Why Would You Offer A Trial Membership? Part 2

One identifiable trait typically used by successful membership sites are the use of multiple methods to convince people to become paying members.

Trial memberships are one of these method.

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed different types of trial periods and how to avoid running into trouble along the way.

We’re going to continue down that same path as we get even deeper into the benefits of letting members test what you have to offer.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 126

We’ve got 3 new Insider conversations from within the Forums to bring to your attention this week.

Ask yourself the following questions…

  • Should I Keep My Forum?
  • Do I Need To be Generating Hoplinks?
  • It’s Not Working! How Do I Fix It?

Learn more about these topics or contribute to the answers here…


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Should I Keep A Forum If No One Uses It?

Your site has launched and members are signing up and interacting within the Comments sections on your posts.

That’s great! Interaction among members is very important.

But, what if you also have a Forum and it’s not seeing a lot of activity?

What’s the best course of action?

Should you think about shutting the Forum doors or maybe trying to promote it more to your members?

A main goal for a Forum is to allow members to interact, but if they are communicating with each other in different ways, is the Forum really necessary?

Let us know what you think and learn what other Insiders have to say.


Hoplink Affiliate Generator

How are you creating Hoplinks for Affiliates?

Wait… Do you know what a “hoplink” is?

If like me, you are unsure or even just a bit curious, then check out this conversation in the forum to find out how Insiders are working with these membership tools.

You just may find a new marketing and promotion option for you and your members.


It’s Not Working! What’s Wrong and How Do I Fix It – And Right Now Would Be Nice!

It has probably happened to all of us. In fact, it has most likely happened a few times.

Something goes wrong. Something goes REALLY wrong with a membership site.

When this happens, we’re not sure what to do next as the problem seems to have popped up out of nowhere. How can we fix something when it doesn’t even make any sense???

Well, this forum thread offers up some effective tips to figure out the source of the problem and how to go about resolving it.

Read on to learn how to avoid these stressful situations.

Don’t Take It Personally

Members are going to cancel. It’s going to happen.

No matter how amazing your membership site is, you’re going to lose some subscriptions.

The key is to find out why people have left. You need to focus on the members who are STILL members and learn why others have decided to leave.

It’ll make you feel better.

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Forget The Boring

Oh, sure. You can be the same as the rest.

Your content can get straight to the point and stick to the basics of instruction. Facts, facts, facts.

No problem with that.

No problem at all… IF you are okay with possibly boring your audience to death.

On the other hand, it’s also quite all right to show your personality within your writing and throughout your membership site.

Want to know how? Well then, keep reading…

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Why Would You Offer A Trial Membership? Part 1

In their attempts to increase conversions and overall number of members, many membership site owners offer trial periods.

These testing periods for members are very common and allow potential sign-ups a chance to evaluate the membership site (or a portion of it) for either no cost or at a greatly reduced price.

When done right, this can increase the number of email addresses you collect as well as bring in more monthly registrations.

But, should you try this with your site?

If so, how do you go about it?

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WishList Insider All Access Call Session 12 Webinar Replay

Did you miss it?

We held a live webinar yesterday where we answered YOUR questions!

This session includes awesome questions from various Insiders on multiple subjects related to creating and maintaining a successful Membership Site. We have now posted the replay of this webinar so that anyone who missed it can get in on the action (and anyone who wants to check it out again can do so).

Continue on to watch the webinar now…

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