It’s no secret that asp.net can create some pretty powerful SAAS (Software As A Service) and desktop apps as well. When combined with the ASP.Net membership features it can be very profitable too. When this code monkey set out to develop some tools to automate my keyword research and campaign building I turned to what I know, vb.net and got to work building some tools. 2 years later I found myself wrapping my new tools up in the ASP.Net membership provider and launching AffPortal.com to share some of those tools with my friends online.
ASP.Net Membership Manager
Right now, Visual Studio is up to VS 2010 and uses .net framework 4. It has a ton of super powerful features when it comes to dealing with the ASP.Net membership provider and the user roles that the users are assigned w/in a membership site.
PHP is the reigning king of the membership arena right now and probably will be for a very long time due to it’s popularity with online entrepreneurs. With solutions like Digital Access Pass, Wishlist and aMember there’s no wonder why. It’s plug and play if you are putting together a good content site with WordPress. You lock it down with DAP or one of the others and away you go.
ASP.Net Membership Solution
For the .net programmers looking to use the ASP.Net membership features, I have yet to find a solid solution for the ASP.Net membership provider that is equal in functionality to DAP or the other php based programs that incorporates the payment functionality that the PayPal Instant Payment Notification requires AND a solid back end ASP.net membership manager. Let’s not forget the value of having an army of affiliates actively promoting your new service. It’s time for the ASP.net membership api to show itself as a viable solution to making profitable membership sites.
I am in the middle of a new SAAS project with Chris Rempel and I am writing the whole back-end and the tools for his new idea using the ASP.Net membership provider. We decided to go with asp.net membership and .net framework because it will provide the power we need to accomplish the back end processing but this left me with a challenge. How to incorporate the tools, the ASP.Net membership management, PayPal processing and the affiliate program under one neat little package.
I could have put together a patch work of INDIVIDUAL controls that might just get the job done but instead I decided it was well time to write a good comprehensive solution for us .net guys that want to build an ASP.Net membership site and make a good income selling our web based software. Besides, I hate the back-end to AffPortal and managing members is not fun how I have been doing it with an outdated ASP.Net membership manager control. So this will be a good update there too.
In the end we will have a solid ASP.Net membership based framework that vb.net developers can use to build asp.net membership apps quickly and easily that we can monetize using PayPal very easily. With this framework they will be able to quickly program the SAAS tools they want to build and get them launched and profitable in record time.
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