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
Amazon have just announced the launch of a new digital subscription marketplace called “Subscribe With Amazon”.
This will enable people to tap into their sales tools and, of course, their huge audience in order to sell digital products for a recurring fee such as – you guessed it – membership websites.
Make no mistake, this is a potential game-changer for the membership space.
In this “hot off the presses” episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I explain exactly what this means, how it works and what you need to do to capitalize on this opportunity.Read More
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.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
A membership website consists of several moving parts; and in addition to increasing the technical considerations of getting everything working, this also means that the costs of starting and running a membership can really add up.
While a well-run membership will quickly recoup those startup expenses and cover the ongoing operating costs; it helps to know what you need to budget for.
In this article, we’re going to cover the one-off and recurring costs involved in starting and running a membership website.Read More
Choosing the right membership plugin is an important step when creating your membership site. With so many options out there though, how are you supposed to know which one is the best choice for you?
Here we take a look at the 10 things that you should consider when deciding on the perfect membership plugin for you.Read More
Finding the right web designer is like navigating a minefield.
With so many people out there claiming to know what they’re doing – and often no real way for the typical prospective membership site owner to know whether those claims are legit or BS – it’s unsurprising that pretty much everyone and their dog has a horror story about that one web designer who screwed them over.
In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I share my top tips on finding and hiring the right web designer to create your membership site.Read More
We talk a lot about WordPress on this blog, but it’s not your only option for creating a membership site or online course. In this post we take a look at why you might not want to use WordPress, and the alternatives that you have.Read More
If you’re looking for a way to neatly integrate BuddyPress with either LearnDash or Woo Sensei for a more interactive course site, then you’re in luck. BuddyBoss, the team behind many popular BuddyPress plugins including the BuddyBoss Wall, have recently introduced Social Learner – ‘a powerful Social Learning Platform built on BuddyPress’.
I decided to give it a try to see whether it’s something that you should consider using for your online course site…Read More
When your membership site involves one or more online courses, the tech options available can become even more confusing. Do you need a membership plugin? Do you need an LMS or course plugin? Should you combine to two or look for a standalone solution? What’s even the difference between all the different options?
In this post we take a look at why you might want to consider using an LMS plugin for your online course, and the differences between LMS plugins and membership plugins.Read More