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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 420

Many membership site owners create content on a very regular basis.

This may include writing articles, recording videos or working on any other forms of consumable media.

In fact, it can seem like the need for new content is never ending. Truth be told, it sometimes is for certain types of sites.

It can feel like a cycle that goes on and on. You finish one piece of content but soon another will need to be started.

There is one important thing to keep in mind though.

You don’t have to create all the content yourself.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 419

The fact of the matter is some members will cancel.

Something unexpected may come up that requires them to re-examine their spending habits or they may have simply learned all they needed.

Perhaps they can’t easily find what they are looking for (even though it is located within your site).

These types of things can happen. But those are only a few examples of why a member might leave.

It is difficult to know exactly why a specific individual cancelled their membership.

It might even be a reason that has never crossed your mind and others could be cancelling for that same reason.

So how can you find out why anyone cancels?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 418

They almost seem to go hand-in-hand in many cases.

Both can definitely exist and function without the other. But, using them together often results in a beneficial outcome for the members and site owners.

A membership site and a Learning Management System.

Many online communities utilize some type of tool or system to create courses for their members. These courses are an effective way to teach members and are ideal for an online environment.

Have you considered using an LMS?

This forum thread looks into options.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 417

“Are we there yet?”

This is a very familiar question to anyone who has ever taken a family road trip. You can often hear this coming from the back seat at various stages along the journey.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to display a visual indicator of the progress made so you wouldn’t have to keep answering the same question? Even better, no one would even need to ask the question if they could just see how much further there is to go.

So, how does this all apply to membership sites?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 415

How many apps are on your phone right now?

The answer doesn’t need to be an exact number. Just a rough estimate as to how many currently reside on your device.

Maybe you have thirty or forty. Perhaps you have more than fifty apps jockeying for space in the memory of your phone.

Some people probably have twice that many.

The point being, you likely have more apps on your phone today than you did a few months ago. The popularity of apps is only growing.

So, have you considered creating an app for your membership site?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 414

“A strange thing happened today”.

That is the first sentence in the first post in this featured forum thread.

That is also not an uncommon thought to have when dealing with web sites on a regular basis. You might expect one thing to go one way and it ends up going another.

Or, you may see a setting display an unusual message.

The message itself isn’t incorrect. Just… unusual (and a little unexpected).

So what can you do when greeted by that type of message?

Posting a message in the Insider Forum might help.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 413

Which tools are you utilizing to run your affiliate program?

Wait a minute. We may have actually gotten a bit ahead of things with that first question.

Let’s try that again.

Do you have an affiliate program for your membership site? We are guessing many site owners have replied in the affirmative. If not, you may want to consider the possibility of starting an affiliate program of your own. They are an effective way of turning potential members into actual members.

Now, let’s get back to our original question.

Which tools are you utilizing to run your affiliate program?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 412

We all like to make things easier for members whenever possible.

Cutting out extra steps during the process of accessing content saves time. This allows members to get what they want quickly and continue on with their day.

If a member can simply gain access, they are more likely to come back (and keep coming back).

This featured forum thread brings up a specific method of delivering content and asks a question about how to make it more efficient.

Is there a way to provide the content more easily?

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Forum Focus 411

We have all received one at some point.

A message from an online provider referencing an upcoming change and how it may or may not affect us.

These types of communications are common but they can still cause a reaction of uncertainty each time we see one.

The first question we have is usually… “Does this affect me?”

The question coming in a close second is often… “What do I have to do?”

A similar situation gets the focus in this edition of Forum Focus.

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