There are two schools of thought when it comes to membership sites, one is to use a 3rd party platform like Patreon, and one is to do it yourself on your own website. I want you to hear from people from both schools of thought, which is why I’ve invited Ravi Jayagopal to the show.

Ravi Jayagopal is the Co-Founder of, a premier membership platform for WordPress. He also hosts a podcast about making, marketing & monetizing your content with membership sites, online courses & subscriptions.


  • Why would someone want to host a membership site on their own website rather than using a platform like Patreon?
  • What are some of the downsides of hosting it yourself?
  • How do you design a membership program people want to join? What do you include with the membership?
  • What are DOGPOO and DOSAA?
  • Let’s Talk About Membership Models. When do you go lifetime? When do you go recurring?

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