Creating a membership is a fantastic way of generating uncapped, recurring income into your business using digital resources.

If you’re a service-based business, then instead of focusing on one-to-one, think about how you can deliver a similar result or transformation on a one-to-many basis.

If you’re a maker, artist or creator, then it’s time to teach what you know or create a community of like-minded creators who can share everything that it means to be in your industry.

And the best way to do both of those things, to level up your authority in your field and add recurring, uncapped, additional income into your business is to create your own membership or subscription model!

Here are the top platforms that you can use right now to create and sell your amazing digital resources via a membership.

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top 9 online membership platforms 2022



Exchanging time for money should be a thing of the past.

To make it big in business in 2022 and beyond, you now need to be creating and selling more than just one product or service from your business. You need to be leveraging your skills and knowledge to create the free time and financial freedom that made you want to start up your own business in the first place!

Subkit not only teaches you how to do this, but gives you the ability to sell your subscription product instantly, from one place, and without the need to learn (or pay for) any additional software.




In my opinion, Teachable is one of the most user-friendly membership, course and sales page creation platforms available. It really is great for novices and non-tech friendly folks. It also has its own affiliate programme to allow your raving fans to promote your membership for you!


Member Vault

This is an amazing platform used by a number of the PPP Academy students because you can host up to 50 users for free. This includes both course and membership creation, so allows you to really play with your ideas and deliver to your audience that is the right way for them.



Podia allows you to host online courses, downloads, and memberships, giving it diverse capabilities that are perfect for adding multiple income streams into your business from one platform.



One of the most well-known platforms, Thinkific has capabilities for both online courses and memberships. Its redirect format, from your current website, is simple to install and easy to use.



Learnworlds allows you to sell under your own website address and seems to have competitive pricing and a good reputation.



With the functionality to create both courses and memberships, Kajabi is becoming more and more popular among online content creators.


SendOwl, Stripe and PayPal

Using simple recurring payment tools like SendOwl, Stripe and PayPal, you can actually set up a paid membership on social media using their private group functions. Simply ensure you tell potential customers in your banner and group intro how they can pay to join and allow them access to the group. It really can be that straightforward.


Which will you choose?

Whichever platform you choose to use, make sure to use the following checklist before committing:

  • Pricing – Is it a monthly cost or are there transaction fees added?
  • How do you plan on promoting? Is there an affiliate programme option so your members can be rewarded for their referrals?
  • Will it integrate with your existing website i.e. woocommerce sales?
  • Are there limits to the number of members you can have or other restrictions within the price plan?
  • Are you restricted to content? i.e. Can you include affiliate links within your membership to make recommendations to your members? What materials can you use i.e. video, audio, downloadable content?
  • Research the platform thoroughly. How is the platform viewed by buyers and other digital content creators; what reputation does it have? What other memberships that you know are hosted on that platform?

Go forth and create! Not sure how to go about creating your membership? Join the Passive Business Academy for step by step guides on membership creation, integration with other income streams and how to maximise your marketing and growth!

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