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Join Mike Morrison from The Membership Guys for discussion, advice and insight on everything related to planning, running and growing a successful membership website.
 
Grant Weherley from Break The System and Monetize Your Expertise shares strategies for turning knowledge into income. He speaks with experts in a wide variety of industries who are leveraging the revolution in online learning to turn their expertise in a business which allows them to create passive income doing what they love. The Break The System Podcast covers premium courses, bootcamps, membership communities, eBooks, e-learning platforms like Udemy.com, podcasting, and all other ways ind ...
 
How to Create an Online Course, a Membership Site, Create Digital Content, Promote and Sell it online with Digital Marketing, Make Money Online and create a profitable online business. Create One-time products and Recurring Subscription-based products and services that bring in recurring income month after month, where you don't have to go hunting for new customers all the time, which allows you to focus on creating a remarkable product that your customers love and appreciate and are willing ...
 
Tips, tricks, advice and expert interviews with entrepreneurs using online courses, eLearning and membership sites to maximize teaching and profit
 
You have a message to share and an audience to serve. But is the technology getting in the way? Not sure where to start or what to do next? Well, If you are an author, speaker, blogger, or just looking to getting your message out to an audience online this is the place to be. Welcome to the Content Creator Show. Hosted by Dr. Brian Dixon, founder of the Dixon Agency, this show demystifies the technology you need to grow your impact and your income online. We cover all of the latest technolog ...
 
Discover what it takes to have a membership site or recurring subscription in your online business and claim the revenue and customer community you've been missing. Since 1996, Karen and Steve Dimmick have helped hundreds of clients create online memberships in fields as diverse as internet marketing, business to business, health and fitness, entertainment, sports, religion, cooking, business, education, news media and more.Along with their own private subscription service, they have been he ...
 
This podcast will help you attract new subscriber members, keep them longer and grow a vibrant tribe.
 
Join Callie Willows from The Membership Guys for no-hype and no-fluff discussions with membership site owners about the highs, lows and day to day realities of running a paid membership website. Real people, real stories, real memberships.
 
Membership site advice on how to build, manage and promote your ideal membership site, so that you can enjoy consistent cash-flow month in, month out and scale your business to new heights.
 
Dan and Nicole Ratner are a power couple in the association world leading organizations to achieve record growth in membership and plan highly efficient events over their 36 combined years in the industry. After climbing to the highest levels of leadership in multiple organizations, they both made the unusual choice to step off the corporate ladder and put family first. Throughout this podcast, you’ll hear how they help non-profit and for-profit businesses move from incremental growth to exp ...
 
Think of DAP Cast as a Free Membership Site Course in a Podcast format! DAP Cast is different than any other Podcast that you may listen to because I'm not only going to share Actionable Tips & Advice on How to Build a Successful & Profitable Membership Site, but when possible, I'll post behind-the-scenes video (in my show-notes), to show you how to actually "implement" the concepts that I share in my Podcast! Membership site model is THE most profitable business model. Your membership site ...
 
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Creating a membership is an exciting time. The creative juices are flowing, the sense of accomplishment from building and launching something new can be exhilarating, and there's an undeniable buzz you get with every new member who joins. But what about 6 months down the line? 2 years? 10 years? Is that buzz still there? Does your membership st ...…
 
With so many moving parts involved in building and running a membership site, the costs can quickly add up. And while constantly trying to penny-pinch and always going with the cheap option isn't the best approach, it's also prudent to ensure you're not unnecessarily wasting money. In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I share 9 ways ...…
 
Do you want to travel the world consulting with companies? What if you could license your courses to these companies who pay per user? In this episode, I interview Kimanzi Constable who has built a career and a business selling online courses for large corporations. They delve into what it takes to build a successful business relationship with ...…
 
My AdSense earnings would fluctuate between $500 to $1500, most of the time averaging about $1000. But I never averaged more than that through AdSense ads. This, despite being #1 on Google, getting tons of traffic, targeted audience, despite buying every course on AdSense and SEO and list-building and optimizing every darn part of my website, c ...…
 
