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5 Things You Need to Know Before Shopping For a WordPress Membership Plugin

Trying to pick the right WordPress membership plugin can be a painstaking process.

It’s harder still if your expectations and understanding of what a membership plugin will and won’t do are unrealistic.

In this episode I go through the 5 things you need to understand before you even start shopping for a membership plugin, in the hopes that it will make the whole process easier and save you some frustration.

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The Most Effective Tools for Reducing Your Membership Churn

Retention is king when it comes to membership sites. After all, for recurring revenue to be impactful, it needs to actually recur!

We’ve talked several times on the blog and podcast before about ways to increase retention, and it’s definitely a topic that we could easily spend hours on!

But it’s one thing to talk about improving retention and another thing to actually implement, so in this article we’re taking a look not at why retention is important, but at some tools you can use to up your retention game and reduce your membership churn (and no, you don’t need to be using all of them!)

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It’s Time for a Reality Check about Membership Site Tech

With our community of thousands of membership owners, we see the same patterns emerging when it comes to wrestling with membership site tech.

People starting their site build and then 6 months later they’re still stuck, spinning their wheels, trying to get everything perfect and making no progress!

Often they’ll blame this on the technology being too tough, but more often than not it’s because of their own unrealistic expectations.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I give a kick up the backside to anyone stuck with the tech side of building their membership site.

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How Much Does it Cost to Start and Run a Membership Website?

A membership website consists of several moving parts; and in addition to increasing the technical considerations of getting everything working, this also means that the costs of starting and running a membership can really add up.

While a well-run membership will quickly recoup those startup expenses and cover the ongoing operating costs; it helps to know what you need to budget for.

In this article, we’re going to cover the one-off and recurring costs involved in starting and running a membership website.

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How to Find and Hire a Web Designer for your Membership

Finding the right web designer is like navigating a minefield.

With so many people out there claiming to know what they’re doing – and often no real way for the typical prospective membership site owner to know whether those claims are legit or BS – it’s unsurprising that pretty much everyone and their dog has a horror story about that one web designer who screwed them over.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I share my top tips on finding and hiring the right web designer to create your membership site.

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Using Social Learner for your Online Course Site

If you’re looking for a way to neatly integrate BuddyPress with either LearnDash or Woo Sensei for a more interactive course site, then you’re in luck. BuddyBoss, the team behind many popular BuddyPress plugins including the BuddyBoss Wall, have recently introduced Social Learner – ‘a powerful Social Learning Platform built on BuddyPress’.

I decided to give it a try to see whether it’s something that you should consider using for your online course site…

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Should You Use a Membership Plugin or LMS Plugin for Creating an Online Course?

When your membership site involves one or more online courses, the tech options available can become even more confusing. Do you need a membership plugin? Do you need an LMS or course plugin? Should you combine to two or look for a standalone solution? What’s even the difference between all the different options?

In this post we take a look at why you might want to consider using an LMS plugin for your online course, and the differences between LMS plugins and membership plugins.

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How to Choose a Membership Plugin

Without question this is the one thing we’re asked about more than anything else. So, how do you figure out which one of the seemingly endless selection of membership plugins, software and services is right for you and your new membership website? Discover the process we recommend in this episode…

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