Inside The Insider – Episode 20

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

The winds of change blow through the WLP offices this week as the departure of one of our iTi co-hosts appears to be on the horizon after reading some mail.  But have no fear, the news of the week is discussed before the potential hosting shake up occurs!

Translation: The possible final episode for one of the original co-hosts of iTi includes some pieces from the “mail bag” 🙂

They discuss…

  • The WINNER of last week’s T-Shirt Contest
  • A New Video Tutorial on adding a Tell-a-Friend Feature to your site
  • A Post from the Forums regarding Graphics for your site
  • The New version of WishList Member has been released

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Data Loss – Prevention, Recovery, and Protection Tips

For most membership sites, content (data) is the lifeblood of your business.

It’s why people sign up in the first place and then continue to pay the costs set forth each month. Your data is obviously valuable to them, and certainly valuable to you.

So what would happen if you lost your data?

How many people would cancel their membership? How long would people wait before moving on to your competitor?

Today, we’ll talk about preventing data loss, how to recover lost data, and even protecting your data from other people.

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What is Mind Mapping Part 2 – Software

As the first article in this two-part series covered the basics of mind mapping, today’s post will briefly cover some very helpful mind mapping software.

You can use a mind map for just about anything that calls for planning and brainstorming.

Things like…

  • Dinner Parties
  • Community Event
  • Writing a Book
  • Article Submissions
  • Creating an Online Business
  • Cleaning & Organizing Your Home
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Business Budgets & Finances
  • Planning Birthday Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Class Projects

The list could go on and on… A mind map is one of the most effective ways to brainstorm ideas and concepts as it allows the user to SEE what they are thinking.  This allows thoughts to be organized more quickly which contributes to getting the job done faster!

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Video Tutorial: How to Add a “Tell-a-Friend” Form to Your Registration

If you have ever seen a “Tell-a-Friend” feature on a site or have used one yourself to inform someone about something you came across and believed they would enjoy, then today’s video tutorial could prove to be very useful.

People tend to want to share things they “stumble upon” online and this video will show you how to allow your members that option.

Check out the following video for some tips on how you could add your own “Tell-a-Friend” form to you Registration process.

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How to Promote Wishlist as an Affiliate

A while back, I was asked: “Do you have any tips on how I can promote WishList Member?” The gentleman was promoting WishList Member as part of our affiliate program and wondered if there was anything extra he could do.  

I replied back with some universal affiliate suggestions that will work for any affiliate program. After thinking for a while, I came up with some specially designed to help promote WishList Member.

The following tips assume you’ve already signed up here and have a unique URL with your affiliate code at the end.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 19

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

T-shirts and New versions of WishList Member.

Those two items help define this week’s instalment of iTi as Faye and Wray put forth the hot topics in the mist of several wardrobe changes.

Translation: The Oscars don’t have as many changes of clothes occur during their broadcast as this episode does.

They discuss…

  • Another Member is showcased
  • The announcement of an Awards Show to be held at WLM LIVE
  • A NEW Contest in which Wray wants to give you the shirt off his back
  • Even more new members joining WishList Insider!

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Member Showcase: Ken Geers

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 Ken Geers and his site www.sportomotoring.com

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Get Yourself Out of Your Own Way – The Perfectionist Syndrome

You have SO many things on your to do list.

“Just start something”, you tell yourself.

Yet you just sit there and stare at your list. You think to yourself; “Everything needs to be done! Right now and just right!”

This is one of the symptoms of perfectionism.  This post will include tips on how to deal with this traint in your business.

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Terrific Testimonial Tips to Try Today

Most of us are pretty good at making up our own mind.

Yet, there’s something compelling about another opinion (especially when the same sentiment is repeated several times by different people).

At heart, we still have our “herd mentality” and look towards others to help us with decisions. One such method of this is with testimonials.

Testimonials are advertisements that use other people’s experiences in a positive way for your product or service. They can be used to alleviate customer concerns or to push a selling point but their end result is to sell.

You want the customer’s thought to be: “If other people are saying it, then it must be true!” So what tips for testimonials should you use to improve your profits?

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