While in a lot of cases people will have joined your membership to get the benefit of your particular expertise; bringing in experts in complimentary topics can add a lot to your offering. Not only does inviting guest contributors increase the value and variety you provide to your members; but it's also a smart strategy for minimizing the workl ...…
 
During the course of running your membership site, there will inevitably come a point where you want to increase your pricing. Maybe your offering has changed, perhaps you're responding to increased demand or maybe you just want to earn a little more for your efforts. Rather than simply raising your prices overnight, check out this latest episo ...…
 
In today’s episode, Chris Badgett, the CEO and co-founder of LifterLMS joins Micah to share his insights about online course design, membership sites and his advice for anyone who’s thinking about starting an online course. Starting an online course is hard. When you’re trying to start your own online course, people run into what Chris refers t ...…
 
Membership websites come in all shapes and sizes; but the type we primarily deal with here on The Membership Guys consist primarily of content and community. Given that content marketing is, without doubt, one of the best ways to promote your membership site; then it can be a real challenge trying to figure out which content should be free - vi ...…
 
We are excited to welcome Marcia Sheehan, Founder of Charmed Cardinals today as we talk with her about putting together a 1st ever conference. Not only is her Society putting together this event they also have a membership program which we touch base on. Listen in to hear how she's applying the In It ForEVER™ principle to the Connector Conference.…
 
This podcast is for beginners and experts alike. So whether you don’t have a course or have many you’ll learn something about how to 10x your online course business. If you are listening to this podcast, I know that you are excited about planning building and marketing your online course. Whether it’s your first course or you’ve created many yo ...…
 
The typical membership site owner creates a LOT of content. Not just for their paying members, but as part of their marketing strategy too. It's a lot of work - so anything you can do to increase the impact and the reach of the content you create is a big win. Content repurposing can help you squeeze every drop of value from your courses, tutor ...…
 
3 bold predictions for the next 5 years: Subscription Overload, Loss Leader Overload and Lifestyle Aggregators. I predict that by the year 2023, everything we use today in day-to-day life, will become subscription based. And because there's going to be an explosion of subscription-based services, there will be what I'm calling Subscription Aggr ...…
 
I’ve interviewed successful course creators. I’ve also coached course creators and created courses of my own as well as for large companies and have found that there are differences in ones that succeed and ones that don’t. And it’s not their fame, money or other factors. I’ll talk about those differences in this episode. The Course Accelerator ...…
 
Most of us work with Volunteers in some capacity whether it's on a committee, Board, School PTO you name it! So we are offering up 5 Tips in 5 Minutes on working with Volunteers.
 
Wow, time flies when you're rocking the membership world! In what has become an annual tradition - we're celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Member Site Academy with a very special episode looking back at the past 12 months of our business. And of course I'm joined once again by the other (and arguably better) half of The Membership Guys, the on ...…
 
We love to read and wanted to share with you all some of our favorites. In this episode we are talking about 5 books we recommend. These are both for personal and professional use and we can't wait to hear what you think we should read.
 
This episode discusses producing courses for industry leaders such as Grant Cardone and Daymond John with LightSpeed VT. Our interview guests today are Andru Hull and Jennifer Herring from LightSpeed VT Midwest. The Course Accelerator Coaching Group Are you struggling to grow your audience create your online course and sell it to your audience? ...…
 
As your membership grows, so too does the likelihood that you'll encounter negative feedback from your members. You can't please everyone, it's a fools errand to even try. But what do you do if one of your members says something you don't like about your membership? How you react to and process negative feedback can have real implications on th ...…
 
In this episode Micah interview’s Tracy Childers, “the godfather” of membership sites. Throughout this episode Tracy shares how he co-founded WishList Member. He shares his advice on how to run a successful membership site for the long term and his advice on starting a reliable business partnership. Tracy and Micah talk about how the subscripti ...…
 
