5 Membership Site Business Success Stories [2023]

5 Membership Site Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Membership Site Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a membership site business:

1. Let's Reach Success ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska (from The Netherlands) started Let's Reach Success almost 10 years ago.

$5K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

I’m Lidiya, a full-time blogger, course creator, and the founder of Let’s Reach Success. With the content I publish on the blog and the courses I create, I help people start a side hustle and earn passive income so they can pay off debt, quit their job and live their best life.

My signature program - Financial Freedom Through Blogging - is the formula for starting a blog, growing it to 100K page views and $5,000/month, and living life on your terms. Inside it, you’ll find answers to all your questions about becoming a full-time blogger, behind-the-scenes content, real ways to make money and build blog traffic, a ton of video tutorials, how-to guides, and bonuses.


2. Paid Memberships Pro ($1.2M/year)

Jason Coleman (from Reading, PA) started Paid Memberships Pro over 12 years ago.

$100K / month
2 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

My name is Jason Coleman, and I am co-founder of Stranger Studios. Our flagship product is Paid Memberships Pro, a membership platform for WordPress. Associations use our platform to collect recurring payments and manage their memberships. Businesses and solo entrepreneurs use PMPro to run paid blogs, podcasts, and community sites.

Paid Memberships Pro is a free and open-source plugin available for download at WordPress.org. Over 100,000 sites run Paid Memberships Pro. We have around 6000 customers who pay us for premium add ons, support, and other services. In 2020, we averaged $100k per month in revenue and are on track to grow an additional 25-50% this year.


Learn more about starting a membership site business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a membership site business?
-> Pros and cons of a membership site business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established membership site business

Other resources

4. MiloTreeCart ($72K/year)

Jillian Leslie (from Austin, TX, USA) started MiloTreeCart over 1 year ago.

$6K / month
2 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hi! I’m Jillian Leslie, founder of MiloTree Easy Payments. I’ve been an online entrepreneur since 2009 when I started my first online company, Catch My Party, with my husband, David. We started it as a party photo-sharing site, and since then, have grown it into the largest party ideas site on the web. You can check it out today, it’s still going strong.

Leveraging our current audience and our MiloTree pop-up app customers, within our first 2 months of launching MiloTree Easy Payments, we’ve been able to attract 200+ customers, and are hoping to make $40k ARR by the end of our first year.


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