Extreme Member is an all-in-one membership and marketing solution designed to run and manage membership-based websites on complete auto-pilot. So, what precisely does Extreme Member have to offer? Let us take a closer look.
Features and benefits of the Extreme Member System
The Extreme Member software was designed by Australian internet marketer Shane Goldberg in 2006 after finding that none of the existing membership software available in the market at that time meet his needs. To address his concerns, he developed a system that aims to integrate all the things people need to set up and run membership sites on complete auto-pilot. Extreme Member was designed to provide the following features:
A fully hosted all-in-one solution
While a subscription-based membership site can be built from the ground up by purchasing and installing membership scripts, opting for a fully hosted all-in-one solution is usually the best way to go. It will save time and money overall.
Full integration with the WordPress platform
The software is built on the WordPress blogging platform so it can easily be used to create unlimited pages, posts and content. You can even import your existing WordPress blog if you choose to do so. You also get to use any free or premium WordPress theme and plugins in designing and optimizing your membership site.
Complete site membership management features
Extreme Member allows site owners to create multiple membership levels, select the type of membership (free, standard recurring, one-time memberships) they want to use in the site, and give their members the choice of upgrading or downgrading their membership level. They also get the ability to protect certain pages or posts to ensure that only the members with the right to access that particular content will be able to do so.
With Extreme Member, site owners can likewise create a teaser copy (to entice non-members to convert), coupon and invitation codes, set the number of login attempts and limit the simultaneous logins to the membership site. It also offers a form creator, automatic redirects and automated delivery of login details to new members. There is a customizable content delivery system ideal for drip feeding your content to your members.
Analytics and tracking capabilities
The software works with Google Analytics, Clicky, HitLinks and Woopra.
Email marketing capability
The Extreme Member software has a built-in email marketing module so you can manage your list, send follow up emails and/or email broadcasts, and measure the effectiveness of your email marketing campaign. It also works seamlessly with third-party vendors such as Aweber and GetResponse so you can use your own account to manage your emails.
The software features a built-in spam protection and gives users the freedom of customizing their opt-in confirmations in seven different languages. Note: Some of these features may not be available with the starter plan.
Shopping cart and payment gateway integration
Extreme Member is fully integrated with 1ShoppingCart and can be used for standalone and recurring products. It also comes fully integrated with PayPal, ClickBank, Authorize.net, SecurePay and RBS WorldPay.
Affiliate management systems
With the affiliate module, you can automatically add your members as affiliates and designate multiple affiliate levels so that you can design customized commission structures to special affiliates. It also offers a Media Manager to allow you to upload your banners, text ads and affiliate links and a link cloaking tool. Note: The affiliate module is only available with the advanced plan.
If you need some other features to further enhance your membership site, you can always ask the developers to do it for you. You can ask them to set the site up for you, review your email and affiliate marketing setup, develop and/or install plugins, and adjust your theme settings. You can also ask them to install a community-based forum, a landing page or a sales page, install your SSL certificate, or do a comprehensive site analysis as well as an SEO competitor analysis. For a complete list of the custom services they are offering, please visit Extreme Member.
Responsive customer service
According to its members, Extreme Member has friendly and responsive customer support.
Membership Subscription Plans
Extreme Member comes in three different subscription plans – starter, basic and advanced. With the starter plan, you get all the features mentioned above with the exclusion of the affiliate module and some of the more advanced email subscription capabilities. It comes with 1GB of disk space and 2 GB of bandwidth per month, secure FTPS access and daily offsite backups.
Those who opt to subscribe to the basic plan get 5 GB of disk space and 10 GB of bandwidth while those who are enrolled in the advanced plan get 15 GB of disk space and 40 GB of bandwidth per month.
If you need additional disk space and bandwidth, Extreme Member can accommodate your needs for a small additional payment. You can, likewise, have a dedicated IP address for your domain for an extra $2.00 per month.
You get one website with your monthly payment, but you can have more websites running in Extreme Member if that is what you want. All Extreme Member subscribers also get free Insiders Club Memberships valued at $39.95 per month.
Extreme Member offers a 30-day free trial period so you can try to see if the system works for you before making a subscription. It also offers membership upgrades as well as downgrades so you can make the necessary adjustments at any time.
If you are thinking of putting up a membership site with built-in marketing tools, the Extreme Member system may be just what you need.