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12 Types of Content To Include In Your Membership Site

Membership websites are a value exchange.

As long as you keep delivering value to your members – in the form of content, resources and ongoing investment in your product – they’ll keep giving value to you in the form of their continued subscription payments.

So what content can you actually include in your membership in order to ensure you keep up your side of the bargain?

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What To Do When Someone Steals Your Membership Content

When publishing content online – whether freely or inside a membership – there’s always the chance that someone will copy or steal your hard work.

In truth the only way to guarantee that this won’t happen is to not publish anything online.

However this doesn’t mean you should just roll over if it happens to you.

In this episode I give my top tips for dealing with people stealing and copying your content, with specific examples of the process we use in our own business.

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How to Streamline the Production of your Membership Content

Creating content can be one of the most time consuming parts of running a paid membership website.

If you’re billing people on a recurring basis, you need to deliver value on a recurring basis; and often delivering that value involves some form of content.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I discuss how to approach content strategy for your membership, and the steps to take in order to ensure your production process is streamlined so you’re not constantly grinding to put out new content.

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Planning Your Content For The Next 12 Months with Janet Murray

Most online memberships involve content.

A lot of content.

Not only are you creating content for your membership, but often you’re blogging, podcasting or creating videos as part of your marketing strategy too. It can be a lot to handle!

That’s why it’s crucial to have a solid plan for your content production, so you know well in advance what you need to create in order to schedule accordingly and avoid constantly doing everything at the last minute.

In this episode I’m joined by Janet Murray to discuss how to plan an entire year’s worth of content, and the tips and tools you need to help you stay on track. 

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Utilizing Guest Experts for your Membership Content

While in a lot of cases people will have joined your membership to get the benefit of your particular expertise; bringing in experts in complimentary topics can add a lot to your offering.

Not only does inviting guest contributors increase the value and variety you provide to your members; but it’s also a smart strategy for minimizing the workload involved in creating all membership content yourself.

In this episode I talk more about ways to make best use of guest contributors for your membership, as well as how to approach experts and get them to agree to be involved.

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How to Decide Which Content Should Be Free vs Paid

Membership websites come in all shapes and sizes; but the type we typically deal with here on The Membership Guys consist primarily of content and community.

Given that content marketing is, without doubt, one of the best ways to promote your membership site; then it can be a real challenge trying to figure out which content should be free – via blogs, podcasts and the like – and which content should comprise your paid membership.

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Repurposing Your Membership Content with Amy Woods

The typical membership site owner creates a LOT of content.

Not just for their paying members, but as part of their marketing strategy too.

It’s a lot of work – so anything you can do to increase the impact and the reach of the content you create is a big win.

Content repurposing can help you squeeze every drop of value from your courses, tutorials, blogs, videos and podcasts; and in today’s episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I’m joined by the queen of content repurposing – Amy Woods from Content10x – to discuss ways that you can repurpose your membership content.

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How to Tap Into Your Existing Members to Create Social Proof

Social proof is a powerful marketing tool.

Everyone expects you to talk about how awesome your membership is – that’s a given – but when others back you up then it’s a whole different ball game.

Testimonials, endorsements and success stories go a very long way – and as a membership site owner you have the perfect resource at your disposal to generate this sort of social proof: your existing member base!

In this episode, I talk about the most effect ways of tapping into your existing members to help you to create highly persuasive and effective social proof that will help you to skyrocket your marketing.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Live Member Training Calls

Live calls are a great way of delivering value to your members without a lot of the headaches and added effort that goes into creating many other forms of member content.

Webinars, live Q&A’s, member coaching calls – this sort of content is ideally suited to most types of memberships.

In today’s podcast episode, I dive deeper into how to get the most out of live member content and give my top tips for raising the bar and improving the quality and impact that it can have.

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