Setting Up a Paid Membership Site

Hello all,

I’m in need of some general advice on how to set up my WordPress Multiste website. Let me preface this by saying that I am a COMPLETE newbee at coding and the like.

I want to create a magazine/community website for women making major life changes. There will be a free level and three paid levels – Standard, Premiere and Elite. The paid levels allow members to create blogs, participate in the Buddypress community, and access member-only content. Paid memberships will also give members access to upgrades such as premium themes, plugins, etc. The paid membership schema I’d like to use is a set price for monthly billing with a three-month minimum for membership.

All that being said, I was wondering

what is the best way to make this happen. I currently have Membership and Pro Sites installed but I’m not sure how to configure them to make them do what I want them to do. Any advise, suggestions, input would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much for great plugins and a great site!