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I'm Ben, I'm the founder and CEO of Makerpad, and Makerpad is a place to learn, and build products & workflows without code.
50+ percent of our users identify as entrepreneurs or founders, and when we drill down a bit more, like 80% of those have day jobs. We've got a big group of developers actually who use Makerpad - about 25% or so. The rest are all product people, marketing, and a mix of makers and professionals.
Originally, Memberstack was a sort of payment-membership manager. We used it to show and hide Free and Pro content on the site.
Over time we've tried to push it a bit further than you all probably wanted 😂
Now, we offer a full web app experience with user profiles connected to a forum where you can post comments and interact with others. It's not just paid access anymore.
I believe we had a link to a Carrd website with a basic payment pop up. Checking out would trigger Zapier to send an email with the universal password so new users could access pro content on Makerpad.
I haven't tried any others. In our position we see a lot of membership tool, but I haven't actually used any others, because I knew Memberstack was going to do everything I needed. I decided to use whatever was going to be the quickest for me to get up and running, and what did the most. For example, when I saw the meta-data API I knew that was a feature we'd use to pass data around that most other tools wouldn't allow.
It was quite a powerful option for us. And we wanted something to be a bit more than just compete no-code.