Anyone can start a blog or an online community around their passion on WordPress.com — and anyone can turn that passion into a livelihood.
To date, WordPress.com’s payments features have processed more than $25 million in payments for our users and more than 1,000 WordPress.com websites are adding new payments features each week.
Here’s a preview of some of what we’ll be covering in this tutorial:
Lots of sites are supported by paid memberships: Painters. Yoga teachers. Musicians. Coin collectors. Small businesses, yes, but also amateur filmmakers, poets, journalists, recipe developers, bloggers.
With a membership-based business model, you publish great content, and your fans sustain you with regular monthly payments. Creators can devote their full attention to their work and website while earning a living. Members get to ensure their beloved creators keep creating, and connect with other people who love the same things they do.
In this particular tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use WordPress.com to create a paid membership website, giving paid subscribers access to private content via the Premium Content block.