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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 Things Membership Owners Need to Stop Worrying About

Membership owners have a lot on their plates in the day to day running of their website.

There’s more than enough to think about without piling onto your worries by concerning yourself with situations and things you perceive as problems, that you either have no control over or that you really shouldn’t be occupying your time with.
In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I look at the 6 most common culprits when it comes to things which membership owners let trouble them, keep them up at night and weigh on their mind; and I’m going to share why they’re really not a big deal and how to put them out of your thoughts.

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Why It’s Important to Take Time Away from Your Membership

In some circles, working every hour under the sun and being so busy that you’re eating your Christmas lunch with your laptop on your knee, is seen almost as a badge of honour. Evidence that you’re “hustling” harder than anyone else and as a result your business will be more successful.

It doesn’t work like that.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast we talk about why taking a break is so important, and I share a story about when I first realised that the world doesn’t stop spinning if you step away from your business.

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4 Ways to Discover What Your Audience REALLY Want from your Membership

Do you know what people in your audience actually want from your membership?

When planning your membership site, it’s easy to fall into the trap of building something that we think would be good, rather than something that’s based on research into what your audience really want (and need).

In doing so, you risk spending hours creating content and investing in features, only to be left scratching your head when people simply don’t engage in the way you hope they will.

Whether it’s your membership offering; your blog, podcast or video channel; or even just the updates you post on social media – discovering what people actually want and need is critical to connecting with your audience and driving them to action.

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How to Handle Shutting Down Your Membership Website

When starting a membership, you have to be in it for the long haul. However despite your best intentions the time may come when you’re considering shutting down your membership site.

If that is an option you’re seriously considering; it’s important to handle it carefully to avoid upsetting your members and ruining your reputation.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I discuss the best approach to take to shutting down your membership site without burning your bridges or causing yourself unnecessary problems.

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Dealing With the Ugly Side of Running a Membership Website

For all we love the whole world of membership sites, as with any type of business there is an ugly side that you’ll undoubtedly encounter at some point when running a membership of your own.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I talk about 3 “ugly” issues that we’ve recently had experience with for our own membership and our advice for dealing with it should those same problems come up for you.

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4 Key Differences Between B2C and B2B Membership Sites

Most of the strategies, principles and tactics we cover here and inside the Member Site Academy apply across the board regardless of which niche or market your membership website is in.

However when it comes to B2B and B2C memberships there are some key differences that you need to be aware of when it comes to positioning, marketing and pricing your offering.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I dive into what those differences are and ways in which you can adjust your strategy accordingly.

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Why Your Membership Website NEEDS More Than Just Content

It’s easy to fall into the trap of playing the “numbers game” when it comes to creating your membership content.

Taking pride in having more courses, more tools, more bells and whistles than the next guy.

However as I cover in this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, it’s a foolish game to play and one which not only leads to you failing your members but also puts your entire membership business at risk.

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