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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 309

The WishList Team engaged in a conversation during a live webinar that got us thinking about social media and how it can be applied to membership sites.

Outlets like Twitter and Facebook provide the ability to reach potential members on a large scale. You can focus in on a very specific niche or address a broader audience.

The choice is up to you and there are a number of ways to go about it.

So what can you do?

Find out more in this new edition of Forum Focus.


How Are You Using Social Media? (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

We invite you to visit this thread in the Insider Forum and tell us how you use the various social media options.

There are passive ways to use Twitter and Facebook that can seem like a subtle invitation to those who follow you. A casual mention about where they can “find out more” can be inserted into a tweet or a Facebook status update. But there are also much more obvious ways to present your message. An intentional sales pitch with a limited time offer can be posted on multiple occasions over the course of a short period of time.

Which approach works for you?

Or, maybe the more applicable question is which approach do you think would work better?

Perhaps you are unsure of where to get started with social media and this has resulted in no steps being taken towards a social media presence for you or your membership site.

This forum thread includes more information and includes a link to the discussion from the recorded webinar.

Check it out and post your thoughts or questions.

Insider Bonus – The Social Media Blueprint

It can be used for more than just keeping in touch with friends and family.

Social Media can be put to work for you and your membership site.

This brand new Insider Bonus has been developed to focus on social media and the benefits it provides. A blueprint and accompanying lesson are available to guide you through the landscape of social media options.

We invite you to check out the April 2016 Insider Bonus.

Please click through for all the details.

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Coming Soon: Insider Bonus – The Social Media Blueprint

Social Media can be used to catch up and share experiences with friends and family.

But the various types of social media can also be used as tools for your membership site.

It may surprise you just how useful and valuable these social outlets can be when it comes to reaching out to potential members. The next Insider Bonus is going to provide  you with a look into social media from the perspective of a membership site owner.

We will be releasing it next week.

Keep reading for more details.

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Social Media To The Rescue!

These days, social media acts as a telephone did in the 1970s.

You have a bad experience with a company, so what do you do? You call your girlfriend and then she calls her girlfriend and so on and so on.

Well, today all a customer needs to do is to begin to type and with one swift click of the “enter” key thousands of people at one time can see their unsatisfied message.

How can you deal with this type of negative feedback when it happens AND how can you prevent it in the first place?

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Want Members To Share? Then You Need To “AddThis”

During the last few months, I have received MANY inquiries through our ticket system about adding social networks to membership sites.

Let’s face it, social “adds” are an extremely effective way to go about gaining that exposure we all need for both our membership sites.

Social media will only become more and more prevalent in the days ahead so how can you score more of those valuable “adds”?

This tool should help…

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How to Make People Hate You on Twitter – Part 3

Twitter is one of the top business tools (and social media options available) so why would any reasonable person try to annoy followers?

Most people don’t want o be annoying and certainly don’t want to be hated. Yet, like the rude dinner guest wiping their mouth with their sleeve and chatting with their mouth full, they simply don’t know any better.

Since people tend to notice the negative more, let’s finish our tutorial on what NOT to do so you won’t annoy and be hated on Twitter.

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How to Make People Hate You on Twitter – Part 2

The point of using Twitter with your membership site is to build relationships you hope to convert into active members (or at least friends) so why try to annoy your Twitter followers?

Many people can be unaware of the annoyance they present. But eventually they annoy their followers so much, those followers leave and never buy anything, and at worse possibly badmouth the “Tweeter” in tweets of their own.

While there are plenty of tips on how to be a good Twitter citizen, knowing what not to do is even better.

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How to Make People Hate You on Twitter – Part 1

Annoying people on Twitter doesn’t sound like the sort of thing you want to go out and do.

Yet, many new Twitter users unknowingly (or intentionally) do things that cause people to eventually stop following them. All in the misguided attempt to get more members for their site.

While it’s important to know what to do, knowing what NOT to do is even more important.

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