Joined: 19 Jun 09
25 Jul 10 7:13 pm
its built in to wp automatically. Wp can be set to private which means you have to be logged in as a member to see any of the pages unless the owner specifically makes them public. you can set it to allow anyone to register, or manual registration by the admin. I do the manual registration right now to keep it private to my buyers.
for example, i am setting one up now for Jetpack. What I will do is when I check my email for people to claim bonuses, I will register them myself, to keep registration limited to only those i select. i know there is a way some people are automating this registration and capturing emails at the same time on a list, but I havent found out how they do it yet.
What I do instead is send them the private site, and register them manually as I check to make sure they qualify for my bonuses. Then, I email them with the log in details. I have an optional opt in that they can use to get a few additional bonuses by subscribing to my list. this is how I build a list of buyers without owning my own products. one advantage that I tell them they get is that I will be offering new bonuses and posting videos of my own results, and helping them to get there, but they have to sign up to the list to get those bonuses.
Up to now this has never been problem because i am doing a few sales here and there. Jetpack is the first product launch I have done, so I will have to see how crazy it mkes me over the next few weeks
Then i set up ppc style landing pages for downloads, confirmation pages, special pages landing pages and bonus offers for other products within the list, etc...
I am actually doing it the hard way, but at least getting it done while i try to figure out how to do it easier and better. I find that doing something now, and making it better is easier than trying to learn everything before taking any action at all.
look at microsoft. none of their systems work right when they release it. they get it out there, and fix it later.