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10 Must-Listen Podcast Episodes for Launching Your Membership Website

As a membership site owner, your first big test comes with launching your site.

This is the culmination of all of your planning, hard work and preparation; and a great launch can give you the momentum that will carry your membership forward towards long term success.

To help you get off to the best possible start, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most essential episodes of The Membership Guys Podcast for anyone planning their membership launch.

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Failure to Launch? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself if Your New Membership Flops

We can spend months creating content, writing workbooks, pulling our hair out, and spending a small fortune on promoting a new membership site and then when we finally launch it… nobody joins.

We all dread this as membership owners; and when it happens, the panic sets in and we start scrambling to rearrange the website, add testimonials, and change prices.

This is all completely irrelevant stuff and won’t turn things around.

So what should you do if your membership launch fails?

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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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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 Build a Membership Website in Under a Day

Building a membership website is a sizable undertaking.

Wrestling with technology, creating content, building your audience and generating buzz to ensure a successful launch; it takes a lot to get your ducks in a row.

However if you’re already able to bring some of those elements to the table from day one – such as an already established audience who are eager to buy from you, or a wealth of content curated from past projects; then it’s entirely possible to have your membership site up and running a lot quicker than you may think.

Realistically, you can have a fully functional website up, running and ready to take paying members in less than 24 hours.

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6 Ways to Create Interest and Buzz for Your Membership Launch

The key to a successful launch is the amount of interest and buzz that you can generate. It stands to reason afterall that the more people who see what you’re offering, the greater the number that will buy.

So, how do you get people excited about your membership launch? How do you get your launch in front of as many people as possible, even if you don’t have a large list?

In this post we’re going to take a look at 6 of our favourite tactics for launch success.

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How Much Content Do You Need to Launch Your Membership?

The launch of a new membership site can be a nerve-wracking time, and adding to that anxiety is the question of whether you have enough content to open your doors.

Is there a set amount of content that a membership site needs to have before you release it to the public? What content should you be creating and how do you know when to say “when”?

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast I tackle this question, and provide my top tips for approaching content creation as you gear up for launch.

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Why You Should Run a Beta Test for Your Membership Site

Running a beta test of your membership site before fully launching can be a really useful experience, helping you to iron out any kinks before you open the doors to more members.

In fact, there’s a lot of good reasons that we think beta tests are a good idea, if not a necessity, when launching a membership site. In this post we take a look at why you should run one, as well as our top tips for helping it run smoothly.

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Using an Online Summit to Launch Your Membership with Yann Ilunga

If you want to make an impact and grab a lot of attention for the launch of your membership site, then running an online summit can be a great strategy to use.

This is especially true if you need to accelerate your visibility, quickly grow an audience and build a huge amount of momentum going into your launch.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I talked to Yann Ilunga about how he’s making a splash with his upcoming Podcast Success Summit, and the strategy he’s using to launch his own membership off the back of it.

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Nathan Chan on Building a Successful Publishing Brand

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I’m joined by Nathan Chan of Foundr Magazine.

In part one of our interview, Nathan shares stories about the background of Foundr magazine, how Nathan started it from scratch, without an existing audience to speak of and ultimately grew it into a successful brand that now offers several products including a recently launched membership site.

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