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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 403

Do you ever want to delay when a selection of your members can access some of your new content?

You may want to deliver a portion of your course that only applies to existing members. That content will be valuable to the established members but that same content may be confusing to new members who haven’t run through the previous materials.

This forum thread touches on a method that could help in a similar scenario as described above.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 401

Customizing what individual members see within your site can help make for a welcoming experience.

Viewing something that directly relates to them or their membership can help make them feel more at home. This type of thing can start to foster a feeling of comfort and we want members to be as comfortable as possible.

So, how can you display specific content or information to members?

This featured forum thread looks into some possibilities that come with the use of private tags and merge codes.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 400

We typically all have questions about the different aspects of a membership site.

There are a number of things to consider when building a site and they cover a varied range of topics. One common topic of conversation is the creation of a clear path for members.

Ideally, members should be able to login and navigate to what they want or need with relative ease.

Of course, this can require some careful consideration and creative problem solving to accomplish.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 399

Have you applied SSL to your entire site?

In the past, it has been common for many sites have only used https on specific pages they wanted to ensure were secure. This typically included sales forms or any pages processing payments or containing sensitive information.

But applying SSL to every page throughout a site is becoming an increasingly more popular practice.

Is this something you have considered?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 398

Reward vs. Discount.

Which would you prefer?

It might be difficult to answer that question without a bit of context. But do you think you would rather receive a free gift or would you like to pay less for something?

Both options can be beneficial to the recipient.

This brings up another question. It might even be the more important question.

Is there a higher perceived value to a reward or a discount?

Which one is more attractive to members.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 397

This is one of those topics that seems like it can affect many membership site owners.

In fact, you likely count yourself in that number if you accept payment for access to your site.

We are focusing on failed payments. More specifically, failed re-bill payments. You may be nodding your head as you read this and think about the failed re-bill payments that can occur after the initial payment was successful.

What causes these failed payments?

Is there anything that can be done to reduce them?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 396

Choices are usually a good thing.

Which flavour do you want? How many scoops would you like? Cone or a bowl?

Those decisions may all be related to a certain tasty topic (ice cream!), but we also make choices regarding many others things all the time.

Not the least of which are web sites.

Think about all the decisions you make about your site on an ongoing basis. You’re probably remembering quite a few right now.

This featured forum thread looks into a hosting choice and how it may affect a membership site.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 395

Does the user pay before or after they register?

Are they able to select their own username?

Is payment collected on the main site or on the payment processor’s site?

These are a few common questions that can come up when looking into online payment options for a membership site. It is important to consider these types of topics and understand the process in order to ensure a smooth transaction for you and your soon-to-be members.

We look into a specific situation in this particular Forum Focus.

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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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