WishList Member Coder Steve Dimmick

Steve Dimmick is a web designer and programmer who has been working with membership and subscription sites since 1997.

His marketing experience combined with his design and programming skills has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to build a successful membership site.

In this interview you’ll learn…

  • How Steve’s first membership site didn’t quite go as planned… and what he does to prevent that from happening today
  • The 2 critical questions every membership site owner should ask before starting a site
  • Why most membership owners are not thinking big enough
  • The real reason people stay in a membership
  • How to immediately boost your retention rates for new members
  • and much more!

It’s a jammed packed interview full of many golden nuggets so sit back, enjoy and be ready to take lots of notes.

You can download the interview below or listen by pressing the “play” button below:

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Let’s Get Started on Your Membership Site Part 2 – Where’s Your Authority?

One of the most important aspects to your business is traffic.

Without traffic ~ without readers ~ you are without an audience.

In order to have an audience you need to be an authority on something.

People often go online to LEARN. If they are not learning or gaining something from you, they will stop coming to your site.

You are seriously wasting your time if you do not have visitors. Why even bother writing that blog?

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SEO Tips To Improve Your Membership Sites Part 2

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) gains your site higher placement on search engines. While there are many ways to promote your site via advertising, your site still benefits greatly from higher free placement.

In a previous article, I went over the basics and discussed outdated “tips” to avoid.

Today, we’ll visit advanced tips thanks to some great insight I learned from Ben Cook, Kenny Hyder, and Chris Pearson at BlogWorld.

Continue on and learn how your membership site can improve its search engine results.

You will also find some helpful plugins to make things easier for you!

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Inside The Insider – Episode 40

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

Stu and Wray get a little “theatrical” in this week’s edition of iTi.  Not so much in their presentation, but more in terms of their location.

Not only that, but it would seem an occasion has affected their usual wardrobe (read: T-shirts) as well.

They discuss…

  • The 40th episode of iTi
  • February’s WishList Insider BONUS PlugIn is just around the corner!
  • The benefits of Interviews on  your site
  • NO T-shirts???

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 19

We realize a lot can happen throughout the course of a week. Everyone can become busy with a little of “this” and a lot of “that” during their day to day lives so it’s not always easy to keep on top of all the useful and helpful posts within the Insider Forums.

For these reasons we have decided to apply some focus to a number of posts each week that we believe can benefit our Members.

Read on for summaries and links to this week’s “Forum Focus” Posts.

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SEO Tips To Improve Your Membership Site Part 1

If good content is the meat of a great membership site, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the scent that draws them in and whets their appetite.

While there are many available pay options to promote a website, any site will benefit from free organic high rankings on search engines.

Unfortunately, many people have no idea where to begin, or worse, use outdated “tips” that don’t work or get them banned from search engines.

Thanks to the valuable lessons I learned from Ben Cook, Kenny Hyder, & Chris Pearson, I can share how your Membership Site can achieve (and retain) better search engine results.

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“You Want To Interview ME?” – Methods on Securing Interviewees PART 2

Last time, we talked about how to request and secure an interview and I included a couple of ideas to encourage you to start conducting and then posting interviews on your own Membership site. 

As I was finishing up that article, a few more ideas came to me so I decided to write up a “part 2” that touched upon some no cost methods to score some valuable interviews.

Continue on to find out what you could be doing RIGHT NOW which would allow you to get interviews lined up within a day or so.

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Let’s Get Started on Your Membership Site – Growing Your Email List

I have been an entreprenette for many years, off and on, yet before joining the WishList Team I had no clue how to create a membership site the right way.

I am in fact amazed just how clueless I actually was : )

I THOUGHT I knew the order of which to take care of things, but I have since been “schooled”!

One thing to consider is how to grow your list of email addresses and how to use it to improve your membership site.

We’ll look at this powerful tool in Part 1 of this series.

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Do You Really Want to be an Entrepreneur?

It takes a special sort of person to become an entrepreneur.

Some people choose this for themselves while with others, it seems life makes that choice for them. For some, it’s the only job left where they can’t be fired!

No matter the choices that may have led you down this path, you’re here now with a membership site of your own.

Thanks to the valuable tips I learned at BlogWorld from Rob Barnett, Adam Corolla, Penn Jillette, Jeff Hayzlett, and Cali Lewis you’ll have a road map of sorts along with personal insights from successful entrepreneurs to improve and strengthen your own membership site.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 39

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

Co-hosts Stu and Wray found themselves in different locations when it came time to shoot iTi this week so they got creative!  Illness has reared it’s ugly head in the WLP offices, but not even the “sniffles” can prevent Inside the Insider from being posted 😉

This week the pair discuss the latest version of WishList Member that was released as well as focus on some valuable content that was released this past week.

*cough cough*

They discuss…

  • WishList Member v2.50.832
  • Tracy is away… But WHERE is he?
  • An avalanche of New WishList Insiders! (sorry about those difficult to pronounce names 🙂 )

Click below to view this week’s episode.

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