Insider Evaluation:

What goes into a great membership site?

This can sometimes be difficult to determine. A fresh set of eyes or a new perspective can help.

The site may just need some small tweaks. These types of adjustments can lead to a better user experience and a more engaged community.

That is our approach when it comes to a WishList Insider Evaluation. We take a tour of an Insider’s site and offer up some suggestions and recommendations.

Please join us along the way.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 340

We take a little time each week to catch up on all the Insider News.

The recent posts and “things to come” are collected and discussed in this quick video. All you have to do is click the Play button for all the details.

This week saw the latest All Access Call where we answered Insider questions and the replay is available now.

Please click through to find out more and to learn about what you may have missed…

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 321

What do you need to start a membership site?

This is a question we hear a lot.

Many people wonder if there is a checklist of items and services that are required to set up and maintain an online community. While there may not be a specific list, there are some main items to consider.

What immediately springs to mind when you think about building and launching a site?

An Insider started a thread in the forum asking what they need to get the ball rolling.


So I Need An Auto-Responder, A Shopping Cart, And Is That All?

Every membership site has a beginning.

But where exactly do you start?

This forum thread addresses the options of integrating with selected shopping carts and auto-responders. Are both of these integrations necessary for all membership sites and what other tools needs to be considered?

Each membership site handles the release of content in its own way. How are those sites processing payments for access to that content and how are they informing the members when it has been made available?

A way to accept payments from members and the ability to effectively communicate with them is usually pretty high on the priority list for a site owner. We would like to know what else is on your “To Do” list when starting a site.

Please feel free to share your own experiences or ask any questions of your own within this thread.

WishList Insider All Access Call Session 57 Webinar Replay

Did you miss it?

We held a live webinar yesterday where we answered YOUR questions!

This session includes awesome questions from various Insiders on multiple subjects related to creating and maintaining a successful Membership Site.

We have now posted the replay of this webinar so that anyone who missed it can get in on the action (and anyone who wants to check it out again can do so).

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Reminder: All Access Call Webinar Session 57 – TODAY at 2:00pm ET!

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We are conducting a webinar TODAY (Tuesday November 22nd at 2:00pm ET) to answer YOUR questions.

This WishList Insider exclusive webinar is being held to interact with Insiders and engage in conversation. Please feel free to submit any questions before hand and we will address as many as we can during the webinar.

We will also be taking live questions during this session.

“See” you there.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 339

We are back and we have brought an Insider update with us.

The new edition of iTi is now available to provide you with a summary of what you may have missed or what you may want to check out again. We even take a look ahead at what’s coming soon.

This week saw the release of an Action Plan focused on story lines within your content and a call to those who want to join us during a live webinar.

All the details are included in this episode…

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Get Your Questions Answered During The WishList Insider All Access Call #57

Do you have questions?

Well, we have answers!

We are conducting another interactive webinar on Tuesday November 22nd at 2pm ET and encourage you to register for the session and to submit any questions you have for us.

This is the perfect time to direct any questions you may have to the WishList Team about your membership site.

Get all the details (including the Registration Link) here…

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 320

What should you do when an update is available?

This “Quick Hit” forum thread is referring to a new version of WishList Member but the question can be applied to all plugins (and even WordPress itself).

When is it safe to upgrade?

Are there potential issues that could arise? What preparations should be considered?

An old saying comes to mind in situations like this… “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

This is true when it comes to upgrading WordPress plugins.

Taking a bit of time to ensure a smooth update will pay off in the long run.

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Insider Action Plan: How To Layer Addicting Story Lines Within Your Content

Have you ever created a piece of content that you were sure was going to hit home with your audience? And, it turned out to be a dud. In some cases, worse than a dud. It’s frustrating and scary. It can make you question if you’re good enough to do this.

I’ve had this happen more times than I can count. In fact, several times throughout my career, I’ve considered giving up on information marketing all together and just going back to a regular 9 to 5 job.

But, I stuck with it and eventually discovered some dead simple ways to make your content addicting patterned after some of the most successful TV shows ever. In fact, once the patterns are pointed out to you, you’ll see them in almost every show you watch.

And these are tried and true patterns for getting people to anticipate and salivate waiting for your content. They’ll hound you for your content the day it’s supposed to be released. “Is it out yet, is out yet?”

Which means they’ll actually consume the whole thing, learn what you’re teaching them and take aggressive action on it. And your dream of making your living helping others becomes much more of a reality. But, it all starts with good, addictive content.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 338

What exactly has been going on inside the Insider?

That is a great question and we provide the answer in the new episode of iTi.

We dig into the new Core Training and how a television show got us thinking about member engagement and retention. The topic of looking for workarounds for desired functionality also came up.

You can watch this edition of Inside The Insider for all the details.

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