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Free and Paid Access to a Single Membership Site

A sample membership site is a great freebie to give away as an opt-in gift or during a sales funnel. With a membership site, you can give both your paying and free customers access and then restrict certain courses so that only members can view the content. Membership site setup is easy, and we're here to show you how to get yours up and running. 

To get started, you'll either need to create a new membership site or edit settings in an existing membership site. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps from square one. 


Membership Site Creation

  1. Create a new membership site under Content in your Simplero Dashboard.
  2. Design your home page. Everyone will need access to this page, so make sure it works for both free and paid members.
  3. Publish the home page and launch the site.
  4. Add any additional pages you want both free and paid members to have access to and publish them.
  5. Create any courses you want both free and paid members to have access to and publish them.
  6. Connect your list(s) and product(s) to the membership site. To do this, go to the Content tab within each list and product and check the box next to the membership site you want to grant access to.


Don't stop here. If you do, both free and paid members have access to all the same things. So you need to add some paid content!

Adding Exclusive Paid Courses

  1. Go back to your membership site and add a new course
  2. At the access control, choose the option that reads "Only available to customers who purchased the following product(s)" and then check the corresponding product from the list. 
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Repeat this step for each of the paid courses you want on your membership site. As you set up each of these courses, we recommend that you turn on the preview settings as an easy way to up-sell your paid products to your free members. 

Adding Exclusive Paid or Free Content Via Pages

If you want to add any pages to your membership site that are exclusively for your paid members or your free members, you'll need to set those pages to be auto-published. To do that, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the page editor in your membership site.
  2. Add a page.
  3. Go to the page settings and set the page to auto-publish.
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  4. Then add a trigger, set up an auto-responder, or create an automation to give page access to the desired list or product. You can learn more about auto-publishing pages here. 

You're all set - now, you have free and paid members accessing the same membership site. Happy selling!

If you have any questions or get stuck, contact Simplero support. We'd love to help you! 

Last updated 25 Nov 2020.