Why Bother With A FREE Membership Site? Part 2

When most people think about membership sites, the paid variety usually comes to mind first (as mentioned in Part 1 of this series).

This makes sense since it’s a solid business model and is how most membership site owners make their money.

For these reasons it’s no wonder the forgotten cousin (Free Membership sites) gets, well… forgotten. Even though it really shouldn’t.

So why should you pay attention to the potential of a Free Membership site?

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Get Your Questions Answered During The WishList Insider All Access Call #11

Do you have questions?

Well, we have answers 🙂

We are conducting another interactive webinar on Tuesday January 22nd at 3pm EST and encourage you to submit any questions you have for us.

This is the perfect time to direct any questions you may have to the WishList Team about your membership site

Get all the details (including the Registration Link) here…

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 120

Have you heard?

There’s more conversations going on within the Insider Forums and we want to make sure you aren’t missing something that could put your membership site over the top!

Check out this quick selection of highlights:

  • A Different Way To Upgrade Members
  • Should Members Be Able To Upload Files To Your Forum?
  • Are Your Members Getting Their Welcome Email?

Jump into these forum threads using the links provided after the “Read Full Story…” link.

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Click on any title to be directed to the Forum Post

Upgrade To New Membership Level With Secret Code?

Have you ever thought about protecting access to specific content or a potential level upgrade with a “secret code”?

This can be pretty exciting for members who try to (and eventually do) gain access to what is hidden in the special area.

That being said, how could this be set up to ensure it’s easy to manage and is not too complicated for members?

Check out this thread as Insiders discuss the available options for upgrading members accordingly.

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Can Members Attach Files To Forum Posts In WLM With SimplePress Forum?

If you are using SimplePress as a forum within your membership site, then your members may have asked this very same question.

Sometimes, a member may want to upload a file to the forum. Is this a good idea? Is it even possible?

There are a few things to consider when thinking about opening up the option for members to post any files they want in the forum.

Find out what other Insiders are doing in this same situation.

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Best Practice For Members Who Don’t Get Welcome Email

Emails can get lost along the way.

Spam and junk mail filters (at the Inbox or server levels) can prevent messages from reaching their intended destinations. With a membership site, one of the most important emails that is ever sent is the first welcome message when a member registers.

What can you do to ensure these messages reach your new members?

Learn how Insiders are taking steps to keep members informed.

Get Members To Run To The Mail Box

When was the last time you were excited after visiting your mail box?

It doesn’t happen to me as often as it used to. Checking the mail now usually means ending up with new bills to pay or a fist full of grocery store flyers.

BUT, think about how cool it is when there’s a package waiting for you or a letter that is obviously NOT the electric company asking for their monthly payment.

It’s something we can see and touch that instantly causes curiosity. We want to open it right away and talk about it!

Why not give your members that same feeling?

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3 WordPress PlugIns You Can Use

I’m sure you all know by now that I get a thrill out of discovering new and awesome WordPress themes and plugins.

I love it because the search is like a treasure hunt for me!

If someone I know uncovers an exciting plugin, I cannot wait for them to share it.

Of course, it’s always smart to do your own research (that’s the fun part for me) once it’s recommended. You need to delve into the plugin to see if it’s a good fit for you and your membership site.

So how about you? Do you get a similar feeling when someone shares new plugins?

Well, here are 3 new plugins coming up!

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Make Your Members Feel Valued – Part 2

Members you show appreciation to stick around.

They feel valued because they can sense the good will you’re putting forward. When that happens, membership fees continue to pour in and members are more likely to purchase additional products from you in the future.

In our previous article, we went over ways to show members they matter through simple manners and communication. In Part 2, we are now discussing loyalty programs that reward your members for activity and contributions that enhance your site.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 119

I’ve learned an interesting fact within the Insider Forums.

Well, I’ve learned a LOT of facts within the conversations but the specific one I’m referring to now is that Insiders like to help each other. Everyone is always ready with a helpful suggestions or tip and we thank you all for it 🙂

So, here’s what you can get help with in this week’s Forum Focus:

  • What Should Be Delegated?
  • What’s In Your Membership Tool Belt?
  • Why Aren’t Your aWeber Emails Being Sent?

Get in on the action here…

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Make Your Members Feel Valued – Part 1

No successful membership site can exist without members.

To ensure members stick around, you must make them feel valued. All things being equal (or even skewed toward your competition), people buy from those they like, so it actually pays (financially) to be nice.

It sounds like a pretty straight forward formula, but you might be surprised by what can often be overlooked.

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