Who Needs a Haircut? Oh, and Some Membership Stuff Too!

How many people reading this article need a haircut at the moment?  I’m getting to that in between stage where my hair is just getting a bit too long to do what I would like it to. 

Whenever I start to think about getting a trim, I think back to when I used to get my hair cut as a little kid at a local salon (my mom would typically take me, so I didn’t go to the barber 😉

Wait a minute.  What could the current length of my hair possibly have to do with WishList Member or a Membership Sites in general?  Read on to find out!

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How to Protect Yourself From Disappearing Webmasters

“Help! My webmaster left and I don’t know how to get into my site!”

I hope that you’ll never have to say that. In most companies, the webmaster is the only person with the login information. Besides being keepers of the keys for your site, they’re usually the only ones with information for the e-mail, domain registration, advertising accounts, etc. The list goes on and on.

If you want to avoid being without a key to your own business, read on.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 07

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

Well, apparently some pretty surprising stuff if Faye’s reactions during this week’s episode are any indication.

Join our co-hosts Faye and Wray (one dry and one wet) in their new outdoor location as they look back at the week that was.  Some of this week’s topics may just surprise you.  Faye certainly thought so.

Translation: Faye gets surprised.  Wray gets wet.  A lot.

They discuss…

  • A BIG Announcement you have been waiting for
  • The earthquake that was felt at the Canadian WLP office
  • A potential Podcast from the WLP team
  • Some First Time Commenters and recent WishList Insider sign-ups
  • Custom Graphics and Copyright Infringement
  • A shocking lunch order

Click below to view this week’s episode.

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How to Attract More Members Even in a Down Economy

We have all heard the reports of how the economy is getting back on its feet and then bam!

Dow Jones is reporting another crash in this or that. The Euro Dollar is failing. More people are laid off from their jobs daily.

This kind of news can make a person wonder, “How in the world am I going to keep my members, not to mention attracting new ones?”

Well, retaining existing members and attracting new ones all depends.

First, ask yourself two simple questions:

1. Who is my targeted audience?

2. What price am I offering to this targeted audience?

Read on for answers to these questions.

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5 Landing Page Tips for More Conversions

A “Landing Page” is the page that web-surfers usually visit after clicking an advertisement or visiting a squeeze page.

A “Squeeze Page” is a smaller and more direct landing page usually used to capture information such as an e-mail address or other contact information.

In short, a landing page is a sales page that convinces someone to do business with you. It’s your best foot forward and you usually have enough space to describe the merits of your membership site (or business).

Most successful businesses use them instead of the root URL where visitors can get lost.

So now that you know what they do, here’s how to create a more effective landing page…

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Video Tutorial: How To Create Simple Surveys

Surveys are great way to add some interaction with your members.

Probably the most valuable part about surveys is that it gives you tremendous insight into what your members are thinking.

The best part is, you can roll out multi-question surveys very quickly just like we did with our Member Survey using this great plugin featured in this video tutorial…
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Does My Opinion Really Matter? How About Yours?

I’ve written a number of articles for WishList Insider as well as some other pieces for different sites over the years. These articles have all varied in topic and audience, but they all shared one common thread.

Each one was based on my opinion.

This begs the obvious question; why would you as a reader have any interest in my views on a particular subject?  Perhaps you don’t (and that’s okay). 

Read on to find out if there are benefits to including personal opinion in your writing.

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