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Why It’s Important to Take Time Away from Your Membership

In some circles, working every hour under the sun and being so busy that you’re eating your Christmas lunch with your laptop on your knee, is seen almost as a badge of honour.

Evidence that you’re “hustling” harder than anyone else and as a result your business will be more successful.

It doesn’t work like that.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast we talk about why taking a break is so important, and I share a story about when I first realised that the world doesn’t stop spinning if you step away from your business.

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How to Handle Shutting Down Your Membership Website

What happens at the end of your journey as a membership owner? 

When you’re ready to move onto your next venture…

You may have reached a natural end point in running your membership…

Or maybe you’ve lost that spark and passion for the topic that you once had…

And you’re thinking about shutting down your site.

This can be a very difficult time as a business owner…

As not only do you have deal with your own often conflicting thoughts on this…

But you also need to manage the process in a way that doesn’t have a negative impact on your relationship with your members…

Or your reputation!

So how should you handle shutting down your membership site?

Let’s find out.. 

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Dealing With the Ugly Side of Running a Membership Website

Running a membership website is a fulfilling and rewarding experience…

But as with anything when it comes to business there is an ugly side.

Having worked with memberships of all shapes and sizes in different markets for a number of years…

We’ve seen it all… 

And when it comes to our own membership, we’ve experienced some unpleasant things first hand…

And that’s what we’re going to explore in this blog… 

How to deal with with the ugly side of running a membership website when it comes to copycats, piracy, chargebacks and Payment disputes

So let’s dive right in…

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Why Your Membership Website NEEDS More Than Just Content

It’s easy to fall into the trap of playing the “numbers game” when it comes to creating your membership content.

Taking pride in having more courses, more tools, more bells and whistles than the next guy.

However as I cover in this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, it’s a foolish game to play and one which not only leads to you failing your members but also puts your entire membership business at risk.

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Busting the 8 Most Common Myths about Membership Sites

Every topic and every industry has its fair share of bad advice, outdated information and dubious “best practices”; and there’s certainly a lot of that out there when it comes to the subject of membership sites.

As with most subjects it can be a bit of a minefield trying to maneuver around the misinformation – so to help you out we’ve broken down 8 of the most common ‘myths’ about creating and running a membership site.

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How to Add Multiple Revenue Streams to an Existing Membership Business

While running a membership site can highly profitable on its own, it doesn’t have to be the only piece of your business puzzle.

Complementing your membership website with a diverse range of products and offerings can not only give you increased income from multiple revenue streams but also enable you to better serve a greater proportion of your audience.

In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I discuss ways in which you can add multiple revenue streams to an existing membership business.

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Getting Value from Live Events as a Membership Site Owner

When you’re running an online business like a membership website, the idea of going to live events as a way of growing that business may be counterintuitive when you’re spending so much time behind your computer screen.

However for membership site owners; conferences, workshops, mastermind days and other such events hold potentially even greater opportunities than for other kinds of businesses; and in this episode I talk a little more about how you can extract huge value from regularly attending live events.

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Top Reasons Why People Join a Membership Site

Why do people join membership sites? 

The process from them initially hearing about your site for the first time to pressing the ‘Buy’ button and actually entering your community can sometimes be a long one…

And if you asked your members why they joined your membership, it’s highly likely that you’ll get varying responses…

This is because people join memberships for many different reasons…

It could be that you offer live training, they might want to take advantage of your member only perks or maybe it’s a particular course that’s caught their attention… 

Whatever the reason, it’s important that you know, as this will inform how you grow your membership…

From marketing and content creation to member experience.

So if you’re new to the game and trying to figure out how to tick all the boxes to entice people to join your membership site…

Or you’re a seasoned membership owner and unsure why your members chose you… 

Hopefully we can help!

Here are eight top reasons why people join a membership site…

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