Welcome to my review of Smart Member. I have owned this software for some time now and have been using it for myself, local companies, at a local international school and promoting international social events in Japan.
Intro – How I found Smart Member:
I actually stumbled upon Smart Member when I was looking all over the internet for a membership site. I found a few but they looked pretty bad and the WordPress plugins seemed a little light; nothing more than a password protected page with no support team or anything.
Intro – Why I started and still use Smart Member today:
When I found Smart Member I was blown away! It had everything I needed as a teacher, business owner, active social media user and Affiliate. It was an autoresponder, landing page platform, a sales page creator, a blog, a membership site, an affiliate integration product and MORE!! (Full functions & features below).
Let’s begin the review
Review – What is Smart Member?
Basically, Smart Member is a membership based platform for people looking to create online courses. Smart Member 2.0 will soon be known as SmartMember 3.0. The team has constantly been tweaking and improving the cloud based platform with the suggestions of their +165,000 users. Smart Member 3.0 has better, user friendly functionalities and multiple features to help users quickly create and manage unlimited membership websites, blogs, and lead pages in mere minutes.
Smart Member integrates easily with all the major affiliate systems, autoresponders and online payment processing systems. Simply follow the video instructions and have your site(s) created in minutes.
Programming skills, web design skills and hosting aren’t needed with purchase of SmartMember2.0, plus all your data is safely hosted by Smart Member 2.0.
Choose to make unlimited membership sites for any sub-niche public or for members only.
Create tiered membership levels for basic members to VIP, and publish any digital content you like for public or members only: PDFs, Music, audio files, videos, video transcriptions, download (software or zip-files).
Smart Member 2.0 has tons of extra features, plus the team is constantly fixing bugs and updating the platform (that’s why Smart Member 3.0 is coming soon).
When I joined Smart Member 2.0 they had stopped allowing any new registrants so I was one of the last to get Smart Member 2.0’s Lifetime Unlimited Access Accounts.
It has changed to a subscription based platform but they have added a TON more features than before.
Basically, Smart Member 2.0 or Smart Member 3.0 is Udemy on steroids. It lets users create and launch online courses, and create membership sites that they own. Unlike Udemy, Smart Member 2.0 gives you additional controls; you are able to collect and keep your customers data, make use of bridge / lead pages, directly receive payments, give instant commissions to people who affiliate (sell) your courses, and best of all Smart Member integrates easily with 3rd party platforms like ClickBank, JVzoo, Zaxxa, Stripe and so on.
There isn’t any other membership platform out there at the moment that even comes to rivalling Smart Member 2.0, Period.
What features does Smart Member come with?
- Membership Sites – You can create stylish mobile-friendly websites for blogging or offering products & services
- Digital Courses – Share your knowledge by creating an easy to follow course filled with lessons and choose whether to give away for free or to sell online
- Sell Products – Create any type of course, service or product you like, and sell it through merchants like JVZoo, Zaxaa, ClickBank, Stripe, PayPal, and more.
- Create Sales Pages – Quickly build super-easy-yet-powerfully-customizable landing pages which you can link to any major email provider.
- White Label – Use a custom domain and domain mapping for your sites to brand your business any way you want it now. You can even switch out all of Smart Member’s logos and text with your own.
- Run Community Forums – Host a public or members-only forum with categories, topics, and threads on ANY of your sites.
- Lock Down Content – Protect any of your site’s content so only by the public, members, paying or paid customers can view it.
- Email Marketing – Use Smart Member’s custom emailing platform to precisely organise your audience(s) so you know who you want to communicate with, if you choose market to them & maximize conversion rates.
- Member Downloads – Your download center can be set to private or open giving visitors or members access to your downloadable content e.g. PDFs, Music, audio files, videos, video transcriptions, download (software or zip-files).
- Host A Blog – Easily and quickly create updates & posts with Smart Member’s SEO-friendly layouts. Blog content can also be SEO optimised even when set to members only.
- Lead Capture Pages – Build up an audience & subscriber list in any niche by creating super easy opt-in pages – and even turn your views into members if you’d like.
