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Coaches, Mentors, Experts, Authorities Note

Coaches, Mentors, Experts, Authorities Note

Think back to when you first learned to ride a bicycle.

Imagine how easy it would have been to learn if someone simply gave you some written material, each issue focused on one part of cycling. For example, here’s a webinar showing how a bike works; here’s an ebook on the best position for your saddle; an infographic with the different types of bikes for different aged riders, and so on.

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Organize and Set Up Your Membership Site Properly

Organize and Set Up Your Membership Site Properly

When you’re thinking about what content you’re going to add to your one month, six month, twelve month, or even longer membership site, you might be wondering how are you going to keep it all organized and how is anyone going to be able to find the information they’re looking for when they login to your site and see all the content you have added. That’s why I want to share three easy tips you can apply to any present or future membership site, right now, to make it more organized and easier to access.

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Membership Sites – Learning Set 2

Membership Sites – Learning Set 2

Ok, so I’m now into a few weeks of my course on learning to set up member sites.

I have fallen into the trap many of us do and set up a few but perfected none. So when setting up a site, here’s my suggestion:

1. work out what you want the site for – who are the audience, what are you providing and what’s the overall purpose.

2. decide on some details such as how often you will post, what you will post, where you will get your posts from

3. set up some basic icons or graphics if you want to use them eg for downloads, commenting etc

4. set up a schedule, especially if others are posting, so you have it all covered.

Here’s something else I’ve learned.

Teaching software installation and configuration is not as easy as proviidng the sftware and showing how to do it on a video. Things can go wrong and read on ...

Take Control of Your Content

Take Control of Your Content

One of the big issues I’ve had with owning sites and blogs is continually adding content and keeping it fresh.

First I’d create my own posts but my publishing was quite erratic. I’d post a few things one day then nothing for a few days and then eventually nothing for weeks on end. My blog effectively ‘died’.

I then tried a few different automated content fillers. Ones where the tool would grab content from other sites and post it to my site. That worked in keeping fresh content coming to my blog. What I found though was the feeds were unreliable in terms of the type of information they would post.

Next I tried joining SEOLinkvine – you sign up, tell it the kind of topics you want articles on. Other people write articles on their topics and SEOLinkine basically matches what you want with what others read on ...

Membership Sites – Learning Set 1

Membership Sites – Learning Set 1

I’ve been focusing on building membership sites lately. They serve a real purpose for my offline businesses. Not knowing much about them I enrolled in a program with a couple of young guns who have a good handle on this space.  The course is great  I’ve learned a lot already but I’ve also noted some issues that come with running these sites.

In this case, the guys put the course together from a live class which was conducted over a period. Now they have reopened the course to (what’s the opposite to ‘live? not appealing!) … let’s say a canned class. That is our program is not live but we use the same material that was derived for the original group. No issue with that  – leveraging product for income is perfectly fine.

But here are the things that, as a consumer, I notice.

The first issue is that many of the comments are read on ...