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One of the things you’ll need to figure out when you decide to start a membership site is how you’ll run the technology. Thankfully, today there are many options available at your fingertips for picking the perfect software options for membership sites.

Before you even look at membership software, though, write down the features you want it to have and the budget you’ve set for the software. In addition, consider your technological background and how much it will cost you to get professional assistance if you need it for any of the software mentioned. *FYI – some of these software options for membership sites are affiliate links and if you purchase, we may be compensated!

Here are a few tried and tested software options for membership sites:


This is the king of all membership sites, by far. Why? You can create landing pages, endless funnels, integrate email automation with Actionetics (included with the $297/mo plan) and even add affiliate marketing options. Our number one choice because the possibilities are literally, endless. Don’t need all of the bells and whistles? Their $97/mo plan is extremely robust, and if you call their billing department during normal business hours, you can hold your plan to less than $10/mo while you’re still building funnels. Not only that but as an affiliate, you can crank out passive income all day (and night) with Clickfunnels.


Over 22,000 people are using Teachable to create and sell beautiful online courses. Your skills and experiences are unique and valuable. Easily build a beautiful course website, share your knowledge, and be rewarded for it. With just a few clicks, you’ll get a fully functioning school with learning management, payment gateways, and sales & marketing tools. The basic plan starts at just $39 per month!


Whether you’re creating an online course, setting up marketing automation,
or designing your website, Kajabi has your back. You shouldn’t have to pay for multiple tools to sell your knowledge. Likewise, you shouldn’t have to encounter tech headaches stringing multiple systems together. They offer a generous 28 day trial period, and then basic plans start at $103/mo.


This software is mostly directed towards coaches, offering a lot of features that will benefit coaches like drip content, eCourses, integration with autoresponders and so forth. JigsawBox is a cloud-based service so you don’t have to worry about the technology; you just have to set it up and start collecting revenue. Pricing starts at £67 per month (or £670 annual) for up to 500 Clients.


aMember is a plugin for WordPress that works very well and is very popular with online marketing experts who have membership websites. The software turns your WordPress site into a membership site and an affiliate program. You would need to purchase separate forum software if you wanted a forum. As of publishing date, their pricing starts at $149.36/mo.

Rainmaker Platform 

Built by the people at Copyblogger, this is an expensive option. However, it does a lot and comes with Copyblogger Authority membership. Run from a WordPress platform, Rainmaker will handle hosting, all the technology and more for you. What’s it going cost you? It depends. They’ll customize a quote, especially for your needs.


Integrates with WordPress as a plugin to build WordPress-based software for membership sites. You’ll gain control over who sees your content. MemberPress enables sales of digital products securely and accepts payments right on your website. The best part? The PRICING! MemberPress provides

  • Use on 1 Site
  • Unlimited Members & Content
  • Works with PayPal & Stripe
  • 1 Year of Support and Updates
  • More than 20 Add-Ons & Integrations
  • Plus MORE…

For just $119/year for their basic plan. That’s unheard of.

As you can see, software for membership sites are lucrative, but you need to choose the right software for your needs. Consider your budget, how many members you want to attract, how much you plan to charge members, what you want to include in the membership website and more, as you pick and choose which software is right for your membership.

Which one do you recommend? Have we overlooked your favorite? Why do you love it? Leave us a comment and let us know!


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