If you are a consultant or speaker, one of the best ways to capitalize on your know-how and expertise is to create a membership site with online course offerings.
However, knowing you need to do so, and getting there are two different things.
You may be wondering and struggling with how and where to get started, or how to integrate a membership site into your existing business and marketing systems.
That’s where AccessAlly comes in.
What is AccessAlly?
AccessAlly is a membership and course plugin for WordPress. AccessAlly enables you to create and manage gated content for your customers and clients. The platform makes it extremely easy to focus on creating course content while getting customers in the door.
AccessAlly has everything you need to build and market a membership site for your online courses. This is very important because all the other WordPress plugins require numerous add-ons and integrations.
I’ve been building membership websites and online courses since 2012, and I’ve seen a lot. After assessing many options on the market, I believe AccessAlly is a real game-changer in the membership and online course arena.
In this post, I’m going to share seven of the top reasons why I love the platform, and how it can help you achieve your business goals.
As you read through these seven reasons, think about how each benefit mentioned can help you share your expertise with more people, bring in more passive revenue, and grow your business.
#1: AccessAlly has everything you need to build a successful membership site.
While you continue to build out your offerings and grow your client base, you won’t want to worry about using additional services and site plug-ins/extensions to manage your membership site.
With AccessAlly, you’ll have an all-in-one solution that gives you the ability to configure and manage your membership site and courses from one place.
For example, AccessAlly gives you the power to manage and operate…
- Recurring memberships
- One-time payments
- Both free and paid classes
- A built-in learning management system (LMS)
- Member directories
- Gamification via a membership site credit system
With AccessAlly, you can say goodbye to the hassle of logging in and out of numerous platforms and services in order to accomplish all of your membership site tasks.
#2: AccessAlly integrates easily into various CRMs.
When building a membership website, it’s critical to have solid integration that allows you to make the marketing funnel work smoothly and improve member experience. Luckily, AccessAlly seamlessly integrates with popular CRMs, including InfusionSoft, Active Campaign, ConvertKit, Ontraport, Keap, and Drip.
Bearing in mind that engagement is a must, this integration is a huge benefit because you’ll be able to communicate with your clients before and after they join and gain access to your gated content.
Unlike other membership and course site options, with AccessAlly you won’t need to install yet another plugin to connect your membership and course systems with your CRM. It’s already been done.
#3: AccessAlly provides unlimited flexibility.
AccessAlly isn’t a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all solution. It’s a flexible platform that can grow and expand as your business evolves.
With many options for customization without the expense and hassle of a custom-coded site, you’ll find the platform easily adaptable to your needs.
For example, AccessAlly offers flexible features such as…
- Unlimited instant and dripped courses
- The ability to license your courses
- Teamwork submissions
- The ability to provide feedback
Maybe you want to offer a small handful of dynamic courses that require members to work together on collaborative projects.
Or perhaps you see yourself generating an extensive library of courses that are easy for members to take and complete coursework on an individual basis.
Whatever your vision is, AccessAlly will enable you to create exactly what you’re imagining for your business.
#4: AccessAlly has built-in tools to simplify the website building process.
Custom coding is oftentimes a business owner’s worst nightmare–especially if they aren’t particularly tech savvy. But with AccessAlly, you won’t have to worry about that.
The platform makes the website building process a piece of cake. As a plugin for WordPress, you can easily integrate themes, shopping carts, and more.
As the AccessAlly blog shares, “The good news is that you don’t need an expensive education WordPress theme to create an attractive membership site. A flexible theme that allows you to create your own templates will work fine.”
Providing a range of options for page templates, you’ll have a solid place to start customizing each page of your membership site.
#5: AccessAlly has essential tools to seamlessly market and sell your courses.
AccessAlly makes marketing your courses and upselling current members simple and seamless.
Here are a few examples of the tools I’ve personally found to be extremely useful when it comes to increasing engagement and maximizing revenue…
Trial offers: Some customers need to test out your product before fully investing–and that’s understandable. With AccessAlly’s product trial feature, you can create a free or paid trial offer for your products and subscriptions.
One-click upsells: Post-purchase upsells have been proven to increase revenue by 35%. With AccessAlly’s one-click upsell option, you’re sure to maximize your profits.
Mobile-friendly order forms: With many consumers searching for and digesting information on their phones, a responsive website that works between mobile, tablet, and desktop is a must. AccessAlly’s pages and forms are mobile-friendly.
#6: AccessAlly offers an easy payment system.
Getting customers through the sales funnel only to have them abandon their cart because of a confusing payment system is a real shame. And unnecessary.
Fortunately, AccessAlly automatically comes with PayPal and Stripe integration, making the payment system as seamless and easy as possible.
The system also enables you to…
- Offer payment plans and subscriptions.
- Accept payments directly in different currencies.
- Offer promotions and discounts.
- Add order bumps, one click upsells, and other features to maximize your revenue.
#7: AccessAlly allows you to design your own metrics dashboard.
Maybe you’re a business communications expert with a vision to build an extensive library of online courses.
Or perhaps you’re a personal development guru looking to grow a community of followers and clients.
Whatever your goals or background, your metrics for success with a membership site and online course offerings will be specific to you.
With the customizable metrics dashboard on AccessAlly, you’ll be able to quickly find and analyze the metrics and data that matter the most to you.
By using a drag and drop dashboard builder, you’ll be able to gain stats on a per-product basis, or see your high-level business data all in one place.
The dashboard has the functionality to view both stats at-a-glance or design charts to understand trends in everything from sales and refunds to subscriptions and abandoned carts.
As you can see, AccessAlly is an effective, flexible, easy-to-use membership solution that helps you sell more, teach better, and engage with your clients on a deeper level.
Combining sophisticated marketing with a solid course builder, you won’t regret selecting it as your membership site platform.
As an AccessAlly Certified Partner and a self-professed technology geek, I’ve helped many clients launch their membership site and course offerings. If are curious to see how an AccessAlly integration might benefit your business, I invite you to book a no-cost, no-obligation Membership Website Consultation.