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On today’s show we’re talking about membership sites. It’s fitting that we talk with Dave Jackson, curator of The School of Podcasting. When I started podcasting back in 2004, Dave Jackson was one of the first people who reached out to network with me about podcasting. Like me, Dave and the first wave of original podcasters were also the early pioneers of WordPress. Because of the inherent RSS capability, WordPress became the tool of choice for every podcast producer from about 2005 onward.

Throughout the last decade, Dave’s instructional membership site has taken on many different designs and frameworks. Throughout the years, new technologies have replaced older ones. New features have evolved, including how users register, payments, the rate in which they consume content and the notifications to the user once new content is released.

With so many new advancements and options available, I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk with Dave about what he uses that makes him successful and what mistakes were made in the past. We discuss different membership plugins and platforms as well as the different models of content protection that are now available.

If you’re looking to learn more about running and maintaining your own membership site, this episode is for you! So sit back, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting!