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46: Membership Sites for Creatives 101

business creative educator creative entrepreneurship revenue streams May 02, 2023
Membership Sites for Creatives 101 | The Professional Creative with Bonnie Christine

Are you a creative entrepreneur looking to build a supportive community while generating recurring revenue? In this episode, I explore the world of membership sites and how they can help you unlock the power of both. I discuss the types of memberships available, the importance of starting simple, and the platforms and tools available for creating and managing membership sites. Listen in as I share my experience growing my alumni membership Flourish, and how it’s evolved over the years, plus my tips for creatives looking to start a membership.


Not sure what to create for your membership? Download 50 ideas for content and deliverables that you could put in your membership.


Discussed in this episode:

  • How I got started with my own membership site, and the impact Stu McLaren's course, The Membership Experience, has impacted my success. 
  • Three common subscription-based models:
    •  Community-based memberships: These are usually centered around a common theme, fostering a supportive network of like-minded individuals.
    • Hybrid memberships: These memberships offer both content and community, like my alumni membership, Flourish.
    • Product-based subscriptions: These are businesses that regularly deliver physical products to subscribers, such as subscription boxes.
  • As you consider memberships in your own business, evaluate your own subscriptions, brainstorm ideas, and research existing sites to explore the potential of membership sites for their own creative business.

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Review of the week: 


As always, Bonnie Christine has encouraging, insightful, and interesting things to say. Grateful for her commitment to share her knowledge and courage with others.



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