The Membership Guys

Advanced Tips and Tactics for Offering a Membership Trial

A trial offer can be a very effective tool in your membership marketing arsenal.

Giving people the ability to take your site for a test-run is great way of eliminating any concern that your site won’t deliver what it promises; and when you have people logging into your site and consuming your content it makes it easier to convince them to stick around.

And in this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I let you in on some advanced tips, tactics and techniques for making your membership trial more effective.

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9 Ways to Increase Attendance for your Live Membership Calls

Live content is a great way of delivering ongoing value to your membership without the level of upfront work and other hassles that typically go into producing courses, tutorials or other types of “pre-made” content.

However including this type of content in your membership does add a new wrinkle to worry about – member attendance.

If the turnout for your live membership calls is low, this can directly affect the quality of what you’re producing; not to mention being demoralizing to you and possibly even be discouraging for other members who may interpret poor attendance as a sign of a disengaged community.

In this article, I look at the top 9 ways that you can increase live call attendance…

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How to Win Back Your Lapsed and Cancelled Members

So many membership owners live in fear of their members cancelling.

It kind of makes sense, because the goal of a membership site is to retain its members for as long as possible and so when someone leaves – whatever the reason – it’s hard not to see that as a negative.

However when a member cancels, it doesn’t have to be the end of the road.

In this podcast I talk about why cancellations don’t mean it’s all over, and how implementing a ‘win-back’ strategy is essential for getting lapsed and cancelled members to return.

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Keys to a Successful Membership Launch

A membership launch isn’t as “do or die” as with other types of products such as online courses, software or services.

But getting your launch right is important for giving you the initial influx of members that will help you to build momentum within your membership site.

In this episode I talk about how to ensure your membership launch is successful.

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Amy Porterfield’s 6 Top Tips for Growing Your Membership with Webinars

Amy Porterfield is one of my absolute favorite people in the online business space, and she always provides such value in helping people wrap their heads around online marketing.

So I was thrilled to recently have the chance to chat to her specifically about using webinars to market and grow your membership.

Amy uses webinars in a big way to promote her business, so I knew she would have a lot of practical tips and advice to share.

Check out the 6 top tips Amy shared about growing your membership with webinars:

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How to Choose and Research Ideas For Your Membership Website

The right idea can make or break a membership website.

Far too often, people steamroll ahead into worrying about which membership plugin they’re going to use or how much content they need without actually doing the research necessary to make sure you’re on the right track.

But how do you know if your idea is a winner?

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I take you step by step through the process of choosing, research and validating your membership idea.

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What You Need to Know about Amazon’s New Subscriptions Marketplace

Amazon have just announced the launch of a new digital subscription marketplace called “Subscribe With Amazon”.

This will enable people to tap into their sales tools and, of course, their huge audience in order to sell digital products for a recurring fee such as – you guessed it – membership websites.

Make no mistake, this is a potential game-changer for the membership space.

In this “hot off the presses” episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I explain exactly what this means, how it works and what you need to do to capitalize on this opportunity.

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5 Ways Membership Site Owners Can Capitalize on Facebook Live

Facebook Live is one of the most popular marketing channels there is right now – whether you want to grow your audience, become more visible or increase sales.

Membership owners who don’t embrace live video risk losing out, as it gains more and more popularity and becomes a preferred content type of Facebook’s ever changing algorithms.

So, if you want to raise your game, increase your authority, deepen the connection and relationship with your audience and attract more members, Facebook Live is an avenue you want to be using.

In this article we take a look at 5 different ways you can use Facebook Live as a membership site owner, in order to achieve the best results.

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5 Reasons Why I Dislike the Closed Door Membership Strategy

In many ways, launching a new membership website is one of the biggest marketing opportunities you’ll experience as a membership owner.

So it makes sense why some people may advocate for constantly closing and re-opening your membership in order to recapture that opportunity over and over again.

But it’s not quite as simple as that.

In this episode, I cut through the hype and talk about why I strongly dislike “closed door” marketing tactics and why it might not be the best thing for your membership strategy.

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How to Stay Motivated as a Membership Site Owner

There’s a lot to deal with when running a membership website.

Creating content, interacting with your community, dealing with customer support not to mention all of the regular day to day stuff that comes with running a business.

In the early days this can all be very exciting, but once it becomes routine it’s easy for the shine to go off the apple and for it to become tougher to stay motivated; particularly if you start to hit some road bumps or have to handle tricky situations.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I discuss the importance of staying motivated, and how you can keep yourself on track when running a membership site.

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