I've never built a membership site before, but I found a micro-niche that will have successful products and very interested and repeat buyers. I have an EMD. It will be an adult themed site, based around a certain fetish. How I'm thinking of setting up the site is to have a public facing website acting as a sales pitch to get interested parties to sign up. Behind the membership site, will be a forum & product profiles that members can purchase products at. There will be two types of users, standard (unverified) & provider(verified). The verified member will be the product provider. The unverified member will sign up to purchase the products & chat in the forums. The site will facilitate purchases between the two interested parties, and take a percentage of the proceeds. I have found a few product providers, and know where to market the site. I don't know exactly how to set up and manage the membership only section, and the software to facilitate payments/purchases. I was planning on building a wordpress or standard HTML front end. Here are my questions: -What are BHW's thoughts? -How should I get this done? -Is there a ready made solution out there for membership & purchasing products behind the membership wall? -Should I hire a developer? -Should I open this up as a JV? -How should I collect payments, and distribute it to the providers? -How do I stop the providers from going around the site and setting up their own deals (this one I was assuming I should do it like Fiverr does)? Thanks!