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Why Membership Site Owners Should Attend Conferences

Conference season is upon us!

For some that means cramming into a drab hall in a hotel out in the middle of nowhere, listening to long-in-the-tooth experts drone on for hours on end.

For others, it’s a chance to take time away, fly to somewhere sunny and fill your brain in between running up a huge bar bill on company expenses.

Whichever end of the scale you land on; conferences represent plenty of opportunities for anyone running a membership website…

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Do You REALLY Need to Add a Community to Your Membership?

We often talk about how crucial community is to long term membership success.

In many memberships, even though members join for the content it’s actually the community that they stick around for.

However that’s not always the case, and in this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast I dig into ways in which adding a community to your membership may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

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Chris Ducker on Running Live Events to Grow Your Membership

Chris Ducker is the founder of the YouPreneur membership community and the man behind popular events such Tropical Think Tank and the upcoming YouPreneur Summit.

It’s through these live events that Chris has been able to help his community to build connections and develop relationships way beyond what’s possible online; and this has been a key factor in the success of his membership.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, Chris shares his insights into the benefits of running live events as a membership site owner; plus his advice on how you can orchestrate your own events.

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How to Add an Online Forum to your Membership Website

I regularly talk about how your members will join for the content, but they’ll STAY for the community; and that’s something we see reflected in every successful membership site we’ve been part of.

But what options do you actually have for creating your community from a technical standpoint? How do you add an online forum to your membership?

In this episode I talk more about the importance of community, forums in particular, and discuss the various routes you can go down to add one to your website.

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5 Options for Adding a Forum to Your Membership Site

Adding a forum to your site is a great way of creating a membership community, providing more features than other community options such as Facebook groups or Slack groups. However, once you make the decision to use a forum, the question then becomes, which one?

Here we take a look at our 5 favourite options for adding a forum to your membership site, including the main pros and cons of each.

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