How to make a subscription website

Step by step guide to make a subscription website which takes recuring payments from your customers.

1 Create your Subscription packages

Give your customers something to choose from. You can even help them make the best choice.

  • What are the uniqe selling points for each package?
  • How much will you charge monthly?
  • Will there by a signing-up fee (up-front cost)?

Start with one package, then add more as you get feedback from your customers. As you get used to managing customers, work up to about three packages- making the one you most want to tell the best of the other two options. Read-up on the psychology behind this by watching this video:

Write out your package on a peice of paper or your notes app now.

  • What's the name of my package?
  • Roughtly, whats the monthly cost?
  • Is there an up-front fee- how much?
  • What three reasons would somone choose my service over anothers? Some ideas:
    • Is it handmade or locally sources
    • Rare find/unique selection
    • Convenience! On your doorstep every month

2 Use the subscription website builder

The best quickest option to build your subscription website is to use Subscribie the subscription website builder. It allows your to:

  • Create a simple subscription website in ten minutes
  • Take recuring payments from customers (using Direct Debit)
  • Take one-off payments (such as for up-front signing up fees)

subscribie-subscription-website-builder

Simply start by adding your packages , wait for your site to build and start connecting your payment accounts (Stripe an GoCardless) so that you can recieve payment once you get your first customers. Create a subscribie account now.

3 Getting your first customers

Friends, family and collegues are great test customers to give you initial tests whilst you're finding your feet. But remember friends, family and (most) collegues will always tell you your service is great. Use this time to iron out wrinkles in your service and look out for where your potential customers hang out. Are they on

  • Online forums
  • The local store / community board
  • Meetups

Put your business cards with your website address in these locations and tell customers about your new subscription website.

Actually Starting

Lots of people have ideas, few people act on them. It's easy to make critiques when you're first starting out- this is how we learn. Start now and in a few months time you'll be an experienced subscription website builder. Start building your subscription website now.