Step 1: Webhosting
If you don't have it already, the first thing you need is a web hosting account. We highly recommend Cloudways hosting – select their Vultr High-Frequency Server for best results. Much faster than their competitors and excellent customer service.
Step 2: Theme
You're going to want your site to look great and be easy for your customers to navigate. We recommend Astra Theme paired with BeaverBuilder. If you have an existing site, you can use the included plugin to build the private member's area and leave your current theme alone.
Step #3: Ontraport
Ontraport is an all-in-one business solution that covers all your bases, from content protection to email follow-up, to payment processing. In this option, there are only three steps, because three steps is all you need.