Developer Corner – Session 04: Integrating CubePoints with SimplePress

We have received many requests regarding how we integrated the CubePoints plugin with the SimplePress forum within WishList Insider.  So we have taken this opportunity to show how exactly that was accomplished.

Members are given a set number of points for different lengths of posts inside the forum.  By watching this video, you will find out what steps you need to take to accomplish something similar on your own membership site.

You will notice that we have included a link to a file containing the code snippets referenced during the course of this tutorial.

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How To Conduct An Effective Webinar

Webinars are an economical and effective alternative to “brick and mortar” physical address meetings. 

They allow companies to expand their reach, target more people more often, and offer a completely captivating brand experience.

Webinars can be successfully used to generate and qualify sales opportunities and market for the brand of seed, rich messaging content, training of employees, partners and customers, collaboration and productivity within the organization.

Check out the tips and methods I have discovered to help conduct an effective webinar.

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Advantages of Evergreen Content on Your Membership Site Part 1

At BlogWord 2010, I attended the Evergreen seminar with Jeffrey Powers and Mignon Fogarty (aka GrammarGirl).

As you may know, “evergreen” is information without an expiration date (or a shelf life so long it’s practically timeless). It’s either always fresh, or it can be reused at a later time.  Thus, it’s never truly out of date.

Compare that to “expirable” content which is information that goes out of date relatively quickly and becomes irrelevant. Expirable information is usually content that matters right now (like a local sporting event), but will fall out of interest within a few weeks.

Now that we know the difference, here’s more information on evergreen content, how it helps your membership site, and why you should “go green”.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 28

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

A NEW version of WishList Member was released earlier this week!  This is big news as v2.5 has made it’s debut containing many new features and integrations. (FULL integrations with 1Shopping Cart and Infusionsoft just to name a couple!)

With an announcement this exciting, it has to be documented!  This means it’s photo time for Faye and Wray.

Watch this episode of iTi for your chance at some great prizes based on some fun photos from the co-hosts 🙂

They discuss…

  • WishList Member 2.5 has been released!
  • Wishie Finalists announced and Voting is Open NOW
  • Forum Posts we think you should check out
  • A NEW Contest with some great prizes!

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Member Showcase: Leonid Turetsky

WishList Member is used by a wide variety of our members and for a vast array of different Membership Sites.

We have decided to spotlight a number of these members and their sites here in the Member Showcase section.  It is encouraged that you visit the sites we focus on for inspiration towards ideas you can apply to your own site.

There are likely many individuals out there using WishList Member in ways you have never imagined.

This instalment features Leonid Turetsky and his site

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 08

WishList Insider – Forum Focus 08

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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Is Doing What You Love For a Living A Bad Business Decision?

This article was originally intended to be ‘What Do You Love – Why Not Make A Business Out Of It’ and I then read an article that caused me to put it on hold for just a bit.

The article states that doing what you love is, in their words, “hogwash.”

They state that basically doing what you love is a terrible business idea. The author says that “when you think this way, you’re business becomes your passion. Your art. Your love.”

I would like to ask, “What in the world is wrong with that?!” Why work in something you have no passion or desire for? Why work in something that may dull you or bring you to tears?

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Developer Corner – Session 03: Finding WordPress Actions and Filters

This edition of Developer Corner looks into the search for and use of WordPress actions and filters and how you can use them to better serve your members. 

You will learn how to locate the actions and filters that are not commonly displayed publicly which are needed to achieve your desired results.

This video is a bit longer than usual as a more in depth explanation was required (so grab some popcorn and a comfy chair ;))

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Make Money with Your Membership Site Part 2

As many know, I was recently at BlogWorld 2010 and I attended a monetizing seminar with Chris Garrett and Darren Rowse.

In an earlier article posted last week, I shared some tips that I picked up from this seminar on how you can make money with your membership site BEYOND just membership dues.

Continue on for access to the remaining money sources and some thoughts on what to keep in mind when choosing the type of outside revenue you want to bring in.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 27

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

Many helpful Posts and Forum threads are the focus in this week’s episode as a number of tips and tricks are passed your way via the newest installment of iTi.

Faye and Wray model different types of headgear in an effort to give away from free stuff!

Yup, that means it’s contest time again!  Watch this week’s video to see how you can wind up with some prizes 🙂

They discuss…

  • Posts inspired by the recently held BlogWorld
  • Free method to create custom graphics quickly and easily for your site
  • The Latest Retention Strategy Video
  • A NEW Contest that starts as soon as you click the “Play” button!

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