A good membership system will allow you to not just have one membership type. What if you want a family membership type or organizational members, couples, or you just want to appease that unusual guy who wants member benefits for his house plant? These are all what we here at Member Center call linked members.
How it works Member Center has a concept of "Linked Members". When you are setting up a member type, there will be an option to allow Linked members and define a limit to the number of Linked Members for that member type.
Family Membership For example, you could create an "Family" member type, that allows Linked Members and has a linked member limit of 3. When a contact uses the Membership sign-up form, they would be asked for their information, and 2 additional contact's information to become members. In HubSpot, this would be reflected as the Primary Member (the contact that signed up) and Linked Members (the 2 additional contact's information that was added).
Company or Organization Membership Another example is an "Organization" or "Business" member type, that allows Linked Members. For this, you could have a limit of 10 members and ask your main contact to be the Primary Member. For example if you are a tech company, your main contact may be the tech officer. The other staff of the company or organization could then be the linked members. In this scenario, we may also recommend using the HubSpot companies feature to keep the information about the roles of each employee and overall relationship with company together in one place.
Why linked memberships?
Manage Business Memberships with multiple employees in a company
Host couple or family memberships
Organize team/club memberships
Create a system for national organizations with chapters
Membership of class/event participants
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