I am creating a new site. The "service" offered will be priced at $250.
After a customer pays the $250 they will be directed to a "Welcome" page where they enter their email address and create their own username and password ... or use their email as their username.
I suppose I should send an email to them with a link to the "Member's Only" page where they will have to log in. From that page they will be able to go to any of the pages in the "Member's Only" directory. If they are not logged in, those pages will request that they log in before accessing the page.
If they have forgotten their password, there will be a way for them to get it.
I've seen this on other sites but when I have queried others I am directed to buy such and such membership site application. I've bought 2 so far. I don't need all the stuff and can't figure out how to extract what I do need.
Need is urgent because the site is scheduled to go live 1/1/09
By the way, I already have a very successful site ... ranked #4 under Business Opportunities by Rankings.