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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 443

So, let’s say you already have a coaching web site.

An online area where you are providing valuable information.

It’s going well and now you are looking to add a membership component. Should you create a brand new site? Should you set up a sub-domain and direct members to that separate area?

These are valid questions and definitely deserve some consideration.

Perhaps there are other options you haven’t really considered as well.

This forum discussion addresses some of these topics and we invite you to join the conversation.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 442

This is an interesting idea.

It is something you may not have considered, but may pique your interest when it comes to content creation.

Many membership sites contain written articles. These come in the forms of blog posts, instructional walk-throughs and more.

Members often come to expect content in written form and generally consume it with no issues. This is how it’s been for a long time and it’s an effective way to deliver certain kinds of material.

But, have you ever considered turning some of that written content into audio?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 441

There are a number of popular membership models being used these days.

It doesn’t take much searching online to locate a course based site or a publisher delivery system. Drip content membership sites are easy to find as well.

That is partly because these tried and tested methods are proven to be effective ways of providing protected content to members. They are popular for good reason.

Of course, there are some not-so-common membership models that can be just as effective.

This edition of Forum Focus looks into one method that may sound a bit unusual at first.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 440

What exactly can you do with an Auto-Responder?

Communication between a site owner and members is important and a regularly scheduled email can go a long way in keeping that connection strong.

Most membership sites take advantage of the features Auto-Responders provide. But, are they really necessary?

There are other options to stay in touch with members.

We’d like to find out what you think.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 439

What is the best monthly price for a membership site?

There isn’t really a definitive answer to that question. And that’s a good thing.

The price can be whatever you decide.

Each membership site is unique and offers vastly different features and content to its members. So the idea of one price being the “right price” for all sites don’t really add up. The trick is finding the price that fits your particular site.

In this case, the idea of a relatively low price is being considered.

Is that a good idea?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 438

How do you choose the niche for your membership site?

The community is going to be based around this topic so it’s an important decision and requires some significant thought.

Of course, some people are able to pick a membership niche in a matter of moments. They go with something they feel passionate about. If you are going to spend time and effort to create a membership site, it seems logical to base it on something you love.

But, can income be generated from every membership niche?

An Insider is looking to answer that question.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 437

A test environment is always a good idea.

Somewhere to try things out before making changes to the actual membership site.

Think of the test environment as a safety net.

We all likely have a similar story or two. The classic tale about making an adjustment on a live site only to find out later that seemingly small change resulted in a bigger problem. Whenever we find ourselves in this situation, we often think… This wouldn’t have happened if I did some quick testing first.

So, a test site running WishList Member sounds like a logical solution.

The next question being, can a WishList Member license be used on a test site?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 436

We are bringing this one back.

This forum thread was posted a few years ago but didn’t gain a lot of traction at the time. That isn’t uncommon with forum threads. It seemed like an interesting idea, but maybe didn’t grab the attention of those who saw it. At least, not enough to generate many responses.

So, we thought we would “dust it off” as they say and ask the question again.

We believe it’s an interesting conversation starter and are curious about the potential answers.

The question will require you to think back. Some will need to go way back in their memories while some may have more recent memories they can draw from.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 435

We like to ask this question from time to time.

The answer is always interesting and usually leads to further discussions. Different people respond in different ways.

But the most intriguing thing about this question might be the fact that the answer is always changing.

Your response today is very likely different from what you’ll say six months from now and it’s almost certainly different from how you answered six months ago.

We are curious. How will you answer?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 434

Is automatic registration a good idea for a membership site?

That is a bit of a complicated question and may not have one concrete answer.

There can be security concerns when it comes to auto-registrations and additional user-friendly aspects to consider. A quick and easy sign up process is ideal for new members, but not if it comes at a cost of less protection.

So, what options are available?

That question helped spark the conversation in this forum thread.

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