After I got back from speaking at Podcast Movement 2018, I was thinking about all of the positive things that have happened for me in the last 2 or so years. I've been getting a lot of traction with my efforts in the podcasting space. Which is why I'm going All-in on Audio. I have 3 podcasts now - one of which you're listening to right now - ht ...…
 
Retention is not an event, it's a constant throughout their cycle. Retention rises and growth happens with onboarding plans. Do you have an onboarding plan in place for new members? The first year of membership is teaching and molding new members to become loyal. This week we talk about the onboarding process and give some tips on what you can ...…
 
Are you looking to help more students, grow your impact and leverage the power of your online course? Then Joint Ventures might be something to consider. There is a dark side and a beneficial side to doing joint ventures. I’ll share how to do it the right way with practical advice. The Course Accelerator Coaching Group Are you struggling to gro ...…
 
Podcasting can be an extremely effective outlet for experts and influencers to expand their reach, grow their audience and demonstrate their credibility. And for membership owners, a podcast can be a great source of new members too. In fact our podcast is perhaps one of the most important pieces of our marketing puzzle, and helps generate hundr ...…
 
Happy Podcastiversary to US! Learn what the numbers 1-46-4-5 all have in common as we take you on a brief lessons learned within our first year! PLUS we have a contest announcement as we get ready to hit our 50th episode.
 
"The average length of time someone will stay subscribed to your membership is just 3 months." You’ve heard that before, right? You’ve no doubt seen "experts" throwing this statistic around. Heck, if you dig hard enough I wouldn't be surprised if we've repeated it ourselves once upon a time! Well here’s the truth - that 3 month average subscrip ...…
 
On today’s episode, Kyle Leavitt will be joining us. We discuss building a startup and what it takes to build one from the ground up. Kyle shares his advice on improving customer retention, increasing customer loyalty and the importance of core values in a business. Kyle Leavitt is the recent co-founder of LoyalStream. He had also co-founded Cu ...…
 
Every membership program is different yet there are 6 dials each professional should monitor on a daily basis. Listen in to hear what data points you should be reviewing and monitoring.
 
On June 20th, Facebook officially announced that they are trialling the option for Group admins to charge a recurring subscription fee to their members. This is definitely a huge move, and one that capitalises on the fact that there are already many membership owners using Facebook Groups "unofficially" for their paid community. So what does th ...…
 
Eric Christopher is an innovative business consultant and media expert who helps business owners position themselves as authority figures and assists them in gaining exposure through major media channels. Throughout this episode, Eric brings up some key questions every business owner should ask themselves about what the ultimate endgame is for ...…
 
One of the top course questions people ask me is if they should build their own website and learning management system or if they should use an existing service. One of the many benefits of using something like Academy of Mine is that they take care of the technical aspects of your course. Academy Of Mine is an all-in-one LMS platform to create ...…
 
In this month's 5 Tips in 5 Minutes we are giving you tips on the meeting budget. If you have a meeting, event or product to sell you need a budget and we recommend you follow these easy 5 tips to help with the process.
 
"To Have Great Power, You Need to Take On Great Responsibility". That's my new "Reverse Spider-man" quote, a cool twist on the original Spider-man quote. I actually came up with the idea for this as I was preparing for a presentation that I'm giving next week, at Podcast Movement 2018, in Philadelphia. But as I was creating the slides for my pr ...…
 
This article dives into how course creators can improve their online course sales. First of all, online courses are more about your students and the best way to serve them than simply looking to sell to your audience. Nonetheless, below are seven simple things a course creator can do to improve their sales. Are you looking to grow your audience ...…
 
We're constantly banging the drum on how important it is to have an established audience BEFORE you build and launch a membership. However for some people the temptation to rush headfirst into their membership is just too strong. Truth is that if you haven't built an audience that you can mobilize and monetize, you're going to find it an uphill ...…
 
