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Should I Include All My Products and Content Inside My Membership?

Does every piece of content you create need to go inside your membership?

You might be thinking “well yes of course it does, my business is all about my membership”…

But what if you want to sell it as a standalone product?

This is something that’s come up a few times in Membership Academy and in our Facebook community…

And it’s a strange one… 

Because for some the answer is obvious…

Just to go ahead and create a standalone product…

But for others it’s a bit more complicated…

As creating separate products and content from your membership can sometimes cause a lot of confusion in your community…

And even result in some very disgruntled members…

So how can you navigate this? 

Let’s take a look…

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How to Choose the Right Topic for Your Membership

Choosing the right topic for your membership is really important…

In fact, it’s fundamental to everything else you do thereafter.

And a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly… 

Because if you get it wrong, then you’re starting your membership with a pretty unstable foundation.

So how do you go about choosing the right topic?

Well, there are four key components to consider when deciding whether or not your idea is the right fit for an online membership…

And this is something we recently explored when creating our brand-new Membership Roadmap course that we’ve just rolled out inside Membership Academy…

Something we’re so excited about that we’ve decided to share a little sneak peak with you… 

This blog post is based on content taken from one of the lessons…

So keep reading for a special preview…

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11 Signs That it’s Time to Increase the Price of Your Membership

Considering increasing the price of your membership? 

Perhaps this is something you’ve been thinking about for a while, but are reticent to start the process.

Or maybe other people are telling you that you should do it, but you’re not sure that now is the right time.

In either case, we understand your reluctance.

Because pricing your membership may sound like a straightforward thing to do…

But in reality it’s often not! 

You don’t want to under price it as it will be seen as cheap…

But you also don’t want the subscription fee to be so high that no one signs up.

And then of course there’s the timing of the increase… 

It needs to be right.

And there are some clear indicators to help you decide if now that is that time…

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How to Maintain Harmony Inside your Membership Community

Ever heard the saying “members come for the content but stay for the community?”

Never has a truer word been spoken when it comes to online memberships…

Because if the community they find isn’t supportive or welcoming, your members won’t stick around for long.

After all, no one wants to actively participate in a community that’s stressful to be a part of…

Where it’s a toxic environment…

And there’s the constant worry of saying something and getting jumped on or trolled …

That’s not what your members sign up for… 

And as a community leader, you have a duty to take action and keep the peace between your members…

So you create a positive, friendly hub for your members to hang out, have conversations and achieve what they set out to when they joined…

But how do you do it?

Follow these six simple tips to keep the harmony inside your membership community… 

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Should I Charge Monthly or Annually for My Membership Site?

Should you charge monthly or annually for your membership site? 

This may sound like a straightforward question…

But if there’s one thing that’s not always simple when it comes to memberships…

Its pricing.

Deciding on what to charge, whether or not to have multiple tiers and a joining fee…

These are just a few things to take into consideration.

Then of course there’s billing frequency.

How regularly you charge your members can impact your sales, member engagement and retention.

Not to mention the implications on your wider business in terms of stability and cashflow.

With all of this to keep in mind, it’s not surprising that the whole process can become overwhelming for some.

But if you’re planning to launch a membership site, pricing is something you need to nail pretty early on in your journey…

And deciding the frequency of payments is a good place to start.

So should you charge monthly or annually? 

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How to Inject New Life Into a Stale Membership Website

New member signups have dwindled….

Engagement is at a low point… 

And your membership has become what can only be described as a ghost town… 

This is every membership owner’s worst nightmare…

But a challenge many face from time to time…

When it comes to growing your membership, momentum plays a huge role in helping you achieve success… 

And when it slows down and starts to stagnate, while it may be a worry, there are some things you can do to get it back on track… 

If this is something you’re struggling with right now…

We’re here to help! 

Here’s how to inject new life into a stale membership… 

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Selling a Membership Alongside An Existing Online Course

It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs selling products online to do so in a multitude of ways…

Many will sell eBooks, physical books, talk on paid podcasts…

And of course, online memberships and courses… 

With a whole range of other things in-between.

And while many will choose to focus on one core business model…

Some will make the decision to introduce new products and revenue streams into their ecosystem…

So they sell a combination of products…

And when it comes to selling premium signature online courses, adding an online membership into the mix is an option.

If this is something you’re thinking about then we have some good news for you…

The combination of courses and memberships can work extremely well together…

But only IF you get the strategy right…

And we’re here to talk you through exactly how to do that…

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Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Membership Academy

Wow… 6 years of Membership Academy!

It’s been a crazy year as we adjusted to running a membership during a pandemic and refocused our efforts and attentions on new areas of growth.

Listen in as Callie and I recap the highs and lows of the past 12 months of Membership Academy, and look ahead to what’s in store in the next year and beyond.

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How Perceived Value Impacts Your Membership Pricing Strategy

Pricing your membership should be straight forward…

You do your research, decide on a price and you run with it, right?

For some people, yes that’s how it works.

But for others, it’s not that simple…

You see, when it comes to pricing your membership, there are so many different ways to approach it…

And a lot of different factors to consider.

Quite a lot of the time, pricing is downright illogical…

Because so much of it has to do with the perception of the value that your membership delivers…

And that’s not an easy thing to gauge.

So if you’re preparing to launch your membership…

And are struggling to price it…

Here are some important things for you to consider.

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Do Membership Sites REALLY Provide Passive Income? (Revisited)

Passive income… two simple but loaded words that have become associated with the world of online memberships.

It’s difficult to have a conversation these days on the subject without someone bringing it up…

And that’s because a lot of people think that starting a membership is a guaranteed way to make passive income…

You just set it all up once, sit back and watch the money roll in, right?

Erm, no not quite… 

You’ll rarely see us talking about memberships and passive income in the same sentence…

And there’s a good reason for that!

There are a lot of so-called internet marketing gurus that point you in the direction of the membership model and promise that you can make money while you sleep…

The truth is, it’s just not that simple…

And if you’re reading this post looking for me to do the same, then I’ve got some bad news for you….

A membership is never going to bring you 100% passive income.

But does that mean you can’t make any passive income from your membership?

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