As a creator, you know that building a dedicated community of supporters is vital to your success.
But keeping them engaged and excited can be challenging.
That's where a membership program comes in!
Creating a program gives your most loyal fans a way to support you with monthly, quarterly, or annual payments in exchange for unique perks.
Not sure what to offer members?
Here’s a list of 15 unique perks that will make your members feel like they're part of something truly special:
1. Ticket pre-sales
Sell out your tour faster - and to your most deserving fans - by giving members first access to tickets.
2. Welcome Gift
Delight members with a free welcome gift, such as a membership card, free product, or personalized thank-you note.
3. Exclusive products
Offer unique and exclusive merchandise that's only available to members.
4. Digital Collectible
Create a members-only digital collectible that can be transferred to a Web3 wallet and kept forever.
5. Storewide discounts
Reward fans while also driving product sales when you give members a storewide discount on your merch.
6. Early bird access to audio or video content
Get members excited about your upcoming projects by giving them a sneak peek before anyone else.
7. Downloadable digital content:
Exclusive access to music, videos, wallpapers, printable artwork, or ebooks.
8. Monthly newsletter updates:
Send out monthly newsletters or updates to your members, where you can share your progress, plans, or personal stories.
9. Member-only video library
Offer members exclusive access to video content that's not available anywhere else.
10. Member-only live streams
Engage with your members by hosting live Q&As, performances, watch parties, interviews, gaming sessions, or anything else you can think of!
11. Member-only blog
Go deep with long-form content. Share blog posts with updates on what you’re working on, what’s coming down the line, stories from the road, and more.
12. Member-only photo galleries
Give members a behind-the-scenes look at the studio, creative process, or tour with photos not available on social platforms.
13. Access to Fan Forums
Build fan-to-fan community by giving members access to Fan Forums, which require little effort or moderation.
14. Access to private Discord channels
Set up private channels for only members. This also serves as an easy way to announce new perks.
15. Early access to shows
Let members join the party first with priority access to get into shows and claim their spot before anyone else.
16. Virtual or in-person meet and greets
Host in-person gatherings as a way to connect with members and build community around your brand.
Ready to get started?
And remember, finding the right mix of benefits requires careful consideration and experimentation. But with a bit of creativity and effort, you can provide ongoing value to your supporters and build a stronger relationship with them while generating a steady income!