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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 476

A similar situation has likely happened to many of us.

We are working with a program or system and setting things up according to the instructions. Everything is falling into place and the last step is completed. So, everything should look correct and function, right?

Usually, that is the case.

But, there are those other times when something just isn’t right.

“Why does it look like that?”

That question typically means something is off. We retrace our steps to ensure each was completed correctly. We double and triple check. Still no luck though.

What is the issue? It just doesn’t look right.

You might need to check the CSS.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 475

Should you or shouldn’t you?

That is a good question when it comes to the topic of this forum focus. But, let’s back up a bit and gather more information before trying to answer that question.

You spend the time and exert the effort to create your content. It doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. It is the result of your hard work.

It has been created for “members only”, so you use the tools available to protect it.

But, what about those who might share that content once they have gained access?

This is a popular topic up for discussion for many membership sites. That is very likely one of the reasons it came up in the Insider Forum.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 474

This decision comes up for most successful membership sites sooner or later.

The site is doing well and running smoothly. New members are joining at a decent rate and the retention numbers are high. Sounds like a very good situation.

You may continue to add even more value to the site and might need to upgrade your servers and hire some help to handle the load and additional tasks.

Some time passes and the question arises.

Should you change the price of your membership?

Raising the price of a membership is possible (and quite common). There are just a few things to consider and keep in mind when thinking this through.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 473

Some membership sites will offer a physical item if members sign up.

This might be a branded T-shirt or maybe a water bottle to use throughout the day. These can be very effective additions to an online membership and can encourage undecided individuals to make the decision to join.

The example in this featured forum thread is a bit different.

An owner of a fitness site is looking to include various work out equipment with a membership. This includes resistance bands, jump ropes and weights.

Wait, they want to mail out weights?

It’s true and it is working for them.

Keep reading for all the details.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 472

This forum thread starts with an interesting question.

While this is usually the case with many conversations in the forum, this question lead to a response and a reference to a recent Insider Action Plan.

Basically, an Insider is offering a course for purchase on their site. Nothing unusual about that as many sites offer various types of courses to members.

But, the interesting part of the request comes into play when the additional variable is mentioned.

“There will be a member and non member price”.

So, how can you offer different prices for different groups of people?

That is a good question.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 471

So, you’re all set.

A registration page has been created and it’s all ready to allow access to those who are interested in what your membership site has to offer. All they have to do is fill in the form and they will unlock the members-only content.

Sounds pretty easy, right?

In most cases, it is that simple and everyone gets what they want. Members gain access and you gain new members.

But, what happens if that registration form fails?

Receiving an error message or confusing redirect after clicking the “submit” button is a sure fire way to get off on the wrong foot.

Stranger still, what if some users register successfully while others get denied?

That is the same question an Insider posed in the forum.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 470

There are times when a desired setting just doesn’t seem to exist.

You thought of something you’d like to accomplish with a piece of software but an included option isn’t available.

What can you do in that type of situation?

Customization is always something that could be explored. But, how much will it cost and how long will it take?

This is where an API can really help.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 469

You are likely very familiar with the concept of a Terms of Service.

They can often be found on sites when purchasing something online and are usually a necessary component when selling something online as well.

They are an effective way to keep everyone informed.

But, what should (or needs) to be included in a TOS for a membership site?

Do you require a lawyer to draw one up based on your specific offering and customer base?

Does geographic location come into play?

These are good questions to ask and finding the answers is even better.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 468

This phrase comes up a couple times in this forum thread.

“Plan, Plan, Plan.”

In this case, the planning is referring to content creation for a membership site.

An Insider is looking for ideas and methods to provide quality content to their members. So, what are the steps towards coming up with ideas and actually producing content?

That is a legitimate question and one that deserves consideration.

Of course, there are additional questions that also come up when thinking about content creation.

Do you have a content strategy?

Where do you get your content ideas?

Does your content engage your members?

Lets dig into this forum thread a bit more.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 467

There are definitely more options than there used to be.

An online search a few years back may have brought up one or two possibilities. But, how could you know if these limited options would really work for you?

Things have certainly changed recently.

When it comes to Page Builders, you don’ t have to look very far to find one (or two or three).

The search has changed from looking for any Page Builders to deciding which one to use.

So, how do you decide?

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