You probably found this page because you want to create a membership site with Leadpages and you’re on the lookout for the easiest way to do it. I’d be happy to help you out and show you the most suitable approach.
But first, I must warn you that you need to go the extra mile if you wish to set up a successful membership site with Leadpages. If you don’t want to waste your time, you can use another tool like Get Response or Weebly.
This is because the tool itself doesn’t provide you with a feature to build a members’ area on your site, and you’re going to have to use an outside source, in this case, Memberful.
Please Note: Weebly has an in-built membership feature, but it requires you to use the tool as your site builder. Get Response, on the other hand, has very similar features to Leadpages, but I consider it a better choice for building a member’s area because it’s quite easier to use.
Why can’t I create a Members area with Leadpages?
Let’s get things clear before we dig in a little deeper. Leadpages is an excellent tool, and it’s genuinely one of the best in its branch, but it has this one flaw that prevents you from building an exclusive membership area for your readers.
I don’t want to spend a lot of time trying to explain why that is, so I’m going to make this quick. The main reason why you’re not able to build a member’s area with Leadpages is that it does not support single sign-on, which is also known as SSO.
This is the reason why it is not possible to create pages that are for ‘members-only’ with Leadpages. Don’t get stressed out, because there’s still a workaround for this problem and in the next chapter of this post I will proceed to tell you how you can get all of this done.
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What is Memberful?
Memberful is a tool that you can use to sell memberships to your audience. You can be using it to act as a gatekeeper to your fabulous e-mail newsletter, your talked-about podcast, or simply use it to sell your course online.
The simple design makes it easier for you to use it whenever you like, and all you have to do is put in the subscription link somewhere on your site or page and have your customers signing up.
With Memberful, you can grow as a creator and connect with your audience in a more meaningful way.
It gives you the chance to grow your online community and have a discussion among all the members on different forums such as Discourse, Discord, etc, and you can also customize the interface, so it sits well with your final design.
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First Step is the Integration with Leadpages
The visitor that is looking for an exclusive membership can easily purchase a plan directly from your Leadpages landing page.
Once they click the link, it will take them to a new browser, and once the purchase is complete, the customer will be redirected back to your page.
Add an account link – add this link to your site so your members can manage their profile, subscriptions, etc. When you add the link, the text that says ‘Your site’ can be replaced by your site name.
You can access this by going straight to your Memberful dashboard in Account settings.
Add a Downloads link – you can also add a download link to your landing page that directs your members quickly to the Memberful downloads.
If you want, you can visit this page where you’ll find more information on how to set everything up with ease. The link will redirect you to the official integration page, where you’ also find the second step of the integration.
Any other options that I can use?
Integrating the page builder with Memberful is the only way in which you can have an exclusive membership area within Leadpages.
You can also have other options for building membership sites, and the ones that I recommend the most are Get Response and Clickfunnels. Both of them have smooth interfaces and are very similar to the one that Memberful has.
Clickfunnels is a little bit pricier than Get Response, but that doesn’t mean it outperforms it. My suggestion is to check both of them out and decide which one is more suitable for you.