My wife has a site ilianamorris.com the main purpose of this site is blogging, information, sharing, her natural health tips, selling courses or how to's, recipes, ebooks, clothing etc as well as sharing products she uses through affiliate companies. like amazon, iherb, vitamix, young living essential oils and so on.
I am trying to decide if in order to have "paid members" she should use a buddy press theme so she has that option or if there are other options.
I would like to create a site that is similar to what she has now, very clean and blog post oriented with sidebar for ads and affiliates but also a membership section that has exclusive content and maybe community chatting etc something that adds value to the free content.
This could lead to ongoing work with my marketing, and design company. I don't do everything myself but I get request for just about everything and it never hurts to network and throw people gigs under my umbrella from time to time. Win Win for everyone.