Are you happy?

I read this story.

It made a lot of sense.

Will getting everything you ‘think’ you want really bring fulfillment to your life? Will it do the same for me?

Will getting 100, 1000 or 10 000 Instagram followers do the trick? Maybe that shiny new car or finally getting that side hustle off the ground so that you can add ‘entrepreneur’ to your twitter profile?

Everyone is different and has a different place to fit in this gigantic puzzle that is life.

I met an elderly gentleman the other day. I asked him what he did for a living. He told me he was a Postman.

A postman? I thought. How sad. Surely he wanted to do something more with his life? Do something that would make him really happy, right?

The postman continued: “and loved every minute of it!”

Wait, what?

You see, the postman was happy. He found a place where he could meet and develop relationships with those he came into contact with. Everyone in the neighborhoods that he visited knew him and enjoyed their little morning conversations with him. He got home early. He had all the time in the world to spend with his family.

The postman was happy.

We are not all meant to be developers, entrepreneurs, hustlers, actors, engineers etc.

Don’t get caught in the trap, running round and round on a mouse wheel after a piece of cheese that you think will make you happy. Do what makes you happy. When you find it, do more of it. Live your future happy self, today.

If being a developer makes you happy, then you will naturally like doing it. Maybe not all of it, but most of it. Chances are you will keep at it for long periods of time and work hard at learning as much as you can. Who knows, you may even start your own business…

I think this is a far better approach then “I want to be a developer because I can earn $xxx” or whatever.

I think you get my point.

I leave you with the story I read that I mentioned earlier: https://m.signalvnoise.com/youre-probably-won-t-make-it-to-the-top-8d2146abb790

How to Set Up Your Membership Level Pricing for Paid Memberships Pro

This guide covers some of the most common pricing models for membership sites and how to configure level pricing for your site. It’s a useful guide if you’re just getting started with Paid Memberships Pro and would like to learn the different ways you can potentially charge members.


How to set up your Membership Level Pricing

Paid Memberships Pro enables you to charge your members in a variety of ways, including:

  1. Set up a one-time/one-time “lifetime” payment for membership.
  2. Bill members on a recurring monthly subscription.
  3. Charge members on a yearly basis.
  4. Set up a trial for your members before having them commit to a full membership.

You can offer all of these pricing models and more using Paid Memberships Pro. Below are a few of the most common pricing options we have seen.


Once Paid Memberships Pro is installed on your site, the following settings can be configured in your WordPress Dashboard under Memberships > Membership Levels > Add New Level:


Video Demo


Setting up a once-off payment.

Here are the steps to create a one-time payment that will charge members when they signup for a membership. The membership can last indefinitely or for a specific amount of time.

  1. Set the amount you want to charge immediately at checkout in the “Initial Payment” field.
  2. If necessary, add a Membership Expiration to this level by clicking on the Membership Expiration checkbox (more on this later). If left blank, members will be able to access members-only content indefinitely.
  3. Save your Settings
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Pro Tip: Sell access to individual pages or posts, or sell a la carte items for a flat fee by using our AddOn Packages Plugin.

Setting up a monthly payment.

To charge monthly for your site’s membership, do the following:

  1. Set your initial payment to the amount you want to collect immediately when a member completes a checkout on your site. This can be the same amount you plan to charge on a recurring basis or it can be a higher or lower amount.
  2. Select the “Recurring Subscription” checkbox to open up more billing options.
  3. Set the Billing Amount and the Billing Frequency. If you want to bill clients monthly be sure to set your frequency to “1” per “Month(s)”
  4. Save your Settings.
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Setting up annual payments.

To set up a yearly pricing model for your membership level, do the following:

  1. Set the amount you want to charge immediately at checkout in the “Initial Payment” field. Again, you can set this first payment to be a higher or lower price than you plan to charge for subsequent years.
  2. Select the “Recurring Subscription” checkbox to open up more billing options.
  3. Set the Billing Amount and frequency. If you want to bill clients yearly be sure to set your frequency to “1” per “Year(s)”
  4. Save your Settings.
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Setting up a membership level with an expiration date.

In some cases, you may want to add an expiration date to your Membership Level, if you would like to add an expiration date to your level, do the following:

  1. Navigate to Memberships > Memberships Level in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Select a Membership Level to edit.
  3. In the Membership Level Settings, check the “Membership Expiration” checkbox to open up the Membership Expiration options.
  4. Set the duration of the membership access. For example, “3 Month(s)”
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How To Set Up Paid Memberships Pro.

Did you know that I write, record, direct and edit most of the videos on Paid Memberships Pro? Have a look at the first video I made on how to “Initially Set Up” the Paid Memberships Pro Plugin.

 

For more Paid Memberships Pro Videos tutorials and guides see my newly published YouTube Channel.


New Videos Coming Soon!

Word on the street is that there may be some more videos coming soon about Remote Work, Design, Web Development, Working for a WordPress Plugin Company and more! If this is something that will interest you, I would love to hear about it. If you have some more ideas for videos you would like to see, then hit me up in the comment section below 🙂

Change the word “Howdy” in the WordPress Admin Bar.

Howdy 👋😊

If you have ever wanted to change the word “Howdy” in your WordPress Admin bar (the black bar at the top of your website that can be seen once you have logged in),  there are a couple of ways you can do this.

 


  1. Use a plugin from the WordPress.org repository.
  2. Use some custom code – recommended to use with a customization plugin – (an example of a customization plugin. You can also use add this to your functions.php file but this is no longer recommended.

The code gist above will change the word “Howdy” to “Hello”. If you want some further help editing this to other words or installing it on your site, let me know down in the comment section below.


 

All aboard the YouTube Train 🚂

I am happy to announce that I have officially become a YouTube Contributor and Creator. I even have 1 Subscriber, thanks, mom 🤣!

Check out my channel here –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUZn_acNkqJerzV75HkJ2A


Still very new, I have 4 videos on there focusing mainly on WordPress Tutorials walking through various plugin setups for Paid Memberships Pro and Yoohoo Plugins.


Content Creator?

I have been toying with the idea of becoming a content creator on YouTube for a while now and this might be the start of me doing that! Feeling excited.

While YouTube is incredibly saturated it will be an amazing challenge and learning curve for me to produce content and especially content that people want to see.

 

Once again, I owe the skills I learned surrounding video to my job at PMPro. Check out the videos I have made here – https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/step-by-step-guides/videos/

I am lucky enough to have made a few dozen this year alone!

Let’s see what the future brings 🤩