Should I Add A Forum To My Membership Site? – Part 2

We often say that members come for the content, but stay for the community.

So once you have solved the problems and answered the questions of your members, are there less reasons for those members to stick around?

One effective retention method is to create and nurture a helpful community that continually provides value to your members. Adding a forum to a Wishlist Member powered site can help achieve this.

But are there also disadvantages that can accompany a forum? What are the potential issues and roadblocks to watch out for when dealing with forums?

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Use Power Words

Most of us like to be positive, but we don’t always reflect that sense of positivity to our audience.

We can sometimes be “Debbie or Donnie Downers”.

No one wants to listen to or follow a downer. Your members certainly don’t.

We need to be positive and encouraging motivators. Some people can do this naturally and it comes easy to them. That’s awesome. This natural ability is very valuable as it can inspire people and get them enthusiastic about something.

But, some just don’t have that natural ability. Then what?

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Should I Add A Forum To My Membership Site? – Part 1

Some membership sites allow members to view and access protected content and that’s about it.

There’s nothing wrong with that type of set up as many membership site owners are able to make a very nice living that way.

But some sites offer their members more ways to learn and interact with the community through the use of a forum.

Does your membership site include a forum?

If you’re wondering about adding a forum for your members, looking for software recommendations, or just want to learn more about WordPress forums in general, keep reading for all the details.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 204

We have another “Blast From The Past” this week… or is it a “Blast From The Future”?…

One co-host is not here this week, but he is… kind of 🙂

Find out what we are talking about and get all the Insider News in this latest episode of Insider The Insider!

Topics discussed in this edition:

  • Become The Author Of A Membership Course
  • 5 Keys To Membership Conversion
  • Preventing Spam Registrations
  • Sales Pages and Refund/Cancellation Policies
  • Plus More!

Get all the details here…

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 184

We have selected 3 different Membership Site topics to apply the Forum Focus to this week.

Each of these discussions looks at a different membership subject and we encourage you to join in the conversations.

  • Preventing And Dealing With Spam Registrations
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • Make It Easy On Your Members

Keep reading for all the details.

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Become The Author Of A Membership Course – Part 2

As far as your members are concerned, the main purpose of your membership site is to solve their problems and address their needs.

While it is true that you may be using your site as a marketing tool and/or to earn a living, it’s important to understand how your members view the community. Most members sign up because they believe you can solve those problems they are dealing with.

This is similar to someone browsing in a book store.

Keep reading for more details.

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Become The Author Of A Membership Course – Part 1

A “How-To” book and a membership course share the same basic function.

Both are an example of products that teach the consumer (readers or members) how to solve their problems. The main difference is in the packaging.

Due to their similarities, you can apply the same time tested techniques for writing a book to creating a course for your membership site.

So are you ready to become the author of a new membership course?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 183

We’ve got a new batch of interesting and informative threads from within the Insider Forum!

There is a good mix of topics this week and the cool thing is that these are just scratching the surface.

There are many awesome conversations going on each day. Here is a sample we wanted to highlight this time around…

  • How Fast Is Your Membership Site?
  • Where Are Your Videos?
  • Avoiding Issues With A Custom Registration Form

Keep reading for all the details.

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