Most people talk about the most obvious use of membership site in that they are a great way to create a business with recurring revenues and customer interaction. However there is one particular use that I have implemented over the last few years that helps me save a TON of time and energy. That use is using a WordPress membership plugin to create an employee training center.
If you have ever outsourced anything or have hired an employee, then you know how much time it takes to train someone. Even more time if they aren’t trained well or in a timely manner. I made simple membership area and did a brain dump of the processes I use in my business. Those processes were either documented via video or by some checklist (often time both).
All that information was organized in the training center and made easily navigable according to topic. Each new employer/contractor is given access only to the information I want them to see in accordance to the job they were hired for. So now, I tell them to watch the videos and get back to me within ‘x’ time where I’ll give them a task to test their ability to follow directions.
If they pass that, then I’ll give them more work. The important thing to consider is that I used to get on Skype and talk people through the work. Inevitably, that would lead to multiple conversations because of something they didn’t understand or that I didn’t communicate well. Again, this has saved me a lot of time in my business!
Do you have any interesting uses for membership sites? Tell me about them below!