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Can Membership Sites Change The World?

A little while ago I was interviewed about membership sites and during the interview I was sharing all kinds of insights regarding what makes a successful membership site (even featuring some of our fellow Insiders!).

But it was the last question that forced me to pause for a moment.

“How have you seen membership sites change the world?”

Wow.

I needed to take a moment and think on that but after I gave my response, I realized, yeh you know what, membership sites are changing the world and I’m damn proud of it!

Here’s the full interview…

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Interview With Chris Guillebeau

New York Times Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau just released his brand new book $100 Startup and it ROCKS!

Why?

Because it’s packed with example after example of everyday people starting highly successful businesses on a shoestring budget. He then compliments all these case studies with practical insights on how you can apply similar strategies to your own business.

But what grabbed my attention were the “Membership Site” examples throughout the book.

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Membership Site Masters – The Tester

Chapter #4 – The Tester

In this interview you’ll hear from someone we call THE TESTER.

Creating a successful membership site is easy. You only really have to do 2 things – get new members and keep them.

But not all membership sites are a success – so what’s the difference?

The money is in the little details that can swing a site from making a few thousand a month to making hundreds of thousands a month.

During this interview, you’ll get a unique perspective from someone who has successfully discovered some of those “details” that have turned his membership site into millions.

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Membership Site Masters – The Community Cultivator

Chapter #3 – The Community Cultivator

In this interview you’ll hear from someone we call THE COMMUNITY CULTIVATOR.

Skeptics will say that it’s impossible to build a profitable membership site in a “soft” market (meaning something that doesn’t have to do with making money).

But after listening to this interview, they would quickly realize they’re wrong.

This person has been successfully running his membership site for years in a tiny, obscure niche and has managed to find a way to attract over 4500 paying members.

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Membership Site Masters – The Freebie Genie

Chapter #2 – The Freebie Genie

In this interview you’ll hear from someone we call THE FREEBIE GENIE.

For years he had been publishing some of the web’s best content and he had been giving it away for FREE. The site “scrapped by” on advertising revenue.

However, the moment he started charging for his content, everything changed…

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Membership Site Masters – The Prolific Veteran

Chapter #1 – The Prolific Veteran

In this interview you’ll hear from someone we call THE PROLIFIC VETERAN.

He got that nickname because he’s been successfully running membership sites (primarily in the fitness industry) for well over 10 years. In fact, at one point he had over 48 membership sites running simultaneously!

Having made millions with his membership sites, this person is definitely a veteran when it comes to knowing what to do to build a highly successful membership site.

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You’re Creating Too Much Content

David Risley is a well known blogger but also someone who runs a variety of different membership sites using WishList Member.

In this interview you’ll hear why David thinks you might be creating “too much” content for your membership, and how that could be leading to cancellations.

Plus, during this interview you’ll learn…

  • How to get beyond the “traditional” membership site setup
  • 3 reasons every business should utilize a membership site
  • Tools used to create the perfect membership business
  • The #1 mistake to avoid when creating a NEW membership site
  • How to balance “FREE” vs. “PAID” content on your blog
  • Effective membership site marketing strategies
  • and much more!

You can download the interview below or listen to by pressing the “play” button below:

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WishList Member David Brinton

David Brinton has recently launched a brand new Membership Site using WishList Member.

David’s site is based around teaching new authors the “publishing world” and informs the best practices for getting their own books published.

In this interview you’ll learn…

  • How to identify whether a membership site will be a success
  • How to maintain a membership site that people love
  • Tips for engaging new members
  • Strategies for motivating your members and helping them succeed
  • Set up and pricing considerations for new membership sites
  • and much more!

You can download the interview below or listen to by pressing the “play” button below:

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WishList Member Coder Steve Dimmick

Steve Dimmick is a web designer and programmer who has been working with membership and subscription sites since 1997.

His marketing experience combined with his design and programming skills has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to build a successful membership site.

In this interview you’ll learn…

  • How Steve’s first membership site didn’t quite go as planned… and what he does to prevent that from happening today
  • The 2 critical questions every membership site owner should ask before starting a site
  • Why most membership owners are not thinking big enough
  • The real reason people stay in a membership
  • How to immediately boost your retention rates for new members
  • and much more!

It’s a jammed packed interview full of many golden nuggets so sit back, enjoy and be ready to take lots of notes.

You can download the interview below or listen by pressing the “play” button below:

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