9 QUICK Hitting Ideas For Attracting and Retaining Members

A few people have, in months past, come to me and said they created a great membership site but have very few to no members. 

This is a shame, but it does not need to stay this way.

In fact your member numbers can change fairly quickly. Nothing happens overnight, but with a few steps you can certainly gain a great amount of momentum. Your membership site can be growing in no time.

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Cool Killer Content Creation Concepts – Part 2

Membership sites satisfy two basic needs: The need to belong to a group, and to learn.

The key to providing such a membership site comes from creating great content. Great content keeps members subscribed (and paying membership fees), and makes it easier to bring in new members.

If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble deciding on your next article topic or worse, can’t think of anything to write about!

Thanks to the wonderful tips from Chris Garrett  at BlogWorld, I now have several great ideas on generating content. Read the content creation tips below and you’ll find ideas just waiting to find their way to your membership site.

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Cool Killer Content Creation Concepts – Part 1

Content is the meat of any membership site.

It controls the mental hunger and keeps members satisfied while the scent of interesting content entices new members from around the world.

The trouble is many people (including myself) find it a challenge to come up with content that’s interesting, useful, or ideally both!

Thanks to some content creation tips from Chris Garrett at Blogworld, I now find it easier to come up with content.

Follow the content creation tips below and it’ll be easier for you too.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 33

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

The festive spirit has certainly made its way into the WishList offices this week as everyone seems in the mood to give.

Gifts for WLM customers and those working within the company were in abundance as Stu (and Tracy) surprised everyone with not one, but TWO Christmas Bonus gifts this past week.

The presents didn’t stop there though…  Stu uses episode 33 of iTi to surprise Wray with a gift of his own.

They discuss…

  • The Christmas Bonuses for ALL our Customers!
  • A new video tutorial and the option for YOU to contribute to WLI
  • The New Year is fast approaching – Grab your calendar and start scheduling!

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Thesaurus.com and How It Can Benefit You

I never really paid much attention to online dictionaries and thesauruses before.

At least not until my computer crashed and I lost my MS Word software with my beloved spell checker! 

Generally, I am a very good speller, but having some sort of spell or grammar checker is a must for all content creators. Even the best editors can sometimes overlook a misspelled or misplaced word.

I came across Thesaurus.com ages ago, but never looked into all it offered until just recently.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 13

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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Video Tutorial: Adding and Protecting Media Files on Your Site

This video by WishList Insider Contributor David Walsh explains how to add media file (video, audio, etc) to your site and what needs to be done to ensure that these files are protected and can only be accessed by members with the correct permissions.

With WishList Member’s File Protection, files can be uploaded and protected which prevents your content from being stolen and downloaded for free or by the wrong membership level.

Note that this tutorial uses a video plugin as an example, but any video player can be used.

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Time For a Self Evaluation – Does YOUR Site Make The Grade?

As most of you probably know, membership sites are a great source of revenue.

Build up your site, deliver quality content, promote well, and if you’re lucky, you’ll make money while you sleep.

Of course, that’s the best case scenario, and unfortunately many people are still struggling with a way to make their membership site profitable and add to the profits already there.

All it takes is one good tip to revitalize your site. With that in mind, here are a few membership site tips that’ll improve your site.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 32

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

Stu and Wray continue to “work together” in order to deliver the news of the week to all the Insiders.

There are a few evident growing pains as two captains attempt to steer the ship but everything comes together nicely by episode’s end.

Good thing this pair have some time to work out the kinks in the coming weeks 🙂

They discuss…

  • The upcoming release of the audios from WLM LIVE!
  • A Forum Post and an article on WLI that will benefit everyone
  • Who like PRESENTS? A Christmas gift for everyone is discussed!

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