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How to Change Membership Platform After You’ve Launched

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…

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Membership Toolkit: CSS Hero, Headliner, Users Insights & PlaceIt [August 2020]

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.

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Membership Toolkit: Rev, Captivate, FacetWP and VideoAsk [July 2020]

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.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Your Membership Plugin

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.

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9 Ways to Increase Attendance for your Live Membership Calls

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…

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Membership Toolkit: Descript, WP Fusion, Ecamm Live and The Forever Transaction [June 2020]

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…

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Pay Attention to These 4 Things When Choosing a Membership Plugin

Choosing a membership plugin isn’t easy.

For the most part, your decision comes down to the nitty gritty details of how you plan to structure and run your site; as well as the specific integrations you need for things like payment processors and email marketing software.

With so much attention given to the granular details, it can be easy to overlook some pretty important things that could have long term implications for your business…

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Tools We’re Using For Our Own Membership Website – 2019 Edition

We regularly get asked for our recommendations on the top tools for membership website owners.

The truth is that there’s no such thing as the “perfect” membership site setup that will work for everyone – it all depends on what it is you want to achieve with your membership site, what features and functionality you need it to have, which email and payment software you’re using and a whole bunch of other details that determine which membership tools are the best fit for you.

In this episode, we talk about the tools we use for our own membership website – Membership Academy – as well as the reasons why we chose those particular options.

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