- 3rd-Party Apps – Start integrating with other high-in-demand services like Vimeo, YouTube and ClickBank, PayPal to boost your site’s capabilities.
- Recurring Revenue – Get paid week after week, month after month or year after year with your growing membership and/or fan base.
- Member Helpdesk – All sites come with a built-in support ticket system & administration portal.
- Shorten & Track Links – Easily shorten & branding urls with advanced rotation & multi-url features & tracking stats.
- Member Management – Get a top down view of your member-base & manage their products & access rights.
- Announcements – Show popup notifications to your site visitors & members of promotions, news, & events.
- Email Autoresponders – Queue up a series of email and send it out automatically over time when your segments & subscribers join.
- Email Subscribers – Import, export, segment & manage all your email leads & subscribers in one place.
- Create Documentation -Add helpful articles & FAQs about your business & products in the built-in support center of your site(s).
- Directory Listing – Your site can get listed on Smartmember’s free Membership Directory as one more source of fresh new leads, members, & customers.
Can you show me Smart Member In Action?
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Quote by Albert Einstein
So What Can We Imagine Doing With Smart Member?
- Launch Our Own Course – With Smart Member 2.0 we have a turnkey system ready to start launching our own course(s), and complete access to a variety of tools and resources which NO OTHER platform or software provide in one location! We can build our online lesson(s) or course(s), upload them to Smart Member 2.0, add our own or other products we want to share with our members by connecting to JVzoo. We can give JV’s review access, and create a win-win situation where those who choose to sell our products benefit from all the traffic, leads, & sales they drive! On-top of that we can use our 3rd party integrations for more options!
- Connect Affiliates – These are people or organisations who look for products and services to promote to their group or fan base. An example would be Amazon, they are the creators of the term, say I have a product but no one to sell it to I can put it in a place e.g. Amazon where people go to look for products. If a person buys through that platform I deliver the product and Amazon get a commission for bringing me a customer. JVZoo, CLickBank are the two largest platforms for finding affiliates. You can also sell your digital products, softwares, services etc. on there and that is why Smart Member helps because if connects us with all these platforms easily in one location.
- Build A Group In Any Niche – We are able to quickly make any micro-niche site based on any topic we want, using 3rd party videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or anywhere else that allows iframe video embedding. By offering these niche sites for FREE to people with specific interests, we are able to build out a massive group of like-minded people that we can connect with via email or directly on the site. We are also able to make residual income aka passive income with the click of a mouse by supplying our group with what they want and need. Here are a few examples of this: Mobile phone companies, TV companies, Internet providers, home delivery service (ANY), online courses – check out some of the major universities they offer degrees online now etc.
- Build Responsive Bridge Pages – Smart Member 2.0 comes ready-to-go with Bridge Pages. Bridge pages is the page that connects the viewers to the product or service they want and/or need. We can create simple capture pages in minutes! But these lead capture pages are dynamic, well more interactive because the text, images, backgrounds, and videos can change based on the user that is viewing them, such as a unique background for men vs. women. If you are advanced you can start getting even more creative with Facebook Ads, Google Ads & Intersecting Audiences!
- People Who Will LOVE Using Smart Member – Teachers, Mums & Dads, Business owners, skilled workers i.e. Doctors, plumbers, construction workers, factory workers, chefs, restaurant owners, students, internet marketers, advertisers, SEO strategists, graphic artists, web designers & developers, Personal Trainers, Gyms, Lawyers, Accountants, Bloggers, App developers, Social Media Users, YouTubers who want to sell in a private space, Facebook users who want freedom to promote to their fans, Instagram users who have huge followings and more!!
Smart Member is suited for ALL types of individuals, industries, products and services.
What Bonuses Do I Get When I Buy Smart Member 2.0?
You will get access to a private FB Group, Speed Blogging Tool which allows you to instantly upload content to your blog, 24 hour support team to answer any questions and difficulties you have, all of the fantastic features mentioned above, access to my personal email to reach out when in doubt, Free Profitable Niche Book if you are not sure where to begin, Smart Member training videos and tutorials, Free ready to go PDFs in your download center, updates on latest features and events, and MORE!
What do you think of Smart Member? Feel Free to try it now and after that come back here to share your review below.