Ready to start building your membership website?
That’s great news!
Now there are some tough membership tech decisions you need to make.
With so many different systems, plugins and tools out there to choose from…
And a lot of questions for you to mull over…
Wordpress or hosted platform?
What should your domain name be?
Should you build your website yourself or hire a developer?
It can all get a bit overwhelming…
Which is not surprising when there are so many moving parts to manage!
This is why it’s important to do your due diligence to make sure you build a site that’s right for you and your prospective members…
And we’re here to help you do just that…
So if you’re ready to build your membership website…
Or are currently fleshing out your idea for your membership…
Then this blog is a must read for you.
Here are some tips on how to tackle five of the toughest tech decisions you need to make when starting out…Read More
Choosing whether or not to host your membership site on a separate domain sounds like a straightforward decision.
But the reality is, it’s not that simple…
Deciding where your membership site will live has implications on every aspect of your business, from tech and member experience to branding.
So it’s no wonder that people struggle with this…
And why it comes up time and time again inside our Facebook group and Membership Academy community…
It’s a big decision!
So where should your membership site live?Read More
Does your WordPress membership site have sufficient security measures in place?
Many membership site owners live in fear of their website being attacked, and for good reason …
If someone manages to hack into your Wordpress website, install something nasty or delete or steal your data, it could cripple your membership business.
That’s why it’s so important to be extra vigilant and make sure you take adequate steps to keep your site secure…Read More
Have you launched your membership and then found yourself regretting your choice of technology that runs your website?
Or maybe you haven’t yet launched but you live in fear of that turning out to be your reality.
If you’ve gone through the process of researching membership platforms and plugins, you’ll know how stressful it can be.
Once your membership is already up and running, it can be tricky to switch out to a completely different tech solution.
It’s little wonder that people have a lot of anxiety about deciding on which platform or plugin is right for them.
However if you have found yourself in a position where changing your membership platform is a must – here is everything you need to know to make things go smoothly…Read More
In this installment of the Membership Toolkit, we’re doing things a little differently…
While usually the Toolkit is a roundup of a 3-4 top recommendations for various tools to help you in your membership; we’re dedicating this month’s edition to breaking down the setup we use for live video streaming.Read More
Welcome to the third ‘edition’ of the Membership Toolkit – a monthly round-up of our favourite tools, tech and teachings for online membership owners.
Every month we highlight 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 a tool that gives you complete control over the look and feel of your WordPress site, a nifty service for repurposing podcast and video content, a very powerful plugin for turning your WordPress admin into a CRM and our favourite tool for creating marketing images.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
Welcome to the first ‘edition’ of the Membership Toolkit – a monthly round-up of our favourite tools, tech and teachings for online membership owners.
Each and every month we’ll be 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.
So, let’s dive in with the very first Membership Toolkit recommendations for June 2020…Read More