Jared Falk from Musora and Drumeo joins Callie on the last episode of Season 2 of Behind the Membership. Jared has not one, but four membership sites, all in different music niches. And with over 10,000 active members in his original membership site, Drumeo, and having served over 200,000 customers so far in his business, he’s achieved a lot by ...…
 
In this week's episode Dan shares thoughts and perspectives on the value of student membership. Are you offering discounts, complimentary or scholarships to student members? Is that helping or hurting your organization? Listen in to find out more and let us know what do you offer your student members and do you have a category of membership for ...…
 
When we talk about membership sites, typically it's in the context of being the main part of the membership owner's business. However that's not the only way to do it. In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I dig into 4 of the main ways you could create a membership site that's secondary and supplementary to the real focus of your busi ...…
 
In this episode of Behind the Membership, Callie is talking with Kim Jimenez from The Business Lounge, a membership site for online business owners. Kim has had her membership for nearly two years now, and in this episode she discusses how she didn't initially want to create a membership site, what changed that opinion, and how starting one has ...…
 
In this episode we are getting personal. We've been asked many times how did we get here working with one another and how do you work together? So we are answering that today and getting very real, raw and honest! If you are thinking of starting your own business you might want to hear how we got here and how it's all working out.…
 
This is the ultimate “how long is a piece of string” question. There’s no exact science or specific formula that will accurately predict how many people are likely to join your membership. However when setting goals for the launch of a new membership site, or even the growth of an original one, it’s useful to know whether your aspirations are r ...…
 
In this episode, long time marketing expert and finance veteran, Kim Sinder shares the inside story of how she launched her new membership site, “Sane Crypro” with Memberium for ActiveCampaign. Sane Crypto is a membership site that teaches baby boomers how to create a sane strategy for investing in cryptocurrencies to save more for retirement. ...…
 
In this episode of Behind the Membership Callis is talking with Nigel Moore all about his membership site, The Tech Tribe. Nigel places a high emphasis on providing excellent service for his members, including offering all members a personal coaching call when they join, a private coaching section in his community and creating most of his conte ...…
 
In this month's 5 Tips in 5 Minutes we are talking trade and vendor shows best practices. Are you doing each of these? Have one we didn't mention let us know in the comments!
 
In today's online world you're increasingly competing with a lot of noise and distraction when it comes to your members time and attention. How do you stand out? What can you do to deliver a member experience that will make logging into your membership and spending time in your community preferable to watching hilarious cat videos on YouTube or ...…
 
In today’s episode of Behind the Membership Callie talks with Terra Dawn from Uncork Your Dork and the Wham! Bam! Business Plan! Terra's had her membership for over a year now and in this episode they're talking about why she initially moved from Teachable to WordPress and why she's recently moved her community from an onsite forum to Mighty Ne ...…
 
So your membership is ticking along nicely, you're bringing in new members at a steady rate (and they're sticking around too), you've got your systems and processes nailed and everything is running like clockwork. What next? There are a few different paths you can take for growing and scaling your membership business; but in this episode I want ...…
 
In this episode of Behind the Membership Callie talks with Mark Warner about his membership site for teachers, Teaching Packs. Mark has a very different model to most membership site owners, offering only a very low cost non-recurring annual membership. So we're talking about why Mark made that decision, and how it's enabled him to attract 15,0 ...…
 
In this episode we talk about how renewal and retention are not interchangeable when it comes to your memberships.
 
Making the move from working one on one with clients, to running a "one to many" subscription business like a membership can be a daunting transition. It's one Mark Asquith made several years back, when he called time on his successful digital agency to focus entirely on his SAAS company. And it's a journey we've taken ourselves with The Member ...…
 
Anissa Holmes from Delivering Wow joins Callie for this episode of Behind the Membership and shares how she's managed to achieve financial freedom in the first year of her membership site, and how she is now planning to restructure and reposition her membership for even greater success. Anissa also talks about building her movement and making a ...…
 
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