The Membership Guys

9 Key Terms Every Membership Site Owner Should Know

Every industry, topic and niche has its fair share of jargon.

And memberships are no different.

There’s already so much to juggle as a membership site owner, so the last thing you want to have to worry about is needing to wrap your head around all of the lingo!

So to make it easier for you, we’ve rounded up the 9 key terms and phrases you need to know if you run a membership.

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More Time, More Freedom, More Income with Warren Mcpherson

Warren McPherson from Piano Lesson with Warren joins Callie for this episode of Behind the Membership.

Warren’s membership focuses entirely on teaching people how to play gospel piano, and he transitioned to a membership model after first selling low-cost courses. As you’ll hear though, the initial transition wasn’t smooth, with Warren quickly realising a successful membership isn’t just about putting everything behind a paywall.

In this episode you’ll hear how Warren made that course to membership transition and how he is working to combat the challenge of retention, including how making one particular change cut his churn rate by an impressive 8%.

We’re also talking about why he wishes he’d grown his team earlier and how he has played the long game when it comes to audience growth, allowing him to now attract 50-100 new members a month just through content marketing.

And even though Warren’s membership is still just a couple of years old it has allowed him to work less and his wife to leave her job so that they can both spend more time with their young son. They’re even moving to a new state, something that didn’t seem like a simple idea for them before the membership.

Listen in for all this and more!

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Facebook Remarketing Strategies for Membership Websites

Facebook remarketing is one of the most exciting developments in online advertising in recent years.

Now, instead of being limited to picking demographics and targeting options that we think relate to our target audience; we can actually leverage actual user behaviour to determine which ads they are shown.

When it comes to membership sites, there are 6 key ways in which you can really leverage Facebook remarketing…

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4 Things Membership Site Owners Should Be Doing Every Day

Running a membership site is a juggling act.

There’s a seemingly never-ending list of things to keep on top of; and with much of the focus revolving around things like producing content and marketing to bring in new members it’s easy to see why some of the basics get missed.

However it’s often the relatively minor day to day activities that have the real impact on how successful a membership site is.

Discover the 4 activities you should make sure you’re doing each and every day in your membership…

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7 Ways to Add Social Proof to Your Membership Sales Page

Social proof is a powerful, persuasive factor when it comes to making buying decisions.

If we see others behaving in a particular way, buying a product or, say, joining a membership site; then we’re far more inclined to follow suit.

More and more, customers are basing their buying decisions on what other people recommend, rather than promotions, discounts and other sales tactics.

Check out the 7 ways that you can add social proof to your membership sales page.

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Membership Toolkit: Rev, Captivate, FacetWP and VideoAsk [July 2020]

Welcome to the second ‘edition’ of the Membership Toolkit – a monthly round-up of our favourite tools, tech and teachings for online membership owners.

Every month we’re highlighting everything from plugins and platforms to software and services, books and blogs to courses and conferences; giving you our top recommendations for what will help you and your membership business.

This month’s recommendations include our new podcast hosting provider, a fast and reliable transcription service, a nifty tool for adding filtering options to your content, and a very cool way of getting feedback from your members.

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The 5 Key Stages of the Member Lifecycle

Memberships are a marathon, not a sprint.

Unlike other products where the sale is the end of the journey, with memberships it’s just the beginning.

That “journey” – the Member Lifeycle – typically breaks down into 5 key stages: acquisition, onboarding, engagement, retention and reactivation.

In this article, we’re looking at each of these 5 stages and what they mean for you as a membership website owner.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Your Membership Plugin

Choosing the right membership plugin is a task that’s easier said than done.

There is no “one size fits all” best membership plugin for every situation, and so the process of deciding which to go with involves identifying your specific needs and then narrowing down the options; however making the final choice often requires you to dive deeper.

To help you be sure you’re making the right choice, here are 8 questions you should ask before you purchase your membership plugin.

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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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