The Membership Guys

Essential Books Every Membership Site Owner Should Read

Naturally as membership site experts we have a penchant for online learning.

However sometimes you really just can’t beat a good book.

Fortunately there are several great books out there that form essential reading for anyone looking to start and grow a successful membership site.

Read on for our top recommendations…

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How to Fall Back in Love with Your Membership

Have you lost interest in your membership?

When you first launched your membership, you were probably bursting with excitement and enthusiasm. But, over time those positive feelings you associated with your membership faded and now you can’t remember why you ever got into this in the first place, am I right?

If you have a lack of interest and enthusiasm for your membership site, it’s time to make a change…

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Biggest Takeaways from the Online Membership Industry Report

In our early days of working with memberships, we stumbled across an article that claimed that the average member only stays subscribed for a mere 3 months.

You’ve probably heard this yourself. It’s a claim that’s been repeated and republished so much, that it became readily and widely accepted.

But it’s nonsense.

There’s not a single shred of data or evidence for that ‘3 month’ claim. No source data, report or study cited, anywhere.

The fact that this claim persisted for so long is part of a larger problem. There is no reliable data available about the online membership industry.

Truth is, this market is relatively tiny. It’s a niche, of a niche, of a niche.

What data we do have comes from either the broader subscription industry, or from membership associations.

Neither of which reflect the online membership world.

We figured it was time to change that.

It’s time for some real data and benchmarks for the online membership industry.

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Using Offers and Promotions to Attract New Members

It’s coming up to that time of year where promotions and discounts abound.

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas or New Year, the sales season is definitely upon us.

While these kind of sales are traditionally for physical products, there’s no doubt that digital products have jumped onto the bandwagon over the last few years, and you’ll see more and more discounts being offered.

But what about membership sites? Should you capitalize on these busy promotional periods where some kind of special offer is almost expected?

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7 Principles Shared by Every Successful Membership Website

Despite what the slickest of snake oil salesmen will try to tell you, there is no secret sauce or golden formula for building a successful membership website.

The key to the long term success of your membership site lies beyond marketing tactics, sales spiel and fancy production values; and the memberships which do best are those which – at their heart – understand and embrace a core set of fundamental principles.

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7 Biggest Mistakes that Growing Membership Site Owners Make

The path to membership success is paved with a litany of mistakes.

However you will come to a point where it feel like you truly have your house in order, you’re now on the right track and those initial stumbles are far behind you.

But time and time again we see seasoned membership site owners falling into the same traps as they attempt to manage and grow their business.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common pitfalls for experienced membership owners and, more importantly, how you can avoid them.

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How Your Service Business Can Move to the Membership Model

There are many reasons people are attracted to the membership model.

The most compelling for us is how dramatically different (and better) making recurring income from a membership is compared to servicing clients on a one-on-one basis.

This is particularly true if you’re a “one man band”, where you’re solely responsible for the delivery of what you sell

In this article I’m going to explain why the membership model is far superior to offering one-to-one services, as well as show you how you can start incorporating memberships and subscriptions into your own business.

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