch a membership site
A guide for launching your membership site.
How creators build successful membership sites
A guide for podcasters, YouTubers, and creators.
Together we're building a better future for publishers, educators, and creators.
How to build a successful editorial membership site
Start a sustainable audience backed online publication.
How to add courses to your membership site
Guide to starting an education based membership website.
Get your membership site ready for the GDPR
A review of what the new EU law means for your membership site.
Is your members-only content protected?
Why we don’t offer members-only pages for non-WordPress sites.
Stop dripping content. Start rewarding longevity.
Dripping content punishes learning. Start rewarding your customers.
Facebook doesn't work for publishers
For publishers, depending on any closed platform is not sustainable.
Why WordPress is best for membership sites
WordPress is perfect for building a dynamic membership site.
Create a paid newsletter with Mailchimp
Options for creating a paid email newsletter with Mailchimp.
Memberful or WordPress plugins?
Differences between Memberful and WordPress plugins.
Grow your membership site with metrics
How to track metrics for measurable business growth.
Are you underpricing your memberships?
Our guide to effectively pricing your memberships.
Take Stripe payments with Discourse
Learn how to take Stripe payments with Discourse.
The perks of decentralized membership software
Keep your audience on your site and use your favorite tools.
Build a WordPress membership site the easy way
Learn how to quickly build a membership site with WordPress.
How to create a video membership site
Create a paid video membership site using a few popular tools.
Stripe vs PayPal: Who should you choose?
We'll compare transaction fees, API, security, and customer service.
4 ways to reward member loyalty
Even small communities can provide loyalty incentives.
To add a forum to your website (or not)
Let's consider some critical issues that will help you decide.
When should you add paid memberships to your website?
Several important factors to consider before making the leap.
5 membership newsletter tips
An informative newsletter provides value to members even when they're not signed in to your site.
Paywall strategy: Don't try to be the New York Times
Use your size to your advantage. Take a more strategic approach.
How to monetize a blog without ads
How to build recurring income through your blog without ads.
3 membership site ideas
Learn how to sell paid memberships (or more of them) with these helpful tips.