How To Drive Potential Members AWAY From Your Site – Part 1

It’s a good idea to review the basics for blog and web design.

Either you’ll learn something you shouldn’t do, or you will realize you’ve make mistakes with your current blog or web site.

You don’t want to be encouraging would be members to leave before they even view your content, do you?

In no particular order, here are some design mistakes you should avoid.

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What is “DISC” and How Will It Retain Members For Your Site?

We all have a unique way of communicating.

Some are loud.

Some are quiet.

Some like the direct approach while some prefer to be “led” into the request.

There are 4 well known Communication Styles that are abbreviated to spell “DISC” which stands for:

Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness

The trick is identifying these styles within your audience and presenting content for each of them.

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Give Them Something to Talk About AND a Place to Do So. It’s EASY!

Most all people running a Membership site will tell you that a thriving community of Members is a crucial element to a successful site. 

Of course, the trick is presenting your members with the opportunities to interact with each other so that enthusiastic, like minded individuals can actually become that community.

When it comes to community building, there are a number of ways you can promote back and forth between your Members.

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10 Favorite Firefox Extensions to Ignite Your Productivity

Firefox is the second most popular free web browser.

Besides surfing the web, Firefox offers numerous add-ons/extensions that allow you to block ads, play music, get weather updates, and nearly anything else you can reasonably imagine.

While it’s not the most popular browser, I use it myself for two main reasons;

1. Its popularity is rising while Internet Explorer’s is decreasing.

2. There is a longer and more extensive history of add-on support with Firefox.

This is very important if you want a better chance to find additional tools to help your business. In no particular order, here are some useful Firefox extensions and add-ons for your business.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 35

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

Wray is back from vacation and partners up with Stu for the first iTi of 2011!

This year is poised to be a BIG one for everyone at WishList Products which means BIG things for Insiders as well.

They discuss…

  • A tease for the January Bonus Plugin that will be made available to Insiders soon!
  • Two Posts that generated a lot of comments and interaction throughout our community
  • The importance of dressing accordingly for the weather 😉

Click below to view this week’s episode.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 14

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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Cool Killer Content Creation Concepts – Part 3

Membership sites need content.

Just as a restaurant without food, a boutique without clothes, or an auto dealership without cars wouldn’t survive, it’s the same with your membership site.

Why stay signed up if nothing of value is offered?

Thanks to the wonderful content creation tips from Chris Garrett  at Blogworld, you’ll never have that issue with your membership site. I have some great ideas on how to create content and how to ensure its always top quality.

Since learning how not to do something is valuable, I’ll finish my lesson from Chris with a few examples of role models you don’t want to follow.

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Over $56K From 9 Autoresponder Messages?

They aren’t “sexy”, but they work.

An autoresponder is a great tool for automating the “follow up” with subscribers and customers.

But can they really help you make more money?

After reading this article (and seeing a screenshot of our stats), you’ll be able to answer that question with a resounding “yes” – plus we’ll share some tips on how to make it even more effective and what we’ll be testing moving forward.

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How Talking To Yourself Can Improve Your Membership Site

When producing a lot of content for your membership site, you can at times, run out of steam. There may be times when you do not know where to go next with your writing or with the next step of your sites growth.

To improve at anything, you must practice, practice, practice. The more you do something, the more creative you will become and the easier it will be to ‘pull up’ that creative side when needed.

Maybe you want to create content for your website and you do not know where to start. Start by brainstorming.

Think about what you are good at, what you have a lot of knowledge regarding, or the online presence you are creating. Begin writing down words. 

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Play Video Games To Build Business Skills. Seriously.

Can you save the princess?

Are you able to beat the last fighter in Mortal Kombat?

Can you lead the Orc army to victory in Warcraft?

Do you leave a cloud of dust in Burnout as you cross the finish line?

If so, congratulations! You may have the skills needed to succeed in business. Business skills from video games? Surely that’s a joke. How can a pastime where I shoot monsters, play cards, or arrange shapes into patterns help me succeed in business?

Read on and I’ll tell you.

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