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AUDIO: Interview With Stu McLaren

Recently I was interviewed by Mike Litman about my success/growth as a startup entrepreneur.

I think you’ll really dig this interview because not only does Mike’s energy draw you in but he pulled out stories that I haven’t shared in a long time – including my “first sale” (and I attribute everything I’ve accomplished to this and the “twist” actually gets me a little choked up everytime I share it).

There are lots of good nuggets and the tips I share about building a successful business definitely apply to membership sites.

You can download the whole 40 minute interview or listen to it below…

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My Worst Interview Ever

A “bad” interview is pretty obvious right away.

You can often tell pretty early on if the person asking the questions hasn’t done much research or if the interviewee is uncomfortable with the line of questioning.

Extended silences and awkward pauses make everyone involved (including your members) uncomfortable. This leads to members being uninterested and leaving.

This leads me to my own experience in a certain interview…

So what can you learn from the worst interview I’ve ever had? Plenty!

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Membership Site Masters – The Tester

Chapter #4 – The Tester

In this interview you’ll hear from someone we call THE TESTER.

Creating a successful membership site is easy. You only really have to do 2 things – get new members and keep them.

But not all membership sites are a success – so what’s the difference?

The money is in the little details that can swing a site from making a few thousand a month to making hundreds of thousands a month.

During this interview, you’ll get a unique perspective from someone who has successfully discovered some of those “details” that have turned his membership site into millions.

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Membership Site Masters – The Community Cultivator

Chapter #3 – The Community Cultivator

In this interview you’ll hear from someone we call THE COMMUNITY CULTIVATOR.

Skeptics will say that it’s impossible to build a profitable membership site in a “soft” market (meaning something that doesn’t have to do with making money).

But after listening to this interview, they would quickly realize they’re wrong.

This person has been successfully running his membership site for years in a tiny, obscure niche and has managed to find a way to attract over 4500 paying members.

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Membership Site Masters – The Freebie Genie

Chapter #2 – The Freebie Genie

In this interview you’ll hear from someone we call THE FREEBIE GENIE.

For years he had been publishing some of the web’s best content and he had been giving it away for FREE. The site “scrapped by” on advertising revenue.

However, the moment he started charging for his content, everything changed…

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Let Them Help You (with Interviews) – Part 2

Interviews are an effective way to inject variety into your membership site.

No matter how well informed you may be (perhaps you’re a recognized authority) there are others who can share interesting thoughts or unique experiences in a different voice.

A fresh take or new point of view will make your subject matter that much more exciting and desirable to your members.

But do you know how to best conduct an interview?

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WishList Member David Brinton

David Brinton has recently launched a brand new Membership Site using WishList Member.

David’s site is based around teaching new authors the “publishing world” and informs the best practices for getting their own books published.

In this interview you’ll learn…

  • How to identify whether a membership site will be a success
  • How to maintain a membership site that people love
  • Tips for engaging new members
  • Strategies for motivating your members and helping them succeed
  • Set up and pricing considerations for new membership sites
  • and much more!

You can download the interview below or listen to by pressing the “play” button below:

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WishList Member Coder Steve Dimmick

Steve Dimmick is a web designer and programmer who has been working with membership and subscription sites since 1997.

His marketing experience combined with his design and programming skills has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to build a successful membership site.

In this interview you’ll learn…

  • How Steve’s first membership site didn’t quite go as planned… and what he does to prevent that from happening today
  • The 2 critical questions every membership site owner should ask before starting a site
  • Why most membership owners are not thinking big enough
  • The real reason people stay in a membership
  • How to immediately boost your retention rates for new members
  • and much more!

It’s a jammed packed interview full of many golden nuggets so sit back, enjoy and be ready to take lots of notes.

You can download the interview below or listen by pressing the “play” button below:

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Inside The Insider – Episode 40

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

Stu and Wray get a little “theatrical” in this week’s edition of iTi.  Not so much in their presentation, but more in terms of their location.

Not only that, but it would seem an occasion has affected their usual wardrobe (read: T-shirts) as well.

They discuss…

  • The 40th episode of iTi
  • February’s WishList Insider BONUS PlugIn is just around the corner!
  • The benefits of Interviews on  your site
  • NO T-shirts???

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 19

We realize a lot can happen throughout the course of a week. Everyone can become busy with a little of “this” and a lot of “that” during their day to day lives so it’s not always easy to keep on top of all the useful and helpful posts within the Insider Forums.

For these reasons we have decided to apply some focus to a number of posts each week that we believe can benefit our Members.

Read on for summaries and links to this week’s “Forum Focus” Posts.

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