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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 394

Member interaction and engagement are components of membership sites that can occasionally get over looked.

This isn’t usually done on purpose or intentionally. It just kind of happens sometimes.

The reasoning behind this can be due to focus and energy being applied to other important aspects of a site like content creation and member management.

So what are some ideas for member engagement?

A forum thread is looking into an intriguing method for attracting member interest with a specific contest.

Let’s get into some details.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 392

We are getting into the “Look Back” machine in this edition of Forum Focus.

The topic of conversation is social media. More specifically, how the various social media outlets can be used to promote an online community and potentially attract new members.

So, how are you using social media?

Do you have a presence on Facebook? Are you posting regular updates or Twitter or Instagram?

Perhaps you favour a different social media option.

We invite you to join the discussion.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 391

Does your membership site include a forum?

An interactive forum is a popular choice for an online community (we include one ourselves in the Insider) and selecting which forum option to use is important. Many factors go into the decision and this usually depends on the wants and needs of the particular membership site.

Let’s say you have taken this all into account and set up your chosen forum solution.

What happens if the developers of that forum announce they are retiring from further development?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 390

Conducting a quick test can save a lot of time and effort later.

It’s usually better to discover issues right away before they have a chance to turn into larger problems. This ensures an ideal experience for you and your members.

But what if the actual testing method doesn’t appear to work?

One option would be to post a question in the forum.

As you have likely figured out, that is the focus of this particular post.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 389

How can members cancel?

No one wants members to leave, but it is a reality of owning a membership site. So it’s good to know what cancellation options are available to you based on your specific site set up.

This particular thread features an Insider who uses PayPal and Mailchimp to sign up and communicate with members.

What are the options available for cancellation?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 387

This forum thread picks up right where it left off.

The original conversation actually began a few years ago but it recently started up again when some new ideas were introduced into the mix. It’s interesting to see a once dormant thread become active again.

New thoughts and suggestions are discussed and we encourage you to check it out.

Perhaps you could address some of the posted questions.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 386

A “bundle” level would help.

That is the suggested solution for a question posted by an Insider in the forum.

But is that the only way?

They are searching for methods to offer different options to existing members when their current subscription is set to expire soon. What happens if they expire before deciding to take advantage of the offer? Are there ways to avoid this type of thing?

Lets get into it a bit more.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 385

Have you ever sent physical items to your members?

Or, have you ever thought about it?

Providing digital content to members is a common situation for membership sites. It’s easy to deliver and easy to consume. It’s a win/win scenarios for site owners and members. But what if you decide your members would also react positively to something more?

Perhaps a series of T-shirts or some technical equipment would sweeten the deal you are offering.

How do you really go about offering and facilitating the delivery of things you can hold in your hand to all your members?

This forum thread begins the conversation.

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