6 Wordpress Memberships Business Success Stories [2023]

6 Wordpress Memberships Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Wordpress Memberships Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a wordpress memberships business:

1. 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.


2. WordPress.com

Create a free website or build a blog with ease on WordPress.com. Dozens of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.

  • Website traffic: 333M/month
  • Business rank: #57

Check out their full website ➜

Learn more about starting a wordpress memberships business:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established wordpress memberships business
-> Marketing ideas for a wordpress memberships business

Other resources

4. GoDaddy

  • Website traffic: 49.8M/month
  • Business rank: #177

Check out their full website ➜

5. Wordpress

Open source software which you can use to easily create a beautiful website, blog, or app.

  • Website traffic: 22.5M/month
  • Business rank: #478

Check out their full website ➜

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