How To Handle Freebie Seekers

If you have a paid membership site, chances are you’ve come across the “Freebie Seeker”.

You know, the person who wants everything you have for FREE.

They expect that everything you create and produce should be free (because everything is, right?) and as soon as you put anything behind a “paywall”, they start going crazy.

So how do you deal with these people while maintaining a profitable business?

Here are two proven strategies…

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Inside The Insider – Episode 41

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

The flu bug seems to have jumped from one co-host to the other this week but the show must go on!

Stu and Wray present the news of the week for Insiders as one of them battles to stay away 🙂

They discuss…

  • A new interview posted featuring a fellow Insider
  • A webinar announcement for the upcoming Bonus PlugIn!
  • Valuable Posts and Forum Threads you should check out
  • new t-shirts worn by both Wray and Stu 🙂

Click below to view this week’s episode.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 20

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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A Recipe for Reducing Membership Site Creation Overwhelm

How many people here have found themselves overwhelmed by all the things they need to do to get their membership site started?

I’m guessing it’s a good number.

Most of this frustration comes from trying to do everything at once in a short amount of time. Installing WordPress, finding the needed plugins, getting the graphics, error checking the site, getting the members signed up, plus all the other things too numerous to mention here.

The good news is this process doesn’t have to be so overwhelming.

With just a little time management, you can have a great looking site (or anything, really) in no time flat.

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Why Do People Hate “Canned Answers” So Much?

Are “Canned Answers” really such a bad things?

In my opinion no, they aren’t. A right answer is a right answer, right? 🙂

Why is the value of pre-written answers viewed as lesser than something that was written off the cuff?

Why is the perception of a canned answer almost universally negative?

There’s that word again… “perception”.

Continue on as we look into this subject.

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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???

Click below to view this week’s episode.

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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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